Although the main attraction in Iceland is natural wonders like waterfalls, hot springs, iceberg lagoons and basalt column cliffs, the country also offers many exciting adventure tours. Northern Lights Tours, Super Jeep Tours, Ice Cave Tours, Whale Watching Tours, Snowmobile Tours on a Glacier, Scenic Tours and much more. Here are some exciting tours that Hit Iceland recommends and offers to our visitors. A selected group of quality tours that will enhance your experience in Iceland. Find a tour that fits your interest.
Tours and things to do in Iceland
Find an adventure tour in Iceland. A Golden Circle tour, a spectacular Whale watching tour, a tour to Þórsmörk and much more.
The tour starts at the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik. Merely steps away you will find Eldey Visitor Centre, located on board a converted fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. And here is where you will meet the crew for the day. Before (or after) the tour, at your convenience, you can stroll through our souvenir shop, have a drink at the Whale Café or enjoy the onboard whale exhibition located in the hull of the boat. The show includes multimedia images and videos of whales as well as interesting facts about the cetaceans and other marine animals we are likely to see on tour. From that point, you will be shown to the whale watching vessel that will take you on tour.
This adventurous one-day super truck tour takes you to the South coast with an added glacier activity.
The day starts off with a visit to one of Iceland’s most famous and fascinating waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss. Here you can walk behind the falling water and experience something different. But you need to be careful as the trail is narrow and most of the time a bit slippery. Extra caution is required during winter, and proper footwear is recommended. This is one of the most photographed places in Iceland and for a good reason. During the winter, the waterfall is lit up so you can enjoy it’s magic all year round.
Natural wonders, ice cave, icberg lagoon, northern lights
The south coast of Iceland is the home of some stunning natural wonders and spectacular places to visit. This tour highlights the iceberg lagoon Jökulsárlón, the Diamond beach, a visit to an actual Ice cave, and the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. As evening approaches on our way back to Reykjavík, we start looking for the Northern light’s and make a stop if we spot a glimpse of Aurora Borealis.
A trip to an ice cave is indeed a unique experience
It gives you a chance to store in your memory a place you rarely have an opportunity to visit anywhere else. It is a visit under the edge of a glacier tongue located at Vatnajökull National Park. You are practically inside Europe’s largest glacier experiencing the interaction of light and ice in a breathtaking way that words can barely describe.
Are you looking for a place to shake your brain and legs?
Are you interested in Iceland and the many active natural forces like earthquakes, eruption and moving glaciers? The new Lava Center is a place you should seriously consider. The Lava Center explains the proximity and nature of the glowing magma under Iceland.
Pursuing the Northern Lights around Reykjavík in a small group
Iceland is a perfect place to see the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis. If conditions are right, the Northern Lights can be seen in all regions. Reykjavík and nearby countryside is an excellent place to search for and see the Northern Lights. Come with us as we search for the best place to experience this unique phenomenon.
Blue Ice cave - Waterfalls - Jökulsárlón iceberg lagoon - Black Sands at Reynisfjara
Join this tour along Iceland’s south coast to discover the unique landscape, natural blue Ice cave, glacier tongues, icebergs, lava fields, volcanos, black beaches, mighty rivers, and magic waterfalls.
With a combination of travel and lectures, Geocamp Iceland and Hit Iceland offer a unique opportunity to get a view of and understand how climate change is affecting our planet in the form of a tour. The trip takes you through exotic locations of volcanoes, glaciers, ice tongues, canyons, craters, lagoons, deep highland, small fishing towns, and other relevant and interesting places. Our approach for this tour is based on geology, environmental science, and changes in nature. We will also visit fishing villages to highlight how changes in the environment and natural resources affect various communities and their economy.
Iceland is one of the best places on the planet to see the Northern Lights. This tour will take you to see this spectacular phenomenon near Reykjavík. We bring you away from the city lights to a place where the likelihood of a spotting Aurora Borealis increases even further. The destination varies, of course, depending on cloud cover, clear skies, aurora strength and likelihood of a sighting. Visitors should be aware that although the tour endeavors to show the northern lights to as many of our guests as possible, seeing them is not guaranteed. In winter weather always plays a large part in Iceland.
A rafting tour on a whitewater glacial river floating through a canyon is probably something you can not experience in many places. Floating in a raft on the strong stream through a magnificent landscape is likely to be once in a lifetime experience for most people. This trip is ideal for those who want to enjoy some adventure but still have a relaxing trip and inhale some breathtaking scenery and landscape as part of the river is quite calm. For family rafting, the West Glacial River is the best and is classed 2-3.
