09 December 2016

 

Amazing things to do in
Reykjavik

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Iceland Northern Lights Mystery
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Iceland Northern Lights Mystery

Go for the glow

Join this mysterious and magical trip on a dark winter night. Any time from the onset of autumn darkness until the light nights of spring you can witness one of nature's most spectacular displays - the famous phenomenon which is known as the Northern Lights. Far from the glow of the city you will hunt for the elusive Aurora Borealis on a truly memorable trip.

Together with a guide you search for these magnificent auroras. On a clear night you may be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the sky in dramatic shapes, colours, patterns, and sizes. The Northern Lights are visible from September through April but can only be seen on a clear night. A decision is taken daily at 6 pm whether the tour will take place or not.

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Ölgerdin Brewery Tour
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Ölgerdin Brewery Tour

Strange Brews

OlgerDin, Iceland's oldest brewery, invites you on a unique journey through the country's drinking saga. Taste the quirkiness of Iceland while listening to stories about the drinking culture as it was in the past and is today. You will take a look round the brewery, dive into the drinking habits and experience the Icelandic spirit, all in this one entertaining visit.

At OlgerDin's new and stylish headquarters in ReykjavIk you will be introduced to mead, what the Vikings brewed, have a taste of beer substitute what Icelanders drank during the prohibition years and also try a shot of BrennivIn, one of the extraordinary Icelandic beverages. You'll also be served their Gull beer, Malt and AppelsIn, different kinds of spirits and hear about the brewery's history during the hour long visit.

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City Sightseeing & The Blue Lagoon Tour
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City Sightseeing & The Blue Lagoon Tour

Best of both worlds

This combined tour is ideal for those who don’t have too much time but want to make the most of their day. You visit the most significant places in the capital, including the presidential residence at Bessastadir, as well as Hafnarfjordur town, the Perlan restaurant, which is built on the city’s hot water tanks, Hallgrimskirkja church and much more.

The tour takes a break in the city centre where you are dropped off to take a stroll or have lunch. After the break you will go to the Blue Lagoon, which is a geothermal spa situated in a lava field south of Reykjavik. Once there you have many recreational options such as walking in the spectacular surroundings, bathing in the milky blue-green water or enjoying a massage under the open sky. Note: Due to renovations the Blue Lagoon will be closed between 5th January and 21st January 2016.

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The Golden Circle Classic Tour
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The Golden Circle Classic Tour

You've struck gold

This popular excursion introduces you to some of the best known historical sites and natural phenomena in Iceland. Start by visiting Nesjavellir, a high temperature geothermal area in the scenic landscape of Lake pingvallavatn. Then visit Pingvellir National Park, where the Icelandic parliament Alpingi was founded in the year 930 AD, a geologically remarkable area where the tectonic plate boundaries form breathtaking scenery.

Continue to the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss, where we can walk close to the edge and feel the mist of the glacial water on your face. After lunch at the Gullfoss Cafe journey towards the geothermal area around the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur. See SkAlholt church, the ancient seat of the Icelandic bishops, and the Geothermal Powerplant, Hellisheidavirkjun, before returning to Reykjavik.

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Bonfire and Fireworks New Years Eve
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Bonfire and Fireworks New Years Eve

Blaze of glory

If you are in the country at the right time, then the Icelandic New Year's Eve celebrations are considered by many to be the most breathtaking in the world. Thousands of people attend community bonfires scattered throughout the different neighbourhoods in the capital ReykjavIk and at midnight the atmosphere is unbelievable.

Thousand of tons of fireworks are lit by the locals and on this special tour you experience this celebration first-hand. You are taken to enjoy the immersive celebration atmosphere and at midnight stop at a special viewpoint to watch the displays and toast the New Year with a glass of sparkling wine while thousands of people all over the city let off their fireworks.

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Whale Watching at Faxafloi Bay
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Whale Watching at Faxafloi Bay

Have a whale of a time

On this fantastic whale watching tour you observe the whales in their native environment which is an unforgettable experience. You sail out into Faxafloii Bay, which is home to a unique variety of Minke whale, the Humpback, Harbour Porpoise and the White-beaked Dolphins, which are all common sights on this tour. The local bird life is also diverse, including Puffin, Arctic Tern, Gannet and many varieties of Gull.

After the tour you can explore the Whale Exhibition Centre and witness the mysteries of the ocean. It is situated in an old capelin-fishing vessel "FIfill" which has been transformed into an exhibition and information centre on whales and seabirds.There are excellent guides on all tours who describe what you can see and where to look, together with an introduction and safety guide.

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Game of Thrones Tour
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Game of Thrones Tour

Take part in the game show

Revisit the locations of the Game of Thrones TV series and experience the same atmosphere as the cast. This special six hour tour will take you to some of the places in the south of Iceland where many scenes of the popular series were shot. The tour was prepared under the guidance and advise from of one of the Icelandic extras, who of course died a violent death at the hands of the Wildlings!

