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Northeastern Region, Iceland

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Our most recommended Northeastern Region, Iceland Shore Excursions

Reykjavik: Sky Lagoon Admission with Transfer

1. Reykjavik: Sky Lagoon Admission with Transfer

Get to and from the Sky Lagoon easily with city center transfers from BSI terminal included. Immerse yourself in the new geothermal pool in Reykjavík. Sky Lagoon is a thermal spa inspired by both nature and local culture. The dramatic North Atlantic Ocean stretches out before you in the infinity pool with views over the Reykjanes Peninsula and the presidential residence at Bessastadir. Visit the turfhouse for a 7-step spa ritual, included in your entrance ticket. Enjoy an unmissable unique spa experience. Sky Lagoon really feels like a natural oasis, far removed from anything urban or even human. Cliff walls, grottoes, and coves are all designed to make the surroundings both beautiful and natural, and the dark textures highlight the Lagoon’s tranquility. This is definitely a one-of-a-kind luxury destination. Choose between the standard Pure Pass with shared changing facilities or upgrade to the Sky Pass which includes private changing facilities and the Sky signature body lotion. Alternatively you can choose the Sky Lagoon ticket which includes the 7 step spa ritual, use of towel, shared changing facilities, and pickup from Skarfabakki cruise port.

From Reykjavik: The Original 3.5 Hour Northern Lights Tour

2. From Reykjavik: The Original 3.5 Hour Northern Lights Tour

Join this mysterious trip on a dark winter’s night to search for the Northern Lights. This spectacular natural display can be witnessed at any time from the onset of the autumn darkness to the light nights of spring. Far from the glow of the city you will hunt for the magnificent Aurora Borealis – known as the Northern Lights. On a clear night you may be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the sky in dramatic shapes, colors, patterns, and sizes. The expert tour guides will always check the weather forecast around the south-western part of Iceland before the tour begins. Using their experience and intuition, the tour guide will decide where to lead your journey to have the best chance of spotting the Northern Lights.

Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

3. Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

A modern, trendy and forward-looking city that is at the same time rooted in nature, Reykjavik offers the best of both worlds and is a magical place to visit. Your 24 or 48-hour ticket gives you access to the city on a hop-on hop-off tour with on-board multi-lingual commentary. Mount Esja keeps lookout over this northernmost capital, and on a sunny day the mystical Snaefellsjokull glacier appears crystal-like and baby-blue on the western horizon. Take in sites such as the Reykjavik harbor, the Town Hall, the National Gallery of Iceland, the Pearl Hallsgrimschurch, and the Laugardalur thermal pools and spa. The tour stops along the route are as follows:  1- Harpa Concert Hall  2- The Old Harbour 3 - Viking Maritime Museum 4 - Whales of Iceland 5 - National Museum 6 - Laekjargata 7 - Laugavegur Shopping Street 8 - Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir 9 - Hallgrimskirkja 10 - BSI Bus Terminal 11 - Perlan 12 - Kringlan Shopping Centre 13 - Hilton Reykjavik Nordica 14 - Laugardalur Valley 15 - Skarfabakki Harbour (summer only) 16 - Hofdi House

From Reykjavik: The Golden Circle Express Tour with Pickup

4. From Reykjavik: The Golden Circle Express Tour with Pickup

Embark on a guided tour of Iceland's famous Golden Circle from Reykjavik. Admire the unique landscapes of Thingvellir and the breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall. See the spouting hot spring area around Geysir. Visit Þingvellir National Park (English: Thingvellir), where the Icelandic parliament Alþingi was established in the year 930. In 2004, Thingvellir National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List and is now one of 800 places in the world that have been honored by UNESCO. After that, see Gullfoss waterfall and the spouting hot spring area around Geysir and Strokkur. Although this trip is an express tour, experience some of the very best known historical sites and natural phenomena in the country.

From Akureyri Port: Lake Mývatn Shore Excursion

5. From Akureyri Port: Lake Mývatn Shore Excursion

Benefit from pick-up from your cruise ship in Akureyri Port, and then drive to Lake Mývatn and the surrounding wetlands area near Krafla volcano. Stop at Goðafoss waterfall and hear about its important role in the history of Iceland. Continue to the pseudo craters of Skútustaðagígar, formed when hot flowing lava met with ice-cold water from the lake. See the lava fields of Dimmuborgir, rich in mythical sagas and stunning to look at for the lava pillars and rock formations.   Discover the thermal waters of an underground river at Grjotagja, where you will stand on the continental rift between Europe and America. End with a look at the boiling mud pools of Hverir and gaze in awe at the steaming fumaroles and sulfur pits. Return to Akureyri Port at least 1 hour before your ship’s departure for the end of the tour services.

