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Excursions

Excursions Tuesday 12

Puffin Watching

lundaskodun2 minniThe Puffin Express adventure starts at the Old Harbour of Reykjavík and they only take one hour.
Lundey and Akurey are two small islands teaming with birdlife located in the Reykjavík bay area, only 15 minutes away from Reykjavík‘s Old harbour, from where we depart.
The islands are covered with small hills and slopes and both are well known for their colorful birdlife. When we arrive to the islands we turn off the engine so our passengers can observe the birds and the beautiful surroundings.

Price: ISK 5.000 (ISK 6.000 if pick up)
Departure: 14:30. Pick up at hotels and guesthouses at 14:00
Duration: 1 hour


Whale Watching

hvalur2.special toursYour whale watching adventure starts from Reykjavik´s Old Harbour. In the whale watching tours you´ll see whales in their natural environment, often quite up close and personal. The friendly guides and captain point out where to spot the whales on the surface of the sea and give you interesting information about the different kinds of whales you can expect to see.
Our whale watching boat, Rósin (The Rose), offers an absolute innovation in whale watching adventures in Iceland.

Price: ISK 8.500 (ISK 9.500 if pick up).
Departure: 17:00. Pick up at hotels and guesthouse at 16:00
Duration: around 3 - 3,5 hours


Sea Angling

sjostong.hvalalif3 minniSea Angling is a great and easy activity for all ages. We set off from Reykjavik´s Old Harbour and head out to Faxaflói Bay, where our experienced fishermen will usually spot fish in a flash! We will also often pop in for a visit to the puffin island on our way to the fishing grounds. If you haven´t been sea angling before, don´t worry, it is very easy, and our crew will happily show you the ropes, advising you on bait and passing on their knowledge of the seas. Barbequing the fish caught is indeed available and a popular option for the proud fishermen!conveniently located only a 5 minute walk away from down town Reykjavik.

Price: ISK 11.500 (ISK 12.500 if pick up).
Departure: 17:00. Pick up at hotels and guesthouse at 16:30
Duration: around 2,5 - 3 hours


Coast of Reykjavik - bike tour

bike2Experience Iceland's evening sun from a bicycle saddle. Join us on a trip along Reykjavik's coast, the perfect way to spend a midsummer's night in town.
The route usually includes but is not limited to the following places: Perlan area, Nautholsvík thermal beach, Seltjarnarnes peninsula and bird sanctuary, Grotta tidal island and lighthouse.

Price: ISK 5.500
Departure: 19:00
Meeting point: Reykjavik Harbour, see map
Duration: +/- 2,5 hours



Excursion Wednesday 13 August

The Blue Lagoon

bl 12The Blue Lagoon's warm water and natural active ingredients; mineral salts, silica and blue green algae help you relax and unwind while the Blue Lagoon white silica mud gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin. The mineral salts balance and relax body and soul.

Price: ISK 9.800
Departure:
18:45. Pick up at Reykjavik City Hall at 18:30
Incl.: Transfer, admission to the Blue Lagoon and towel

 



Excursion Friday 15 August

Reykjavik Dinner Cruise

Reykjavik Dinner Cruise pictureReykjavik Dinner Cruise is a great opportunity to view Reykjavik from a different angle, listening to live music an enjoying a luxurious dinner. The long daylight hours of Iceland´s summer days make this cruise an extra special experience.
Included: A 3 hour boat cruise, Four-course lucury Dinner, a Kir roayale welcome dirnk with an Icelandic twis & Live Music (specially selected wines and the other beverages are for sale).

Price: ISK 15.900
Departure: Friday at 20:00 (boarding at 19:30)
Duration: 3 hours


 
Excursions Saturday 16 August

Golden Circle Tour

geysirisThe Golden Circle tour allows you to visit some of Iceland’s most stunning sights, starting with the Geysir geothermal area where the Strokkur geyser shoots a column of water up to 30 metres (98 ft.) into the air every 4-8 minutes in a thrilling display of nature’s forces. The visit continues with Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, created by the river Hvítá, which tumbles and plunges into a crevice some 32 m (105 ft.) deep.
The Golden Circle tour also includes the historical and geological wonder that is Thingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimetres per year.
Additionally, the tour includes a visit to the idyllic Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation centre, where you can learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of the geothermal heat that Iceland has in abundance.

Price: ISK 9.100
Departure: 09:00. Pick up at hotels and guesthouses at 08:30
Duration: 8 hours
Included: Bus fare, guidance, admission to the Geysir multimedia show and to Friðheimar cultivation centre


Take a Walk on the Ice Side

icewalk.mountainguides 1On this day tour you will be guided through the labyrinth of a glacier tongue extending down from the fourth biggest glacier in Iceland. Only two hours from Reykjavík you find the Eyjafjallajökull massif, and just a little further east the Sólheimajökull glacier, a tongue extending down from its mother glacier, Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland’s fourth largest. On this tour you will go on a safe and easy walk on crampons up onto the ice field where you will discover a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses, and learn about the glacier and the effect of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010 on the glacier and its surroundings.
Experienced mountain guides will teach you how to use the basic ice equipment necessary for this tour. On the way back there’s a stop at the picturesque waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. An Iceland glacier walk is a great way to experience nature and a tour on the Sólheimajökull glacier is an ideal way to spend the day!

