Reykjavik Excursions Guide
There are a huge number of activities and excursions available in Iceland. From whale watching and SuperJeep tours to relaxing in the Blue Lagoon hot springs and of course looking out for the awe-inspiring northern lights, there is the opportunity to try out a whole host of incredible experiences in this fascinating country.
We can book a big range of tours, day trips and activities for you, whether you have a few days to spare or just a couple of hours. We have included details of some of the most popular below. These are all incredibly well organised with pick-ups arranged from your hotel and knowledgeable and entertaining guides on many of the tours.
If you have any specific requirements or would just like to know how to make the most of your time in Iceland then please do give us a call.
Northern Lights Mystery Tour
If you have never seen the Northern Lights before then this is an opportunity not to be missed. The tour runs daily between September and March and departs at 8.00 pm or 9.00 pm (pick up from most hotels is 30 mins beforehand). It usually lasts between 3-4 hours but may be a bit longer depending on circumstances.
Of course, seeing the lights is never guaranteed as there all sorts of factors that can affect the viewing conditions - weather, cloud cover or they simply just don't show - but the knowledgeable tour guides do their utmost to predict the display. They know all the best locations and you will visit two or three different viewing spots as part of the hunt. And don't despair if you don't see them on the first night or if the trip is cancelled due to bad weather. Your ticket will remain valid for the next night and you can rebook to try again until you do see them!
Top Tip - Dress warmly. Very warmly. Don't underestimate how cold you can get standing looking at the sky for a couple of hours. You will be in remote locations so that there is no light pollution to disturb the show so you need to be prepared.
Golden Circle Tour
If you are doing a two night stopover then the Golden Circle Classic tour is the perfect way to see some of the best sights Iceland has to offer all in one hit. We recommend doing the day trip where you visit Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the meeting point of two of the earth's tectonic plates, the Gullfoss waterfall (impressively mostly frozen in the winter) as well as the famous Geysir geothermal area with its outstanding geyser displays. You can even add on a stop at the Fontana hot springs on the way back home. The tour is fully guided and the stories, history and commentary from your tour guide are as much a part of the trip as the sights.
The tour leaves at 9.00 am (pick up at 8.30 am from most hotels) and has a duration of approximately 7½ to 8½ hours - slightly longer with the Fontana stop. It is also possible to do a shorter version of the tour leaving at 1.00 pm.
The geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon are a must-visit whilst in Iceland. Located in the middle of the volcanic landscape just 20 minutes from the main airport, we normally book this as a stop either on the way to or from your flight. The incredible blue waters are renowned for their skin rejuvenating properties and the modern spa building has a range of treatments to compliment this including massages, both in and out of the water, and beauty treatments. There are extensive changing facilities on site, a restaurant and a shop where you can purchase products containing Blue Lagoon minerals. There is also a secure space for storing your luggage if you are visiting as part of your airport transfer.