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Things to Do in Reykjavik This Fall

Things to Do in Reykjavik This Fall

Fall is the perfect shoulder season in Reykjavik: The landscape is vibrant with color, and the darkness and chill of winter have yet to arrive. During your autumnal stay, plan a wide-ranging itinerary that blends trips into nature with cultural excursions and culinary adventures—here’s how to make the most of a fall visit to the Icelandic capital.

  • Enjoy the fresh, crisp air and vibrant fall colors when you go on a horseback riding tour.
  • Indulge in a soothing soak in one of the region’s natural thermal springs.
  • See the mighty Gullfoss waterfall before it freezes over during a Golden Circle day trip.
  • Sample delicious traditional Icelandic cuisine on a tour of Reykjavik’s best restaurants.
  • Embark on a whale-watching tour to see these giants of the deep during their autumn migrations.
  • Tour Reykjavik’s major landmarks from the cozy comfort of a minibus.
  • Admire volcanoes, lava beaches, and waterfalls juxtaposed with an autumnal color palette during a visit to Snaefellsnes National Park.
  • Embark on a sea-fishing adventure, and barbecue your catch onboard.
  • Head indoors and discover Reykjavik’s highlight museums, from the Reykjavik Museum of Photography to the Reykjavik Maritime Museum.
  • Plan a fun and festive night out with a wine-bar excursion or pub crawl.
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Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik

Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik

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Enhance your experience of Iceland’s extraordinary Golden Circle on a full-day tour of the country’s natural highlights from Reykjavik. With a professional guide, feast your eyes on spectacular sights like Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir hot spring. Gain fascinating insight into the geothermic nature of the area at Strokkur, an erupting geyser, and gaze at the majestic Secret Lagoon hot spring bath before submerging yourself in the healing waters of the natural bath.
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  • 8 hours
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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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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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Reykjavik Food Lovers Tour - Icelandic Traditional Food

Reykjavik Food Lovers Tour - Icelandic Traditional Food

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Finding authentic places to eat can be tricky in an unfamiliar place. Take the guesswork out of your visit to Reykjavík on this guided walking tour that takes you to a multitude of eateries around the capital, including the city's oldest restaurant and a much-loved hot dog stand. In a small group of no more than 12, learn about Iceland's culinary history and traditions as you sample such dishes as Icelandic meat soup, skyr, and lobster soup.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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Private Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

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Private Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

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Visit all the landmarks and highlights of southwest Iceland during this private day tour of the Golden Circle. With your dedicated guide and private transportation, this tour ensures a flexible itinerary and personalized attention. Stop in the Thingvellir National Park, see the Geysir and Stokkur geysers, the stunning Gullfoss waterfall, and the Kerid crater, among other sites.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Blue Lagoon & Reykjavík Sightseeing (BL admission included)

Blue Lagoon & Reykjavík Sightseeing (BL admission included)

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Make the most of your time in Iceland by seeing the top sites of Reykjavík and visiting the Blue Lagoon in a day. After a convenient pickup from your accommodation, travel with ease between dispersed sites in a comfortable vehicle. A guide makes sure you get the most out of your trip with fascinating commentary about the history of Reykjavík. Also avoid long lines by having tickets to the healing geothermal spa area of the Blue Lagoon included.
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  • 6 hours
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Reykjavik Beer & Booze Tour

Reykjavik Beer & Booze Tour

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Spend an evening sampling the best of Iceland's craft beers over the course of this 2.5-hour tour. Sip 10 different beers, most of which can only be found in Iceland, and learn about the history of Icelandic beer from the Vikings to present day. Travel with a small group, which ensures personalized attention from your guide and an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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Sea Fishing Experience from Reykjavik

Sea Fishing Experience from Reykjavik

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Enjoy an unforgettable angling trip on Iceland’s icy waters on this sea fishing trip from Reykjavik. Whether you’re an aspiring or experienced sea angler, pull on some warm coveralls, and sail into Faxaflói Bay on a comfortable fishing boat. Then, with instructions from the crew, set up the supplied fishing rods and bait, and wait for a bite. If you’re lucky, catch species such as cod, halibut and haddock, and choose to either grill the catch on board or let us prepare your catch for you to take back to your hotel/apartment to be cooked.
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  • 3 hours
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Reykjavik City Sightseeing by Minibus

Reykjavik City Sightseeing by Minibus

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See all of Reykjavik's landmarks on this comprehensive minibus tour. Great for travelers with just a short time to spend, this guided excursion hits all of the city's important highlights. Visit the Harpa Concert Hall, the presidential residence at Bessastadir, and Hallgrimskirkja. Enjoy engaging commentary from your local guide and round-trip transportation from your hotel.
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  • 3 hours
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Reykjavik Food & Wine Tour

Reykjavik Food & Wine Tour

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Eat and drink your way through Iceland’s capital city with this tour of Reykjavik’s many traditional bistros, breweries, and wine bars. Forget about deciding where to go or navigating Reykjavik’s cobbled streets, your tour guide will lead the way while keeping your belly and glass full. Stops at museums, historic squares, and artisan shops add a touch of history and culture to the experience.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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