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Þórsmörk Adventure – On Your Own

Þórsmörk is a beautiful Nature Reserve and a “must see” during your stay in Iceland. It is a favorite among hikers as it offers good access to endless hiking trails in beautiful volcanic landscape, with views over the three glaciers; Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull and Tindfjallajökull.

Getting here is an adventure in itself and part of the way is driven in a specially equipped mountain bus that takes you into the rugged wilderness, safely crossing rough roads and glacial rivers.

Arriving in Þórsmörk, the bus stops at the Volcano Huts in Húsadalur, where there is a restaurant and you can get information about the best hiking trails in the area. From there you can easily access the hiking trails and spend the day walking along marked trails in the beautiful volcanic landscape of Þórsmörk.

Those who would rather relax and take it easy during the stop in Þórsmörk will find plenty of sights close to the bus stop in Húsadalur and can even head for the sauna and small pool, before heading back with the bus at 4pm.

Join us on this tour to Þórsmörk and experience beautiful scenery, mountain roads and river crossings, hiking and nature discovery in one of the most beautiful places in Iceland.

Tour duration: 08:00 – 19:35

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Jökulsárlón Glacial Boat Tour

Get a front row seat to the glacial lagoon as you sail among the gigantic icebergs and take in the power and the peace of this magnificent natural phenomenon.

The lake is a result of Breiðarmerkurjökull glacier slowly retreating, leaving in its wake the lagoon and the oddly-shaped icebergs of various sizes. En route to the lagoon you will see some of Iceland’s most magnificent scenery, including the tallest mountain in Iceland, Hvannadalshnjúkur, and the sprawling black sand desert between Skaftafell National Park and the lagoon itself.

Tour duration: 07:30 – 22:00.

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The Lava Tunnel

On this excellent brand new tour, we visit the lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir located only 30 minutes from Reykjavík.

We will witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption while we walk in the path of a lava that flowed thousands of years ago. The lava tunnel is one of the biggest in Iceland and gets up to 30 metres wide and 10 metres high. The lava tube ceiling has caved in near the entrance, which creates beautiful columns of light. The fantastic range of colours of the tunnel wall is caused by the different mineral types of the rock.

This is a tour for the senses. Experience a new world, hear the talk of the cave and sense the forces of nature like you have never done before. Learn new things and step out of your comfort zone. Scenes from the Hollywood movie Noah, with Anthony Hopkins, were shot in this lava cave.

Challenge your senses!

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Landmannalaugar Adventure – On Your Own

Landmannalaugar is known for its rich and colorful rhyolite mountains; painted yellow, golden, brown, grey, red and green. Rambling lava filds, blue mountain lakes and soothing hot springs are just some of the sights for you to behold.

The journey to Landmannalaugar oasis takes us through the fertile and ample farmlands of the south, around the foot of the famous Mount Hekla and into the uninhabited highlands.

Along the way you will change over to a specially equipped mountain bus that will take you into the rugged wilderness.

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The Wonders of Reykjanes

Get a little bit of everything Icelandic on this varied tour which includes two geothermal sites, dramatic coastlines and quaint, historic towns. Between the lava fields and geothermal hot spots, you will really get a feeling of the life and power of this young land.

It’s hard to explain the charm of this cozy, family-friendly tour because half of the attraction is the beautiful scenery you pass, starting with the endless lava fields and the quaint and historic small town Eyrarbakki, which you pass through en route to the legendary Strandakirkja church. You can see the ground cooking at two different geothermal areas: Krýsuvík and Gunnuhver, and enjoy delicious lobster soup in Grindavík.

Take in the magnificent coastline and dramatic breaking waves by the Reykjanesviti lighthouse, and finally step out on the “Bridge Between the Continents” which connects the American and Eurasian tectonic plates – all while surrounded with the breathtaking scenery of the Reykjanes peninsula. If you want, the tour can drop you off at the Blue Lagoon to relax after the day’s adventures.

Admission to the Blue Lagoon is not included. It must be booked and paid in advance on bluelagoon.com

Tour duration: 09:00 – 17:00

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Landmannalaugar & Saga Valley

This unique part of the highlands is one of Iceland’s most awe-inspiring places.

Among its main characteristics are the colourful rhyolite mountains with their varying textures, shapes and sizes, and the wonderful natural hot springs, perfect for soaking in after a day of hiking.

En route there we drive through Þjórsárdalur valley, with its stunningly diverse and colourful landscapes, and visit a reconstructed medieval farmhouse. Here we also have a fine view of Mt. Hekla, Iceland’s best-known volcano. Enjoy the tranquil silence, peace and scenery of these spectacular and magical surroundings.

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Fimmvörðuháls Volcano Hike

The Fimmvörðuháls pass from Skógar to Thorsmork is one of Iceland’s most popular hiking routes. The trail takes us up from Skógar, along Skógá River and past its many waterfalls.

We continue up between the two glaciers, Eyjafjallajokull and Mýrdalsjökull, to the recently formed lava and the new craters, Magni and Móði. Here the fresh lava is still steaming under the surface and the heat of the lava can still be felt.

Heading down from the craters to the magnificent Thorsmork glacier valley, we continue to enjoy more geological features as well as some amazing views over the highlands of Iceland and the surrounding glaciers. Given that we have time in Thorsmork we enjoy our dinner in the fairy tale landscape that surrounds the valley before we head back to Reykjavik on the bus.

This tour is demanding and some effort and certain endurance is required. Good health and some hiking experience is required. Involves carrying your own gear.

Once in a lifetime experience for all hikers and nature enthusiasts!

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Whale Watching

Experience the best Iceland has to offer with spectacular whale watching opportunities.

All the year around you’ll be able to see a variety of whales by the coast, from the minke and humpback whales to white beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises.

The high peak season for whale watching is from April to October, but of course the ocean is always full of adventures.

You can see all the other aquatic species, all sorts of wildlife and at the same time enjoy the splendid scenery around the coast of Iceland.

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Sea Angling Tour

Engage in a 2.5 hour fishing tour combo, as you depart at 11am to meet your guide where the boat sets sail at Reykjavik Old harbour next to the Víkin Maritime Museum.

Your day will consist of viewing the puffins and fishing with an expert guide. After, you and your group will get to enjoy a gourmet lunch by cooking the catch when you get back to the harbour. As no experience is needed, this tour is great for the whole family. Your shared tour will be with a group of no more than 15 people.

We will  provide  you the fishing equipments and protective clothing. To catch your first fish is an adventure of a lifetime. And we will cook the fish when we arrive the harbour or you can take it with you home.

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Puffin Tour

Embark on a 1-hour adventure from Reykjavík to watch birds and puffins from a fishing boat.

At your chosen departure time, sail just 15-minutes away, and see the puffin islands in the bay. Puffins have colonies on the islands of Akurey and Lundey. Atlantic puffins are the most common bird in Iceland.

On your boat, there is a limit of 20 travelers so that you receive more personal service from your guide, plenty of space on-board, and good viewpoints. Binoculars are provided so that you can get the most of your tour.

Remember to wear appropriate clothing due to weather, and bring along your camera.