The tour starts in the western part of Reykjanes Peninsula viewing natural wonders and geological marvels. After approximately three hours of driving, we will stop for lunch in Grindavík town. From our lunchtime, the tour continues east towards Krísuvík on a remote dirt road to “Vigdísarvellir fields.
This exciting tour takes you on track to the east from Grindavík town on the Reykjanes Peninsula towards Krísuvík, over the small mountain Festarfjall, to the black sandy beach and finally Selatangar. At Selatangar we take a short break before heading back for more mountain safari. The drive takes you in between old lava and black sand and we head up the another mountain, Hagafell, where you can expect a good view to the Blue Lagoon and the island Eldey rock.
This boat tour at Ísafjarðardjúp fjord is unique. Here you get a rare opportunity to experience nature of from the sea and get a spectacular view of the mountains and all the small fjords embracing this larger fjord or bay. Ísafjarðardjúp offers you breathtaking scenery in addition to great history, and rich with wildlife like seabirds, whales, and seals. Here you can observe the animals in their natural habitat.
At Húsavík town in the Northern Region, you are in the whale watching capital of Iceland and possibly the world. This whale watching tour is unique as you take the tour on a traditional Icelandic sailing boat. It is an experience quite unlike any other taking the course under sails aiming to see the magnificent animals of the ocean. It is a combination of adventure and anticipation.
Step away from the crowd, the rush, and speed and enjoy the top sights and attractions in the south-western part of Iceland, without all the traffic. Take a convenient bus tour in a smaller bus and with a smaller group (max 16) at a time when fewer visitors are around. Why chase the crowds when you can enjoy the wonders of Iceland in a more friendly setting? This peaceful excursion takes place in the afternoon and lasts into the evening and allows plenty of time to explore, view and photograph all the spectacular wonders. And remember that evening in Iceland is bright during spring, summer and into the autumn.
Þórsmörk is one of the most spectacular places in Iceland. It is one of the most accessible areas in the Highland, a deep valley, and oasis cornered with glaciers on three sides. It is truly a place of ice and fire as one of the glaciers; Eyjafjallajökull has recently erupted with glowing lava flowing into two parts of Þórsmörk.
2 presons minimum
The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is one of the Regions in Iceland that offers an impressive scenic drive, many exciting attractions and natural wonders. At the end is the Snæfellsjökull glacier towering over the landscape and dominating the view with its mystical power. A power sensed by many locals and visitors alike and inspired literary giants like Jules Verne and our Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxnes.
3 persons minimum
Explore one of the most exciting places in the Icelandic highland in a super jeep day tour from Reykjavík. Experience the magnificent colors of rhyolite mountains, visit a beautiful waterfall, meet Hekla the active volcano and take a dip in the most famous geothermal pool in Iceland.
Have you ever tasted fresh scallops straight from the sea? If not then the "VikingSushi Adventure" is the right boat tour for you - seafood simply doesn´t come fresher than this! Operating from Stykkishólmur town on the northern side of Snæfellsnes Peninsula. In all the growing flora of tours and entertainment for visitors in Iceland, this spectacular tour has been around for more than thirty years and is among the most interesting things you can do in Iceland. It is a very original tour based on an idea only someone local can come up with. A Bird & Nature Watching Tour for everyone all year around. It is a combination of sailing, viewing small islands and spectacular landscape, birdwatching and tasting seafood as fresh as it gets.
This tour is operated from Reykjavík and offered to visitors in Reykjavík and the Capital City neighbors towns. The Golden Circle tour is the most popular adventure tour in Iceland and for many good reasons. It is a trip easily doable in a day from Reykjavík the capital of Iceland, a place most of our visitors begin their journey in Iceland, and also because the tour offers a stunning view of fascinating natural wonders. Also a tour of history and geology. History as the first stop is at Iceland’s most valued historical (and almost holy) places and Geology, as you will take a breath-taking look at the various states of earth’s most vital resource, water. This tour has it all and takes you to lakes, rifts, geysers, waterfalls, rivers and glaciers.
Húsavík in the Northern Region is the whale watching capital of Iceland and possibly the world. North Sailing has operated their tours for more than two decades and is the most experienced whale watching company in Iceland. It was our first choice when looking for a partner to offer a whale watching tour on Hit Iceland.