Here are the Activities and Tours we recommend you to
try out outside of Reykjavik

Northern Light Hunt

by East West – Small group minibusses

Hunting for the northern Lights

Words simply cannot justify the sight of this spectacular phenomenon. It’s an experience that we know you will want to savour and enjoy.

  • Departure: 10 pm 20. Aug – 15. Oct, 9 pm 16. Aug – 1. Apr
  • Duration 4 hours
  • Price: 9.900 ISK
  • Available Aug 20 – Apr 15
  • Small group: minibus never more than 15 people
  • Pick up and drop off anywhere in Reykjavik area included

    Included

  • Pickup 30 mins prior to departure, at any location in the Reykjavik area
  • Hot chocolate and Icelandic Kleina
  • Wool blankets to keep warm
  • Free WiFi
  • Knowledgeable, local guide
  • Drop off, back to your place in Reykjavik

Golden Circle Tour

by East West – Small group

Golden Circle and Waterfalls tour

Enjoy Iceland´s nature and culture in a small group full day tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik.

Departure: 9 am – 5 pm

  • Duration 8 hours
  • Price: 15.900 ISK
  • Available all years
  • Small group: minibus never more than 15 people
  • Pick up and drop off anywhere in Reykjavik area

Highlights

  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir hot spring
  • Thingvellir national park
  • Oxararfoss and Faxi waterfalls
  • Efstidalur Dairy farm
  • Laugavatn hot spring area
  • Horse visit

Snæfellsnes Tour

by East West – Small group

A highlight on our Snaefellsnes peninsula tour

A fabulous tour that really hits the spot when it comes to observing volcanic phenomena, discovering Iceland’s dramatic coastline and experiencing a more spiritual and mystical side of Iceland.

Departure: 9 am – 9 pm

  • Duration 12 hours
  • Price: 19.900 ISK
  • Available all year
  • Small group: minibus never more than 15 people
  • Pick up and drop off anywhere in Reykjavik area

    Highlights

  • Mount Kirkjufell (Iceland’s most photographed mountain)
  • Snæfellsjökull glacier
  • The black beach at Djúpalónssandur
  • Mount Eldborg
  • Berserk lava field
  • Arnarstapi fishing village
  • Lóndrangar rock formations
  • Daily life at a horse farm
  • Home cooked dinner included

South Coast Sagas

by East West – Small group

Reynisdrangar rocks by the Black Beach at Vik

As we venture south, the characteristic lowland vistas give way to more mountainous landscapes and soon the ice caps come into view.

Glaciers, farmlands, and volcanoes await the camera lens on the one side – whilst out to sea, the Westman Islands shimmer seductively on the horizon.

Departure: 9 am every day

  • Duration 9-10 hours
  • Price: 13.900 ISK
  • Available all year
  • Small group: minibus never more than 15 people
  • Pick up and drop off anywhere in Reykjavik area

    Highlights include

    • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
    • Gljúfrabúi waterfall
    • Skógarfoss waterfall
    • Reynisfjara black beach
  • Included
  • Pickup 30 mins prior to departure, at any location in the Reykjavik area
  • Minibus ride with free WiFi
  • Wool blankets to keep warm
  • Knowledgeable, local guide
  • Drop off, back to your place in Reykjavik

The Icelandic Lava Center

in Hvolsvöllur

The Icelandic Lava Center

The Lava Centre is an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years.

Traverse the corridors, visit the exhibition halls and use the interactive displays at the Lava Centre to discover the colossal and complex natural forces that shape the Earth and began to create Iceland tens of millions of years ago.

Examine the various volcanos—eruptions and lava flows, volcanic and rift systems, faults and glacial floods that make Iceland a showcase of volcanism.
The center introduces the Katla Geopark plus Iceland’s elaborate monitoring system for surveying volcanos and earthquake zones.
LAVA – Iceland Volcano and Earthquake Centre is an interactive display of nature’s epic forces that shape our planet and created Iceland.

  • Every day from 9:00 – 19:00
  • Price:  Exhibition & Cinema
    Adults: 3.200 ISK
    Children: 1.650 ISK (12-18 years)
    Children: 11 years and under no charge
    Senior citizens 67+: 2.400
    Family / Parents with one or more child: 5.940ISK
  • Available all year

The Icelandic Lava Show

in Vík

The Lava flowing at the Icelandic Lava Show

ICELANDIC LAVA SHOW is a new and exciting entertainment choice, completely different from everything you have ever experienced. It is the only show in the world where you can feel the heat from actual flowing lava in a safe environment.

The show recreates a volcano eruption, similar to what Eyjafjallajökull and Katla volcano are famous for, by pouring molten lava into a room full of people. It is a unique opportunity to safely experience red-hot lava in close proximity, see it flowing, hear it sizzling, and feel the heat that radiates from it.

Come to visit ICELANDIC LAVA SHOW in the heart of Vík, the charming town nestled in the midst of Katla UNESCO Geopark, surrounded by volcanoes, beautiful nature, and black beaches.

  • Showtimes: 14:00 and 17:00
  • Duration 40 minutes
  • Price:  Adults 4.900 ISK
    Children 2.900 ISK
  • Available all year

Into the Glacier

Classic Adventure

Inside the Ice cave of Langjokull

Come and join us for an adventure that will lead you to the untouched beauty and raw nature of Langjokull, Iceland’s second largest glacier. Enjoy the opportunity of a lifetime as we journey up the white slopes and go deep inside the man-made ice tunnels leading to the blue heart of the glacier. We will ride in modified glacier vehicles specially made to explore the glacier environment and enjoy the view as we drive on top of the ice cap.

