Excursions Tuesday 24 May

Puffin Watching

Lundaskodun.Hvalalif 3The 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: DKK 305 (ISK 5.500)
Departure: 14:30. Meeting point: Ægisgarður, Reykjavik Old Harbour
Duration: 1 hour

Whale Watching

Hvalur.Special tours 1Summer season is great for whale watching, as the wildlife in the bay is at its highest peak. This is the time when the minke whales are at their most abundant, along with the white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales, giving us the chance to enjoy and understand them in their natural environment.

Price: DKK 550 (ISK 9.900)
Departure: 13:00. Meeting point: Ægisgarður, Reykjavik Old Harbour
Duration: around 3- 3,5 hours

Horseback riding – Volcanic landscape

Hestar.Islenskihesturinn3In Reykjavik we ride in a colorful landscape full of contrasts, lava landscape and mountain view. Here you will meet the great Icelandic Horse and we go for a great TÖLT ride.

Price: DKK 805 (ISK 14.500)
Departure: 14:00. Pick up between 13:15 – 13:45 at hotels and guesthouses
Duration: About 2,5 hours. Approx. 1,5 hours on horse back.

Golden Circle Tour

Thingv.Almannagja2_minniThe 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: DKK  580 (ISK 10.500)
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

Classic Reykjavik Bike Tour

Bike.Rvik Bike tours Grjotathorp sumar - Copy (2)The 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: DKK 360 (ISK 6.500)
: +/- 2.5 hours
Departure: 10:00
Meeting point: Reykjavik Harbour

Excursions Wednesday 25 May

The Blue Lagoon

BL 3The 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: DKK 540 (ISK 9.700)
Departure: 18:00
Incl.: Transfer and admission to the Blue Lagoon

Excursions Saturday 28 May

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: DKK 1.328 (ISK 23.900)
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.Mountaineers Econoline Thorsmork 2We 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: DKK 2.190 (ISK 39.500)
Duration: 9 – 10 hours
Departure: 09:00. Pick up between 08:30 – 09:00 at hotels and guesthouses
Min. 2 passengers
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.

Hot Spring & Cool Glacier

Natturulaugin_FludumThis tour provides some of the best features of Icelandic nature. We think of it as “hot and cool” providing you with a slice of adventure and time to soothe away your cares…
Experience an exhilarating snowmobile tour on Langjökull glacier followed by a luxurious bathe in an outdoor secret lagoon set amidst Icelandic nature.
Your adventure starts on top of Langjökull glacier, Iceland’s second largest glacier. Sit back, relax and take in the stunning snowy world around you on this guided Super Jeep tour. We then switch gears and take you to a natural paradise where you can really relax. At The Secret Lagoon enjoy the warm, gentle, restorative waters. Bliss.

This is the perfect way to get to know Iceland’s “hot and cool” secrets and live a little.

Price: DKK 2.600 (ISK 47.300)
Duration: 9 – 10 hours
Departure: 09:00. Pick up between 08:30 – 09:00 at hotels and guesthouses
Min. 2 passengers

The Wonders of Snæfellsnes

ArnarstapiThe Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west of Iceland is almost like a miniature version of the whole country. In addition to its emblematic Snæfellsjökull glacier, you will find white and black sand beaches, bird cliffs, spectacular mountains and volcanic craters, incredibly rich trout lakes and salmon rivers, lush valleys, and unique harbours in charming fishing villages.
The stunning landscapes of the peninsula have captured the imagination of people all over the world ever since Jules Verne wrote the famous science fiction novel “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” in which the amazing Snæfellsjökull glacier is where the journey begins. Snæfellsnes continues to inspire great works of art to this day, most recently when Ben Stiller filmed parts of his critically acclaimed blockbuster “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” there, notably in the charming village of Stykkishólmur, through which the tour will take you.

Price: DKK 1.050 (ISK 18.900)
Departure: 08:00. Pick up at hotels and guesthouses at 07:30
Duration: 08:00 – 20:30

Jökulsárlón Glacial Boat Tour

JokulsarlonGet a front row seat to the glacial lagoon as you sail among the gigantic icebergs and take in the power and the peace of this magnificent natural phenomenon.
The lake is a result of Breiðarmerkurjökull glacier slowly retreating, leaving in its wake the lagoon and the oddly-shaped icebergs of various sizes. En route to the lagoon you will see some of Iceland’s most magnificent scenery, including the tallest mountain in Iceland, Hvannadalshnjúkur, and the sprawling black sand desert between Skaftafell National Park and the lagoon itself.

Price: DKK 1.320 (ISK 23.800)
Included: bus fare, guided tour, approx. 30 min. boat tour
Departure: 07:30. Pick up at hotels and guesthouses at 07:00
Duration: 07:30 – 21:30

Short break to North Iceland – 1 night at local hotel
Myvatn-solsetur3.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 DKK 6.430 (ISK 116.000) / price per person in a twin/double room DKK 6.210 (ISK 112.000)
Departure: morning flight to Akureyri. Meeting point: Reykjavik airport
Duration: overnight stay in the North
Included: Morning flight to Akureyri, fully guided day tour, Mývatn nature baths, local contryside dinner, hotel accommodation, morning / afternoon flight to Reykjavik

For further information on excursions please contact Your Host in Iceland at yourhost@yourhost.is