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Travelers head to Reykjavik for its colorful culture and culinary scene, but they stay for Iceland’s wild landscapes and natural beauty. From glacier trekking to wildlife spotting, here are the top outdoor adventures in the Land of Fire and Ice.

Cruises and Boat Trips
Surrounded by the ocean on all sides, Iceland is home to a rich array of native wildlife. From the harborside city of Reykjavik, boat tours run to Akurey Island—home to arctic terns, gulls, and puffins. Out in the deeper waters of Faxaflói Bay, porpoises and humpback whales splash through the waves while travelers look on from sightseeing boats.  And as night falls, the open waters far from the city lights provide the perfect setting to hunt for the spectacular Northern Lights.

Off-Road Adventures
For an action-packed day, escape the capital on a Golden Circle jeep tour, taking in powerful geysers, the cascading waterfalls of Gullfoss, and the UNESCO–listed Thingvellir National Park. Travelers in search of high-octane thrills can traverse the icy terrain of Langjokull—Iceland's second-largest glacier—by snowmobile, or explore the rugged landscapes of Mt. Hafrafell and Mt. Úlfarsfell by quad bike. For something a little more sedate, combine a horse-riding excursion with a trip to the steamy Blue Lagoon.

Volcano and Glacier Hikes
From massive icefields to underground lava caves, there’s a wealth of exhilarating hikes and climbs to tackle from Reykjavik. Delve inside Iceland’s dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano and discover lava caves dating back 4,000 years, or harness up to scale the mighty Sólheimajökull Glacier—where cracks, crevasses, and ridges dominate the landscape. Elsewhere, destinations such as Snaefellsnes National Park and the picturesque valley of Reykjadalur offer further opportunities for outdoor exploration.
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Snorkeling Between Continents in Silfra with Photos Included

Snorkeling Between Continents in Silfra with Photos Included

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Explore one of Iceland’s unique geological features during this tour. Snorkel between the North American and European tectonic plates at the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park. This area is known as the Silfra Fissure and is home to a number of unique marine species as well as incredible shades of blue. All necessary snorkeling equipment is provided as well as GoPro photos taken during the excursion.
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  • 3 hours
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Silfra Drysuit Snorkeling - Meet on Location | Free Photos

Silfra Drysuit Snorkeling - Meet on Location | Free Photos

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Swim between tectonic plates on this snorkeling tour to Silfra, located in Thingvellir National Park. Clear glacial waters make it easy to see stunning underwater landscapes, while included dry suits help keep you warm throughout the tour. This small-group tour is capped at six people for a more intimate experience and includes optional hotel pickup from Reykjavik.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Golden Circle & Snorkeling in Silfra From Reykjavík with Free Photos
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Golden Circle & Snorkeling in Silfra From Reykjavík with Free Photos

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If you’ve got limited time in Iceland, and want to see the best of the Golden Circle and go snorkeling too, this tour is a great choice. You’ll save time organizing how to get between sites and leave te logistics to your guides as you visit many Iceland highlights in a day including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir. With snorkeling at one of the world's top spots in Silfra.
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  • 10 hours
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Top-Rated Snorkeling Silfra Tour Self-Drive

Top-Rated Snorkeling Silfra Tour Self-Drive

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Silfra is one of the world’s most dramatic snorkeling sites—it’s a glacier meltwater-filled rift formed by the drift of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. This tour makes snorkeling the rift as easy as possible by including a guide, dry suit and snorkeling equipment, and Silfra entrance fees. After you’ve snorkeled, you’re offered hot chocolate and cookies.
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  • 3 hours
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South Coast with Glacier Walk - Minibus from Reykjavik

South Coast with Glacier Walk - Minibus from Reykjavik

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Get to know Iceland's southern coast and embark on a glacier hike during this full-day tour. With your small group of fellow travelers (less than 20 for any tour), visit the Reynisfjara black sand beach, Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and Sólheimajökull Glacier. Round-trip hotel transportation via minibus and all safety gear (harness, ice axe, carabiners, and crampons) included.
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  • 12 hours
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Silfra Wetsuit Snorkeling - Meet on location | Free Photos

Silfra Wetsuit Snorkeling - Meet on location | Free Photos

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 While most people don't associate Iceland with snorkeling, the cool Nordic country actually offers plenty of underwater marvels -- you'll just need a wetsuit. With this experience, a professional guide will take you to Silfra, a fissure between North America and Europe in Thingvellir National Park that marks where the two continental plates are slowly drifting apart. You and your group will get a chance to spend around 40 minutes in the water before heading back to shore.
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  • 3 hours
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Ice Cave & Snowmobile Tour from Gullfoss

