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 afull-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 steamyBlue Lagoon hot springs.
*Soar over Reykjavik on a helicopter tourand touch down on the peak of Mt. Esja.
*Mount up for a horseback riding tourand admire Iceland’s volcanic landscapes from the back of an Icelandic horse.
Experience the magic of the midnight sun on anevening whale watching cruise from Reykjavikand spot humpback whales, dolphins, and porpoises in their natural environment.
Get your adrenaline pumping as yousnorkel through the Silfra fissure in Thingvellir National Parkand explore the Gjábakkahellir lava cave.
*Discover the natural wonders of Iceland’s southern coastincluding the black-sand beach of Vik, the Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, and Mýrdalsjökull glacier.