Exciting Things to Do in Reykjavik

Top Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in Reykjavik, Iceland

Exciting Things to Do in Reykjavik for Thrill Seekers

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  • David F
    Sanibel, United States11 contributions
    The experiences of both Fly Over Iceland and the Wild West were great. The staff was excellent and we got an incredible feel for what's available in this diverse country. It was a great way to start our visit to Iceland.
    Written May 11, 2022
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  • TravelingDeacon
    Dothan, AL692 contributions
    Was not sure we could enter without a guide, so we just took the short walk out to see the opening. Beautiful landscape surrounding the cave area.
    Written May 30, 2022
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  • Sarah A
    1 contribution
    10/10 would recommend this food walk. The food was out of this world delicious, the lamb from fjallkonan was incredible and our guide was lovely the entire way. Tinna was amazing and very knowledgeable. We had several elder folk with us (80+ years old) and she did everything to accommodate them on our tour, even when one of our ladies left her purse at a previous spot. Tinna called the place and got everything sorted. Due to the weather and the line, we didn’t stop at the famous hot dog stand, but she gave everyone free vouchers to return whenever they wished to get their hotdog.
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • Arik E
    3 contributions
    This was so fun! First activity we did after landing in Iceland. Our amazing guide, Andreas, was extremely knowledgeable and so helpful the entire time! He made it even more fun than we expected and also took great photos of us during snorkeling. I highly recommend adding this to your Iceland itinerary!
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • Jim H
    2 contributions
    My wife and I just returned from 12 days in Iceland. We used Hidden Iceland to organize our trip including the rental car, hotels, activities and some restaurant reservations. We couldn’t have been more pleased. They planned activities we said we would be interested in and twice, due to weather considerations, made changes to ensure we saw everything we hoped to see. Everything was put on an app so it was well organized including a link to Google Maps for directions to our next destination. We highly recommend Hidden Iceland.
    Written October 1, 2022
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  • Matt H
    51 contributions
    We had two unforgettable trips with Haffi for Fagradalsfjall, and Gudni for Snæfellsjökull peninsula. Our group was 7 people, ages 15 - 73.

    At the start of our Snæfellsjökull trip, Gudni delayed to help a crying child find her way to first grade. Everyone was happy to bear witness to the friendly nature of Icelanders.

    We'd highly recommend either trip.
    Written September 13, 2022
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  • Jason
    2 contributions
    Thanks to our guides Dory and Eyal for a lovely experience! Very knowledgeable, friendly, funny and encouraging staff. Hot chocolate much needed to warm up afterwards. Beautiful but freezing cold glacial waters, drysuit was a godsend!
    Written September 29, 2022
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  • Teri G
    York, UK13 contributions
    We have just got back from our 3 hour Volcanic Springs Quad Bike Tour. Hands down the highlight of our trip to Iceland. The route was so scenic and enjoyable. Our guide Sir Kaktuz was the best guide we’ve ever had. He made the whole experience feel so special, and was really informative at each stop. He is a credit to your business! We will remember this experience for a very long time and can’t thank you enough for making our trip to Iceland unforgettable! Thank you! Teri & Cal
    Written September 28, 2022
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  • Nicholas W
    1 contribution
    We just spent our 10-year wedding anniversary in Reykjavik, which was magical. Firstly, it is underrated just how good Icelandic food is compared to what you traditionally hear about other European nations (France, Italy, etc.). It was the best fish and chips I've ever had!

    Nordic Visitor was able to help me put together a five-day tour package that kept us adventuring (glacier climbing, black sand beaches on the south coast, geysers, and several majestic waterfall hikes), highlighted by the awesome Blue Lagoon swim in the geothermal pools. This, while building in a sizeable amount of time to stroll at our leisure around the Reykjavik cityscape. The restaurants, bars, and shops were all welcoming. Our hotel, the Grandi, was quite comfortable and had a solid breakfast service, and the staff there was helpful in storing luggage at the start and end of the trip, providing tips for traveling and even getting us an early check-in after flying all night from New York.

    I think where Nordic Visitor truly excelled was in the logistics. The tour companies they associate with provided guides that were very easy to share stories, laugh with, and ask questions. I didn't expect to learn so much about Iceland *during* the trip, if that makes sense. I don't feel so bad missing out on museums! All drivers were punctual and friendly.

    If there were any negatives, it was that the only really sunny day we (sort of) enjoyed was our departure day. We also were not able to see the northern lights on the night we made our drive out of the city (though our guide tried his best). Yet these are things Nordic Visitor could not control, and with the northern lights, they offered to take us back out any night we wanted later in the week for free.

