One of the best ways to enjoy a city is to take a walking tour. It is by far the most enjoyable way to experience the atmosphere, the architecture, the city landscape and all the exciting things a city can offer. Reykjavík is no exception despite the fact that it is much smaller than most cities. So what is the most interesting walking tour you can take in Reykjavík? The answer is quite simple; it is the Sculpture and Shore Walk from the City Center and Harpa to Höfði house. From the famous...
As photographers, we have many reasons to phrase Nikon and specifically the D750 camera. We purchased our first digital reflex camera back in 2003 when the D100 was launched. At that time a revolution in the digital camera market. Later we bought the D200 and about three years ago the Nikon D750. Our purpose at that time was to travel around Iceland and photograph everything of interest. Mostly landscape like waterfalls, basalt columns, hot springs, mountains, glaciers and also towns and...
What are the best months or the best time of year to see the Northern Lights in Iceland? The Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis appear, on a regular basis, in Iceland from the middle of September through to the end of March. Any time outside these months, the Northern Lights do not appear, as the nights are short and daylight dominates the sky. During these moths, the Aurora Borealis appear almost everywhere in the country if the strength, or the Aurora level, is right and the skies are...
Increasing number of tourists in Iceland arrive on a ship or a cruise. One of the largest ships sailing to Iceland is MSC Prezi¬osa. The enormous ship has scheduled three tours to Iceland this summer, and it is hard to miss when in the harbor in the small city of Reykjavík. Almost towering above all buildings in the city and bringing thousands of tourists for a few days stay in the city. Sailing by the shore of Iceland is a fascinating way to visit and gives a rare view of the country from...
The weather is one of the most unpredictable factors people live with and need to accept in Iceland. This applies both visitors and citizens all year round, independent of seasons. Although the Meteorological Office in Iceland issues a daily and weekly forecasts the weather often behaves differently. Most people who live in Iceland have a built in factor where they always expect the worst weather but gladly accept anything better than expectations. This attitude refers to all seasons, and...
If you like to take a walk while visiting a city, we recommend the walking tour from the Reykjavík City Center to the enjoyable artwork Þúfa. Although built in 2013 the environmental art is fast becoming a landmark in the Reykjavík urban landscape. To go to Þúfan you walk by the harbor west on to Grandi, where Reykjavík still has a lot of fishing and fish processing activity, and out to a point where the hill was built. The artwork is a result of a competition for artists in 2012 - 2013...
In 2008 Iceland experienced a disastrous financial crash. What had looked like an endless path to growth, reaching back to the year 2000, came to a standstill taking a whole nation to an edge of a financial cliff. Among the significant symbols of growth and prosperity was a new conference and concert hall by the harbor. A symbol of success and wealth. A project that had started but a building that had barely surfaced. As the country seemed completely broke and more or less on the brink of...
As expected and following the forecast by the Icelandic Med Office winter came with force. Last weekend the snow in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, was a record-breaking amount. The snow was 51 centimeters and completely shut the city down for a few hours. A shutdown like this is a situation that occurs every once in awhile during winter. It actually requires a calm wind and a lot of snow in a short time. All the of the streets and main connecting roads in Reykjavík were packed with snow. ...
Although it is February, Reykjavík has not seen much of a winter as we have barely seen snow or had a cold day. Cold in the Icelandic sense. This is very unusual as winter normally arrives with snow and regular snowstorms in December the latest. The winter has actually been exceptionally mild and even most or January, and a large portion of February looked like a typical spring day in Iceland. But today the Icelandic Med Office issued a warning for Friday the 24th, tomorrow. The storm...
Although Iceland has many churches all over the country almost all of them are churches of the Icelandic official religion, the Evangelical Lutheran Church. There are other churches and other religions, and one of them is the Catholic church in the Vesturbær district in Reykjavík. There are also other Catholic chapels around the country. The Catholic church/cathedral stands on the former farmland Landakotstún, an old farm purchased by the Catholic Church more than a century ago. This is the...
Tours and things to do in Reykjavík Iceland
Find an interesting tour in Reykjavík. A tour in Reykjavík or a day-tour to nearby natural wonders, a scenic drive or an adventure tour if you are ready for action.
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.
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.
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.