From hiking across volcanic terrain to relaxing at the infamous Blue Lagoon, here are 10 of the best tours in Iceland for all ages and interests to help make the most of your time – in no particular order.
1. Golden Circle Classic Tour, GrayLine, £55
One of the most popular tours in Iceland, The Golden Circle Classic Tour takes visitors to three of the country’s most popular attractions: Pingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir hot spring area.
2. Glacier Wonderland, Extreme Iceland, £175
This is an unmissable opportunity to see the majestic world inside the heart of Langjokull glacier with your own eyes – not to mention lava fields, hot springs and more of Iceland’s natural attractions on the way.
3. Blue Lagoon, GrayLine, £55
Relax and recharge at the infamous Blue Lagoon. With a restaurant, shop and spa, among more, there’s plenty to do both in and out of the milky blue waters. Ticket price includes return journey and admission.
4. Northern Lights Tour, Reykjavik Excursions, £38
Join Reykjavik Excursions for a dark and mysterious winter night watching one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena light up the sky with dramatic shapes and colours.
5. South Coast and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, GrayLine, £149
Travel along the South Coast on a narrow strip of lush farmland that cuts between the mountains, glaciers and Atlantic Ocean. Visitors can expect to be treated to a bevy of national treasures, including the iconic Seljalandsfoss and Skogafess waterfalls, plus a boat tour on Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.
6. Whale Watching, Extreme Iceland, £60
This tour takes visitors to the Southern part of Faxafloi, where minke whales as well as white-beaked dolphins, humpback whales, killer whales and fin whales live.
7. Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour, Reykjavik Excursions, £20
Explore Iceland on your own with this 24-hour ticket for the hop-on/hop-off bus, stopping at the country’s most popular attractions.
8. Reykjavik by Food, Icelandic Mountain Guides, £78
The perfect tour for foodies, Reykjavik by Food takes visitors down the various streets of Reykjavik and into some of the best restaurants for tastes of traditional (and sometimes bizarre) Icelandic food.
9. Porsmork Adventure – On Your Own, Reykjavik Excursions, £76
Like hiking? This tour takes visitors to Porsmork Nature Reserve, a fantastic place to join endless hiking trails across volcanic landscape, rough roads and glacial rivers.
10. Game of Thrones Tour, GrayLine, £58
This tour gives Game of Thrones enthusiasts the chance to race the footsteps of their favourite characters through the mysterious landscape of Iceland. Famous locations include the stomping ground of the White Walkers and the trail of the Wildings from North of the Wall.
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