Ice Cave & Snowmobile Tour from Gullfoss

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The adventure begins long before you reach the ice cave on this tour of the Langjokull Glacierglacier, a great choice for thrill seekers. Traveling by off-road vehicle allows you to conquer the otherwise impassable roads of the glacial highlands, while a snowmobile ride reveals other-worldly terrain at the mouth of the ice cave.
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  • 4 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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The Lava Tunnel - Standard Lava Tunnel Tour - Raufarhólshellir

The Lava Tunnel - Standard Lava Tunnel Tour - Raufarhólshellir

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Explore Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest lava tunnels in Iceland, with ease on this stress-free tour. With a helmet and headlamp, see some of the tunnel’s most interesting features and learn about the changing colors of the lava rock formations from a guide. The tour departs regularly, making it easy to slot this tour into even the busiest sightseeing schedule.
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  • 1 hour
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2hr Twin Peaks ATV Adventure from Reykjavik

2hr Twin Peaks ATV Adventure from Reykjavik

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Get ready for an Icelandic off-road adventure on this quad bike tour of two Icelandic peaks. Zoom off on a single-seater or double-seater ATV to see natural attractions like Lake Hafravatn during the tour. Admire panoramic vistas of Reykjavik and the Blue Mountain range from the summits of both mountains. Feel the thrill of cruising across the rugged wintry wonderland and up and down steep mountain tracks. Use of all safety gear and round-trip transportation from Reykjavik hotels is included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Day Tour - Expedition to Fagradalsfjall Volcano in Iceland

Private Day Tour - Expedition to Fagradalsfjall Volcano in Iceland

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Five stars rating Private Tour on Viator! This is a full personal and custom experience for you and your party with local guides: about 75 minutes walking each way and up to 90 minutes at the volcanic eruption site. We offer energy bars, energy drinks, Icelandic glacier water, and the best; you are in charge of the walking pace. On our tours, we provide: Portable gas detector (O2, H2S, CO, EX) Gas mask available if the level exceeds the recommended limits. Walking poles available on request Our private tours are suitable for everyone, including seniors and families with small kids. We don't have a bus full of people, a guide rushing you to walk faster, or even leaving you behind. With us, all is about you, and you are everything to us! Volcanic activity is changing every day, enlarging the site on such a significant daily basis, making the experience different day by day. We recommend layering up with rain gear and cold-weather clothing. Icelandic weather changes rapidly.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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2hr Midnight Sun ATV Adventure from Reykjavik

2hr Midnight Sun ATV Adventure from Reykjavik

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Experience Iceland’s near-endless summer sun on a midnight quad bike adventure from Reykjavik. Ride a quad along asphalt roads and gravel tracks behind an expert guide, all in the eerie light of the midnight sun. Then, scramble up the mountains of Hafrafell and Úlfarsfell as midnight nears to watch the sun set and rise again within a few minutes, flooding the sky in gold and orange. Soak up the views of Reykjavik and the Reykjanes Peninsula from the summits before continuing across rivers and off-road trails back to base.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavík

Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavík

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Experience the magic of whale watching on a cruise from Reykjavik. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise the coastal curve of Iceland to marvel at humpback and orca whales in their natural habitat. Scour the sea for sightings of porpoises and dolphins as you listen to fascinating facts surrounding the majestic creatures that inhabit the Icelandic ocean. Heighten your chances of seeing whales on this tour, the success rates of which are 95% in summer and 80% in winter.
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  • 3 hours
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Landmannalaugar Hiking Tour - Highlands of Iceland
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Landmannalaugar Hiking Tour - Highlands of Iceland

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Delve deep into Iceland’s geothermal wilderness and discover breathtaking natural beauty on this full-day Landmannalaugar hiking tour from Reykjavik. Follow your certified hiking guide along rugged hiking trails through the Fjallabak Nature Reserve. Admire panoramic views over lava fields, glacial lakes and towering peaks, and gain insight into the region’s complex geology. Head through the mighty Vondugil Canyon and climb the slopes of the Brennisteinsalda Volcano, where powerful geysers shoot hot steam into the air. Descend through the Grænagil Canyon to Mount Bláhnúkur, then take a dip in the soothing hot springs.
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  • 5 hours
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2-Hour ATV Quad Tour from Reykjavik

