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Reykjavik Excursions: Plan Your Perfect Trip

Reykjavík Excursions is one of the largest and most experienced tour operators in Iceland. They offer a grand selection of exciting options for those who want to see the best of Iceland. Be sure not to miss a chance to go on glacier hikes, snowmobile drives, a chance to stand in the footsteps of Vikings or see the Northern Lights dancing around in fantastic colours across the Icelandic Arctic sky.

Reykjavik Excursions operates an extensive list of day tours from Reykjavík all year around, including: The Golden Circle, South Shore Adventure, Take a Walk on the Ice Side, Gullfoss- Geysir Direct, to name a few. The tours are guided by professional guides in English, German, French or Scandinavian. RE also offers a great flexibility in Blue Lagoon tours, a spot not to be missed when in Iceland. 

The Best of Reykjanes Peninsula in One Day
Starting March 1st Reykjavik Excursions will offer you the chance to experience the best of Reykjanes peninsula in one day. All too many visitors simply go straight to the Blue Lagoon and back, missing out on the myriad of geological and historical  attractions in Reykjanes. The Wonders of Reykjanes & Blue Lagoon combines the two for you – you’ll visit some of Reykjanes peninsula’s bubbling hot springs, dramatic lava fields, migratory birding cliffs, lonesome lighthouses, and walk across the bridge between the Eurasian and North American continental tectonic plates. The area’s history is represented in the Salted cod Museum of Iceland and Viking Worlds, where you‘ll be given a chance to board the only Viking ship in Iceland. The last stop is fitting after a busy day of sightseeing: the relaxing and renewing Blue Lagoon, where you can stay for as long as it’s open.

Top of the World
Though the Icelandic winters can appear harsh and unwelcoming, they offer unforgettable opportunities for outdoor activities. The Glacier Snowmobile Adventure tour takes you up to the top of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, where you are invited to explore it‘s surface by snowmobile for a full hour. Standing on top of a glacier is a truly  rewarding experience, where you aresurrounded by snow and ice as far as the eye can see. Another icy expedition is the hiking tour Take a Walk on the Ice Side on Eyjafjallajökull glacier. This is considered a relatively easy hike with special crampons up on to an ice field where a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses awaits discovery. For those who wish to combine staple tourist attraction with exciting winter sports the Gullfoss – Geysir & Langjökull Snowmobiling tour is the perfect solution. Started by visits to the unique Gullfoss and Geysir and followed by an adventurous snowmobile ride on Langjökull glacier, Iceland’s second largest glacier. 

Chasing the Northern Lights
The often elusive Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are for some the most  memorable part of theirtrip. The problem is that they don’t follow any given schedules and the locations from which they can be seen are not always the same.  The Northern Lights Tourtakes care of that problem as Reykjavik Excursions guides will take you to the place where they’re most likely to be seen.

 

Standing in the Footsteps of Vikings

In the informative Saga Circle, you are taken to some of some of Iceland’s most famous historical settings where you will be able to stand in the footsteps of some of Iceland’s most noted people. The first stop is Borgarnes, the home to one of Iceland’s most famous Vikings and first poets, Egill Skallagrímsson. The visit includes a stop in the Icelandic Settlement Centre, which tells the saga of the settlement of Iceland. Optional is a visit to the exciting and lively exhibition on the life and adventures of Egill. The next stop is Reykholt, the home of one of the most important Nordic poets and historians, Snorri Sturluson. The trip is completed with a visit to Hraunfossar waterfalls and  the largest hot spring in the Northern Hemisphere, Deildartunguhver. A  must do tour for Saga enthusiasts.

Plan Your Own Vacation
With prior notice Reykjavik Excursions can tailor make adventure tours for individuals and groups, combining all the locations and activities you can think of. Through its many partners Reykjavik Excursions offers a multitude of exciting activities such as horseback riding, quad bike tours, sailing tours, 4X4 jeep tours and white river rafting. 

For further information and booking  send an e-mail to main@re.is or visit www.re.is


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