You are taken to the gorge of pingvellir, the stomping ground of the White Walkers and the trail of the Wildlings. You experience the dramatic atmosphere provided by the magnificent nature of pingvellir and get to know the symbolic significance of that location in the context of the story line, You will also visit pjOrsArdalur and the Settlement Era Viking lodge, the site of the greatest massacre of the series so far.

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Iceland Blue Lagoon & Golden Circle
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Iceland Blue Lagoon & Golden Circle

Blue and gold

This tour is perfect for those who are short on time but want to see some of the best sights. First visit the Blue Lagoon, a unique geothermal spa situated in a lava field south of Reykjavand. Once there you can enjoy many recreational options such as walking in the Blue Lagoon's spectacular surroundings or relaxing in the milky blue-green water of the bathing area. Then drive back to Reykjavand and from there to the Golden Circle.

Start by visiting pingvellir a geologically remarkable place where the Icelandic parliament was founded in the year 930 AD. The site was used for gatherings up until the 20th century and the area is renowned for its historical significance and geological wonders. Then continue to the majestic and beautiful Gullfoss glacial waterfall and then the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur. Then visit HveragerDi village with its numerous greenhouses before travelling over the mountain heath HellisheiDi back to the capital. Note; Due to renovations the Blue Lagoon will be closed between 5th January and 21st January 2016.

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Iceland From Below withl Blue Lagoon
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Iceland From Below withl Blue Lagoon

Caves and bathes

This popular tour takes you to unique sights of Iceland's most spectacular lava tube caves and craters. These beautiful, natural phenomena reveal extraordinary scenery of lava formations and brilliant colours.There are no handrails, lights or any pre-installed tools in or around the caves and you have to rely entirely on the equipment you carry and the guides who are there to help.

Afterwards you will be driven to the famous Blue Lagoon by bus from ReykjavIk. Once there you have many recreational options to choose from such as enjoying a meal in their A la carte restaurant, walking in the Blue Lagoon's spectacular surroundings or bathing in the milky blue-green seawater. This tour makes a memorable day out for all the family. Please note that due to renovations the Blue Lagoon will be closed between 5th January and 21st January 2016.

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The Viking Horse & Blue Lagoon
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The Viking Horse & Blue Lagoon

Horses for courses

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this fantastic two tour combination. First you get acquainted with the Icelandic horse, which is a breed that has remained virtually unchanged since the Vikings brought it to the country in the 9th century. Enjoy a leisurely one hour riding tour on the outskirts of the capital seeing the sights from a unique viewpoint.

After this fun and healthy riding experience you head to the Blue Lagoon. Once there you have a variety of recreational options such as bathing in the milky blue water, massage and spa treatments or simply walking in the lagoon's spectacular surroundings. This tour makes a memorable day out for all the family and the photo opportunities are endless. Due to renovations the Blue Lagoon will be closed between 5th January and 21st January 2016.

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City Sightseeing & Golden Circle Express
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City Sightseeing & Golden Circle Express

Two for the price of one

This combined tour is ideal for visitors who want to make the most of their day. First see the Presidential Residence at BessastaDir and HafnarfjOrDur, the town where humans and the "hidden people" live together in harmony. You then visit the restaurant Perlan, where you have an incredible view over ReykjavIk and its surroundings.

You also stop at HallgrImskirkja church, the University area and the old town centre where the Icelandic parliament Alpingi is located.The tour takes a break in the city centre where you can stroll or have lunch before heading out to the National Park pingvellir; renowned for its historic legacy and geological intrigue. Then visit the spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur and majestic Gullfoss glacial waterfall.

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Snaefellsnes National Park
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Snaefellsnes National Park

A walk in the park

Snaefellsnes peninsula is a beautiful area located on the west side of Iceland and offers many recreational activities. First stop on the tour after reaching the peninsula is at Gerouberg, a basalt cliff in Hnappadalur Valley, and Olkelda, a natural spring of clean drinking water. Then continue around the peninsula and into the national park on the way stopping for a walk at Arnarstapi with its extraordinary shores and scenery.

The journey continues through the national park where you can find many beaches and amazing bird life. In this area there are lots of signs of ancient eruptions from the volcano with various lava formations and craters. Snaefellsjokull glacier is a dormant volcano which attracts thousands of people each year. Before returning to Reykjavik you also visit Stykkisholmur village by Breidafjorour Bay.

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South Coast & Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
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South Coast & Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

Peak of perfection

This tour takes you along the beautiful south shore of Iceland to the extraordinary glacial lagoon. You pass some charming villages as well as Skaftafell National Park and visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skogafoss waterfall. Just before reaching the lagoon you pass Iceland’s biggest volcano and Oraefajokull glacier which has the highest peak of the island.

At the lagoon you'll have time to view this stunning area before taking a boat tour. These are no ordinary boats as they are capable of driving short distances on land as well as sailing on water. Jokulsarlon started to form in the early 1920s and is getting bigger every year. You will see many amazing blocks of ice that have broken off Europe’s biggest glacier, Vatnajokull, as you sail slowly towards the ocean which is only a kilometer away.

