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  • Silfra Fissure Snorkeling Tour with Underwater Photos

    1. Silfra Fissure Snorkeling Tour with Underwater Photos

    Take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience and snorkel at a site that National Geographic called one of the top dive sites in the world.

    Gear up in all the necessary snorkeling equipment provided, including neoprene hoods and gloves, a thermal undersuit, dry suit, and your own mask, snorkel, and fins.

    Then, swim through the pure, filtered glacial meltwater for the ultimate bucket list experience. Only a few spots are available each day, so secure your place now.

    Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park, the Silfra Fissure lies in a valley where the tectonic plates of North America and Europe drift further apart every year. 

    Realy great experience. Pablo the guide was super nice and guided us well!! Because of the drysuit your not that cold as you think you would be.

  • Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel: Underground Expedition

    2. Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel: Underground Expedition

    Meet us at Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel and experience one of the longest and best-known lave tubes in Iceland. Embark on an unforgettable adventure through a natural phenomenon, just 30 minutes drive from the capital. As the tunnel is a work of nature, the terrain can be quite rough and hard to maneuver. A footbridge has been built inside the lava tube to make it easier to navigate and lights have been installed to further enhance the experience and highlight the ever-changing colors, landscape and geological formations. Cave Raufarhólshellir is one of the most expansive lava tubes in Iceland with its ceiling usually around 10 m (30 ft) high. Follow the route of the footbridge with your guide as they explain the geological formations. Hear entertaining tales of Hollywood adventures, its ties with the ancient Indian tribes and other enjoyable tidbits. The standard tour takes approximat...

    Very safe, accessible experience. Tour guide was friendly with some hilarious "dad" jokes along the way. Would definitely recommend to anyone in the area!

  • Iceland Secret Lagoon Admission Ticket

    3. Iceland Secret Lagoon Admission Ticket

    Originally built in 1891, the ‘Gamla Laugin’  is Iceland’s first swimming pool. Spend time in this relaxing setting feeling your worries slip away. A natural hot spring feeds the lagoon with 38-39°C water  that bubbles up from deep within the earth at a rate of 10 litres per second, constantly replenishing itself so that there is a steady supply of fresh clean water in the pool at any given time, letting you rest as long as you need.  Enjoy brand new facilities at the Secret Lagoon including changing rooms, showers, resting rooms, bar and restaurant area.  Situated in a remote location in Fluðir, the Secret Lagoon is just an hour away from Geysir, 1 hour and 20 minutes from Reykjavik and 2 hours from Vik making it a great desination on your trip to Iceland. 

    The Secret Lagoon is delightful resting 'activity' to add to your adventure travels in Iceland. We had been horse-back riding and hiking a whole lot and felt a bit tired and sore. Floating in the lagoon was just the perfect cure for that! It seemed like a much less formal and sophisticated version of the Blue lagoon, which we also visited, and I liked it all the more for that. Definitely worth visiting!

  • Langjokull Glacier: Snowmobile & Natural Ice Cave Tour

    4. Langjokull Glacier: Snowmobile & Natural Ice Cave Tour

    On this adventure tour, combine glacier snowmobiling and a natural ice cave visit on Langjokull Glacier. Start by gearing up at the base camp before going over safety features regarding your snowmobile ride. When you take off, head to the glacier to start your adventure. After about a half hour of riding, reach the ice cave. Park the sleds and walk to the cave while taking in your great surroundings. Be sure to take plenty of picture as the ice cave offers outstanding photo opportunities. After visiting the cave, ride back to the base camp before heading to Gullfoss or Reykjavik.

    Very good and enjoyable and good fun, very informative guide Herman, make sure your helmet is tight on your head before you start, my partner had to put a hood up halfway to stop it moving about .

  • Hellisheiði Geothermal Plant: Exhibition with Audio Tour

    5. Hellisheiði Geothermal Plant: Exhibition with Audio Tour

    Find out how Iceland produces green, sustainable energy with a tour of The Geothermal Energy Exhibition. Arrive at the Hellisheiði Power Plant, located only about a 20-minute drive from Reykjavík. Admire the stunning setting surrounded by lava and moss which makes the tour all the more memorable. Make your way through the interactive exhibition with commentary from your informative audio guide. Experience first-hand how green, sustainable energy is produced at the largest single-site geothermal power plant on the planet.

  • Volcano Movie - Latest Eruption In Highest Available Quality

    6. Volcano Movie - Latest Eruption In Highest Available Quality

    The movie starts with an historic overview of eruptions in Iceland and then goes through the latest eruptions in Iceland. Only footage in the highest possible quality is used, shot in 4K or better. There is no voice over - only video and sound, presenting a story that will leave you breathless due to the forces of Icelandic nature. The movie starts with a short overview of the eruptions in Iceland, starting with the Katla eruption in 1918, Hekla in 1947, Askja in 1961, Surtsey in 1963, the Westman Islands in 1973, Krafla in 1975, and many more. Finally, you will learn about 2010 and the Fimmvörðuháls eruption followed by Ejafjallajökull that blocked all air traffic. You will also find out about the Grímsvötn eruption in 2011 and Holuhraun in 2014-2015. You will leave with a better understandign of the magnitude of these eruptions and and what effects it has on the inhabitants of this r...

  • From Reykjavik: South Coast Private Tour

    7. From Reykjavik: South Coast Private Tour

    Hop in a comfortable Super Jeep for a private tour with a maximum of 7 people. Spend the day exploring the scenic South Coast of Iceland. Begin by visiting some of the areas that were most affected by the 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, during which volcanic ash halted all air traffic between North America and Europe. Learn how volcanic eruptions have shaped the geology and culture of Iceland. Continue on to admire the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Follow your guide down the path directly behind the fall to reach the mighty Skógafoss waterfall. Walk and drive down black sand beaches pounded by the Atlantic surf. Check out the towering, bird-inhabited cliffs surrounding the quaint coastal village of Vík. Stop in at local restaurants and cafes in Vik to get a sense of Icelandic life.  Enjoy the flexible itinerary of this private tour and feel free to make requests or...

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4.7 / 5

based on 1,005 reviews

It was a very very good experience! Big thank you to our guide Marcelo! Make sure to book as soon as possible to not miss on this experience. We were very lucky to get a free slot on last minute.

We had a great time. We did the activity with our 2 kids (13 &16) and they had a blast. The scenery is beautiful and the guides (Oscar and Sven) were very friendly and knowledgeable.

Very safe, accessible experience. Tour guide was friendly with some hilarious "dad" jokes along the way. Would definitely recommend to anyone in the area!

Realy great experience. Pablo the guide was super nice and guided us well!! Because of the drysuit your not that cold as you think you would be.

Great place! Great value! Even in bad weather beautiful view.