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Reynisdrangar Sea StacksWith TripCreator you can create a complete trip with accommodation, rental car and activities. You are the master of your own trip and can decide where you want to stay and what parts of the country to explore. If you are visiting Iceland for only a few days, if you want to be based in Reykjavík for the duration of your stay and you don't want to rent a car you can still explore the country and experience the pure Icelandic nature. There are many different tour companies offering various day tours from the city that allow you to experience the authentic Iceland without the hassle of driving on gravel roads on your own or plowing through heavy rain or snow. Here are a few of the great options for day tours from Reykjavík that you can add to your Iceland travel plan. All these tours are bookable through TripCreator.

1. The Wonders of Reykjanes and The Blue Lagoon

During this 8 hour tour you will get a little bit of everything Icelandic. You will visit two geothermal sites, dramatic coastlines and quaint, historic towns that boast the Icelandic charm. Between the lava fields and geothermal hot spots, you will really get a feeling of the life and power of this young country where nature is still vey active. After a whole day of this awe inspiring tour you have the option to relax in the wonderful Blue Lagoon (admission not included in the tour price).

2. South Shore Adventure

If you are a nature lover, then this is the tour for you. This 10 hour excursion will take you along the south coast of Iceland which is one of the country's most scenic regions. Along the way stops will be made at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss Waterfall where you can walk behind the waterfall and through to the other side. You will also stop at the majestic and very picturesque Skógafoss Waterfall, which plummets down 60 impressive meters. You will also stop at the Skógar Folk Museum to get a taste of how locals lived in past centuries. This exrtensive tour will bring you all the way to Vík, a charming village surrounded by beautiful and steep cliffs.

3. The Golden Circle and Fontana Wellness

This amazing tour takes you around the Golden Circle to see three of Iceland’s highlights. You will be brought to Þingvellir National Park, which is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It is the site of a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is also home to Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. You will also visit Gullfoss Waterfall, a wide, tall and very impressive waterfall. The third highlight of the day is the Geysir Geothermal Area where you will se the mighty Strokkur Hot Spring shoot colums of water up to 40 m into air every 5-8 minutes. The last stop of the day is the Laugarvatn Fontana, a wonderful spa with natural stem baths and geothermally heated pools. This is a place to relax and breath in the clean Icelandic air. 

4. Lake Mývatn Classic

Take an early morning flight from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Akureyri Town. There you will be welcomed by a local guide who will lead to the vehicle. This tour will take you to the amazing Mývatn Lake and on the way there you will visit some of the most beautiful attractions of the region. Among those are the beautiful Goðafoss Waterfall, Skútustaðagígar Craters, Dimmuborgir Lava Field, Grjótagjá Cave, Víti Crater, and Krafla Volcano. The last stop of the day is a visit to the Mývatn Nature Baths where you will enjoy a relaxing bath in milky blue waters of the lagoon. From therr you are returned to Akureyri where you catch the afternoon flight to Reykjavík.

5. Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Viking Sushi

This 12 hour tour will take you on a journey to Snæfellsnes Peninsula, which is is a unique world of its own. There you will experience the majestic glacier, spectacular mountains and volcanic craters, bird cliffs, and black and golden sandy beaches, lush valleys, and unique harbours in charming fishing villages. In this tour you will also be taken on a boat ride in Breiðafjörður Bay where you will cruise around some of the islands and try authentic and fresh 'Viking Sushi' which is caught during the cruise for you to taste. Seafood does not get any fresher than this.

6. Game of Thrones Revisited

If you are a fan of Game of Thrones, then this is the tour for you. On this 6 hour tour you will revisit some of the locations from the Game of Thrones series. You will be taken you to the gorge of Þingvellir National Park, the stomping ground of the White Walkers and the trail of the Wildlings coming from 'North of the Wall'. You will experience the dramatic atmosphere provided by the magnificent nature of Þingvellir and get to know the symbolic significance of that location in context with the story line. You will also visit Þjórsárdalur Valley and the 'Settlement Era Viking lodge', the site of the greatest massacre of the series so far. During the day you will also recall some of the scenery from the movie 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' and other movies recently made in Iceland.

If you are travelling to Iceland with your whole family you might also want to taka a look at our list of Top 10 Things to do in Reykjavík With Kids or our piece about Family Fun: Horse Riding.

Don't be shy to play around with TripCreator, put in your preferences and see what amazing adventure awaits you. You can always edit the suggested itinerary and customise it fully to your needs. 


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