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Geothermal Snorkel Tour and Lava Caving Combo

Explore the amazing ways that geothermal and volcanic activity has shaped our landscape! We will take you underwater and deep underground for the most unusual views of what happens when the ferocious forces unground meet the surface of our world.

We will first take you snorkelling through hot springs at the bottom of Lake Kleifarvatn. Lake Kleifarvatn is hidden within a stunning volcanic landscape just 30 minutes outside of Reykjavík. Don’t let the term “hot springs” fool you though. The lake is still very cold and you will put on a dry suit in order to stay warm in this remote lake.

Upon entering the lake you can see the white and yellow sulfur deposits on the lake floor. When we swim closer, you’ll begin to sense the environment around you changing as you approach the gas emanating from below the lake’s floor. We’ve heard this sensation described as similar to ‘snorkeling in a glass of Champagne’—the fact that you are snorkeling in a caldera is also impressive enough!

When back on land we will enjoy some refreshments at the shore before moving on to Seltún, a nearby high temperature geothermal area on land. In Seltún we will walk along the boiling mud pots and colorful sulfur deposits.

We will then make our way to the fantastic lava tube called Leiðarendi where you will descend into the extensive systems of lava caves. These caves, or tubes, were created during volcanic eruptions as molten lava flowed while also cooling at the surface. These tubes now form an incredible underground world and are safe for exploration. You will be surrounded by fantastically odd rock formations and your flashlight will bring the phenomenal display of colors to light.

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Snorkeling Silfra & Caving in Þingvellir

In just a few hours you will snorkel or dive in Silfra between two continental plates and take a walk through a tunnel created by the flow of glowing lava.

You do not want to miss seeing the unique scenery on these adventures — it’s like nothing else on earth! These tours are a great addition to your self-drive Golden Circle tour or visit to Thingvellir Park.

The lava cave system you will visit is called Gjabakkahellir. According to folklore, the caves are entrances to the ninth world or Niflheimar.

At some points inside the cave we will have to climb and crawl a little, but this cave tour can be undertaken by everyone who feels comfortable in confined spaces and is fit to take a short hike. Please make sure to bring good shoes.

This is a perfect combination adventure for you if you want to get a truly in-depth view of our beautiful landscape and make the most of your day. You can read more about the Silfra Snorkeling tour here.

The schedule for this combination tour is as follows:

10:00: Snorkeling Silfra Tour – meet us at Silfra parking lot.
13:00: Pick up at the Silfra parking lot for the caving tour at Gjábakkahellir. The cave is a short 20 minute drive, but it is not possible to drive there in a normal street car.
15:00-16:00: Drop off at the Silfra parking lot after the caving tour.

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Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour

Silfra is the name of a fissure between the North American and Eurasian continental plates.

This remarkable crack between two tectonic plates is filled with the clearest water on our planet (over 100 meters visibility). Silfra is filled with glacial water that has been trickling through underground lava for approximately 30 years and as this water finally reaches Silfra it creates a very slight current.

On the snorkeling tour we will dress you in a dry suit and guide you through the four parts of the Silfra fissure. Floating through Silfra’s crystal clear water is an otherworldly experience; the near-freezing water, astonishing colors, and sensations of flying provide a very unique environment for liquid meditation that you will never forget.

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Golden Circle and Northern Lights

This tour is guided in 10 languages!

See the erupting geyser & hot springs, experience the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall and follow in the footsteps of Vikings in the lava canyons where America and Europe drift a part in Þingvellir.

Finish the day with an amazing search for the dancing Auroras, when found they are hauntingly beautiful. They are mesmerising, interesting and once seen, never forgotten. It is simple, nothing that says “Icelandic Winter” like the idea of hunting for the Northern Lights.

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South Coast and Glacier Tour

Visit the south-coast of Iceland and go hiking on a glacier then visit the the incredible waterfalls of Skógar and Seljalandsfoss on one of the most-do day tours from Reykjavík.

First stop will be the rugged Sólheimajökull Glacier. Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier that flows from main ice-cap of Mýrdalsjökull where the mighty Katla Volcano rests. You will walk on the glacier, wearing special crampons on your shoes and explore the amazing cracks, crevasses and ice expertly lead by a certified glacier guide.

The next destination is the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall that is one of Iceland’s most famous attractions, to get a different perspective you can take a walk from behind and look through the wall of water.

Last but not least, we will visit Skógarfoss waterfall. Up close, you will be able to feel the water-spray on your face and you can also climb up the hill (all 527 steps) to see the majestic 60 meter high waterfall from above and witness the water plummet down on it’s way to the Atlantic Ocean.

In order to reach all of our incredible destination we will make our way through fertile farming lands and pass by small villages. The area is known for its Viking history and heritage guarded by the infamous Eyjafjallajökull & Hekla Volcano dwell with their all-powerful presence. On clear days you will also have a great view of the Westman Islands where the renowned volcanoes lie, that caused the islander’s great troubles in the 1970’s.

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Ice Cave Classic

We depart early from Reykjavík city and get the crisp morning view of the Langjökull Glacier, which is our destination. Langjökull is 953 sq/km, making it the second largest glacier in the country.

You soon discover that in Iceland everything is possible – before you know it you find yourself standing on top of a vast ice-cap, ready to descend into the glacier and explore its icy netherworld.To get to the Ice Cave we ride in a huge specially-modified truck. The Ice Tunnel and Cave are man-made and located high up in a remote area of the glacier in the very heart of Iceland. Your guide will explain to you how global warming has now started to impact on the glacial environment.

Your guide will then take you on an amazing journey, deep within the glacier where you can see the stunning blue-hued  ice. The glacier is in constant motion and here we can literally see that movement  first hand.Until very recently what lay beneath the surface of Langjökull was a mystery. Sometimes with vision and determination bold ideas can become a reality. The realisation of this seemingly crazy notion of boring an ice tunnel deep into the glacier only became possible through the combined efforts of the country´s top engineers and geophysicists.

The temperature inside the glacier is usually around zero degrees Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit. Back on top of the surface of the glacier, we jump aboard to the welcome warmth of the truck. We eat lunch at the stunning Hotel Húsafell and you can choose between seeing the famous Hraunfossar waterfalls or relax in the thermal pool in the small village of Húsafell (admission included)
This is truly a day to remember.

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Northern Lights & Stargazing (Guided in 10 languages)

For many seeing the Northern Lights is the reason to travel to our northern island in winter. They are mesmerising, interesting and once seen never forgotten.

It is simple, nothing says “Icelandic Winter” like the idea of hunting for the Aurora Borealis. Created by strange storms on the sun, the Northern Lights need clear winter skies to appear.

Step on board one of our new buses, equipped with WiFi connected computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets you can watch, listen and read expertly written and recorded material about the northern lights and the stars in the Arctic skies. Available with a choice of 10 languages. In each seat you will also find a USB Charger and your own star map.

Our expert operational team has decades of experience analysing weather patterns. We will review, each and everyday, the cloud forecast and the northern lights forecast in detail. We will not venture out in search of them unless we think we have good chance. This means we have a high success ratio.

