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With vast glaciers, glistening fjords, and looming volcanoes all within a few hours’ drive of Reykjavik, exploring Iceland’s otherworldly wilderness couldn’t be easier. Here are our top picks for day tours from Reykjavik.

The Golden Circle — 25 miles (40 km) away
One of the most in-demand tours from Reykjavik is a 186-mile (300-kilometer) loop nicknamed the Golden Circle, a circular route around the dramatic Thingvellir National Park, the geothermal valley of Haukadalur, and the thundering Gullfoss Waterfalls. Covering some of Iceland’s most spectacular scenery, the Golden Circle takes in the famous Geysir geyser, the Kerið volcanic crater, and the Hellisheiðarvirkjun Geothermal Power Plant.

Blue Lagoon — 30 miles (49 km) away
Iceland is famous for its hot springs, and the Blue Lagoon is hands-down the most visited of all the country’s geothermal spas. Combine a soak in the steamy waters with a tour of the surrounding Reykjanes Peninsula (a UNESCO Global Geopark), including the sulfur springs at Seltun, Lake Kleifarvatn, or the Hafnaberg sea cliffs.

Langjökull Ice Cave — 95 miles (153 km) away
Exploring an ice cave is a popular activity for adventurous travelers, and Langjökull is one of Iceland’s most accessible, tunneling beneath the Langjökull glacier. Tours are often combined with a visit to nearby Víðgelmir, the country’s largest lava cave.

Sólheimajökull Glacier — 99 miles (160 km) away
The frozen landscapes of the Sólheimajökull glacier tongue make a dramatic backdrop for a glacier hiking or ice-climbing expedition, with bubbling water cauldrons, natural ice sculptures, sinkholes, and vast ice walls. Full-day tours often take in the highlights of Iceland’s south shore along the way, such as the black-sand beaches of Vik and Reynisfjara, the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, or the Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla volcanoes. 

Landmannalaugar — 109 miles (175 km) away
The highlands of southern Iceland offer ample opportunities for hiking, and Landmannalaugar is an ideal destination in this region. Venture off-road on a 4WD tour, then set out on a guided hike to admire the valley’s multicolored rhyolite mountains, azure-blue lakes, and rugged lava fields.

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon — 230 miles (370 km) away
Hidden away on Iceland’s southeast coast, a visit to the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon means a long day trip from Reykjavik—but it’s worth it for the views alone. Make the most of the journey by passing through Skaftafell National Park (part of Vatnajökull National Park) and the volcanic desert of Skeiðarásandur, then walk along the shores of the Jökulsárlón Lagoon.
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Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon Including Admission & Kerid Volcanic Crater Day Trips

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Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon Including Admission & Kerid Volcanic Crater

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The Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon are the two most popular sights to visit in Iceland. Book this small group day tour and enjoy visiting both the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon in a relaxing fun filled day. Admission to all sights, also the Blue Lagoon, is included in the tour price so as soon as you have booked you can relax and start looking forward to your adventure. Your first stop is at the Thingvellir National Park, the UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. This is where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, which allows you the unique feeling of having one foot in each world. Next destination is the famous Geysir Hot Spring. Watch Strokkur erupt every few minutes up to 30 meters high. Here you can buy a lunch during the stop. Gullfoss the Golden Waterfall is next and will amaze you with its beauty and raw power. Adding even more, you will visit the Kerid Volcanic Crater before heading off the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing end to a great day.
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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from ReykjavikDay Trips

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 ReykjavikDay Trips

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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South Coast Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by MinibusDay Trips

South Coast Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus

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Travel by luxury minibus through a volcanic landscape along the south coast of Iceland. See the magnificent waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the black-sand beaches of Reynisfjara, and the breathtaking Sólheimajökull glacier on this day trip from Reykjavik. Spot puffins, if you’re lucky, and get a look at Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which erupted in 2010. Round-trip hotel transport is provided.
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  • 10 hours
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South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from ReykjavikDay Trips

South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Day Tour from Reykjavik

