Do you feel like going all-out and spending the big bucks? No problem! There are a lot of highly professional and certified tour operators offering exclusive day tours from Reykjavík. Whether it is a luxurious helicopter tour, an ATV track to the Blue Lagoon or a scenic snowmobile tour, you will be sure to find something to your liking!
Book a helicopter tour
Helicopter tours are the best way to go sightseeing! A helicopter is of course more luxurious and comfortable than a bus. During the helicopter tour you will be picked from Reykjavík and you will land either across the bay on the top of Mt. Esja or Mt. Úlfarsfell, close to lake Elliðavatn, or another location near the city, depending on weather conditions, safety concerns and special requests of the passengers. Take in the breathtaking vistas, cry over the majesty of the views and the smallness of man in the grand scheme of things, and enjoy the ride through the air – all in the space of about an hour!
Fly like a bird over the south coast of Iceland! Paragliding tours start from Vík, the southernmost village of mainland Iceland. Here you jump off a mountain to paraglide over the black beach of Reynisfjara. You can also see Vík’s three trolls from above. The story goes that these trolls where just pulling a ship onto shore when the sun came out. They hadn’t noticed the sunrise and were turned into stone on the spot! Paragliding is a fun and exciting activity that will get your adrenaline racing, and a unique opportunity to see waterfalls, glaciers and black beaches from the sky!
Visit a spa
Iceland is home to some of the best spas in the world. In need of pampering? Read on! The most famous is the Blue Lagoon. With its milky blue water, free silica mud masks, sauna and steam rooms, you will be sure to unwind. Of course, it’s possible to book luxurious in-water massages and beauty treatments. A fun suggestion, book an ATV tour to the Blue Lagoon. There’s a neat 1-hour track through volcanic terrain leading up to the front door of the Blue Lagoon!
Snowmobiling is most likely on your bucket list! Iceland not only has the biggest glacier of Europe, Vatnajökull, but also two glaciers a bit closer to Reykjavík: Mýrdalsjökull and Langjökull. All three offer exhilarating opportunities for snowmobiling. A snowmobile tour is an adventurous way to discover the glacial surface, and to enjoy amazing views at the same time. You can share a snowmobile or pay a little bit extra to have one to yourself. It’s one of the most scenic tours you can go on in Iceland!
With these suggestions it’s easy to make it rain. Enjoy your trip!