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Travelers head to Reykjavik for its colorful culture and culinary scene, but they stay for Iceland’s wild landscapes and natural beauty. From glacier trekking to wildlife spotting, here are the top outdoor adventures in the Land of Fire and Ice.

Cruises and Boat Trips
Surrounded by the ocean on all sides, Iceland is home to a rich array of native wildlife. From the harborside city of Reykjavik, boat tours run to Akurey Island—home to arctic terns, gulls, and puffins. Out in the deeper waters of Faxaflói Bay, porpoises and humpback whales splash through the waves while travelers look on from sightseeing boats.  And as night falls, the open waters far from the city lights provide the perfect setting to hunt for the spectacular Northern Lights.

Off-Road Adventures
For an action-packed day, escape the capital on a Golden Circle jeep tour, taking in powerful geysers, the cascading waterfalls of Gullfoss, and the UNESCO–listed Thingvellir National Park. Travelers in search of high-octane thrills can traverse the icy terrain of Langjokull—Iceland's second-largest glacier—by snowmobile, or explore the rugged landscapes of Mt. Hafrafell and Mt. Úlfarsfell by quad bike. For something a little more sedate, combine a horse-riding excursion with a trip to the steamy Blue Lagoon.

Volcano and Glacier Hikes
From massive icefields to underground lava caves, there’s a wealth of exhilarating hikes and climbs to tackle from Reykjavik. Delve inside Iceland’s dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano and discover lava caves dating back 4,000 years, or harness up to scale the mighty Sólheimajökull Glacier—where cracks, crevasses, and ridges dominate the landscape. Elsewhere, destinations such as Snaefellsnes National Park and the picturesque valley of Reykjadalur offer further opportunities for outdoor exploration.
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Snorkeling Between Continents in Silfra with Photos Included

Snorkeling Between Continents in Silfra with Photos Included

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Explore one of Iceland’s unique geological features during this tour. Snorkel between the North American and European tectonic plates at the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park. This area is known as the Silfra Fissure and is home to a number of unique marine species as well as incredible shades of blue. All necessary snorkeling equipment is provided as well as GoPro photos taken during the excursion.
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  • 3 hours
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Silfra Drysuit Snorkeling - Meet on Location | Free Photos

Silfra Drysuit Snorkeling - Meet on Location | Free Photos

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Swim between tectonic plates on this snorkeling tour to Silfra, located in Thingvellir National Park. Clear glacial waters make it easy to see stunning underwater landscapes, while included dry suits help keep you warm throughout the tour. This small-group tour is capped at six people for a more intimate experience and includes optional hotel pickup from Reykjavik.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik

Icelandic Horseback Riding Tour from Reykjavik

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Get close to nature in the way of old Icelanders on this horseback riding experience from Reykjavik, dependent on transfer option. Hop on a small, sturdy, Icelandic horse, a breed originally brought here by the Vikings, and enjoy a relaxing ride through lava-laden scenery past mountains, lakes, and moors. Your ride is matched to your ability and led by an instructor. Hot drinks, riding equipment, and guidance is included.
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  • 2 hours
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Golden Circle & Snorkeling in Silfra From Reykjavík with Free Photos

Golden Circle & Snorkeling in Silfra From Reykjavík with Free Photos

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If you’ve got limited time in Iceland, and want to see the best of the Golden Circle and go snorkeling too, this tour is a great choice. You’ll save time organizing how to get between sites and leave te logistics to your guides as you visit many Iceland highlights in a day including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir. With snorkeling at one of the world's top spots in Silfra.
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  • 10 hours
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Silfra Wetsuit Snorkeling - Meet on location | Free Photos

Silfra Wetsuit Snorkeling - Meet on location | Free Photos

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 While most people don't associate Iceland with snorkeling, the cool Nordic country actually offers plenty of underwater marvels -- you'll just need a wetsuit. With this experience, a professional guide will take you to Silfra, a fissure between North America and Europe in Thingvellir National Park that marks where the two continental plates are slowly drifting apart. You and your group will get a chance to spend around 40 minutes in the water before heading back to shore.
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  • 3 hours
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Icelandic Horse & Stable Experience from Reykjavik

Icelandic Horse & Stable Experience from Reykjavik

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This tour in Hafnarfjörður offers more than the typical horse-riding excursions. You first spend time with the horses at the stables, helping to groom them and learning about the unique breed from staff. Afterward, you can take a ride around the paddock while taking in the dramatic landscape. A maximum group size of 15 ensures personal attention and you can upgrade to include round-trip transportation from your Reykjavik hotel.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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2-Hour ATV Quad Tour from Reykjavik

