Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland is a land of volcanoes and glaciers, lava fields and green pastures, boiling thermal springs and ice-cold rivers teeming with salmon. This unspoiled demi-paradise is also home to a very old and sophisticated culture. The northernmost capital in the world, Reykjavik was founded in 874 when Ingolfur Arnarson threw wood pillars into the sea, vowing to settle where the pillars washed ashore. Today, Iceland is an international center of commerce and home to one of the most technologically sophisticated societies in the world.

Reykjavik is the gateway to Iceland's natural wonders, which range from ice fields to thermal pools. The island is in a continual process of transformation much like its society, which blends Nordic tradition with sophisticated technology.

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Points of Interest

  • Blue Lagoon
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Strokkur
  • Geothermal Power Plant
  • Krysuvik Solfataras
  • The Pearl
  • Eyrarbakki Fishing Village
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  • Blue Lagoon

    One of Iceland's hottest destinations, this stunning outdoor geothermal spa offers steamy mineral-rich water, a boon for the skin and certain skin conditions, that's fed by the excess underground water drawn by Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant.

  • Thingvellir National Park

    Established in 1930 to protect an area of true historical, cultural and geological value, this remarkable national shrine features Iceland's largest natural lake and amazing views of the continental rift known as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

  • Gullfoss Waterfall

    The "Golden Waterfall," often complete with rainbows, wows as its rushing water tumbles down three natural, curving cascades then plunges down into a deep gorge to once again flow southward with the wide Hvítá River.

  • Strokkur

    With explosive eruptions every few minutes, this awe-inspiring geyser stuns as it hurls boiling water up to 60 feet skyward. Mud pools, algal deposits and stark terrain add to the drama at this geothermal hotspot.

  • Geothermal Power Plant

    Iceland's second largest power plant, Nesjavellir, sits near active volcano Hengill and Thingvallavatn, Iceland's chief natural lake. Using nearby boreholes from 1947, this geothermal plant produces the nation's top high-temp field.

  • Krysuvik Solfataras

    Situated in the middle of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge's fissure zone, this famous geothermic field naturally produces steam vents, hot springs and super-heated mud pots whose sulfur deposits lead to a myriad of colorful crystal deposits.

  • The Pearl

    Spectacular in form and function, this 10-story geothermally heated masterpiece serves greater Reykjavik's water storage needs while thrilling visitors with mesmerizing panoramic views and a glass-domed restaurant that revolves.

  • Eyrarbakki Fishing Village

    Nestled on Iceland's serene south coast, this idyllic fishing village charms with majestic vistas, a sparkling shoreline with excellent bird watching and the country's oldest preserved timber dwelling, a Norwegian kit home from 1765.

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Easy Reykjavik

2.5 hours | Reykjavik | REK-290

This tour is designed for passengers who prefer to see some sights from the motorcoach with little or no walking involved. Enjoy a leisurely, narrated tour around Hafnarfjordur and Reykjavik. Some of the historic and colorful sights you'll see residence of the President of Iceland - Bessastadir, Laugardalur Park, Hallgrimskirkja Church and the Höfdi House where the Cold War officially ended in 1986. From every viewpoint in the city you'll have spectacular views of the coastline and harbor.

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Lunar Landscapes & Viking World Museum

4 hours | Reykjavik | REK-210
  • Krysuvik Solfataras

Marvel at the mighty forces that shaped Europe's second largest island with an excursion to two historical sites. First, witness the otherworldly beauty of boiling multicolored lava pools in the geothermal fields of Krysuvik. Then, learn the secrets of the Vikings' sea power with a tour of Viking World museum.

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Reykjavik Highlights

3.5 hours | Reykjavik | REK-225
  • The Pearl

A whirlwind adventure in Reykjavik introduces you to the many highlights of this fascinating city. Step back in time at the Árbær Open-Air Museum, take in the panoramic views from The Pearl observation deck, learn about the political meetings that occurred at Höfði House and admire the iconic Hallgrímskirkja Church on this half-day adventure.

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Flyover Iceland Virtual Experience

1.5 hours | Reykjavik | REK-800

'Soar' over sweeping glaciers, stunning fjords and Iceland's most spectacular scenery with FlyOver Iceland, a unique, exhilarating virtual flight experience. Strap in and prepare for lift off as state-of-the-art technology combined with a 65-foot wraparound screen creates an epic and unforgettable adventure!

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Moonscapes, Hot Springs & Langoustine Feast

4.5 hours | Reykjavik | REK-115
  • Eyrarbakki Fishing Village
  • Krysuvik Solfataras

Enjoy an unhurried tour of some of Iceland's most memorable sights. Enjoy an authentic Icelandic langoustine feast in one of the country's charming coastal village towns.. Then marvel at the geothermal hot springs whose powerful steam jets escape from beneath the earth's crust and sulfurous gases rise from numerous vents.