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Discover southern Iceland and take a cruise on the ice-strewn Jokulsarlon Lagoon on this scenic day trip from Reykjavik. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, trace Iceland’s spectacular south coast, a canvas of towering mountains, waterfalls, and glacial rivers. Visit the Skogafoss waterfall, view the ice-covered peaks of Skaftafell, and learn about the area's geology and then go behind the cascading water at Seljalandfoss waterfall.
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  • 14 hours
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Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from ReykjavikDay Trips

Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Get the most from a day in Iceland on an 11-hour tour from Reykjavik that covers the Golden Circle, Kerid crater, and Blue Lagoon. View the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates at UNESCO-listed Thingvellir, see the geysers and pools at Geysir, and admire the Gulfoss Waterfall. In addition, visit the lake-filled Kerid volcanic crater, and finish by bathing in the warm Blue Lagoon (own expense). Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 11 hours
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The Blue lagoon Including Admission and Northern Lights TourDay Trips

The Blue lagoon Including Admission and Northern Lights Tour

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Soaking in the thermal waters of the Blue Lagoon is a quintessential experience for visitors to Iceland. On this tour, enjoy a relaxing visit to the famous Blue Lagoon, pamper yourself with a mineral-rich silica mud mask, and swim up to the bar to order a drink of your choice (included). Afterwards, set out on an evening Northern Lights safari and if you’re lucky, have chance to enjoy another of Iceland’s most memorable sights—the Aurora Borealis.
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Snaefellsnes Peninsula Classic Day Tour from ReykjavikDay Trips

Snaefellsnes Peninsula Classic Day Tour from Reykjavik

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Explore the fire-and-ice landscape of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on a full-day, small-group tour from Reykjavik. Walk along the coast in the village of Arnarstapi, find perfect views of Snæfellsjökull, and visit black pearl beaches at the edge of the peninsula. Pickup and drop-off at centrally-located Reykjavik hotels.
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  • 11 hours
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Golden Circle Day Trip with Kerid Volcanic Crater from ReykjavikDay Trips

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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Golden Circle Afternoon and Northern Lights Tour from ReykjavikDay Trips

Golden Circle Afternoon and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

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See Iceland’s Golden Circle and search for the Northern Lights on an afternoon and evening tour from Reykjavik. Board a rugged 4x4 Super Jeep tough enough to navigate the country’s challenging terrain and explore the Golden Circle. See the ancient geological formations and parliament site at Thingvellir National Park; watch the Strokkur waterspout at Geysir; and admire the beautiful Gullfoss Waterfall. As darkness falls, seek out the Northern Lights, escaping light pollution to experience the incredible light show.
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Guided Full-Day Tour of Iceland's South Coast from ReykjavikDay Trips

Guided Full-Day Tour of Iceland's South Coast from Reykjavik

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Explore the rugged scenery of Iceland's south Coast on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Stops include Reynisfjara Beach, Skógafoss Waterfall, Sólaheimasandur Glacier, and other photo-worthy locations. Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik hotels included.
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Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from ReykjavikDay Trips

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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Day Trip to the Glacier Lagoon: Jökulsárlón from ReykjavikDay Trips

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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Day Trip to Iceland's Beautiful South Coast from ReykjavikDay Trips

Day Trip to Iceland's Beautiful South Coast from Reykjavik

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Iceland’s south coast is one of the country’s scenic wonders, but often overshadowed by the Golden Circle sights. This full-day trip from Reykjavik covers it in detail, showcasing its lava landscapes, waterfalls, glaciers, and beaches. In addition to visiting the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, walk up close to the Sólheimajökull glacier, and admire the black cliffs and rocks at Reynisfjara and Dyrhólaey. A stop for lunch (own expense), and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip from ReykjavikDay Trips

Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Tour the Golden Circle and enjoy the popular Icelandic pursuit of bathing in hot springs on this 8-hour day trip from Reykjavik. View the Golden Circle’s famous trio of sights: Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall. Plus, soak in the warm waters of the Secret Lagoon, a scenic pool of natural hot springs. Lagoon admission and towel rental, air-conditioned transport, and hotel transfers in Reykjavik are included.
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Snæfellsnes Peninsula Small Group Tour Including Lunch from ReykjavíkDay Trips

