The best tours and excursions from Reykjavik

by Paul Stafford  |  Published May 5, 2019

Iceland’s diminutive capital city holds a third of the country’s entire population, with roughly 130,000 people. As such, there is a good deal of empty wilderness beyond the suburbs of Reykjavik. The country has some of the world’s most unique geological forms and processes, while top shows like Game of Thrones have been drawn to the glaciers and snowy mountains. While much of this makes the interior of Iceland sound inhospitable and inaccessible, a great way to unlock the region is on a guided tour.

Many people first head to Reykjavik on a trip to Iceland. As such it is the best base from which tour operators run their trips around the country. A whole host of tours and excursions are available, ranging from a few days along the popular south coast to more than a week exploring the entire island. Here are some of the best tours and excursions from Reykjavik.