All our northern lights tours are guided by one of our specially trained northern lights guides, they are both knowledgeable and helpful and will even give you tips on how to take photos of the show. We offer free use of camera tripods (a must to take northern lights photos).

Every guide brings along an astronomical binoculars for you to try out. Look for the stars and astronomy signs in sky using the provided star map and see the space that surrounds in a new way.

To search for the Auroras you need to stand outside in the Icelandic winter and you need to dress very warmly. We are the only operator to offer extremely warm “Aurora Jackets” and warm and waterproof winter boots for rent on our tours.

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Golden Circle & Fontana Wellness

Capture the spirit of Iceland during this 8,5 hour Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik. Start the Day by exploring Þingvellir National Park’s mossy expanses and deep fissures.

After walking in the footsteps of the vikings in Þingvellir, you can take a relaxing bath at the Fontana wellness, famous for the healing powers of the geothermal springs. Soak in the natural pools, or take a dip in the refreshing lake, before continuing your sightseeing tour around the Golden Circle

Take in top attractions including the hot springs at Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall, and marvel at the spectacular natural scenery you find.

As well as a live guide, the tour also comes equipped with use of a computer tablet in each seat complete with an audio guide offering 10 languages.

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Cheers to Reykjavík!

This popular tour “CHEERS TO REYKJAVIK!” is based at the Bryggjan Brugghús in the heart of Reykjavík Old Harbour and is perfect for foodies and beer nerds, not to mention those that are looking to learn a little more about the Icelandic culture, customs and current affairs.

If you are into local beers, local foods and the inside knowledge of Reykjavík and Iceland then “CHEERS TO REYKJAVIK” is the tour for you.

Your Icelandic host will mix and match the history of Icelandic ales and modern craft beers with stories about how Icelanders survived in this hard land surrounded by turbulent seas in the high north. The event is informal and your host will discuss anything and everything under the arctic sun, take questions and give honest advice about traveling and enjoying Iceland.

During the event you will taste at least six different beers and ales, each drink paired with a locally sourced and prepared Icelandic sampling course, served “Tapas” styled.

You will taste fish caught earlier the same day from the pier outside the window. Also on the menu is the Icelandic lamb, bred wild and free in the mountains and volcanos of Iceland, giving it a taste like no-other.

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Golden Circle Hop On / Hop Off

Enjoy and experience The Golden Circle in your own time. Choose when and where to stop, and for how long! This unique Hop On / Hop Off tour stops at all of the Golden Circle’s most famous natural wonders and a must-see for any visitor to Iceland.

The complete tour takes from 7-11 hours, depending on how long you choose to stop at Þingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss or on the activity you wish to do on this scenic route.

On your way you can see the UNESCO–listed Thingvellir National Park and discover the geothermal lakes, soaring peaks, and rugged landscapes. Take in top attractions including the hot springs at Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall, and marvel at the spectacular natural scenery you find.

As well as a live guide, the tour also comes equipped with use of a computer tablet in each seat complete with an audio guide offering 10 languages.

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Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon

Hidden Treasure & The Golden Circle

Enjoy a relaxing visit to the natural hot springs, known as the Secret Lagoon after seeing some of Iceland’s most famous sights.

On the way to the lagoon we take in the beautiful scenery at Þingvellir National Park, see the spouting Geysir and the thundering waterfall Gullfoss. We either start or nish at the Secret lagoon.

The pool’s natural surroundings and steam rising into the air gives the place a magical feeling.

Around the Secret Lagoon you find several hot spots. A walking path has been built so you can have a closer look at the boiling, hot springs and a little Geysir which erupts every 5 minutes, showing o for the guests relaxing in the hot spring.

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South Coast Classic (Guided in 10 languages)

Follow the North Atlantic coast line from Reykjavík into the volcanic and glacier covered wonderland on Iceland´s south coast.

Walk behind the thundering veil of water at Seljalandsfoss waterfall and take in the incredible views from the top of Skógar Waterfall. Step onto the black sand beach at Reynisfjara and visit the charming village of Vík.

Step on board one of our new buses, equipped with WiFi connected computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets you can use our GPS Sensitive In Bus Audio Guide, available with a choice of 10 languages.  Aboard will also be a local guide, that will happily answer any questions you might have about our peculiar country. In each seat you will also find a USB Charger.

The tour starts with a drive through the lava fields and over the volcanoes in Hengill and down to the farmland on the coast line. On clear days you will see the Hekla Volcano and in the distance the glacier coated Eyjafjalljökull Volcano rising above the coastal mountains at its base. Just a few kilometers off the coast line and easily glimpsed are the volcanic Vestmannaeyjar Islands, like broken teeth in the ocean.

Our first stop is at Sólheimajökull Glacier a photographers delight, and we stop there on our way to Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, another picturesque spot. There the waves crash on the black sands, where the jagged basalt sea stacks and the huge basalt column cave are sights not soon forgotten.

Vík is our third stop, and also the southernmost village of Iceland. Enjoy the small town atmosphere at one of the most romantic towns of Iceland. Shop for local handwork or just enjoy the beautiful houses under the calming sound of the sea.

After lunch at Vík we head to the 60 meter high Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, famous for the hidden pathway behind and around it. We then stop at the powerful Skógafoss Waterfall where a short walk up a flight of stairs will reveal one of Iceland´s most scenic views, glaciers, volcanoes and black sand beaches.

Visiting the natural treasures of the south coast should be on your Iceland Top Five.

Pro Tip

You can rent warm and waterproof jacket and/or winter boots in the online check out if you did not come prepared for Icelandic winter.

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Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Spend the day in Snæfellsnes National Park, often described as “Iceland in Miniature” for its diverse scenery. You’ll see the mossy Berserkjahraun and Grundarfjörður fishing village where Kirkjufell mountain rise from the green hills, surrounded by trickling rivers.

Our next stop is at Djúpalónssandur, beautiful black lava stone beach to gaze at the rugged cliffs before heading on to the village of Arnarstapi. Where you have a breathtaking view to the Snæfellsjökull glacier, a famous site, primarily due to the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth, in which the protagonists find the entrance to the center of the earth on Snæfellsjökull.

The day would not be complete without an Icelandic home-cooked meal along with some local interaction.

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Into Ice and Lava

We leave early from Reykjavík and catch the crisp morning view of the Langjökull Glacier where the ice Cave is situated and the lava fields that contain the lava cave.

You soon learn that in Iceland everything is possible – before you know it you suddenly  find yourself standing on top of an Ice Cap and about to begin your descent down below the surface to explore what lies beneath. In order to get there we step aboard a huge specially-modified truck and drive up the glacier to the cave.

The Ice Tunnel or Ice Cave is a man made glacier cave high up in a remote area in the highlands of Iceland. Your guide will explain how global warming has begun to affect the glacial environment and take you on a magical journey deep within the glacier. You get to see stunning blue glacier ice and wonderful glacier formations.

The glacier is in constant motion and we can witness that movement of nature itself firsthand. The temperature inside the glacier is usually around zero degrees Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit and until very recently what lay beneath the surface of Langjökull was a mystery.

After our ice cave tour we get back on board the glacier truck and head straight to Iceland’s mightiest lava cave, Víðgelmir. Just shy of 5,250 feet (1,600 meters), Víðgelmir is one of the largest largest lava caves in the world. Your guide will show and explain to you the features of the cave, including its colors, lava and ice formations, and stalactites and stalagmites.

This tour is very family friendly, thanks to our all new signature walkway and feature lighting. Afterwards we take a scenic route back to Reykjavík.

Please note that this tour does not have scheduled lunch time so please bring lunch with you or order packed lunch from us.

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Golden Circle and Whale Watching

For an unforgettable action-packed day, take Iceland´s most iconic tour, the Golden Circle, and afterwards head out to sea for some whale watching.

The Golden Circle is made up of three of Iceland´s most treasured natural wonders: The beautiful Þingvellir National Park, where the continental plates have been pulling apart and where the world´s first democratic parliament was established; the spectacular spouting geyser, Strokkur; and the powerful Gullfoss Waterfall that thunders 32 metres down into a deep canyon. This tour showcases some of Iceland´s most picturesque countryside and unspoilt nature. Departures for the Golden Circle Tour are at 08:30 and 10:00 and the tour lasts approx. 7 hours.

Departure for our whale watching trip is at 17:00, which means that those going on the 08:30 Golden Circle Tour will have an hour-and-a-half on their own before boarding the whale watching boat. Here´s the perfect opportunity to explore the quaint old harbour with its design boutiques and coffee houses, or simply stroll around and take in all the action in the busy harbour. On your return to Reykjavik head off for the whale watching from Reykjavík harbour. In the bay a large variety of whales, dolphins and birds can be found, that happily enjoy the long days and bright nights of the Icelandic summer. The minke whales are playful and in large numbers, along with the quick and quirky white-beaked dolphins, the cute harbour porpoises and the huge humpback whales.

We have more than 15 years of experience for guiding and operating whale watching tours in the Faxafói Bay, so you can be certain that we love and respect the whales and other wildlife in our native bay. Our trips always bear in mind the wellbeing of the whales and we are also active participants in the protection and research of whales.
All of our whale watching tours start from our ticket office on the Ægisgarður pier at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík. Your whale watching guide will meet you in our Whale Watching Centre, located on board an old fishing vessel that is permanently moored at the pier.

Before or after the tour you can enjoy the onboard multimedia show that includes images and videos providing lots of fascinating facts about the whales and marine life in Icelandic waters.

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Snowmobile tour from Lake Myvatn

Get the thrill of riding a snowmobile! It is a short tour exploring the area of Lake Myvatn.

You can enjoy magnificent view of the surrounding mountains from the lake or the amazing views of Krafla Volcano. With a snowmobile you can explore the Icelandic nature during the winter months in a different way.

Take an exciting adventure on our snowmobiles out on the frozen Lake Mývatn or travel deep into the highland of with one of our guides.

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Myvatn Tour

The Mývatn area offers a unique natural environment of geology and biota.

You can imagine the play between fire and Ice and natural elements, when you see the landscape in this magnificent area. We truly can say that at Lake Mývatn you can experience the most and the best of what Iceland has to offer.

Volcanic eruptions have played a crucial role in the formation of the landscape. Whether the plan is to enjoy the landscape, examine unique natural phenomena or take a closer look at the plant and bird life, Lake Mývatn has it all.

A large number of travelers visit Mývatn in the summer, but many believe the lake and its Skutustadagigar surroundings to be no less impressive and mystical in the wintertime with the added attraction of the northern lights.

In winter at Lake Mývatn you have the chance of seeing the northern lights in the dark night sky.  Keeping silent, watching the lights dancing through the sky is a magnificent experience.

We will make frequent stops at many restaurants and cafés in the area to eat,drink and toilet stops.

Itinerary:

Pickup at your hotel or guesthouse.

Dimmuborgir Lava Park where we see very unusual lava formations and pillars, caves and fissures. Some believe that these rock formations are Trolls that turned to stone.

We will also visit famous locations where parts of the series “Game of Thrones” was filmed like Grjótagjá cave and Höfði cape.

We will visit the geothermal area of Hverir, and stop by the famous Mývatn Nature baths.

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Dettifoss Tour

On this tour we drive into the large lava field of the 1875 eruption in Askja.

We admire the amazing scenery formed by both fire and the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, the landscape is out this world, no wonder Neil Armstrong came to this place to practise for his Lunar Landing and they brought the Mars Rover here for testing before they sent it to Mars.

We hike one kilometer to Dettifoss and if we have time, we will visit two other waterfalls, Selfoss, just above Dettifoss and Hafragilsfoss, which is a little bit further down the canyon from Dettifoss. There we get to admire beautiful rock formations of basalt pillars.

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Hornbjarg Cliffs

Guarded on both sides by monumental bird cliffs, the Hornvík creek is Iceland’s most remote place, and also one of its most beautiful. Join us on the Hornbjarg Cliffs Hiking Tour.

Hornbjarg is the larger and more extreme shaped of the two cliffs and boasts of an unrivalled “edge of the world” experience. Going on the Hornbjarg Cliffs Hiking Tour is therefore an unforgettable experience.

The Hornstrandir Nature Reserve and Hornbjarg are only accessible by boat (or foot) and the 2.5-3 hour one-way boat ride is filled with spectacular views of the dramatic cliffs and coastline.

Please note that about 4-6 hours on this tour are spent hiking in Hornvík, and the other 4-6 hours transferring by a passenger ferry between Hornvík and Ísafjörður.

The trail requires at least basic hiking experience and average fitness.

On a windy day the boat ride can be bumpy. Exact return time back to Ísafjörður is always uncertain but normally the tour duration does not exceed 12 hours.

To bring on the Hornbjarg Cliffs Hiking Tour:

  • Warm and wind/waterproof clothes
  • Solid hiking boots
  • Gloves and cap
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch pack if you don’t book one

It is crucial that you either bring self-arranged food or book the lunchpack, and wear proper hiking shoes and warm hiking appropriate wear. Hornvík is open to Arctic winds and there is no temporary shelter available, and it is not possible to buy food anywhere on the tour.

We reserve the right to deny boarding to insufficiently prepared participants, whether without food or without proper clothing, for safety reasons.

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The wonder world of Látrabjarg

Hiking on the edges of the cliff with local guides and enjoying the majestic pristine Icelandic nature is an unforgettable adventure. Látrabjarg is one of the most beautiful natural sites of Iceland, the largest sea bird colony in the Northern Atlantic and marks the western-most point of Europe.

The cliff itself is the habitat of millions of seabirds which can be seen on the walk along the edge of the cliff, such as puffins, razorbills, fulmars, guillemots and many more. The bird season is from early-April to late-July. Látrabjarg is claimed to be the best place in the world to photograph puffins because of how close you can get to them on the cliff. This is rare compared to other puffin sites, since it hasn’t been hunted here for decades. As a result the puffin has become extraordinary human friendly. The local guide will take you to an unforgettable hiking tour around the area.

On the way back to Patreksfjörður we will stop at the Heritage Museum at Hnjótur. In this interesting museum we will learn how local people lived in the old days, examine their cultural values, and how they rescued sailors from stranded ships under the steep cliffs.

