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Things to Do in Reykjavik This Summer

Things to Do in Reykjavik This Summer

Summer is the most popular time to visit Reykjavik, with almost 24 hours of daylight, mild weather, and a busy schedule of open-air entertainment. To make the most of your trip, see below for our top picks of what to see and do in Reykjavik this summer.

  • Admire natural wonders such as Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir geyser, the Secret Lagoon, and the Haukadalur lava fields on a full-day Golden Circle tour.

  • Trek through Vatnajökull National Park, around the Landmannalaugar mountains, or into the heart of Thrihnukagigur volcano.

  • Take a dip in one of Reykjavik’s open-air, heated swimming pools or bathe in the steamy Blue Lagoon hot springs.

  • Soar over Reykjavik on a helicopter tour and touch down on the peak of Mt. Esja.

  • Mount up for a horseback riding tour and admire Iceland’s volcanic landscapes from the back of an Icelandic horse.

  • Experience the magic of the midnight sun on an evening whale watching cruise from Reykjavik and spot humpback whales, dolphins, and porpoises in their natural environment.

  • Get your adrenaline pumping as you snorkel through the Silfra fissure in Thingvellir National Park and explore the Gjábakkahellir lava cave.

  • Discover the natural wonders of Iceland’s southern coast including the black-sand beach of Vik, the Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, and Mýrdalsjökull glacier.

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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Witness the three wonders of the famous Iceland Golden Circle on this day trip from Reykjavik. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle with an expert guide and learn the history and geology of each site. See the breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall, the bubbling pools and Strokkur waterspout at Geysir and the incredible tectonic rift at Thingvellir National Park. On route, drink in Iceland’s stark beauty and learn how islanders are using its natural steam and geothermal waters to produce sustainable energy.
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  • 7 hours
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Southern Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Beaches Day Trip from Reykjavik

Southern Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls and Beaches Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Discover the scenery of southern Iceland on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Journey past lava fields, icebergs, and glacier lakes as you explore the Sólheimajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers. Keep your camera poised as you admire the black-sand beaches and dramatic rock formations of Vik, as well as the mighty Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls.
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  • 10 hours
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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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Golden Circle Day Trip with Kerid Volcanic Crater from Reykjavik

Golden Circle Day Trip with Kerid Volcanic Crater from Reykjavik

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Take in the treasures of the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park on this full-day tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik. Stand in awe before the thundering Gulfoss Waterfall; see Geysir, the geyser after which all others were named; and marvel over the startling colors of the Kerið crater lake. Pass an endless panorama of photo-worthy scenery and learn how the natural landscape has been sculpted through the moving of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
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  • 8 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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'Game of Thrones' Filming Locations Tour From Reykjavik

'Game of Thrones' Filming Locations Tour From Reykjavik

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Visit filming locations from the television series 'Game of Thrones' on this full-day guided tour from Reykjavik. Travel in a comfortable, climate-controlled coach to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and filming location of the White Walker scenes. Visit Lake Thingvallavatn's stunning panoramic vistas. At Thjorsárdalur valley, relive one of the show's most exciting battle scenes. Round-trip transportation from selected Reykjavik hotels is included.
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  • 8 hours
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Small-Group Golden Circle and Kerid Volcanic Crater Day Trip from Reykjavik

Small-Group Golden Circle and Kerid Volcanic Crater Day Trip from Reykjavik

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If you only have time for one day tour while in Reykjavik, make it a journey around the Golden Circle, Iceland’s most popular sightseeing route. This full-day small-group tour checks off all the famous highlights such as Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geyser, and Gullfoss Waterfall, as well as visiting the spectacular Kerid Crater Lake.
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  • 8 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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South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio

South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio

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Experience Iceland's southern coast—full of waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand beaches—on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Your climate-controlled coach comes with an audio guide available in 10 languages so you can learn about the sights as you cross through farmland and rugged coastline. Visit several waterfalls, the volcanic Vestmannaeyjar Islands, and the Sólheimajökull Glacier for a full Icelandic experience. Upgrade to include round-trip transport from your hotel.
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  • 11 hours
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Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón from Reykjavik

Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón from Reykjavik

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Discover the frozen enchantment of Europe's largest glacier lagoon on a full-day tour of the legendary Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón) from Reykjavik. With a professional guide, travel along the scenic south coast and admire views of black sand beaches and dramatic rock formations before arriving at the extraordinary Glacier Lagoon. Marvel at a landscape comprising of crystal clear water and floating icebergs as you explore the area. On the return journey, discover the splendor of Séljalandsdoss Waterfall with its 60m drop, and relax during the journey back to your Reykjavik hotel by comfortable coach.
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  • 14 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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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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Inside the Volcano: Small Group Thrihnukagigur Hike and Tour from Reykjavik

Inside the Volcano: Small Group Thrihnukagigur Hike and Tour from Reykjavik

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Make an adventurous descent inside the remains of Iceland’s dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano during this small-group excursion from Reykjavik. Traverse the surreal landscapes of Iceland’s countryside on your way to the Blue Mountains, hiking through the area’s craggy lava fields. Then follow your guide inside the geological site's immense subterranean interior, its walls still scalded from an eruption that took place 4,000 years ago. This small-group excursion, limited to 18 guests, also includes all necessary safety equipment and round-trip hotel transportation.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Reykjavik City Walking Tour

Reykjavik City Walking Tour

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Get to know the spirit of Reykjavik on this walking tour of Iceland's capital. Follow your guide to the city's most important landmarks, including the Sun Voyager (Sólfar) sculpture, Harpa Concert Hall, the Old Harbour, the multicolored Thingholt houses, and the Hallgrímskirkja Church. Along the way, learn about the city's culture, history, and traditions through your guide's entertaining commentary. All entrance fees and light refreshments are included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Whale Watching in the Midnight Sun | from Reykjavík's Old Harbour

Whale Watching in the Midnight Sun | from Reykjavík's Old Harbour

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Embark on a unique whale-watching cruise at night, aided by the glow of Iceland’s ‘midnight sun.’ Because the sun doesn’t fully set during the summer months, you can observe the nocturnal habits of dolphins and whales under the colorful light of this northern phenomenon. Learn about Iceland’s native marine life through a multimedia show on board, and spot sea creature splashing around during a 2.5-hour night cruise from Reykjavik’s Old Harbour.
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  • 3 hours
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South Coast Highlights & Glacier Hiking Small Group Tour From Reykjavik

South Coast Highlights & Glacier Hiking Small Group Tour From Reykjavik

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Experience the splendors of the south shore of Iceland on this full-day trip from Reykjavik. With a guide, borad an air-conditioned mini-bus and explore some of the natural wonders of the country‘s southern landscapes, including volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers and more. See the magical waterfalls of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, and check out the black sand beach and the basalt cliffs of the popular Reynisfjara beach. Pass through the foothills of Eyjafjallajokull and Hekla volcanoes and visit the great Solheimajokull glacier, a tongue of ice that dates back 700 years,  for a short glacier hike and exploration.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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