Top Adventures in Reykjavík

  • Climb the Tower at Hallgrimskirkja

    Just a part of something to do while in Reykjavik. There is an epic church that stands out strong against the skyline. Inside the church there is an impressive organ inside of the church. Most importantly about the church is the clock tower, and t...

  • Hike Mount Esja, Iceland

    Iceland is undoubtedly a land bubbling with adventure, and attracts a growing number of visitors each year seeking to explore its diverse terrain. While road-trips and “bikepacking” expeditions around the Ring Road are becoming more commonplace, m...

    3.5 miles 1788.1 ft gain

  • Photograph the Northern Lights at Grotta Lighthouse

    While I was in Iceland for 10 days, I was blessed enough to see the northern lights every single night. Because of all the opportunities, I was able to learn some lessons about them.The best times to see the northern lights in Iceland are late fal...

  • Hike to the South Summit of Mount Akrafjall

    The roundtrip hike up the south summit takes 2-5 hours. The trail is flat and easy to follow at first, then farther up the mountain you'll encounter a more jagged path with some spongy grass areas. There are two false summits along the trail (the ...

    13 miles 1814.3 ft gain

  • Explore the Lava Tunnel, Raufarhólshellir

    Take the tour of the lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, one of the longest and best-known lava tubes in Iceland. The Lava Tunnel offers guided tours, which are absolutely amazing. The experience was once in a lifetime and was even more interesting in t...

  • Explore the Mossy Lava Fields near Grindavik

    If you drive 20 minutes east past the town of Grindavik along road 427 the landscape changes drastically and you'll find yourself in an enormous lava flow covered in vibrant moss. Take a left on road 42 to get off of the main road and when the roa...

  • Hike to Reykjadalur Hot Springs

    The trailhead to start your journey to the Reykjadalur hot river is located at the Hot River cafe near the town of Hveragerði. A large parking lot is available, and the option to grab a coffee or snack at the cafe before heading out. The trail i...

    2.4 miles 682.4 ft gain

  • Hike through Þingvellir National Park

    From the visitor center there are several trails that lead into the countryside. Take the obvious trail down the ramp and into the gap where you can explore the beautiful terrain, waterfalls and historic sites. You could easily spend an entire day...

    2 miles 50 ft gain

  • Diving in Silfra

    Silfra is located in Thingvellir National Park, about 45 minutes from Reykjavik. The Silfra fissure is a crack between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. As it is located in a national park, you will need to join a dive tour opera...

  • Hike Iceland's Tallest Waterfall: Glymur

    This amazing waterfall empties into a giant, beautiful canyon and with such a short hike, the reward is well worth the time. There are several caves to walk through and smaller waterfalls along the hike, which are all equally awesome to shoot. Thi...

  • Swim in Iceland's Blue Lagoon

    The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is one of the country's most famous attractions. The pristine blue waters are a result of volcanic activity. The water is naturally heated and soothes the skin. The drive from Reykjavik to the Blue Lagoon takes about an ...

  • Photograph Gardur Lighthouse, Iceland

    If you are like most travelers to Iceland, your time is spent around the ring road and Reykjavik. For those with extra time to spare and seeking solitude not far from the city, the old lighthouses of Gardur are a great place to spend a sunset.  On...

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