Our experienced guides will lead the way and make sure that everyone is both enjoying themselves and learning the basics of glacier knowledge.

Join us for this once in a lifetime trip and explore the rare sights both on top of Langjokull glacier and inside the man-made ice tunnels.
Book your Into the Glacier adventure today.

  • Price:  Adults: 19.500 ISK (+2.000 ISK for the shuttle from Húsafell)
    Teenagers (12-15): 9.750 ISK
    Children (0-11): 0
  • The shuttle departure times from Húsafell are: 10:00, 12:30 and 15:00
  • The shuttle ride takes approximately 40 minutes and costs 2.000 ISK for the round trip
  • Available all year

Into the Glacier

Daytour with Reykjavik Excursions

Inside the Ice cave of Langjokull

Into the Glacier and more, is a day tour departing from Reykjavik that gives you the opportunity to
enjoy a day full of adventures, in comfortable buses. You will get the opportunity of a lifetime to enjoy one of the world’s greatest wilderness; Iceland’s second largest glacier – even from the inside!
Never before has anyone been able to see the beautiful blue ice at the heart of the glacier. No doubt this will be a truly memorable day.

The drive to Langjokull glacier is very scenic and on the way, you make a stop by Hraunfossar waterfalls. “Hraun” in Icelandic means lava and the lava at Hraunfossar waterfalls actually came from one of Langjokul glacier’s volcanic eruptions ages ago. At Langjokul glacier’s edge, specially modified glacier vehicles will take care of the ride up to the glacier and to the ice caves – and what a ride it is!

  • Price:  Adults: 26.349 ISK
    Teenagers (12-15): 13.174 ISK
    Children (0-11): 0
  • The bus departure times from Reykjavik is 9:00 am
  • The duration of the tour is around 9-10 hours
  • Pickup from downtown is available at a bus stop 30 minutes before the start time
  • Available all year

Krauma

Geothermal Bath & Spa

Krauma Geothermal Bath

Experience nature from its core by bathing in the geothermal baths at Krauma. The hot water originates in Europe’s most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver, at a temperature of 100°C (212°F). To achieve the perfect bathing temperature we mix the hot water with cold water from Rauðsgil, which originates in the glacier Ok, the smallest glacier in Iceland.

Krauma offers five relaxing natural geothermal baths, a cold tub to get your blood circulation going, two calming saunas and a relaxation room where you can rest by the fireplace while listening to soothing music.

  • Price:  Adults: 3.800 ISK
    Teenagers (13-16): 1.900 ISK
    Children (0-12): 0
  • Winter (August 20th to June 14th): 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM
  • Summer (June 15th to August 19th): 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Available all year

Lava Tunnel Tour

Raufarhólshellir

Inside the Lava Tunnel

Explore the magnificent lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. It is located just 30 minutes from Reykjavík and is easily accessed year round.

A journey into Raufarhólshellir is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as one walks in the path of lava that flowed during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred east of the Bláfjöll mountains about 5200 years ago. Every winter spectacular ice sculptures are formed inside the entrance of the cave making the experience of visiting the lava tunnel even more breathtaking.

  • Price:  Adults: 6.400 ISK
    Teenagers (12-15): 3.200 ISK
    Children (0-11): 0
  • Duration is roughly 1 hours
  • Guided caving tour (English), flash light and helmet.
  • Available all year

The Beer Spa

in Árskógssandur

Soaking in beer

The Bathtubs, made from Kambala wood, are 7 in total so we can have about 14 people each hour.

It is available for people, one at a time, or two together. There is no age limit for the beer bath because the bathwater is undrinkable, but there is a beer draught at every tub for anybody over 20 years of age.

16 years and younger need to be accompanied with adults.

When taking a beer bath, you bathe in a big tub filled with beer, water, hops, and yeast.

After 25 minutes, you get up from the tub and go to a relaxation room for another 25 minutes.

  • Singles bath: 7.900 ISK
    Couples bath 14.900 ISK
    Children of 12 years and younger can go with parent/guardian in the bath for free
    13 years and older pay the prices above.
  • Outside hot tub: 2.000 ISK
  • Outside tub w/beer bath: 500 ISK
  • Duration is roughly 1 hour
  • Monday – Thursday: 12:00-22:00
  • Friday and Saturday: 11:00-23:00
  • Available all year

Ölvisholt Microbrewery Tour

In a farm to the south

Visit the brewfarm in the south

Ölvisholt is a microbrewery located at an old dairy farm in south Iceland. It was founded in the year 2007 by two neighboring farmers who had a true passion for beer. This passion is the not-so-secret ingredient in all the beers Ölvisholt brews today.

Ölvisholt’s old cowshed has been rebuilt as a tap room. On tap, we have our freshest beer and selection of others from our product line. You can drop in, book an open brewery tour or special tour for your group.

An old barn was repurposed to house the small brewery and this is where our skillful brewmaster conjures up some of the best beers Iceland has ever produced. Right from the start, the aim was to produce beer of a quality that Iceland was not used to, thus starting the popular microbrewery trend that now is evident in Iceland. The popularity of the microbreweries makes sure that everyone at Ölvisholt keeps pushing themselves to the highest standards of quality and entrepreneurship.

You can find our beers in all premium bars in Iceland and the Monopoly. In addition, our quality beers are exported to USA and Sweden with more countries lined up to experience our beers in the months to come.
  • Per Person: 3.000 ISK
  • Tours start at 11 am and 2 pm
  • Duration is 30-40 minutes depending on the size of the group
  • Monday – Friday: 12:00-3:30 pm
  • Saturday: Closed except for pre-booked groups
  • Available all year

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