Optional Private Excursions available for purchase
Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!
Capture the ‘The Big Three’ on this classic excursion to Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Strokkur and Thingvellir National Park.
Here guests can enjoy a relaxing bathe in the surreal milky waters of Iceland’s most famous of geothermal Spas – The Blue Lagoon. So what exactly IS the Blue Lagoon? Well, it is Iceland's most unique and popular attraction. Guests will enjoy bathing and relaxing in Blue Lagoon geothermal seawater, known for its positive effects on the skin. A visit to the spa promotes harmony between body, mind and spirit, and enables one to soak away the stresses of modern life. The spa's guests rekindle their relationship with nature, soak up the scenic beauty and enjoy breathing the clean, fresh air. In addition to bathing in the lagoon guests have access to a sauna with a view of the lagoon, a sauna with white walls that resemble silica mud and a cozy steam bath carved into a lava cave. Of course, guests bathing in the milky waters of the lagoon have easy access to the famous white silica mud, an essential part of this ultimate in spa experiences.
Tour Duration: 3-4 hours
Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activy Level: Easy
Included: Transportation by deluxe vehicle, guided tour, Blue Lagoon Comfort Experience (entrance fee, towel rental, Silica Mud Mask, choice of one drink at the Lagoon.) Pick up/drop off at the port.
Not Included: Meals
Leaving Reykjavik we head to the peculiar stillness of Lake Kleifarvatn (via Hafnarfjordur) where we make a stop to explore the nearby thermal area of Krysuvik.
Onwards to the dramatic bird cliffs of Krysuvikurbjarg where we will stop for photographs. In the summer months, the cliffs are home to thousands of nesting birds and visitors might even be lucky enough to sight Orka whales feeding out at sea.
From here we continue into the lowlands of the south - where impressive views to the Westman islands and beyond lie in store. We pass Strandakirkja church which is said to have been built by seamen in peril whose prayers for rescue were answered by an angel that appeared on the shore and guided them to land ("The guiding light of those who sail the sea").
Onwards for a 4x4 drive along the coast, we make a short stop on the black sandy shores of the North Atlantic Ocean.
From here we drive to a local restaurant for a lobster feast lunch.
After lunch we make our way to Thingvellir National Park a place of tremendous interest as a primary site of both Iceland’s geological and historical heritage.
We return to Reykjavik driving off road through the foothills of the Hengill volcano including an ancient route called the thousand waters trail which leads us across many rivers, streams and mud banks. The surrounding steam vents and bore holes constantly belch out steamy reminders of the areas recent volcanic history.
Tour Duration: 6-7 hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Included: Transportation by deluxe 4x4 vehicle, guided tour, lobster feast lunch. Pick up/drop off at the port.
Not Included: Drinks
- A visit to the open-air museum of Arbaer where more than 20 buildings have been relocated from around Iceland represented in the form of a town square, a village and a farm. The museum gives the visitor an insight into the architecture and lifestyles of Iceland’s interesting past.
- A visit to the Pearl vantage point. Built in 1988 the Pearl is a remarkable building, unique in Iceland and probably the whole world. A glass dome constructed atop huge tanks in which natural hot water is stored for heating the city, The Pearl offers the visitor great views of the capital area and beyond.
- Reykjavik’s colorful old quarter with its quaint wooden houses and narrow streets.
- Hallgrimskirkja Church the largest in Iceland at 74,5 meters high its one of the city’s best known landmarks. In front of the church is a stature of Leif Eriksson which was a gift from the United States commemorating the 1000th anniversary of Iceland’s parliament at Thingvellir in 930 AD.
- The city’s university area.
- A visit to the National museum The National Museum displays objects that provide insight into Icelandic cultural history - displays that encourage visitors to dwell on the past, present and future. Reopened after extensive refurbishment, the museum houses new, dynamic exhibitions that fulfill all the modern standards required of such an establishment housing the nation´s treasures.
- The New Harpa Concert Hall
- The Hofdi house - venue of THE landmark “end of the cold war” meeting in 1986 between President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev.