Reykjavik SightseeingThe Reykjavik Sightseeing tour takes approximately 2 and half hours and showcases the city's most significant sites and nearby towns. You'll see the small fishing village of Hafnarfjörður, the presidential residence, and the cosmic looking Perlan which nestles on a hill and offers panoramic views of the city. Other interesting places you'll see include the old town centre, Höfði house, and the Hallgrímskirkja church.
The Golden Circle TourThis full-day tour is one of the best Iceland excursions. Your first stop will be the Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site. It is here where Iceland's Vikings first assembled for their "Althing" in the year 930AD. From there, the tour will take you to Gullfoss, Iceland's Golden Waterfall that plunges 32 meters deep. You'll stop at Geysir too see the sprouting water geysers that bubble throughout the year. Other top attractions you will see on your tour include the Skálholt church, Hveragerði greenhouse village, the amazing Kerið crater, and the Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Station. Some excursions of the golden circle tour use 4x4 jeeps to provide a unique experience.
The Northern Lights TourUndoubtedly one of Mother Nature's great displays, the northern lights are among Iceland's best attractions. The elusive and ethereal lights light up the sky with an enchanting glow that swirls and twists like a lava lamp. You will be humbled by the night-time experience that only takes three and a half hours.
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The Blue Lagoon TourThe warm turquoise-blue waters of the geothermal spa famed for their healing power offer much fun and excitement. The lagoon's white silica mud will soften and nourish your skin as its mineral salts help you to relax. This world famous Lagoon has a spa and other amenities where you can while the day away.
South Coast and Thorsmörk TourIceland's Southern coast showcases beautiful and contrasting features like the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, the meadows on the shoreline, and the Hekla Volcano. This excursion takes you through the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and over to Thorsmörk, also known as Thor's woodland. Thorsmörk is protected by glaciers and mountains which give it a milder climate than Iceland's other regions. You will be fascinated by the un-bridged glacial rivers that often transform from innocent streams into thunderous torrents in minutes. As you go back, you will see the rugged gorge of Stakkholtsgjá.
Iceland excursions showcase the very best the country has to offer. They give you a chance to enjoy the area's world-famous pristine natural beauty in an exciting way.
Kate Parker is a travel writer and online author. She has written this article on Iceland excursions on behalf of Sterna Travel.
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