2-Hour ATV Quad Tour from Reykjavik

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Experience the fun of an adrenaline-pumping 2-hour tour by all-terrain vehicle (ATV) through the Icelandic countryside near Reykjavik. Your expert guide leads you to the top of Mt Hafrafell and Mt Úlfarsfell where you enjoy breathtaking views of the Reykjanes peninsula, including Mt Esja the Hengill geothermal area, the city of Reykjavik and Faxaflói Bay. Expect to cross rivers and scale mountains on your sturdy ATV, with all equipment included. You can even visit a local farm and see animals such as horses, sheep and chickens.
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  • 2 hours
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Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavík

Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavík

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Experience the magic of whale watching on a cruise from Reykjavik. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise the coastal curve of Iceland to marvel at humpback and orca whales in their natural habitat. Scour the sea for sightings of porpoises and dolphins as you listen to fascinating facts surrounding the majestic creatures that inhabit the Icelandic ocean. Heighten your chances of seeing whales on this tour, the success rates of which are 95% in summer and 80% in winter.
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  • 3 hours
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1hr ATV Reykjavik Peak Adventure

1hr ATV Reykjavik Peak Adventure

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Rumble through the otherworldly Icelandic wilderness on a quad bike adventure from Reykjavik. Cruise along gravel tracks to the shores of Lake Hafravatn, and get your heart pumping as you speed up to the summit of Reykjavik Peak. Take in sweeping views of the capital and mythical-seeming mountain ranges in the distance before you make your way back down safely. Ride solo (1-seater) on one of the sturdy all-terrain vehicles or partner up with a friend or family member on a 2-seater bike. All gear and round-trip transportation from Reykjavik hotels are included.
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  • 1 hour
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The Lava Tunnel - Standard Lava Tunnel Tour - Raufarhólshellir

The Lava Tunnel - Standard Lava Tunnel Tour - Raufarhólshellir

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Explore Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest lava tunnels in Iceland, with ease on this stress-free tour. With a helmet and headlamp, see some of the tunnel’s most interesting features and learn about the changing colors of the lava rock formations from a guide. The tour departs regularly, making it easy to slot this tour into even the busiest sightseeing schedule.
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  • 1 hour
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2hr Twin Peaks ATV Adventure from Reykjavik

2hr Twin Peaks ATV Adventure from Reykjavik

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Get ready for an Icelandic off-road adventure on this quad bike tour of two Icelandic peaks. Zoom off on a single-seater or double-seater ATV to see natural attractions like Lake Hafravatn during the tour. Admire panoramic vistas of Reykjavik and the Blue Mountain range from the summits of both mountains. Feel the thrill of cruising across the rugged wintry wonderland and up and down steep mountain tracks. Use of all safety gear and round-trip transportation from Reykjavik hotels is included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Ice Cave & Snowmobile Tour from Gullfoss

Ice Cave & Snowmobile Tour from Gullfoss

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The adventure begins long before you reach the ice cave on this tour of the Langjokull Glacierglacier, a great choice for thrill seekers. Traveling by off-road vehicle allows you to conquer the otherwise impassable roads of the glacial highlands, while a snowmobile ride reveals other-worldly terrain at the mouth of the ice cave.
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  • 4 hours
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2hr Midnight Sun ATV Adventure from Reykjavik

2hr Midnight Sun ATV Adventure from Reykjavik

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Experience Iceland’s near-endless summer sun on a midnight quad bike adventure from Reykjavik. Ride a quad along asphalt roads and gravel tracks behind an expert guide, all in the eerie light of the midnight sun. Then, scramble up the mountains of Hafrafell and Úlfarsfell as midnight nears to watch the sun set and rise again within a few minutes, flooding the sky in gold and orange. Soak up the views of Reykjavik and the Reykjanes Peninsula from the summits before continuing across rivers and off-road trails back to base.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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Watch for minke whales, dolphins and humpbacks on a whale watching cruise from Reykjavik, and take in views of the coast from an open viewing platform or an enclosed cabin. Get the ultimate whale watching experience during the peak season from April through October, when over 20 kinds of whale flock to the North Atlantic. Cruise the harbor in comfort and style, enjoy access to an indoor saloon stocked with snacks and drinks (sold on board), and spot Iceland’s diverse aquatic species with help from the experienced crew.
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  • 3 hours
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SuperSaver: Small Group Silfra Snorkeling and Lava Caving Adventure

SuperSaver: Small Group Silfra Snorkeling and Lava Caving Adventure

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Spend an adventurous day exploring two of Iceland's most unique geological features during this full-day tour from Reykjavik. First, wander through the otherworldly Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel, with its colorful rock formations. Then, visit Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a snorkeling adventure. Swim in the impressive Silfra fissure, for a chance to snorkel between the tectonic plates of America and Eurasia. Round-trip transportation from downtown Reykjavik and all necessary gear are included.
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  • 8 hours
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Landmannalaugar Hiking Tour - Highlands of Iceland

