Reykjavik Activities & Tours
To do in Reykjavik: best tours, day trips and activities in Iceland
What to do in Reykjavik? All information about tours, activities, day trips and excursions in Iceland. Tips for activities and things to do in Reykjavik:
Tips for activities in Reykjavik
Online you will find a wide range of activities, day trips, walking tours and excursions in Reykjavik. I have put together the most interesting activities and things to do for you per category:
1. Guided Tours Reykjavik
Would you like to better understand Reykjavik? Then take a tour with a local guide. Listen to special stories about the city, discover culinary traditions and admire places in the city that you might not otherwise visit. Sure this food tour is very entertaining, where you get to taste no fewer than eight authentic Icelandic dishes during a 3-hour tour. Also nice are these free walking tours that give you a first impression of Reykjavik in 90 minutes.
2. Wildlife excursions from Reykjavik
Animal lover? Then two excursions in Iceland stand out for you. A frequently booked activity is this boat trip where you go whale watching at sea (this can be done all year round, but the summer months are especially suitable). But also a excursions to rocks populated by the puffins will certainly capture your imagination. The puffins can only be seen during the breeding season from May to August.
3. Northern lights tours
If you go to Reykjavik, you don;t want to miss seeing the Northern Lights; In Iceland this is called Aurora Borealis and it is mainly observed in the dark and colder winter period from October to April. To optimally view the Northern Lights, a bus tour is the most ideal activity to do this. The specialists of these excursions know exactly how much activity there is in the air and from which places you can best view it. These Northern Lights tours take you to places outside the city with as little light pollution and clouds as possible.
Note: These tours also involve a fair amount of luck and if the prospects are bad, tours will be moved to the next day. Schedule this Northern Lights tour therefore as early as possible during your trip, so that you can also join a possible resit on the following day.
4. Other activities in Reykjavik
Go on a virtual reality experience in the FlyOver Iceland, have a drink in the famous icebar or do a tasting at the local Eimverk distiller.
5. Popular day trips to the rest of Iceland
Actually, you can't visit Reykjavik without even taking a Excursion in Reykjavik Area. Iceland is known for its fantastic landscapes and in the article below you will get a comprehensive overview of the best excursions in the Reykjavik area:
Recommended! If you only have time for one day trip from Reykjavik, this tour to the Golden Circle is my absolute favorite no matter what season you want to visit Iceland. On this tour you will visit impressive waterfalls, spouting geysers and a volcanic crater. This tour even combines the Golden Circle with the hot springs of the Blue Lagoon.
6. Activities with adrenaline
Do you like some more exciting activities? The tours below are guaranteed to release some extra adrenaline. How about a snowmobile on a glacier, visit an ice cave, a trip by quad or ice climbing? Click on one of the activities in Iceland below for more suggestions for exciting activities and tours: