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Travellers’ Choice Awards

Best of the Best Things to Do

Top Experiences - Iceland

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Snorkel between tectonic plates at Silfra and witness breathtaking scenery, crystal clear water, and unique geological formations. The skilled guides will help you enjoy a smooth and safe adventure suitable for all skill levels.
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 Duration: 2h 30m
 Ages 12-99, max of 15 per group
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On a cold, rainy July morning Papi and Anezka took great care to keep our group of 7 as comfortable as possible. The gear absolutely performed as promised and we were at peace in the water. The cookies and cocoa at the end were a welcomed, warming treat. 5 stars for this team! Thank you!
    Rskaff36
    @Rskaff36
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was wonderful and awe inspiring. The water was 2 times clearer than the (Bahamas to which I've been) I really enjoyed it if you're considering going but fear the cold trust me it's not that cold and truly worth it.
    paulsP6062CX
    @paulsP6062CX
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Alex was an amazing guide. She made sure we stayed warm and dry (aside from our face and hands) and that we felt as comfortable as possible being in the dry suit for the first time. We had a small group of 6, so she was able to give all of us special attention. She gave me a lot of confidence and helped me when I needed it. The actual swim was AMAZING! The water was crystal clear and the algae was colorful and gorgeous. Seeing the fissure in the rocks caused by the separation of the plates is an incredible experience.
    BBinHBandEP
    @BBinHBandEP
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour with James was great, he answered our questions and concerns regarding the snorkelling tour and was very motivated and enthusiastic, great experience!
    494arminf
    @494arminf
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our guide David was very good and he gave me 2 cookies. You gays need to rise the temperature of the water as fast as possible. Remember the name David
    355asgerg
    @355asgerg
    Reviewed July 2024

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5.0 of 5 bubbles2,360 reviews
Head out on a full-day small-group tour along Iceland's South Coast from Reykjavik, where you'll encounter breathtaking landscapes, waterfalls, glaciers, and a black sand beach. With passionate guides, a flexible itinerary, and warm transportation, you'll take enjoyable walks and participate in a variety of activities. Keep an eye out for puffins and other wildlife while savoring delicious local food during this memorable trip, perfect for winter visits.
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 Duration: 10h
 Ages 5-99, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles943 reviews
Spend a day exploring Iceland's natural wonders on the Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus. Travel through picturesque waterfalls, national parks, and geothermal pools with a knowledgeable, friendly guide. Enjoy a comfortable ride in a cozy minibus, while listening to authentic Icelandic music and dodging larger tourist crowds. Soak in the secluded Secret Lagoon, savor delicious local food, and gain informative insights on Icelandic history and culture.
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 Duration: 9h
 Ages 5-99, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles982 reviews
For a thrilling and unique time in Reykjavik, check out the Lava Show Admission Ticket, with an optional premium upgrade for some extra perks. This captivating and educational activity features stunning lava displays, informative commentary, and cozy, comfortable seating. It's perfect for families and groups looking for an engaging experience in Iceland. With its convenient location, you'll find it hard not to be impressed by this fascinating attraction.
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 50–70 minutes
 Ages 0-120, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles232 reviews
Eimverk Distillery Visit is a fun, informative, and well-organized outing led by passionate and knowledgeable guides. It's a personal and authentic Icelandic experience where you'll learn about the country's agriculture and unique production process. Taste delicious spirits in majestic locations, and enjoy the intimate setup. With friendly staff, easy taxi access, and comfy merchandise, it's a highly recommended way to spend your time.
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 Duration: 1h 10m
 Ages 20-99, max of 12 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles463 reviews
On an 8-Day Small Group Tour Around Iceland in Minibus from Reykjavik, you'll discover breathtaking landscapes and unforgettable sights, like waterfalls, volcanoes, and national parks. Your attentive guide will share Icelandic history and culture, while you enjoy a mix of group and individual activities. Participate in ice caving, glacier hiking, horse riding, and whale watching, while taking in stunning sunrises, sunsets, and the Northern Lights. Comfy minibus, nice hotels, and tasty local cuisine make it a well-rounded trip.
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 Duration: 8 days
 Ages 8-99, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles244 reviews
On the 2-Day Blue Ice Cave, Glacier Lagoon, and South Coast Tour, you can expect a mix of natural wonders and memorable moments. With a knowledgeable guide by your side, explore a stunning blue ice cave, take in breathtaking views at the glacier lagoon, and meander along the picturesque South Coast. Add in comfortable transport, flexible itinerary, and wildlife spotting opportunities, and you've got a truly engaging and immersive journey.
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 Duration: 2 days
 Ages 8-99, max of 14 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles498 reviews
Explore the best of Iceland's south coast with a well-planned itinerary that takes you on a thrilling glacier hike, past breathtaking waterfalls, and to a unique black sand beach. You'll have the freedom to roam and snap loads of wonderful photos while an informative guide shares intriguing myths, legends, and a wealth of information. This adventure is perfect for a memorable day out, regardless of your activity level.
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 Duration: 11h
 Ages 10-99, max of 15 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles179 reviews
Gear up for a thrilling Volcano ATV Tour where you can explore the rugged terrain and take in breathtaking volcanic landscapes. With knowledgeable and friendly guides by your side, you'll have a chance to spot puffins and other wildlife. This personalized, educational adventure is perfect for families seeking a unique experience, complete with unforgettable views, fantastic weather, and top-notch service.
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 Duration: 1h
 Ages 6-99, max of 14 per group
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5.0 of 5 bubbles279 reviews
Take a break from the ordinary with a Family Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 2 White Water Rafting on the West Glacial River. This beginner-friendly adventure features stunning canyon scenery and a thrilling cliff jump. Led by caring and energetic guides, you'll navigate both rough and chill waters, with surprises along the way. Cap off the day with a rewarding lunch amidst the beautiful countryside.
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 Duration: 3h 30m
 Ages 6-84, max of 15 per group
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