Snæfellsnes Peninsula Small Group Tour Including Lunch from Reykjavík

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West Iceland’s beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula boasts towering waterfalls, rugged cliff-faces, and spectacular coastal scenery, but its remote location makes access challenging. On this tour, explore the peninsula with ease from your Reykjavik accommodation, and take in natural features including Mt. Kirkjufell and Djupalonssandur black-sand beach. Discover geological craters and lava fields, with a traditional meal in the Icelandic countryside included.
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  • 11 hours
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'Game of Thrones' Filming Locations Tour From ReykjavikDay Trips

'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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Northern Lights Night Tour from ReykjavikDay Trips

Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik

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Seize the opportunity to see one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles during this evening Reykjavik Northern Lights tour. Hop into a climate-controlled coach with an expert guide, and venture deep into Iceland’s darkness-cloaked countryside, far from the electric glow of any towns. Stop at different locations to scan the ink-black skies for the legendary lights, and with luck, catch a dazzling display that you’ll remember forever. Taking a Northern Lights Iceland tour is a must for anyone visiting Reykjavik in winter, so don’t miss out!
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South Coast: Glacier Hike, LAVA Centre, Waterfalls & Black Sand Beach Day Trips

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South Coast: Glacier Hike, LAVA Centre, Waterfalls & Black Sand Beach

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Iceland—the Land of Fire and Ice—boasts bubbling mud pools and frozen glaciers, and many of the most impressive natural attractions lie along the country’s southern shores. On this full-day sightseeing tour, travel in comfort by air-conditioned minivan to landmarks including Skógafoss waterfall and hike over the Sólheimajökull glacier. With round-trip travel from central Reykjavik included, find out exactly how Iceland earned its nickname.
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South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen AudioDay Trips

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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Blue Lagoon Admission Including TransferDay Trips

Blue Lagoon Admission Including Transfer

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On this relaxing, half-day tour package, you’ll head by transfer to the healing, geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon. Soak at your leisure in the milky blue, mineral-rich outdoor spa with premium admission tickets, which include a towel, bathrobe, slippers, and complimentary beverage, plus a silica or algae face mask.
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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by MinibusDay Trips

Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus

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Iceland’s Golden Circle route links some of the country’s most impressive natural attractions, but the big tourist groups can make it feel crowded. On this small-group tour, reach top Golden Circle landmarks including Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park in a group no larger than 15 people. Travel in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle as your guide showcases Iceland’s spectacular beauty, and finish with a warm soak at the Secret Lagoon.
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  • 9 hours
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Snæfellsnes: Hidden Gem of the West Small-Group Day Trip from ReykjavikDay Trips

Snæfellsnes: Hidden Gem of the West Small-Group Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Located on Iceland’s rugged western shores, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula attracts travelers keen to admire the country’s impressive coastal scenery. During this tour, explore top Snæfellsnes attractions including Arnarstapi village, Djúpalónsandur Bay, and Mt. Kirkjufell, and step off the tourist trail to hit hidden corners of the peninsula many visitors miss. Avoid the tourist coaches and enjoy time to admire the scenery, with pickup and drop-off at your Reykjavik hotel included.
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  • 12 hours
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Into the Glacier Ice Cave Tour and Lava Cave Day Trip from Reykjavik Day Trips

Into the Glacier Ice Cave Tour and Lava Cave Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Descend into a glacier and explore a lava cave during this unusual full-day tour from Reykjavik. On board a comfortable tour bus equipped with an audio guide in 10 languages, head for the scenic Borgarfjörður area. Trek into the man-made ice cave at Langjökull to learn about the formation of Iceland's second-largest glacier and how it shaped the surrounding landscape. Then, visit the country's largest lava cave at Víðgelmir to see the unusual lava formations. Round-trip hotel transportation is included.
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