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Things to do in Iceland

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is considered one of the New Wonders of the World. 

The geothermal water originates 2,000 metres below the surface, where freshwater and seawater combine at extreme temperatures. On its way to the surface, the water picks up silica and minerals. When the water emerges, its temperature is generally between 37°C and 40°C (98-104°F). 

Entrance Options: 

  • Standard Entrance with Towel & Silica Mud Mask
  • Comfort Entrance includes Silica Mud Mask, Towel, 1 drink of your choice and Algae Mask
  • Premium Entrance includes Silica Mud Mask, Towel, 1 drink of your choice, Algae Mask, Use of Bathrobe, Slippers, Reserved table at LAVA Restaurant, Sparkling wine at LAVA Restaurant (complimentary with lunch/dinner)

NORTHERN LIGHTS CRUISE (1,5 – 2,5 HOURS)

Season: 01 September – 15 April

On the tour we will take you out into the dark blue yonder of Faxaflói bay in search for the mystical phenomenon we call the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, leaving behind the bright city lights of the capital Reykjavík. Watching the lights constantly change in intensity, colour and movement in the vast starry space with the gentle lull of the ocean beneath is a thrilling, unique experience.

Northern lights are best displayed under dark, clear skies. Our open top viewing decks provide the perfect platform for witnessing the dazzling spectacle while our heated indoor lounge is a great place to take a break and warm up in between sightings.

GOLDEN CIRCLE & SNOWMOBILE (10:00 HOURS)

Season: All Year

We will depart from Reykjavík early to catch the golden morning sun. The tour starts with a visit to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site listing. It is also here that the great continental plates of America and Eurasia have dramatically pulled apart and the resulting rift valley is clearly visible on the shores of Iceland´s biggest lake.

The next stop is at Geysir Hot Springs, the home of the original geyser and one of the most photographed tourist attractions in world.

Where the central highlands start, with their uninhabited pristine nature, you will board one of our custom-made Super Trucks that´s capable of driving across rough snowy terrain thanks to its enormous tyres. The drive to the snowmobile base camp at the foot of the Langjökull Glacier is a unique Arctic highland experience and the snowmobile tour that follows is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Ride across the eternally frozen snow and ice fields of one of the biggest glaciers in the world on a guided snowmobile tour, exploring one of the last true wilderness areas in Europe and indeed the world.

WHALE WATCHING REYKJAVIK

Summer season is great for whale watching, as the wildlife in the bay is at its highest peak. This is the time when the minke whales are at their most abundant, along with the white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales, giving us the chance to enjoy and understand them in their natural environment.

Our sighting success on previous tours is 91.40% however the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability of our shores. The most common cetacean in the area are the Minke whalesWhite-beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises and occasionally we see other species including the Humpback whalesKiller whales/Orcas and even Fin whales.

SOUTH COAST CLASSIC (11:00 HOURS)

Follow the North Atlantic coastline from Reykjavík into the volcanic and glacier covered wonderland that is Iceland´s southcoast. Walk behind the thundering veil of water at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, take in the incredible views from the top of Skógar Waterfall, stand on the world famous black sand beach at Reynisfjara and visit the charming coastal village of Vík.

The tour starts with a drive through lava fields, right by the actively volcanic Hengill mountain and then down to the rich coastline farmland. On clear days you will see Hekla Volcano and in the distance the glacier-capped Eyjafjallajökull Volcano will rise majestically above the coastal mountains at its base.

Our first stop is at Sólheimajökull Glacier, which is every photographer’s dream, we stop there on our way to Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, another dramatically beautiful spot. The powerful Atlantic waves crashing on the black sands, the jagged basalt sea stacks and the huge basalt-column cave are a sight  to simply take your breath away.

The village of Vík is the southernmost village in Iceland. Despite its small size (291 inhabitants) it is the largest settlement for 70 km.

On our way back to Reykjavík, we stop by the the powerful Skógafoss Waterfall where a short walk up a flight of steps will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views that includes glaciers, volcanoes and black sandy beaches. We then stop at the 60-metre high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, famous for the hidden pathway behind and around it.

REYKJAVIK WALKING TOUR (2:30 HOURS)

Season: All Year

We will begin our trip from the Hallgrímskirkja Church at the top of the downtown hill, we first go up the bell tower for an incredible view over the city with its multi-coloured rooftops, Faxaflói bay with its islands and the surrounding mountains and volcanoes.

Afterwards we visit the beautiful sculpture park of Einar Jónsson and learn all about Norse mythology before strolling through the quaint streets of Þingholt neighbourhood towards the City Pond. We feed the ducks, geese and swans found on the northern end of the pond. Great fun for kids and grown ups alike.

Continuing across the pond and into the City Hall we view the super-sized topographical map of Iceland and your guide will explain a little bit about Iceland’s fascinating geology and volcanic history. Our tour then threads the heart of the city, taking in the parliament, our modest but beautiful cathedral and the site of the first Viking homesteads in the city, before visiting the Old Harbour.

Strolling along the north shore from the harbour we visit the impressive Harpa Concert Hall before our final stop at the beautiful Sólfar sculpture, overlooking the Bay with Mt Esja in the background.

GOLDEN CIRCLE CLASSIC (8:00 HOURS)

Season: All Year

The tour starts with a stop in Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site listing and the birthplace of the oldest existing parliament in the world. This is also where the gigantic tectonic plates of America and Eurasia have pulled apart and the resulting rift valley is right there before your eyes on the shores of Iceland’s biggest lake.

The next stop is at Geysir Hot Springs, the home of the one-and-only original geyser and Iceland’s most iconic natural attraction. Here the ground trembles and steaming hot water spouts spectacularly skywards from the famous Strokkur Geyser every few minutes.

Now for a leisurely walk down to Gullfoss Waterfall, which is an awesome sight to behold. Here a powerful glacial river cascades down 32 meters on two levels and into a narrow canyon with a thunderous roar. The last stop on our Golden Circle tour is the volcanic crater Kerið, formed when a large magma chamber collapsed. The piercing blue colour of the water surrounded by the red lava rocks is a breathtaking contrast of nature.

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