2-Hour ATV Quad Tour from Reykjavik

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Experience the fun of an adrenaline-pumping 2-hour tour by all-terrain vehicle (ATV) through the Icelandic countryside near Reykjavik. Your expert guide leads you to the top of Mt Hafrafell and Mt Úlfarsfell where you enjoy breathtaking views of the Reykjanes peninsula, including Mt Esja the Hengill geothermal area, the city of Reykjavik and Faxaflói Bay. Expect to cross rivers and scale mountains on your sturdy ATV, with all equipment included. You can even visit a local farm and see animals such as horses, sheep and chickens.
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  • 2 hours
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1hr ATV Reykjavik Peak Adventure

1hr ATV Reykjavik Peak Adventure

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Rumble through the otherworldly Icelandic wilderness on a quad bike adventure from Reykjavik. Cruise along gravel tracks to the shores of Lake Hafravatn, and get your heart pumping as you speed up to the summit of Reykjavik Peak. Take in sweeping views of the capital and mythical-seeming mountain ranges in the distance before you make your way back down safely. Ride solo (1-seater) on one of the sturdy all-terrain vehicles or partner up with a friend or family member on a 2-seater bike. All gear and round-trip transportation from Reykjavik hotels are included.
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  • 1 hour
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Red Lava Horse Riding Tour From Reykjavik

Red Lava Horse Riding Tour From Reykjavik

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Get off the beaten path and travel over Iceland’s volcanic fields, by horseback. On this special, small-group riding tour, you’ll enjoy around four miles (7 km) of natural riding paths along the Redhills or around scenic Lake Raudavatn. Tours are suitable for all levels, and include a complimentary coffee or tea plus free winter clothing rentals.
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  • 2 hours
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier, Ice Cave and Bathing in the Secret Lagoon
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Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier, Ice Cave and Bathing in the Secret Lagoon

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Combine a snowmobile glacier ride with a bath in thermal hot springs on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Traveling by super truck, pass the Geysir geothermal field en route to the Langjökull glacier, Europe’s second-largest. Zoom over the ice on a snowmobile ride, check out a natural ice cave, and then break for lunch and dip in a thermal hot spring.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Northern Lights Superjeep Tour from Reykjavik

Northern Lights Superjeep Tour from Reykjavik

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Go in search of the Northern Lights on this 4-hour night tour from Reykjavik. Traveling by 4x4 Land Rover Defender or 6-door Ford Excursion, aka a 'super jeep,' you'll leave the city to get away from light pollution in order to better your chances of seeing this natural phenomenon also known as Aurora Borealis. With a little luck and clear skies, sightings can occur from fall to spring.
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  • 4 hours
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Diving Silfra Tour Self Drive

Diving Silfra Tour Self Drive

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Experience the unique sensation of diving between two continents on this guided tour to Silfra in Thingvellir National Park. Be confident knowing that you are in the company of a professional as you explore the crystal-clear waters and four main parts of Silfra, the big crack, Silfra hall, Silfra Cathedral, and the Silfra Lagoon. Includes all necessary equipment, hotel pickup and drop-off, snacks, and hot beverages.
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  • 5 hours
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Small-Group Snorkeling Experience at Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir National Park
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Small-Group Snorkeling Experience at Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir National Park

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Swim between two continents during this snorkeling tour of the Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir National Park. Choose from multiple daily departure times and head to the UNESCO-listed national park to snorkel in the turquoise lake where the North American and Eurasian plates meet. Alongside a PADI-certified guide, explore the underwater wonderland of Thingvellir National Park, part of Iceland’s Golden Circle, and receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10 people.
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  • 3 hours
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Active Volcano Hike Tour from Reykjavik

Active Volcano Hike Tour from Reykjavik

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Highest rated active volcano tour on Viator and Tripadvisor! This is a once in a lifetime experience you will never forget, to an active volcano in Iceland! This volcano is like no other on earth. From our viewing point on the mountainside we can see into the crater, most often with flowing lava and eruptions. This is a unique tour to see the active volcano at Fagradalsfjall, Iceland. You can expect a combined hike of 3 hours through the rugged and raw terrain on the Reykjanes Peninsula. DIFFICULTY MODERATE TO HARD 5 to 6 mile strenuous hike on rough terrain, slippery hillsides which are sometimes steep. An elevation gain of 1000ft (330m). If you think it is too much for you, we now offer easier tour. Search on Viator for: VOLCANO LAVA FIELDS, HOT SPRINGS AND SKY LAGOON. This is a sightseeing tour around the Reykjanes peninsula with a walk to the edge of the new lava field and optional relaxation in the brand new thermal spa Sky Lagoon.
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  • 6 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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