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Memorable day tours from Reykjavik in 2022

There are many ways to explore the Land of Fire and Ice and no matter what you choose, you will have a memorable experience. Day tours, Multi-day tours, Self-drive tours, Private tours you can choose whichever fits your personality. 

There are day tours available from Reykjavik, Höfn, Djupivogur, Hella, Akureyri/Myvatn. 

This blog is dedicated to the day tours from Reykjavik. If you are not decided what to choose then you are in the right place, because in this blog I will select some of the best day tours you can go on. 

If you are staying in Reykjavik and want to explore a little more of the Icelandic country then you can choose a day tour that will take you to some of the most beautiful places.

There are some combo tours that include visiting the Golden Circle and other activities you can do in the area as well as day tours to Snæfellsnes Peninsula or the South Coast.

Golden Circle classic tour 

This tour is guided in 10 languages so you will get to know Iceland better. The Golden Circle route is the most visited and the views and places will tell you why. On this tour, you will be able to see the famous Geysir Geothermal Area with the geyser Strokkur, the Gullfoss Waterfall and Þingvellir National Park.

Golden Circle and Farm visit day tour

This is one of the most popular day-tours in Iceland. 

After completing the Golden Circle route you will stop at a Traditional Dairy Farm where you will have to taste homemade ice cream for free. 

Golden Circle and Snorkelling at Silfra

On this tour, you will visit the famous landmarks on the Golden Circle route plus a unique experience: Snorkelling between two continental plates at Silfra. If you are adventurous you should try this tour because Iceland is the only place in the world where you can go snorkelling between two continental plates. Free underwater photos are included. 

Golden Circle and Farm Visit | Small Group & Free Ice cream

Golden Circle and Farm Visit | Small Group & Free Ice cream

GOLDEN CIRCLE CLASSIC (Guided in 10 languages)

GOLDEN CIRCLE CLASSIC (Guided in 10 languages)

Golden Circle & Snorkeling in Silfra Minibus Tour | Free Underwater Photos

Golden Circle & Snorkeling in Silfra Minibus Tour

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Golden Circle and Fontana Geothermal Baths

After you complete the Golden Circle tour you can relax at Fontana Geothermal Baths as the tour includes an admission ticket to the spa. 

Golden Circle and Fridheimar greenhouse

On the Golden Circle route, you will find a greenhouse where are cultivated mostly tomatoes. You may be asking yourself how are the plants growing in the Land of Fire and Ice, close to the Arctic Circle but the answer is geothermal energy. They use geothermal energy to heat the greenhouse and to create a perfect environment for the plants to grow.  Inside the greenhouse, there is also a unique restaurant that you don’t want to miss after the tour. 

Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon

You can not miss the Sky Lagoon while in Iceland. After a day full of adventures on the Golden Circle route, relax “where the sky meets the sea” and have a true Viking experience there. 

Golden Circle Classic and Fontana Geothermal Baths

Golden Circle Classic and Fontana Geothermal Baths

The Golden Circle & Friðheimar

The Golden Circle & Friðheimar

GOLDEN CIRCLE & SKY LAGOON (Admission incl.)

GOLDEN CIRCLE & SKY LAGOON (Admission incl.)

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Snæfellsnes Peninsula day tour

Also known as a mini-Iceland, Snæfellsnes Peninsula is the perfect day tour if you want to get closer to the Icelandic nature and culture. On this tour, you will see the famous Kirkjufell mountain, the most photographed wooden church in Iceland Búdakirkja, the Black Church of Búdir, Hellnar and Arnarstapi, Ytri Tunga beach and seal colony, the ‘rocky castle’ Lóndrangar, Djúpalónssandur & Dritvík and Saxhóll Crater. 

The Icelandic South Coast is very popular for tourists and is also full of beautiful gems. 

Depending on what you want to see on the South Coast there are some day-tours that might fit your interests. 

South Coast and Glacier hike day-tour

You will hike on this tour on the Sólheimajökull Glacier that is close to the town of Vik. On your way to the glacier, you will see also two of the most famous waterfalls on the South Coast, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss. You will see also the Reynisfjara black sand beach. 