The tour starts by bus from Westfjords Adventures office in Patreksfjörður, 1-1/2 hour drive to Bjargtangar at Látrabjarg cliff. The hiking is 5-6 hours, hiking distance 14 km, elevation 200 meters. Trip difficulty: Moderate.

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Dynjandi Waterfall & The Westfjords

Explore Dynjandi waterfall and the stunning landscape of the Westfjords on this guided sightseeing tour from Isafjordur.

Dynjandi waterfall is one of Iceland’s most impressive & majestic waterfalls, and one of the icons of The Westfjords. It is part of a tier of 7 waterfalls, each with their own name. The top tier is called Dynjandi which means “thunderous”. The waterfalls have a cumulative height of 100 metres, or some 330 feet.

The soothing sound of Dynjandi waterfall

We start the tour by driving straight to the beautiful Dynjandi waterfall. There we stop for up to an hour to enjoy the wonderful views of the waterfall and Arnarfjordur fjord, and listen to the soothing sound of Dynjandi tumbling down the mountain in a series of seven waterfalls.

The top tier is certainly the most impressive but each one of the other six is unique in its own right! We highly recommend doing the optional easy hike up to the top tier.

Dynjandi waterfall is by many locals considered the grandest and most beautiful waterfall in the whole of Iceland. Photos don’t really do it justice and one can’t find big enough words to describe this natural wonder. One thing we can say: Bring your camera and lots of extra battery. You will want to take endless photos of this beauty. We also recommend to put your camera aside and just be one with this powerful waterfall. It’s so lovely and breathtakingly beautiful.

On our way back we make some extra stops to admire some of the scenic fjords, beautiful beaches and charming villages of the Westfjords.

This tour can also be booked as a day tour from Reykjavik, and you can select the option to book flights and the corresponding airport transfers in Reykjavik and Isafjordur in the booking engine on the right.

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Viking Horse Riding Tour and Golden Circle

Ride out to an idyllic landscape on an Viking Horse before visiting the Icelandic Parliament site, Gulfoss, and geysers at Geysir and Strokkur. Join us on the Viking Horse Riding and Golden Circle Tour.

Want to know more about the Viking Horse Riding and Golden Circle Tour? The Icelandic horse is a breed that has remained virtually unchanged since the Vikings brought it to Iceland in the 9th century. With the help of one of our beautiful horses, you can ride through the idyllic landscape of Laxnes, just out of Reykjavik city. The riding tour is suitable for all experience levels, from beginner to expert, It is a fantastic way to see the countryside.

After the riding experience there will be about an hour to relax and have a something to eat before we join our Golden Circle Afternoon tour, which leaves Reykjavík at 13:00. From there, the tour heads to the National Park Þingvellir, with its remarkable geological features. The Icelandic Parliament – Alþingi – was founded on the site in 930 AD, making it the oldest still-functioning parliament in the world.

The tour will also visit the impressive glacial waterfall Gullfoss, the Geysir geothermal area and Strokkur hot spring. On the return journey, you will travel through beautiful agricultural areas before heading back to Reykjavík over the mountain heath Hellisheiði.

Highlights

  • Riding the Icelandic Viking horse
  • Experiencing nature from horse back
  • The power of Gullfoss waterfall
  • Erupting hot spring at Geysir geothermal area
  • Nature and history at Þingvellir National Park

Inclusions

  • Pick-up and drop-off service for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Viking horse riding tour
  • Professional tour guide on riding tour

Please Note

The Viking Horse riding tour tour is not for children under the age of 8.

Tour departure point

The Gray Line Bus Terminal in Holtagarðar is the central departure point for the tour.

Pick up and drop off

Our pick up coaches collect passengers from over 160 hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik and deliver to the Gray Line Bus Terminal in Holtagarðar for check in.
Pick up from hotels and guesthouses starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
Check in at Gray Line Bus Terminal is 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
To help ensuring the quickest possible collection we kindly ask you to stand by for pick up in front of your hotel or guest house when pick up starts. Boarding the pick-up coach please present your tour voucher.

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Movie & Music Tour

Embark on a new adventure, reliving your favourite movies based in Iceland at the Hjörleifshöfði mountain, Skógafoss waterfall and Reynisfjara beach on the Movie and Music Tour in Iceland.

Pick-up on the Movie and Music Tour in Iceland from hotels starts at 7.30 am, and the tour departs from Holtagarðar bus terminal at 8.00 am. From there, this guided coach tour will take you on along the South Coast of Iceland, stopping at sites that you will recognize from blockbusters and music videos.

Our first stop on this tour is at Reynisfjara beach, better known as the black sand beach of Iceland. Here you can witness the fierce power of the Atlantic Ocean, when the waves come crashing onto the basalt column cliffs. The last scenes of Noah (2014) and Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) were filmed here, and it‘s easy to imagine why this location has been chosen by film producers to depict a post-apocalyptic landscape.

Next we will go to the haunted mountain Hjörleifshöfði, which you will recognize from Rogue One (2016) from the Star Wars series. The area around Hjörleifshöfði was used as the setting for scenes that took place on the planet Lah’mu. The black barren deserts and bright green mountains do truly look like they are from another world.

After a short lunch break in Vík, a small village in the shadow of Katla volcano (Katla television series is still in production), we will continue to Sólheimasandur. In Sólheimasandur, a sandy plain on the south coast, we will go on an easy hike (approximately 45 minutes each way). The hike is completely worth it, for just the opportunity of an amazing „selfie“ moment! Here we will see the abandoned wreck of a DC-3 airplane, left behind by the US Navy after an emergency landing in the 1970s. Popular amongst both professional and amateur photographers, the fuselage is in deep contrast with the black sand dunes surrounding it, making it an excellent subject. It was most recently seen in Justin Bieber‘s music video „I‘ll show you“.

From there the tour goes to Skógafoss waterfall, a powerful waterfall that drops 60 metres off the edge of a former coastline. This picturesque waterfall has been featured in many films, for example Thor 2: The Dark World (2013), Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) and the Bollywood film Dilwale (2015).

The tour ends in Reykjavik around 7.30 pm, when you will be dropped off at the place where you were picked up before the tour, or at the nearest possible location.

The Movie and Music Tour in Iceland Highlights:

  • Hjörleifshöfði mountain
  • Skógafoss waterfall
  • US Navy plane wreck
  • Reynisfjara beach

Inclusions:

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off service for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
  • Round trip transportation
  • Professional tour guide
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Golden Circle Express

Visit Iceland’s most famous sites in Þingvellir National Park: Alþingi, the Gullfoss waterfall, Hvítárgljúfur canyon, and the Geysir hot spring area on the Golden Circle Express Tour.

Visit three of Iceland’s beautiful natural landmarks, on this special Golden Circle Express Tour. Be inspired by Þingvellir National Park, the site where the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, was established in 930 AD. A place of natural beauty and a UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s also where the continents of Europe and North America meet.

Enjoy the energy of Gullfoss waterfall. This thundering waterfall can be experienced by the surrounding rocks or from the viewing platform above.

