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most popular shore excursions for individual travellers from the ports of Reykjavik

When you book tours online, you need to select the correct cruise harbour, which are either Skarfabakki, Midbakki or Sundabakki to assure you will be picked up at the correct harbour.


1. Golden Circle Tour - 8 hours from 09:00-17:00
You visit Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs and Thingvellir national park and UNESCO site. Duration for scheduled tours is 8 hours - book here
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2. Gullfos, Geysir  & Thingvellir Direct - 6 hours from 12:30-18:30
In one afternoon visit the amazing sites of Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot springs. This tour takes you to see the world-famous Geysir geothermal field and Gullfoss, the queen of Icelandic waterfalls. The Geysir geothermal field has spouting springs of various formations, bubbling hot water and exploding geysers while at Gullfoss you are given the opportunity to stand next to the amazing waterfall, watching its enormous quantities of water tumble violently into a deep, meandering gorge. In one afternoon you spend your time encountering a cross-section of Iceland's natural wonders and geological phenomena. There will also be a short stop at Thingvellir National Park. Duration for scheduled tours is 6 hours - book here
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3. Whale Watching from Reykjavik - 3,5 hours
Take part in an adventure at sea with an unforgettable trip into the world of whales and sea birds. Conveniently located in Reykjavík's old harbor, a three hour journey with Elding can bring you up close to whales in their natural habitat. Departure: Daily, 09:00, 13:00, 17:00 from June to August and Daily, 09:00, 13:00 in April, May and September - book here
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4. Horse Back Riding - about 3 hours with transfer
This is without question the most popular half day horseback riding tour in the Reykjavik area. The trip takes 3-4 hours including transfers and about 1,5 to 2 hours riding included stops from the Riding Centre into the lava fields surrounding Mt. Helgafell volcano to the old Kaldársel sheep corral or to Lake Hvaleyrarvatn through lava fields and across beautiful hillsides. All riding is on excellent riding paths. Season: All year / Pick up from harbour 08:30 or 12:15 - book here

5. Relaxing Blue Lagoon - 4 to 8 hours
The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland's most popular attractions, a natural geothermal pool in the middle of a large and dramatic lava field and an oasis that owes its existence to a nearby geothermal power plant, looming large over the aqua tinted waters. We stop for a refreshing bathe or a swim in the inviting, rejuvenating and pleasantly warm mineral-rich water (37°C-39°C/98-102°F), reputed for its healing properties. An indoor pool and geothermal sauna are also on the site. Bathing in this surreal environment is a unique experience no one should miss. The Blue Lagoon's warm water and natural active ingredients like mineral salts, silica and blue green algae help you relax and escape the stress and strain of daily life. Several departures per day - book here

6. Reykjavik City Tour - 3 hours from 13:00-16:00
Explore the world's most northern capital. A good start to your Iceland experience. This is a detailed and comprehensive introduction to Reykjavik's past and present. During this tour Reykjavik's main attractions are highlighted on foot and by bus. The main landmarks, such as The Pearl, Hallgrímskirkja church, the National Museum of Iceland, the harbour and the famous 101 Reykjavik neighborhood are visited - book here