South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

This tour will take you to the “crown jewel of Iceland” the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. On your way to the lagoon, you will visit the enchanting waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss and enjoy the stunning nature of the South Coast of Iceland. From Road 1 you will see Öræfajökull glacier, with the highest peak in Iceland, Hvannadalshnjúkur (2110 m).

South Iceland, waterfalls and black sand beach

On this tour, you will spend more time admiring the majestic Skogafoss waterfall, walking on the most beautiful black sand beach near the town of Vik. You will also enjoy walking behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the Hidden Treasure of the West

Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the Hidden Treasure of the West

South Coast & Glacier Hike Minibus Tour

South Coast & Glacier Hike Minibus Tour

South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

South Iceland, Waterfalls & Black Sand Beach

South Iceland, Waterfalls & Black Sand Beach

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There are also some semi-private tours from Reykjavik that you can join. For those tours to take place they require small groups of people (max. 6).

Full-Day South Coast and Katla Ice Cave exploring

You will go exploring the South Coast of Iceland in a Super Jeep. You will visit Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Hjörleifshöfði and Black Sand Beach and the town of Vík. You will explore Kötlujökull the Ice Cave at Katla and I can guarantee that will be a thrilling activity.

Full-Day Beautiful Þórsmörk

This tour will take you to the Valley of Thor, or Þórsmörk (Thorsmork) in Icelandic. This is a nature reserve in the southern highlands, located between three glaciers; Eyjafjallajökull (the famous glacier volcano that erupted in 2010 and caused widespread disruption to air traffic in Europe), Mýrdalsjökull and Tindfjallajökull.

Þórsmörk is a paradise for hikers, photographers and nature lovers so join us on this tour if it speaks to you.

Full-Day Semi Private-Super Jeep Tour to Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar in Iceland is a magnificent place. Lava field surrounded by mountains of colourful Rhyolite and one of the most popular places for hiking.

Landmannalaugar means “Land mans pool”, because of the natural geothermal pools in the area.

In the past, it was a welcome place for travellers who had travelled the country on horseback or on foot, to stop and bathe. You won’t travel horseback or on foot but your stop there will let you connect with Icelandic nature. 

Full-Day Semi-Private Tour to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Seljalandsfoss, The Black Sand Beach, the town of Vík will be the highlights of your day-journey to Jökulsárlón and Diamond Beach. Those are the most famous places on the Icelandic South Coast. 

Ice caving by Katla Volcano - Day Tour from Reykjavik on Minibus

Ice caving by Katla Volcano - Day Tour from Reykjavik on Minibus

Full-Day Beautiful Þórsmörk Semi Private tour

Full-Day Beautiful Þórsmörk Semi Private tour

Full-Day Semi Private Super Jeep Tour to Landmannalaugar

Full-Day Semi Private Super Jeep Tour to Landmannalaugar

Full-Day Semi Private Tour to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Full-Day Semi Private Tour to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

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Full-Day Volcano Lava Fields, Hot Springs and Sky Lagoon

Reykjanes Peninsula is a volcanic gem. The recent eruption at Fagradalsfjall made the Reykjanes Peninsula famous all over the world and there are many things to see. You can hike to see the fresh lava fields as well as the old ones that are covered with moss. The Reykjanes Peninsula has interesting lighthouses, volcanic beaches, and because is located just under the Mid-Atlantic Rift there are visible fissures and a bridge that connects the Eurasian and North-American continental plates. 

After wandering around the peninsula, relax at Sky Lagoon with a Viking ritual of relaxation.

Iceland Crystal Ice Cave and Golden Circle Full-Day Private Tour

On this tour, you will visit the landmarks of the famous Golden Circle route and also you will add some ice to your tour by exploring the Cristal Ice Cave at Langjökull Glacier. 

Full-Day Volcano Lava Fields, Hot Springs and Sky Lagoon

Full-Day Volcano Lava Fields, Hot Springs and Sky Lagoon

Iceland Crystal Ice Cave and Golden Circle Full-Day Private Tour

Iceland Crystal Ice Cave and Golden Circle Full-Day Private Tour

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