Reykjavík: Private Golden Circle Day Tour with 6 Attractions

6. Reykjavík: Private Golden Circle Day Tour with 6 Attractions

See the best of the Golden Circle all in a single day during this private trip starting directly from your accommodation in Reykjavik. Travel with your own personal guide to Thingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss Waterfall, the Kerid Crater, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and other spots. Pack your bags and come ready for an adventure. You’ll see Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with immense historical significance. This site has the world’s oldest existing parliament. Marvel at crystal-clear lakes and volcanic terrains. The Geysir Geothermal Area is also on the agenda. This site is a treat for those who always dreamed of witnessing a live hot spring. Located in the Haukadalur Valley, this spot is the oldest known geyser in the world. Arrive at the Gullfoss Waterfall, which originates from Langjökull, Iceland’s second-largest glacier. Take advantage of unbeatable photo opportunities thanks to the multiple viewpoints of this elegant waterfall. Another memorable site along the route is the Kerið Volcanic Crater Lake, a 3000-years old volcanic lake with a unique appeal. You’ll see blue-colored lake water surrounded by dark lava rocks. A simple walk along the crater will bring you to amazing views of this unique volcanic lake.

From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn & Goðafoss Waterfall Guided Trip

7. From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn & Goðafoss Waterfall Guided Trip

Explore the natural beauty of Iceland during a day tour of Goðafoss Waterfall and Lake Mývatn. The tour starts with a drive and photo stops along the scenic coast of Eyjafjordur, one of the longest fjords in the country. The first stop will be at Goðafoss, a breathtaking 39-foot-tall waterfall, located in the Skjálfandafljót River. From Goðafoss Waterfall the tour continues to Lake Mývatn driving around the lake stopping at Pseudo Craters, Lavafields, Geothermal mud pools and the Divergent Plate Tectonics. A lunch stop at a local restaurant before continuing the sightseeing around the Lake Depending on the Cruise Ship's departure time from Akureyri Port an additional option can be to stop at the Myvatn Nature Baths for a relaxing soak in the geothermal pool.

From Reykjavik Port: Golden Circle Shore Excursion

8. From Reykjavik Port: Golden Circle Shore Excursion

The Golden Circle is a must do experience in Iceland. This shore excursion takes you to the three most visited natural nature attractions in the southern part of Iceland, Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Thingvellir National Park. This small group Golden Circle Tour starts with a pickup at Reykjavik port. The departure time is adjusted to your cruise ship arrival time so you will get the most of your time in Iceland. The shore excursion combines fragile nature, Iceland's saga and heritage, and powerful geothermal wonders. Experience some of the highlights in Iceland when you drive along glacial rivers and beautiful landscapes. Take your time to observe the lesser mention but still beautiful places and cultural treasures. If conditions allow, make a stop on the way to admire some of the famously friendly Icelandic horses. The tour guides are local experts that know the area like the back of their hands and are storytellers at heart. As this is a small group tour, be assured that the tour guide has time for all your questions. 

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Guided Tour & Sky Lagoon Visit

9. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Guided Tour & Sky Lagoon Visit

Combine adventure with relaxation on a guided day trip to some of Iceland’s most remarkable natural wonders. Take in the spectacular gushing geysers at Geysir, the Gullfoss waterfall, and the Thingvellir National Park. Round off your trip with a 7-step spa ritual and relaxing soak in the Sky Lagoon. Setting off from Reykjavik, you’ll soon discover the breathtaking nature of Iceland’s famous Golden Circle area. First, see the erupting geysers of the Geysir geothermal area before heading to the queen of Icelandic waterfalls, Gullfoss. Then visit the stunning Thingvellir National Park. After the day's adventures, head for a relaxing soak in the Sky Lagoon, a geothermal spa perched on the cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean. Marvel at the lava formations as you indulge in a 7-step spa ritual, before heading home.

Reykjavik City Sightseeing by Minibus

10. Reykjavik City Sightseeing by Minibus

Take a trip to visit the most significant places in the capital and surrounding towns. Journey to visit the presidential residence at Bessastaðir and the town of Hafnarfjörður, where you will learn of how the “hidden people” and humans live together in harmony. Next visit Reykjavik to enjoy the spectacular views at the restaurant Perlan, which is built on water tanks holding the city’s hot water supply. Afterwards it’s on to Höfði house, where the all-important meeting between former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and former U.S.S.R. Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986. Then visit the ancient Hallgrímskirkja church and the old town centre. You will find that the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, and the town hall are situated here. The final stop of the day will take you to the sports and recreation area in Laugardalur. Here you can explore the impressive geothermal heated outdoor swimming pool, and discover sculptures crafted by Ásmundur Sveinsson.

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What people are saying about Northeastern Region, Iceland

Loved it here ive been to all the lagoona(secret and blue} and sky is by far my favourite.I think its the closeness to Reykjavik ,only took us 15 mins on the bus ,and the view of the sea is awesome .Loved the swim up bar ,cant wait to go back would love to try it at night.The only thing is there are rocks in the middle that look like you can go between them but you cant i found that out the hard way with a small graze on my knee but apart from that loved every minute of it .

The trip was booked as an afternoon excursion, which was perfect for us., In actuality, we were gone for over 7 hours. We saw three of the main attractions in the area, including waterfalls and geysers. The value was very good and the guide was excellent and entertaining. The bus was full size but because the trip was in the afternoon, the crowds were minimal.

Very informative guide, clean comfortable transport and fascinating itinerary. Only 14 passengers in the mini-bus and our guide got us to each site ahead of huge crowds of cruise passengers on coach excursions.

Enjoyed it very much. Good driver/guide. Very helpful with wheelchairs.

Wonderful experience at this great spa/hot spring. Loved it!