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Adventures and Activities in Reykjavik

(7 days / 6 nights)

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Take the capital by storm!

Enjoy an action-packed 7-day city break with an amazing variety of guided day tours to some of Iceland´s biggest natural attractions, all accessible in just a short drive from Reykjavik! Highlights include a 4x4 Super Jeep tour in rugged highlands, snowmobiling on a glacier, river rafting, horseback riding, and (ATV) quad biking in lava landscapes. You will also have time to relax and enjoy all the cultural sites, museums, world-class dining, and nightlife that the capital city has to offer. Self-guided tour, with planned activities.

7 days / 6 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 276205 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

Type

Partially Guided

Interest

4x4 Highland Route, Active, City Break, Midnight sun

Season

14 May - 14 Sep

Departure

Daily

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: Welcome to Reykjavik!

    On arrival to Keflavik Airport, you will be greeted by a driver who will take you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After settling in, spend the rest of the day exploring the capital area’s attractions, including museums, naturally-heated pools and spas, Icelandic design shops, scenic surroundings, and much more. You also have your pick of superb restaurants and cafés in downtown Reykjavik along with a variety of bars and nightclubs if you wish to take part in the legendary Reykjavík nightlife. Spend the next six nights at a comfortable hotel or guesthouse in the heart of the city.

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  • Day 2: Golden Circle & Glacier Adventure

    Learn about Iceland´s unique geology and history with an enlightening guided bus tour along the famous “Golden Circle” route. Here, you will visit some of Iceland’s top attractions, including Þingvellir National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the great Geysir geothermal area with its spouting geyser and steaming hot springs, and beautiful Gullfoss, considered the pinnacle of Icelandic waterfalls. Finally, we kick the action into high gear with an incredible one-hour snowmobile ride at Iceland´s second largest glacier, Langjökull.

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  • Day 3: Tame Horses, Untamed Rapids

    Today’s activities give you a taste of Iceland’s unspoiled nature along with an introduction to the hardy Icelandic horse, the same breed that Viking settlers rode over 1,000 years ago. Starting at the beautiful Vellir farm in Ölfus, we spend the first half of the day with a horseback ride followed by lunch at Hótel Eldhestar. Next, we head to Hvítá, a glacial river flowing through the narrow Brúarhlöð canyon.* During our exciting 7-kilometre river rafting excursion, you will learn to ride the adrenaline-pumping rapids with the option of jumping into the river from a cliff!

    * Trip difficulty is level 2 out of a possible 5, and is rated as a moderately easy adventure, meaning it is suitable for families with teenagers. No children under 12 permitted. No prior rafting experience is required.

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  • Day 4: The Sky is the Limit!

    This is your day to explore the capital area and its surroundings however you wish.

    Downtown Reykjavík offers a wide range of attractions, including Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, and the stunning Hallgrímskirkja church, the city’s most visible landmark. You may also be interested in a hike in Reykjavik’s natural surroundings, such as Grótta in Seltjarnarnes, the lush Laugardalur valley, or the peaceful forested area of Öskjuhlíð near Perlan (“The Pearl”). There are also plenty of optional activities to choose from for more experiences with Icelandic wildlife and nature.

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  • Day 5: Explore the Highlands by 4x4

    We begin our adventurous 4x4 Super Jeep tour at Þjórsárdalur valley, where we can visit the lovely Hjálparfoss waterfall before breaking for lunch at the Hrauneyjar highland Center (Hálendismiðstöðin). Then, we continue to the otherworldly Landmannalaugar region deep in the forbidding highlands. Here in this area of unusual geological features, you have the option of bathing in natural hot pools or embarking on a short guided hike. Finally, our mighty jeeps climb 950 meters up Mt. Hekla, one of Iceland’s most famous volcanoes, where we are rewarded with astounding views over South Iceland.

