We have one day tours with departure from Reykjavík. There is a lot to explore in the surroundings of the capital, with loads of adventures and different landscapes to appreciate. We also offer different activities besides sightseeing, like hiking.
No, for now we are focusing on high quality tours that last one day and we pick you up and drop you off in Reykjavík. If you want a different place to be picked up or if you want your tour to end in a location near where the tour are heading, please send us a message that we can arrange something that meet your needs. If you need a transfer from Keflavik Airport or any other location to or from Reykjavík, it can be booked 24h in advance and it will depend on our availability.
No, we do not have any kind of food included on the tour fee. You have to pack your own snacks, but we always stop at lunch time in a place you can buy and/or have a meal
You have to keep in mind that the weather in Iceland is very unpredictable, so you basically have to be prepared for everything all the time. For tours during winter we recommend the 3 layer rule (a baselayer like wool, silk or a synthetic fiber that don’t get wet easily; a warm second layer; and a windproof and waterproof third layer – don’t forget your legs, they need layers too!), hiking boots with ankle protection and hard sole and, of course, hat and gloves. For tours during summer the layer idea is also recommended, because the weather can change rapidly (Icelanders often say, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes”) and if you have layers you can remain comfortable peeling them off or putting them back on, but bringing a light rain jacket or a soft shell with a hoodie is, in most cases, enough protection. Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet, and it’s pretty easy to get wet!
We encourage and recommend bringing hiking boots for all the tours, but specially for hiking adventures. They have to be hard on the sole and tight around the ankle.
We offer hiking tours in Úlfarfell, Glymur, Fagradasfjall Volcano, Langhóll Volcano and will soon offer it in Esjan. Our tours are considered to be safe for anyone in good physical condition, but some locations are trickier than others and longer tours will be more challenging in endurance and some areas of the mountains. Each tour has its difficulty shown in the tour page and we can offer more information if you’d like, just send us a message on email@example.com and we will be happy to talk to you. Remember that you will be hiking with a professional and certified guide, so you will be looked after very well.
This is a personal choice and we recommend you to read the description of the activity to get a better idea. The only hike that is not recommended if you’re pregnant is the Volcano hike, the fumes can be very dangerous for you and your baby. In any case, feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
As for the question above, this is a personal choice and we recommend you to read the description of the activity to get a better idea. You know your child/baby the best and you know what they can endure, but the Volcano hike is a no go, the fumes can be very dangerous for children and babies. Glymur hike has a river crossing that can be quite dangerous for small children and also if you’re carrying a baby, so it’s not recommended as well. We can lend a baby backpack if you want to carry your baby in the hike. In any case, feel free to contact us on email@example.com.
It rains a lot in Iceland, but we do not let rain or snow stop us from going out and enjoying nature. All we need to do is choose our clothing wisely, which is why we recommend wearing waterproof clothing. Of course, safety is our 1st priority, so in the case of extreme weather conditions (like storms) we will cancel our tours and do our best to reschedule. Read terms & conditions.
Pick up in Reykjavík
We offer free pick-up from Reykjavik city center. Pick up starts at the scheduled departure time for the tour and it can take up to 30 minutes depending on the number of stops and traffic. We ask you to be ready in the listed location so you can be easily found. If you need a transfer from Keflavik Airport or any other location to or from Reykjavík, it can be booked 24h in advance and it will depend on our availability.
Find the closest designated pick up location using the map on busstop.is.
Then, at the time of booking confirmation, you should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about the possibility of picking you up in the place you are staying.
Summer temperatures are around 15°C with the north and east often being the warmest parts in the summer, but coldest in winter. Average January temperatures in Reykjavík are around zero. Of course it can vary, we had temperatures reaching a record of 28ºC in Summer and -21ºC in Winter. In February 2022 Vedur.is registered more yellow warnings than in all years since the creation of Vedur, so it was quite stormy.
The Aurora is basically happening all the time in the northern sky, but in Summer is too bright to see it, so first you will have to travel in the months the night sky is dark enough, which is roughly from September to April. Secondly, another thing that gets in our way to see the northern lights are the clouds, you need a clear sky to see it and there are some months that have a higher probability to have storms and loads of clouds in the sky, that being January, February and March. Because of all that, we only open the Northern Lights Tour from October to December, which we think are the best months to give it a shot to see the colorful dancing lights in the sky.
We use the Icelandic króna (ISK), but all major credit cards are usually accepted everywhere. Various currencies can be exchanged at the airport and banks, if needed. You can also find ATMs all over the country. But we advise you to have a small amount of krónas (ISK) just in case. In places like Hrunalaug, which is private land, the owner allows usage for a small amount of money on the fee box near the parking lot (1.000kr).
Tourism in Iceland is young and there is no custom for donating tips nor is it mandatory or expected but greatly appreciated if you wish to show your appreciation in that way.
That depends on the location. Flying drones in Iceland National Parks requires a special permit. For tours in Þingvellir National Park (such as Golden Circle), information can be found on the National Park website here. Keep in mind there are other areas where drone use is also forbidden and/or discouraged by local communities.
Regarding the tour, we can accommodate filmmaking if discussed before the tour date. We have to schedule the stops considering the amount of time it consumes and all the participants must agree.
You can find it on vedur.is, there you can see all sorts of forecasts, from rain, clouds and wind to earthquakes and volcano eruption information. But keep in mind the weather here is quite unpredictable and it can change rapidly.
You can find it on road.is.
You can find all sorts of information about traveling to Iceland on safetravel.is.