We then stop at Geysir and the sprouting Strokkur. Stroll around this hot spring area, bubbling in geothermal activity and experience the energy of Icelandic nature.

Golden Circle Express Highlights

Magnificent scenery at Þingvellir National Park
Raw power of Gullfoss waterfall
Erupting hot springs at Geysir geothermal area

Inclusions

Complimentary pick-up and drop-off for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
Round-trip transportation
Professional travel guide

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Game of Thrones Revisited

Revisit the locations of the Game of Thrones scenes on the Game of Thrones Tour!

Our Game of Thrones tour will take you to some of the location in the south of Iceland where many scenes of the fabulous Game of Throne TV 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 by the hands of the Wildlings.

Experience the same atmosphere as the cast of the Game of Thrones!

The tour will take you to the gorge of Þingvellir, the stomping ground of the White Walkers and the trail of the Wildlings coming from „North of the Wall“.

You will experience the dramatic atmosphere provided by the magnificent nature of Þingvellir and get to know the symbolic significance of that location in context with the story line, You will also visit Þjórsárdalur and the „Settlement Era Viking lodge“, the site of the greatest massacre of the series so far.

On route you will also recall some of the scenery from „The Secret Life of Walter Mitty“ and other movies recently made in Iceland.

Highlights

  • Dramatic landscape at Þingvellir National Park
  • Stomping ground of the White Walkers
  • Trail of the Wildlings from North of the Wall
  • Settlement Era Viking Lodge at Þjórsárdalur valley
  • Expert narration throughout the tour

Inclusions

  • Complimetary pick-up and drop-off service for major hotels in Reykjavik
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Professional tour guide

Tour departure point

The Gray Line Bus Terminal in Holtagarðar is the central departure point for the tour.

Pick up and drop off

Pick up from hotels and guesthouses starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
Check in at Gray Line Bus Terminal is 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

To help ensuring the quickest possible collection we kindly ask you to stand by for pick up in front of your hotel or guest house when pick up starts. Boarding the pick-up coach please present your tour voucher.

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Skaftafell Glacier Hike

Skaftafell Glacier Hike is a tour like no other. Grab your hiking boots and get ready, because you’re going on an expedition onto Svínafellsjökull glacier in Skaftafell, Iceland.

On this comprehensive glacier tour, you’ll learn the basics of glacier hiking and rope work, and your guide will teach you all you want to know about the massive natural phenomena on which you’ll be climbing. You will be provided with all the necessary equipment and get to exercise beforehand in a comfortable and safe environment. Skaftafell Glacier Hike is an unforgettable experience.

This tour is for anyone seeking to experience one of the natural wonders of the world. You’ll meet your guide in the Skaftafell information centre parking lot, and a short 15-minute drive takes you to the tip of the glacier tongue.

Svínafellsjökull is part of Skaftafell, the highest mountain range in Iceland. The country’s highest peak, Hvannadalshnjúkur, marks the very top of this glacial giant which in recent times leapt into fame after starring in movies and TV shows, such as Game of Thrones and Oblivion.

Once you reach the icecap, you’ll have plenty of time to marvel at the glacier and take in the lonesome howl of the frosty wilderness that gives you and your fellow hikers the feeling of being alone in a vast, empty world of ice and snow; you’ll view massive blocks of millennia-old ice, created when oxygen bubbles are trapped in the snow and compressed by the enormous weight of the glacier; you’ll be able to gaze deep into a glacier moulin, a vertical shaft that can go all the way to the bottom of the glacier, and on a clear day, you’ll see Hvannadalshnjúkur and the vast glacier sand expanses that are said to be the largest in the world.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to witness the lunar ice formations and crevasses of Svínafellsjökull glacier.

Included in the Skaftafell Glacier Hike:

  • Experienced glacier guide
  • Safety gear (Harness, Ice Axe, Carabiners, Crampons)

What you need to bring:

  • Warm clothing (waterproof recommended)
  • Hiking shoes

Minimum age:

12 years

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Skaftafell Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

This unique expedition that combines both glacier hiking and ice climbing is for those who want to experience one of the natural wonders of the earth.

You will meet your experienced guide at Skaftafell Information Centre Parking lot and from there you will be driven to the root of Svínafellsjökull, which is an outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull Ice cap. The glacier is a part of the tallest mountain range in Iceland, and the highest peak in the country, Hvannadalshnúkur is easily seen from the glacier on a clear sky.

Before stepping on the ice, your guide will gear you up and provide you with the neccessary safety equippment needed for this glacier expedition and teach you how its used.

During the glacier walk you will be exploring the breathtaking ice formations and moulins while learning how they are formed and constantly change. You will also be able to attempt to conquer gravity when you get the chance to climb up the ice walls with ice axes and crampons. You will be in the safe hands of our experienced guides who will make sure the experience will be both safe and enjoyable, giving you instructions on the technical aspects of ice climbing through a step by step approach.

Never been on a glacier walk before? Never used crampons or ice axe? No worries! Experienced guides will teach you all you need to know and have you walking safely on the glacier in no time. Safety equipment and briefings are provided before each tour. Nature is best experienced free of worries!

Make sure you sign up for this unforgettable experience and let yourself be amazed by the breathtaking scenery, while getting to know Svínafellsjökull Glacier, up close and personal. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Sólheimajökull Ice Climbing & Glacier Hike

This is a comprehensive glacier tour, where you’ll learn about these massive natural phenomena from your guide and be provided with all the necessary equipment to get some exercise in full comfort and safety. You will also learn the basics of ice climbing and climb the vertical crevasse walls of Sólheimajökull glacier.

This tour is for anyone looking to experience one of the natural wonders of the earth. You’ll meet your guide in the Sólheimajökull parking lot and then make your way to the ice itself, a brisk 30-minute walk to get the blood flowing. (The glacier was once closer to the lot, but warming weather and the glacier’s own movement has caused it to recede into the distance.)

Sólheimajökull is an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull, one of the biggest glaciers in Europe. It is featured in detail in the 2012 documentary “Chasing Ice,” an award-winning investigation of climate change.

Once you reach the ice, you’ll be given plenty of time to marvel at the eerie silence and feeling of isolation, as
if you and your fellow hikers are alone in a vast, empty world of ice and snow. You’ll view millennia-old blue ice, created when oxygen bubbles are trapped in the snow and compressed into ice by the enormous weight of the glacier pressing down upon it. You’ll be able to gaze deep into a glacier moulin, a vertical shaft like a well, which can go all the way to the bottom of the glacier.

The guide will set up a climbing rope and you will learn how to ascend a vertical wall using ice axes and crampons.
What’s down there? The ice cap sits on top of the mighty Katla volcano, one of the largest and most active volcanoes in Iceland. On a clear day, you may also be able to see Eyjafjallajökull, another glacier to the east which famously brought European air traffic to a halt in 2010 when its eruption filled the sky with fire and ash.

Never been on a glacier walk before? Never used crampons or ice axe? No worries! Experienced guides will teach you all you need to know and have you walking safely on the glacier in no time. Safety equipment and briefings are provided before each tour. Nature is best experienced free of worries!

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Sólheimajökull Glacier Hike

Grab your hiking boots and get ready, because you’re going to hike Sólheimajökull glacier in southern Iceland. This is a comprehensive glacier tour, where you’ll learn about these massive natural phenomena from your guide and be provided with all the necessary equipment to get some exercise in full comfort and safety.

This tour is for anyone looking to experience one of the natural wonders of the earth. You’ll meet your guide in the Sólheimajökull parking lot and then make your way to the ice itself, a brisk 30-minute walk to get the blood flowing. (The glacier was once closer to the lot, but warming weather and the glacier’s own movement has caused it to recede into the distance.)

Sólheimajökull is a part of Mýrdalsjökull, one of the biggest glaciers in Europe. It is featured in detail in the 2012 documentary „Chasing Ice,“ an award-winning investigation of climate change.

Once you reach the ice, you’ll be given plenty of time to marvel at the eerie silence and feeling of isolation, as if you and your fellow hikers are alone in a vast, empty world of ice and snow. You’ll view millennia-old blue ice, created when oxygen bubbles are trapped in the snow and compressed into ice by the enormous weight of the glacier pressing down upon it. You’ll be able to gaze deep into a glacier moulin, a vertical shaft like a well, which can go all the way to the bottom of the glacier.

What’s down there? The ice cap sits on top of the mighty Katla volcano, one of the largest and most active volcanoes in Iceland. On a clear day, you may also be able to see Eyjafjallajökull, another glacier to the east which famously brought European air traffic to a halt in 2010 when its eruption filled the sky with fire and ash.

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Airport Direct – Reykjavík to Keflavík Airport

AirportDirect offers direct transfers to and from Reykjavík International (Keflavík Airport) and all Hotels in Reykjavík City. Our service connects with every arrival and departure all year round.

Guaranteed departure times from Reykjavík

We leave Reykjavík on time- every time. E.g. pick up starts at 6:30 am for a 7:00 am departure. That means that we are heading towards the airport at 07:00 am, and will be there 45 minutes later, at 07:45 am.

Using only mini-buses

Maximum 16 passengers. Smaller groups mean fewer pick ups and a simper, quicker service to the airport. We do not stop and change to a bigger bus making our services fast, simple and reliable.

Free WiFi on every bus

Log on and enjoy unlimited free browsing.

Direct from your hotel

We pick you up outside your accommodation. Please be ready to leave at the start of the pick up, 30 minutes before departure.

No changing of bus required

Save up to 45 minutes on other transfers. We do not stop at a bus terminal. Our shuttles go straight to the airport.

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Airport Direct – Keflavík Airport to Reykjavík

AirportDirect offers direct transfers to and from Reykjavík International (Keflavík Airport) and all Hotels in Reykjavík City. Our service connects with every arrival and departure all year round.

Guaranteed departure times from Keflavík

We leave Keflavík on time – every time.

Using only mini-buses

Maximum 16 passengers. Smaller groups mean fewer pick ups and a simper, quicker service to your accommodation. We do not stop and change to a bigger bus making our services fast, simple and reliable.

No changing of bus required

Save up to 45 minutes on other transfers. We do not stop at a bus terminal. Our shuttles go straight to the airport.

Guaranteed seats

Pre-book your transfer and your seat is guaranteed for you.

Free WiFi on every bus

Log on and enjoy unlimited free browsing.

Flight Delay Guarantee

If your flight gets delayed for some reason, we monitor your arrival and guarantee a transfer from the Airport within 60 minutes from your arrival

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Glacier Lagoon Kayaking

Glacier Lagoon Kayaking available only June-September!

The Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon is considered as one of the natural wonders of Iceland. Paddling on the Glacier lagoon provides outstanding experience and gives participants maqnificent view of the ice cap and the vast dome of ice that rises above. That is why you should join us on the Glacier Lagoon Kayaking Tour.

Come with us on this unique journey where we paddle amongst floating ice bergs and wildlife, seals and birds.
This is the tour for those who want to be environmentally friendly while exploring nature.

The tour is fully guided and all participants are provided with top of the line drysuite and all other necessary equipment. Our Kayaks are SIT-ON-TOP boats, very stable and should be suitable for persons who have not gone kayaking before.

You can choose between single person kayak or two person kayak, children age 14-15 always ride with adult person age 16+ in two person kayak.

If you’re looking for something totally unique to do in Iceland, you don’t have to look any further! Book now for an adventure of a lifetime at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

What To Bring on the Glacier Lagoon Kayaking Tour:

  • Warm clothing to wear under the dry-suit that we provide.
  • Good socks.
  • Sunglasses on sunny days.
  • We offer dry cases for your cameras and/or smartphones upon requests.

Included:

  • Kayak
  • Drysuit
  • Safety vest
  • Shoes
  • Gloves
  • Kayak paddle

Age limit is 14 years old | Total duration of the tour: 1.5 hours | Time in the boat: approx 1 hour.

MEETING POINT

Meet us in our small box van at Jökulsárlón. We have all our equipment in our van and there we suit up before heading out on to the water. Our van is located at the Glacier lagoon main parking lot and is thoroughly marked Iceguide.

GPS: 64.048096, -16.178778

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Glacier Kayak Adventure

Glacier kayaking is the ultimate way to experience the magnificence of the world famous Vatnajökull National Park.

Join us in an unforgettable trip and enjoy unbeatable panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers reflected upon the mirror-like water of the Heinaberg Lagoon. From the lagoon, you have an excellent view over Vatnajokull and on the tour we do set foot on the glacier as well – of course safely equipped with the appropriate glacier gear. Heinabergslón is “out of the beaten path”, so no other traffic on the water.

The trip is fully guided by guides with a vast knowledge of the area, its history, hidden spots – and of course kayaking. The Glacier Kayak Adventure suits kayakers with no paddling experience to experienced paddlers. Our Kayaks are SIT-ON-TOP boats, very stable and should be suitable for persons who have not gone kayaking before.

You can choose between single person kayak or two person kayak, children age 14-16 always ride with adult person age 17+ in two person kayak.

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Secret Lagoon Transfer

Enjoy the beautiful scenery as we drive through the countryside to Flúðir to find one of Iceland’s hidden treasures “The Secret Lagoon”.

An old natural crystal clear lagoon, which is one of the oldest natural geothermal pools in Iceland, located in the unspoiled countryside. It is surrounded by beautiful hot springs and one of them erupts every few minutes.

Admission included

Please note that this is not a guided tour. The admission fee to the lagoon and a bath towel is included in the price.

Pick up from Hveragerði would be at Sunnumörk at 08:10 and from Selfoss in front of Hotel Selfoss or at the Campsite at 8:30. Please specify.

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Iceland by bus – East Circle Passport

This passport covers the most stunning and beautiful sites along the south coast, east coast and the north. The crown jewel of your trip will be going over the Kjölur (F35) highland route, only accessible during summer time.

We can truly say that when traveling with the East Circle Passport the scenery is breathtaking, either from the comfort of our bus or by using one of many hiking trails or rest stops along the way. Iceland is yours to discover!