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Into the Blue Snorkelling Adventure
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Into the Blue Snorkelling Adventure

Blue remembered thrills

The Silfra fissure is one of Iceland's best kept secrets and on this tour you can enjoy a great adventure there. Silfra, which is situated in the heart of pingvellir, the site of the world's oldest parliament, is an otherworldly place where the crystal clear waters in the deep fissure give you a feeling of being weightless as you float down with the lazy current.

Frequently rated as one of the worlds top 10 dive sites, the Silfra fissure offers up to 100 meters of underwater visibility and is located on top of the separation point between Europe and America. After an hour of snorkeling you climb out and head back. Into the Blue is a relaxing but exotic trip in an environment most will only encounter in their dreams.

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Blue Ice Tour
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Blue Ice Tour

Climb the crawling glacier

This is your chance to visit a glacier and not just any glacier . . . because this trip takes you to the frozen glacial tongue that is Solheimajokull. It is a magnificent phenomenon, a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water. You can explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sink holes and jagged ridges accompanied by an experienced glacier guide.

Along the way you find an ice wall and try your hand at ice climbing. All the tools you need like ice axes, crampons and safety lines are provided and its safety first as you brave the heights. On the way back to Reykjavik stop at the beautiful Skogafoss waterfall. On this trip you get to see and do what most of the population will only dream about so be adventurous and explore the amazing crawling glacier?

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Vatnajokull Voyager
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Vatnajokull Voyager

Ice and easy does it!

This incredible adventure will take you into the Vatnajokull National Park in south east Iceland and onto the biggest glacier in Europe. You will travel along the South Coast in the Skaftafell Express Coach and have lunch at the national park entrance before starting this adventure on the VirkisjOkull Glacier. First you go for an exploratory hike on the glacier itself and feel the ancient ice under your feet and all around.

High above looms the massive glacier in all its grandeur. Geared up with crampons you then walk on the ice and see spectacular formations, winding sink holes and deep crevasses while highly qualified guides tell you all about this stunning region. Then head to the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, one of the must sees in Iceland. After a boat ride stop for coffee and a waffel with cream and jam before returning to the city.

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The Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour
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The Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour

Not too steep for a jeep

This Golden Circle Super Jeep tour allows visitors the chance to get in touch with some of Iceland’s most famous and exciting natural phenomena. Experience nature in a unique way in the 4x4 super-jeeps, which are specially modified to cross difficult off-road tracks and mountain roads. First stop is at Thingvellir National Park, which is one of Iceland’s most significant historical sites.

From here head along mountain tracks towards the world-renowned geothermal area around Geysir hot spring. You'll then continue to Gullfoss waterfall to feel the spray of the glacial water on your face. Next kick into a higher gear to get even closer to Iceland’s nature and head up mountain roads to the interior of the country for an exciting snowmobile tour on Langjokull, Iceland’s second largest glacier.

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Gullfoss & Geysir Afternoon
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Gullfoss & Geysir Afternoon

A spring in your step!

In one afternoon, this popular excursion enables travellers to visit some of Iceland's most famous sites. First you travel to Pingvellir National Park, where the Icelandic parliament Alpingi was established in the year 930 AD and a place which has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. You will have plenty of time to explore here.

Then continue to Gullfoss waterfall and the spouting hot spring area around Geysir and Strokkur. You will also stop at HveragerDi, a small and beautiful horticultural town. Although this trip is an express tour, you will be visiting some of the very best known historical sites and natural phenomena in the country, and it makes for a great day out.

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Vestmannaeyjar - Pompei of the North
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Vestmannaeyjar - Pompei of the North

Buried treasures

Vestmannaeyjar, or The Westman Islands, are truly a wonder of nature. The youngest island of the Vestmannaeyjar celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2003 and the oldest one is close to 40,000 years old. A transfer bus (non-guided) takes you to the pier at Bakkafjara on the south coast (about a one hour drive) and from there the ferry (non-guided transfer) takes another 30 minutes to reach the islands.

Once there you will be greeted by a local guide and join a bus tour around Heimaey island. See the puffins in Storhofdi and walk up to the crater of a volcano that erupted only a few years ago as well as exploring the flora of the new lava field.

After a lunch break you join a boat cruise where you will see many of the wonders of the Vestmannaeyjar nature. Colourful ocean caves, millions of seabirds and, occasionally during the summer, groups of whales. On the return from the cruise you will enjoy instrumental music in the natural echo of the ocean cave Klettshellir.

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Whale Watching & Blue Lagoon
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Whale Watching & Blue Lagoon

Whales and waterfalls

This super combination of tours is great for visitors who want to do more in one day. First sail out to the home of a unique variety of Minke whales, Humpbacks, Harbour Porpoises and White-beaked Dolphins. The local bird life is also diverse, including Puffin, Arctic tern, Gannet and many varieties of Gull. The entrance to the Whale Exhibition Centre is free for Whale Watching passengers.

Later board the bus for the 50 minute ride to the Blue Lagoon, a unique geothermal spa situated in the youngest lava field in west Iceland. Once there you have many recreational options such as walking in the Blue Lagoon's spectacular surroundings, bathing in the milky blue-green water and relaxing in a geothermal steam bath or under a waterfall.

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