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Iceland on Horseback

2.5 hours | Reykjavik | REK-430

Giddyup! Experts and novices alike will enjoy a horseback riding adventure through the Hafnarfjordur countryside. You'll sit high in the saddle on a famous breed of Icelandic pony, surefooted and comfortable to ride. An expert rider leads the way through picturesque farmland.

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Best of the Golden Circle (Guided in German)

8 hours | Reykjavik | REK-103
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Strokkur

Experience the divine beauty of Iceland's Golden Circle, which includes Thingvellir National Park, a historical, cultural and geological wonder, Gullfoss Waterfall, a cascading rush into a plunging gorge and Strokkur, a regularly spouting steamy geyser. Also visit Hellisheidi, the world's second largest power plant.

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Best of the Golden Circle

8 hours | Reykjavik | REK-100
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Strokkur

Experience the divine beauty of Iceland's Golden Circle, which includes Thingvellir National Park, a historical, cultural and geological wonder, Gullfoss Waterfall, a cascading rush into a plunging gorge and Strokkur, a regularly spouting steamy geyser. Also visit Hellisheidi, the world's second largest power plant.

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Meet Snorri Jónsson at Distillery 64°

2.5 hours | Reykjavik | REK-305

Exploration of the °64 Reykjavík Distillery is an opportunity to discover the very first Icelandic distillery of its kind. A scenic drive through Hafnarfjordur brings you to this facility, where a guided, behind-the-scenes tour introduces the concept of Iceland's foraging culture and the creation of handcrafted spirits.

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Bathing in the Blue Lagoon

3.5 hours | Reykjavik | REK-590
  • Blue Lagoon

Luxuriate in the steamy, mineral-rich water of the beautiful Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland's most popular destinations. A renowned treat for the skin, this milky, aquamarine pool of water is heated geothermally and continuously drawn and replenished from a mile underground by Svartsengi Power Plant.

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Bathing in the Blue Lagoon (Guided in German)

3.5 hours | Reykjavik | REK-593
  • Blue Lagoon

Luxuriate in the steamy, mineral-rich water of the beautiful Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland's most popular destinations. A renowned treat for the skin, this milky, aquamarine pool of water is heated geothermally and continuously drawn and replenished from a mile underground by Svartsengi Power Plant.

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Best of the Golden Circle & Icelandic Horse Show

8 hours | Reykjavik | REK-125
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Strokkur

Take an unforgettable journey into the renowned Golden Circle - a trio of Iceland's most magnificent sights: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Strokkur, an amazing explosive geyser. Then, attend a unique horse show and learn the culture and history of the Icelandic horse.

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Super Truck 4X4 Adventure

4 hours | Reykjavik | REK-465
  • Geothermal Power Plant

Feel the thrill of off-road adventure traveling across Iceland's rugged sub-Arctic terrain in a custom-designed 4X4 "super truck." Revel in magnificent 360-degree views of Lake Thingvallavatn, active volcano Hengill, the second largest geothermal power plant in Iceland, Nesjavellir, and surrounding mountain passes, mud banks and streams.

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Into the Blue Snorkeling Adventure

3.5 hours | Reykjavik | REK-775
  • Thingvellir National Park

Explore the secret underwater fissure between continents that marks Iceland's most unusual snorkeling destination. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Thingvellir National Park and discover some of Iceland's most breathtaking natural wonders when you snorkel between two tectonic plates - Eurasian and North American - in crystalline waters with incredible visibility.

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Glacier Walk & Waterfalls

9 hours | Reykjavik | REK-400

Iceland offers some of the world's most spectacular glacial landscapes in the world. Experience this frozen natural wonder firsthand with a guided walk along Sólheimajökull glacier, followed by a visit to two spectacular waterfalls and enjoy lunch amidst this breathtaking scenery.

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Thingvellir National Park & Snow Truck Glacier Adventure

9 hours | Reykjavik | REK-475
  • Thingvellir National Park

Experience Iceland's jaw-dropping natural wonders with a trek to some of the country's most breathtaking attractions. Trek through the magnificent Thingvellir National Park. Drive across spectacular Langjokull Glacier aboard a snow truck followed by lunch. Finally, behold the beauty of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls.

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Lava Fields & Lobster Tails by 4WD

6 hours | Reykjavik | REK-470

Gear up for some 4x4 off-road fun through some of southwestern Iceland's most striking terrain. Visit Kleifarvatn Lake, one of Iceland's deepest lakes. Marvel at the multicolored crystal deposits at Krysuvik. And enjoy a sumptuous, langoustine lobster lunch before hitting the road on "The Thousand Waters" trail.

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Countless Craters by Helicopter

1.75 hours | Reykjavik | REK-805
  • Blue Lagoon

Experience the thrill of Iceland's grandeur on a helicopter adventure that explores the countless volcanic craters of Reykjanes Peninsula. Climb aboard and take flight over incredible scenery and other-worldly landscapes. Soar over Seltún geothermal area, the Blue Lagoon, and lakes Kleifarvatn and Grænavatn, marveling at the untamed power of nature.

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