With this passport you enjoy all the regular freedom and flexibility with buses passing your destination every day. We recommend you take care of accommodations beforehand and make a decision regarding, roughly, how many days you want to spend enjoying the circle.

The East Circle Passport is valid from June 28th to August 31st for one circle traveling in one direction.

Please note that last day of operations for different routes is not the same. The opening of the highland roads depends mostly on the amount of snow covering and can be very wet after the spring. They are not opened to traffic until Road Control clears them as safe.

Highlights:

  • This passport will take you across the Kjölur inland route that goes right across the central highlands of Iceland. The vast remoteness and rugged terrain are the home to some of the most beautiful and awesome destinations in Iceland.
  • Kerlingarfjöll one of the most remote parts of Iceland, with epic landscape. It is one of our most popular stops along the F35 route. Between rivers you can find a geothermal area with hot springs and very good hiking trails.
  • This passport covers part of the Golden Circle. There you will see Gullfoss “Golden Falls” Iceland’s most famous visited waterfall and the Geysir hot spring area where Strokkur hot spring erupts every 5-8 minutes.
  • Other highlights are: The town of Akureyri, Goðafoss waterfall, lake Mývatn and surroundings, Dettifoss waterfall the most powerful waterfall in Europe, town of Höfn, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, Skaftafell national park, the village of Vík, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls.
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Iceland by bus – Ultimate Bus Passport

The Ultimate Bus Passport is our most comprehensive Iceland by bus passport. With it you can travel around Iceland’s ring road including the highland stops of Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk.

If you choose to travel Iceland by bus with the Ultimate Bus Passport you should know that included are also two day-tours, Golden Circle & Secret lagoon and The Volcanic Peninsula.

The Passport is valid for one circle and you can choose which way you travel, clockwise or counterclockwise. At larger townships such as Reykjavík, Borgarnes, Akureyri, Egilsstaðir and Selfoss you can get connected with many tour operators and find accommodation and campsites. The Passport is easy to use and gives you plenty of chances to complete your Iceland itinerary with all the sights you had planned on seeing.

This is the passport for you if you want to see as much of Iceland as possible.

The Ultimate Bus Passport is valid from June 28th to August 31st for one circle in one direction. Please note that last operation date for different routes is not the same.

Highlights:

  • Towns of Akureyri, Egilsstaðir, Höfn (glacier views) and Vík (black sand beach).
  • Dettifoss waterfall, Goðafoss waterfall, Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skógafoss waterfall and Svartifoss waterfall.
  • Lake Mývatn is home to beautiful hiking and walking trails, volcanic formations, hot spring areas and the nature baths.
  • Skaftafell national park with rugged landscape, mountains, glaciers and waterfalls.
  • Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where you have time to take a boat trip amongst the floating icebergs.
  • Þingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir, the naturally warm Secret Lagoon in our day tour Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon.

So what are you waiting for? Make your vacation a trip of a lifetime and buy your Ultimate Bus Passport right now. It’s a decision you won’t regret and you’ll see Iceland in a whole different light after your journey.

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Iceland by bus – Highland Hikers Passport

Takes you to the trail of two of Iceland’s most popular highland hiking routes, the Laugavegur hiking trail and the Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail.

You will get bus transfer from Reykjavík and choose between three hiking bases to start from. With the Highland Hikers Passport you enjoy the flexibility and take as much time for the hike as you please (from June 14th – September 8th). The landscape is unique with calm and quiet surroundings, an extraordinary adventure. There is nothing quite like the sound of silence.

The Higland Hikers Passport is valid from June 20th to September 09th for transfer to the beginning of your hike and back from the end point. (2 transfers – choice between 3 routes). Please note that September 9th is the last day of operations!

Just remember to be on the safe side, it is wise to be updated on the weather forecast. You can check the weather and road conditions by calling 1777 and 1779. Make travel plans and be prepared with the right gear for the conditions. Just select the starting point of your hike and choose between return points.

Highlights:

  • With the Highland Hikers Passport you can choose three locations to start from: Skógar waterfall, Landmannalaugar or Þórsmörk
  • Laugavegur hiking trail is between the nature reserves Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk. The trail offers variety of unique landscape: colorful mountains, magnificent glaciers and hot springs.
  • Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail is between Skógar and Þórsmörk and leads you between the famous Eyjafjallajökull that erupted in 2010 and Mýrdalsjökull glacier.
  • This Passport is a discounted one way ticket from Reykjavík to one of the three starting destinations and one way ticket back to Reykjavík from where you finish your hike.
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Iceland by bus – Full Circle Passport

The Full Circle Passport is one of our most popular passports. With it you can travel around Iceland’s ring road.

Iceland by bus is perferct for those who do not wish to plan too much ahead as it connects you with all the other bus routes available. Still, some of Iceland’s most interesting locations are found on the ring road.

If you are interested in seeing the many different things Iceland has to offer in nature and culture this is the passport for you. At an affordable price you will be able to visit most of Iceland’s largest town. If you suddenly see something on the way, worth exploring, or you notice something of interest you had not noticed before, you can ask the driver to drop you off along the road and hop on the bus the next day.

Highlights:

  • At an affordable price you will be able to visit most of Iceland’s largest towns. In between you will get a taste of some of the best that the nature of Iceland has to offer
  • Towns of Akureyri, Egilsstaðir, Höfn (glacier views) and Vík (black sand beach)
  • Dettifoss waterfall, Goðafoss waterfall, Seljalandsfoss waterfoll, Skógafoss waterfall and Svartifoss waterfall
  • Lake Mývatn is home to beautiful hiking and walking trails, volcanic formations, hot spring areas and the nature baths
  • Skaftafell national park with rugged landscape, mountains, glaciers and waterfalls
  • Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where you have time to take a boat trip amongst the floating icebergs.
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Laxnes & Day at the farm

Nothing is more relaxing than visiting a farm in the country outside the city.

Laxnes Horse Farm is now offering you the chance to enjoy a day at the farm. You will be picked up at your hotel or guesthouse in the morning and taken to our farm in historical Mosfellsdalur valley.

In the morning we will ride for two hours in the beautiful mountain area around the farm. Afterwards, back at the farm, we will have time to relax and enjoy a light lunch and a cup of coffee or tea before going out for another adventurous ride.

At the end of the day we drive you back to your accommodation in Reykjavík.

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Laxnes special

This trip is an excellent trip for all those interested in trying the Icelandic horse, a trek on the hardy, sure-footed Icelandic horse is an experience to remember. A truly amazing horseback riding tour.

Whether you are a beginner or expert, old or young, these friendly horses, with their alert and willing nature are indeed a pleasure to ride in their natural surroundings. Horseback riding in Iceland is extremely popular, not only among tourist but also Icelanders. The reason is simple – it’s so relaxing and utterly indescribable to be one with the nature and the beast.

We pick you up at your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik and drive to the farm located only 15 minutes from Reykjavik. At the farm you will get all basic gear, such as helmets, boots and rain clothes (snowsuits in wintertime). We gather information about how much you have been riding and choose the proper horse to match your experience. After the ride we will take you back to your hotel or guesthouse.

Included
Basic gear such as helmets, boots, rain gear or winter overall.