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  • Day 6: Lava Landscapes

    Today, we drive over lava fields and up mountains on a guided two-hour quad bike (ATV) tour of the Reykjanes peninsula! Highlights along the way include dramatic coastal scenery and geothermal areas with moon-like surroundings. After the exhilarating excursion, you can relax at the amazing Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, renowned for the reputed healing powers of its mineral-rich waters. Let your cares slip away as you unwind in the saunas and steam baths or soak in the radiant white-blue waters of the lagoon, ensuring that you are fully rejuvenated for your last night in Reykjavik.

    *We recommend booking optional treatments well in advance.

    Optional:
    - Treatments and massages at the Blue Lagoon

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  • Day 7: Departure

    Transfer by bus to Keflavík Airport in time for your departure flight. We recommend arriving at the airport at least 90 minutes before your scheduled departure. If your flight is in the afternoon, you can spend the morning exploring more of the Reykjavik area or taking part in an optional activity.

    Optional:
    - Guided city sightseeing tours
    - Bicycle or walking tours

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Map

Here’s a map of Iceland, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

We had a fantastic time

Couldn't fault it.  Everything was very well organised.  Nothing was too much trouble for Helga.  She arranged birthday surprise for Martin upon arrival.  She booked additional food tour for us too.  We had a fantastic time and Nordic Visitor (and Helga) helped make it so.

Promises where delivered

We were very happy to find that all of our transportation was on time (mostly early) and comfortable. The guides were friendly and answered any questions that we had. They were very knowledgeable about the area of the tour. All of the needed paperwork was in order and we had no problem with any of the vouchers. We had a lot of fun while visiting Iceland and we would definitely recommend your services to friends and family. Christine really liked the horseback riding and the rafting that we did. I also enjoyed those activities but my favorite was the highland tour (our guide was awesome!! Sorry I don't remember his name) and I also enjoyed the ATV tour. Thank you for standing by your services and delivering what was promised.

Amazing tour of Iceland

Thank you! My husband and I had an amazing tour of Iceland. Nordic Visitor provided us with itineraries and vouchers that were very helpful and organized. Nordic Visitor responded quickly in providing us a refund when our kayaking tour was cancelled due to weather conditions. Great tour company!!!

Well organised and enjoyed by the whole family

It was a great holiday, really enjoed by the whole family. Very well organised on the whole. All the guides were extremely friendly and helpful making all the the tours interesting. I think the highlight was the day in the super jeep tour. Thank you very much.

Accommodation

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Price per person from

Approx 276205 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

2018

Optional activities

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Tour Information

  • Extra nights can be added by request; contact us for details.
  • This package can be customized, and scheduled activities can be modified to meet your needs or interests; contact us for details.
  • Please note: since hotels fill quickly during the high season, earlier bookings allow us to reserve better accommodations for you. 
  • This tour is available for single travelers upon request – single fee might apply; contact us for further details
Other
This tour is not suitable for children under 12 years of age; children must be 12 or older to accompany adults on the snowmobile, quad bike (ATV), and rafting excursions. 
Some of the activities are dependent on weather conditions. In the unlikely event that an activity is cancelled due to weather, an alternative will be offered. 
Most optional activities can be booked locally at your accommodation; however, we are more than happy to help you make arrangements.
 
For Snowmobile & ATV Tours:
Please note that a valid driver’s license must be presented before driving snowmobiles and/or ATV´s (Quad Bikes).
 
For the Blue Lagoon:
The minimum age requirement for children at the Blue Lagoon is 2-years-old. It is mandatory for children ages 2- to 8-years-old to wear inflatable armbands in the lagoon. These are provided free of charge. Please note that only two (2) children under the age of 10 can be admitted into the lagoon per guardian. 
 
Note
All accommodations and planned activities (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor. This is a self-guided tour, with no dedicated tour guide for the duration of your stay. For each planned activity, you can expect a different tour operator and guide, and you will have free time between activities.
 
If you wish to join a small group escorted holiday, with the same guide leading each day’s activities, see our selection here.
 
Currency rate
All bookings are charged in Icelandic Króna (ISK), the official currency of Iceland. Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate as issued by the Central bank of Iceland. Therefore, conversions from ISK to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
 
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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