Landmannalaugar Hiking Tour - Highlands of Iceland

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Delve deep into Iceland’s geothermal wilderness and discover breathtaking natural beauty on this full-day Landmannalaugar hiking tour from Reykjavik. Follow your certified hiking guide along rugged hiking trails through the Fjallabak Nature Reserve. Admire panoramic views over lava fields, glacial lakes and towering peaks, and gain insight into the region’s complex geology. Head through the mighty Vondugil Canyon and climb the slopes of the Brennisteinsalda Volcano, where powerful geysers shoot hot steam into the air. Descend through the Grænagil Canyon to Mount Bláhnúkur, then take a dip in the soothing hot springs.
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  • 5 hours
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3hr Volcanic Springs ATV Adventure from Reykjavik

3hr Volcanic Springs ATV Adventure from Reykjavik

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Let your inner adventurer out with this 3-hour 'Quad Mad' tour from Reykjavík. Along with your expert adventure guides, ascend Úlfarsell and Hafrafell mountains, zoom over lava fields and go deep into the raw Icelandic wilderness. Drive through otherworldly terrain only passable by these hearty quad bikes into the less-visited Mosfellsbær Valley, marveling at the scenery in the shadow of Esja Mountain. Round-trip transportation from Reykjavík hotels and use of all equipment, including foul weather gear, are included.
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  • 3 hours
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Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier, Ice Cave and Bathing in the Secret Lagoon

Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier, Ice Cave and Bathing in the Secret Lagoon

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Combine a snowmobile glacier ride with a bath in thermal hot springs on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Traveling by super truck, pass the Geysir geothermal field en route to the Langjökull glacier, Europe’s second-largest. Zoom over the ice on a snowmobile ride, check out a natural ice cave, and then break for lunch and dip in a thermal hot spring.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Small Group Lava Caving Experience

Small Group Lava Caving Experience

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Wonder what’s hidden beneath Iceland’s lava landscapes? Take a caving trip under a lava field to a typical Icelandic lava tube cave on this 3 hour adventure tour available directly from Reykjavik. Travel by air-conditioned minivan to a lava plateau, put on caving gear, and explore an ancient lava ‘tube’ tunnel, with an expert guide. Absorb the age-old stillness as you explore, and view the fascinating lava formations, flakes and multicolored layers as you learn how they indicate different eruptions through the centuries. Great for adventure seekers and geology enthusiasts.
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  • 3 hours
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Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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Cruise Faxaflói Bay in search of humpback and minke whales during this whale-watching tour from Reykjavik. A naturalist guide talks about the biology and behavior of these magnificent marine mammals while you look for signs of their presence. Stay warm and dry in provided thermal coveralls as you keep your eye out for whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises. Choose from a 2.5-hour, high-speed express boat option or a full, 3.5-hour tour.
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  • 3 hours
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Golden Circle & Glacier Snowmobiling Day Trip from Reykjavik

Golden Circle & Glacier Snowmobiling Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Tick off three of Iceland’s most popular attractions in only one day on this full-day Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik. In addition to visiting the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park and the Geysir Geyser, you’ll experience an exhilarating snowmobile ride on the Langjökull glacier. During the tour, you will also see the Gullfoss Waterfall.
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  • 10 hours
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Silfra Fissure Freshwater Scuba Diving Tour From Reykjavik

Silfra Fissure Freshwater Scuba Diving Tour From Reykjavik

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Ideal for experienced divers, this diving trip in Thingveiller National Park allows you to discover the incredible Silfra fissure — the continental plates that separate North America and Eurasia. During two dives, marvel at ancient lava formations and swim into the void between two tectonic plates. This small-group tour is limited to four people, and includes all diving gear and round-trip transport from Reykjavik. An accredited diving qualification is required.
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  • 6 hours
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Small-Group Snorkeling in Silfra with Transfer Included

Small-Group Snorkeling in Silfra with Transfer Included

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Discover the underwater wonderland that glitters beneath the surface of Thingvellir National Park during a snorkeling adventure tour  from Reykjavik. With a knowledgeable guide, travel to the UNESCO-listed national park and plunge into the crystal-clear waters to see a hypnotizing underwater tableau. Explore Silfra fissure, a rift in the earth‘s crust between the continents of North Ameria an Europe, and see a fascinating array of flora and fauna. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 6 participants per guide.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Golden Circle Super Jeep adventure with snowmobiling

Golden Circle Super Jeep adventure with snowmobiling

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Explore the Golden Circle and take a one-hour snowmobile tour on an active full-day tour from Reykjavik. Travel in a sturdy specially designed Jeep that can access terrain that regular cars cannot handle. Your experienced driver and guide takes you deep into Thingvellir National Park to see the powerful Strokkur Geyser and magnificent Gullfoss Falls. Go off road over rough terrain to reach the Langjokull glacier where you enjoy a thrilling 1-hour snowmobile experience on the glacier. This memorable tour includes all instruction and necessary equipment.
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