Iceland is experiencing a well-deserved moment in the spotlight. Travelers are visiting the island in droves to see its dramatic landscapes, taste its innovative cuisine and meet its friendly citizens. Reykjavik makes a perfect base for exploring the island’s natural wonders on a variety of day trips. Travelers can explore Iceland’s glaciers, parks, ice caves, beaches and the charming towns along the Ring Road, and still have time to enjoy an upscale dinner or a cocktail at one of Reykjavik’s sleek galleries or nightclubs.
Top 10 Attractions for Reykjavik
Golden Circle Super-Jeep Tour and Snowmobiling
Travelers speed across the Golden Circle by Jeep and by snowmobile on this active tour. From mountain tracks to geothermal springs, crashing waterfalls and glaciers, this tour takes in the best of the Golden Circle.
Beer and Food Tasting Tour in Reykjavik
Discuss Icelandic culture, customs and current affairs over at least six different local beers and ales, each paired with its own locally sourced and prepared Icelandish course, served “tapas style.”
Private West Iceland Day Trip from Reykjavik
This tour is perfect for those who want to avoid most of the crowds in summer. Europe's highest-flow hot spring, mesmerizing waterfalls and a lava cave are included on this day trip.
South Coast Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus
Iceland's spectacular scenery is on display in Southern Iceland, where you might see black sand beaches, puffins, glaciers, volcanoes and typical Icelandic farms.
Silfra Diving Day Trip in Thingvellir National Park from Reykjavik
One of the world's best diving spots, Silfra has excellent visibility in crystal-clear glacial water. Dive between the continental plates in Thingvellir National Park.
Snowmobile Adventure on Langjokull Glacier from Gullfoss
On this family-friendly excursion, professional guides will take you on a snowmobile adventure in the Icelandic highlands.
Icelandic Sagas and Glacier Cave Private Tour
See Iceland's iconic glaciers from the inside, learning about glacial exploration and research. The LED-lighted tunnels are sheer-carved, making them especially striking.
Full Day Horse Riding and Glacier River Rafting from Reykjavik
For a full-day experience with a difference, ride a Viking horse in the morning then spend the afternoon touring Gulfoss, Geysir and other Icelandic natural phenomena. It's a nature-lover's dream, and the best way to make the most of your visit to Reykjavik.
Private Snaefellsnes Peninsula Tour from Reykjavik
The mysterious Snaefellsnes Peninsula was the setting for Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth. On this tour, visit the town of Borgarnes, see basalt-column cliffs and sip mineral water straight from the ground.
Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik
Peak whale-watching season is April to October, but Iceland's waters are teeming with sea life year-round. See minke and humpback whales, whale-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises while enjoying Iceland's scenery by boat.
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One Day in Reykjavik
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Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik
This Golden Circle tour allows you to take in some of Iceland's most stunning natural sights in one day.
Iceland South Coast and Jokulsarlon Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik
This exhilarating excursion from Reykjavik takes you along Iceland's southern coastline, known for its exquisite mountain scenery.
Private Sightseeing Tour in Reykjavik
Create your own itinerary and see popular Reykjavik landmarks on this two-hour private tour.
Game of Thrones Tour
This tour focuses on the HBO series "Game of Thrones," based on George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire." Venture beyond the Wall to see some of the wild, picturesque scenery featured on the show.
Eyjafjallajokull Helicopter Tour
See the aftermath of the volcano eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, the glacier whose name cannot be pronounced.
Kopavogur Screen-Print Workshop
Screen printing is an ancient technique, which has been used and experimented with by many artists, such as Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg.
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Because the iconic Blue Lagoon is near the airport, it's the perfect place to relax before or after a long flight.
Your best chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis is October-March, when the night sky is darkest. Travel outside the capital to avoid light pollution, and keep in mind that the lights—and weather—can be unpredictable.
From May to August, visitors to Iceland can soak up the "midnight sun" well into the night.
From Pokémon GO tours to whale-watching excursions, kids have plenty of options to stay entertained.
For such a small island, Iceland is packed with diverse landscapes. Don't miss the otherworldly black-sand beaches of the south coast.
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