Best Activities in Iceland

To help you with your trip planning, here you can find and book the best activities that Iceland has to offer

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If you are looking to participate is classic icelandic activities such as glacier hiking, dipping in a steaming geothermal pool or kayaking with icebers these activities are sure to delight and deliver:

Kayak Glacier Lagoon

Kayaking among the icebergs is one of the best tours you can do in Iceland. It's pure magic to glide through the deep blue water and around these giants. These tours sell out way in advance so make sure to book early.

North Sailing - Húsavík Whale Watching

Husavik is the whale capital of Iceland and the best company to go with is North Sailing. They have an amazing old wooden sailboat that takes you out on a sail and whale adventure. This is highly recommended!

Local Guide - Glacier Hikes

These are the best Ice caves of Iceland and only accessible in winter. Local Guide is the original company with the best guides. They are all from the area and provides the best service.

Mr Iceland - horseback riding tours in Iceland

Horsebackriding in the vast Icelandic landscape is really fun. It's also perfect for beginners since the Icelandic horse is known to be very gentle. Mr. Iceland has some of the best horses in Iceland and will take you on a tour along a river or down to the black beach.

Katla Ice Cave

Katla Ice Caves are the only year round ice cave in Iceland. If you want to visit an ice cave in summer season this is your option. They change every year but most of the time they are grand and very impressive. The Katla ice Caves are more black than others since the dust from Katla volcano has colored the ice.

Blue Lagoon Iceland

Blue Lagoon hardly needs an introduction. Even though it's quite a touristy place with large crowds it's still a super nice experience. The blue, silica rich water is perfectly tempered and very soft on the skin. Make sure to book your entry in advance as the blue lagoon often is sold out in peak season.

Dive Silfra

Silfra has some of the clearest water in the world. It's a crack between the Eurasian and North Atlantic tectonic plates. The water is melted glacier ice, filtered through lava rock which makes it extremely clear. Here you can go snorkeling or diving with a visibility of over 100m. It feels like flying

To see more activities option, check out my adventure map of Iceland!