Price: ISK 20.900
Departure: Pick up at your hotel / guesthouse at 08:30. Note the pick up is operated by Reykjavík Excursions
Duration: 9 - 10 hours total, 3 – 3 ½ hours on the ice
Included: Transport, guiding, glacier gear and safety equipment

NOTE! Bring along: warm clothing, rain coat, lunch and hiking shoes! Note: Boots can be rented and we lend rain coats to those who need.
The tour may be cancelled due to bad weather or other unforeseeable events.


Jeep Safari - Thorsmork & The South Coast

jeppi thorsmork minniWe start by driving in our modified super trucks along the south shore, heading for one of the places that Icelanders appreciate most, Þórsmörk (The Woods of Thor).
On the way we make a stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall to walk behind the waterfall and at a small glacial lagoon.
Many glacial rivers have to be crossed on the way to Þórsmörk which is situated in a valley the south of Iceland surrounded by three glaciers and mountains which create favorable circumstances for growth for the over 170 plant species you can find in the area. Many walking paths are marked in Þórsmörk, making it an ideal place for short hikes with views of glaciers, woodlands and other colourful landscape.

Price: ISK 34.000
Duration: 9 - 10 hours
Departure: 09:00. Pick up time: Between 08:30 - 09:00 at hotels and guesthouses
Includes: Pick up from hotels/guesthouses in Reykjavik and guided super truck tour
Please note: Choices of roads and availability of activities are condition dependent.
Lunch and refreshments are not included in the prices.


Whale Watching (see further info above)

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Price: ISK 8.500 (ISK 9.500 if pick up).
Departure: 09:00. Pick up at hotels and guesthouse at 08:00
Duration: around 3 - 3,5 hours

 

 


Classic Reykjavik Bike Tour

bike5The route may include but is not limited to the following places; Reykjavik’s south facing beach - Ægissida, University of Iceland campus, Nordic House, Reykjavik’s Catholic Cathedral, Parliament building, Reykjavik's Old Harbour, Tjörnin City Lake and City Center. We also pass the home of some of Iceland’s most famous people.

Price: ISK 5,500
Duration
: +/- 2.5 hours
Departure: 10:00
Meeting point: Reykjavik Harbour, see map


Horseback riding – Lava Tour

hestar20 minniAn adventurous ride from the Íshestar Riding Centre into the lava fields surrounding Mt. Helgafell volcano to the old Kaldársel sheep corral or to Lake Hvaleyrarvatn through lava fields and across beautiful hillsides. View rough lava fields and look for different formations in the lava, maybe you will be able to spot a troll or two. The beautiful Bláfjöll Mountains tower above on the horizon. All riding is on excellent riding paths.

Price: ISK 10.200
Departure: 10:00. NOTE transfers at hotels and guesthouses to the Riding Centre start at 08:30
Transfers back to hotels and guesthouses start at 12:15
Duration: 3 hours (riding 1,5 – 2 hours)
Included: Transfers to and from the Riding Centre, horse riding as per itinerary, riding helmets, rubber boots, and rainwear or a warm outfit during the ride. English and Scandinavian speaking guidance.


Puffin Watching (see info above)

lundaskodun minniPrice: ISK 5.000 (ISK 6.000 if pick up)
Departure: 14:30. Pick up at hotels and guesthouses at 14:00
Duration: 1 hour

 

 


Sea Angling (see info above)

sjostong.hvalalif2 minniPrice: ISK 11.500 (ISK 12.500 if pick up).
Departure: 17:00. Pick up at hotels and guesthouse at 16:30
Duration: around 2,5 - 3 hours

 

 


Short break to North Iceland! - 1 night at local hotel

myvatn-solsetur.Saga travelWe meet and great you at Akureyri Airport and travel to some of North Iceland´s amazing highlights. Places like Waterfall Goðafoss, Lake Mývatn area, geothermal sights and many moet hidden treasures that are rich of mystic sagas and tales. We enjoy local countryside dinner and then take our time bathing in the wonderful Myvatn Nature Baths. Afterwards, we go searching for the Midnight Sun where it comes down on the north side of North Iceland. Around midnight we arrive to your hotel accommodation. The next morning we pick you up at your hotel and you fly back to Reykjavik.

Highlights:  Waterfall Goðafoss ● Dimmuborgir ● Grjótagjá rift ● Hverir and Mt. Námafjall ● Mt. Krafla volcano ●Víti explosion crater  ● Local countryside dinner ● Mývatn Nature Baths ● And if not too cloudy the Midnight Sun

Price: per person in a single room ISK 89.000 / price per person in a twin/double room ISK 86.000
Departure: morning flight to Akureyri
Duration: overnight stay in the North
Included: Morning flight to Akureyri, fully guided day tour, Mývatn nature abths, local contryside dinner, hotel accommodation, morning flight to Reykjavik

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