    My wife and I have traveled to many different countries across three continents in our years together and it is rare that we enjoy such an organized, balanced itinerary. Highest marks.
    Written October 3, 2022
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  • Ryan M
    1 contribution
    I booked a last-minute private ice climbing tour with Icelandic Mountain Guides. Agust was my guide and the experience was amazing!! Agust was professional, personable and very knowledgeable. Everyone else was very courteous and helpful when fitting gear. I can’t wait to come back!!
    Written September 29, 2022
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  • Im
    1 contribution
    😍😍It was so nice to be with Johan.
    The people who traveled with me were also very nice. It was the best honeymoon. Johan has a good schedule. I was most fortunate to have met Johan. We were able to create precious memories every moment.
    Johan is a really nice guy. thank you johan
    And thank you to everyone who joined us.💕💕
    Written October 1, 2022
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  • Charly
    New York City, NY152 contributions
    We decided just 5 weeks in advance to explore Iceland this summer during peak season.
    Arnar, the owner of Adventure Patrol, managed to put together an exciting itinerary perfectly designed for us. We spent the first four days with Arnar discovering the the beauty of the South in - lucky us - sunshine. We went to a beautiful black beach, saw cute Puffins, had some really nice scenic mountain hikes including hiking on a glacier and into a crevasse with a specialized guide and some horseback riding. We saw a lot of waterfalls, some very well hidden, some we could walk under and some in pretty well known tourist spots. The fifth day we started with a bath in the blue lagoon and then we flew by Helicopter from Reykjavik over the glaciers to the stunning glacier lagoon and the diamond beach. Seeing everything and well remote areas from the helicopter was fantastic and left us with lifelong memories of nature’s beauty.
    The next 5 days we discovered with Gummi - a fishing enthusiast and humorous Icelander - as our driver and guide the western and northern parts of Iceland. While the weather changed to cloudy mixed with rain, the experience discovering the more remote areas including some stunning beaches, hiking onto a crater and (yes more) waterfalls was spectacular. We had another scenic ride on Iceland horses overlooking a beautiful bay in the north; and two nice spa experiences after a long days of driving around and some hiking.
    We flew back from the north to Reykjavik in the morning of day 11 and were greeted by our next guide, Harpa, at the airport. She is a very caring and outgoing guide. Together we hiked 7km (and 7km back) through old lava fields and hills to the newly erupted volcano outside Reykjavik. Seeing the lava flying out of the mouth of the volcano live, feeling the heat is like sitting in front of a gigantic outdoors chimney with fireworks at the same time. Unforgettable! Harpa even had made delicious sandwiches and carried some coffee with her which we enjoyed sitting a hundred meters away from the lava on a hill being mesmerized by the volcano.
    The last day we chilled out at the Sky Lagoon overlooking the Reykjavik bay and enjoyed the famous seven step spa treatment together.
    It was an amazing trip with our 18 and 23 yr old kids and we all fell in love with Iceland.
    And, almost forgot, most days we had excellent dinners, too!
    Arnar was doing everything to adjust the schedule to our needs and the weather.
    From being greeted by a driver when we landed until another driver dropped us off again at the airport 13 days later, it was a wonderful experience for all of us.
    We highly recommend Adventure Patrol if you want a customized experience on Iceland.
    Written August 13, 2022
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  • Caroline P
    9 contributions
    We only had a short trip of 3 days in Iceland so it’s hard to find a tour that will let you see some of the highlights of this amazing country that feels personal and relaxed. Dofri and his amazing canine companions Hneta and Kvika tick every box! We had a hugely enjoyable day seeing the sights of the Golden Cicle, Dofri is a warm, fun and very easygoing guy who manages to combine deep and passionate knowledge of his homeland with amazing stories of the past. He was fantastic with the kids and played games and kept their interest high all day, not an easy task as any parent would know! While we visited well known places, we always felt away from the crowds, and the lunch at the dairy farm was so good.
    Thank you so much for one of the highlights of our travels Dofri and we hope to see you in New Zealand sometime! Simon, Caroline, Max and Sisi
    Written August 12, 2022
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  • Padraic M
    1 contribution
    Stunningly beautiful. Heddin is a great host that makes an otherwise inaccessible area easy to experience.
    Written August 27, 2022
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  • Lisa
    2 contributions
    We highly recommend Luca's Raven tours. Luca is an excellent guide. His knowledge and manner make him the perfect guide. We wanted a family tour (me and 2 teenagers) so we could go at our own pace, get lots of local knowledge and not worry about driving conditions. We got that and more on the 2 separate day tours we booked with him. If we'd had more time we would have done another one. Thanks so much, Luca.
    Written September 20, 2019
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