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How to Spend 2 Days in Reykjavik

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How to Spend 2 Days in Reykjavik
A 2-day trip to Reykjavik offers the chance to fully explore the cosmopolitan capital of Iceland and also get a taste of the wild landscapes that are just a short distance away. From historic landmarks to natural wonders, here’s how to spend two days in Reykjavik.

Day 1: The City and Its Natural Wonders
Morning: Spend your first hours in Reykjavik getting your bearings and doing some sightseeing. Walking and biking tours are greats way to familiarize yourself with the city and hit the highlights, while coach and hop-on hop-off bus tours cover more ground in less time with the chance to customize your stops.

Afternoon: Get out on the water on a whale-watching cruise from Reykjavik’s Old Harbour. If visiting in summer, you can combine whale watching with a cruise to Akurey to see its puffin colony. If you’d rather stay on land, consider Blue Lagoon tickets or a horseback riding tour close to Reykjavik—hotel transfers are generally included.

Night: Summer offers extended daylight hours so you can take an evening tour of the Golden Circle, which brings the benefit of smaller crowds at the attractions. In winter, you can choose from a coach, boat, or Super Jeep tour for a northern lights hunt. 

Day 2: Into the Countryside
Morning: You can spend the whole day exploring the Golden Circle on a private or group tour that includes an activity such as snowmobiling on a glacier or a visit to the Secret Lagoon. Some longer full-day options also take in Iceland’s south coast or Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Alternatively, take a shorter morning or afternoon tour that focuses on Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall.

Afternoon: A helicopter tour is a great way to get a sense of Iceland’s otherworldly landscapes. Tours typically depart from Reykjavik’s downtown airport and offer sightseeing over Thingvellir National Park and Eyjafjallajokull glacier.

Night: Reykjavik is famed for its lively nightlife. Beer- and food-themed tours offer a taste of local drink and food culture as well as insight into the best spots to spend the rest of your evening after you leave your tour guide.
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Golden Circle & Glacier Snowmobiling Day Trip from Reykjavik Day Trips

Golden Circle & Glacier Snowmobiling Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Tick off three of Iceland’s most popular attractions in only one day on this full-day Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik. In addition to visiting the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park and the Geysir Geyser, you’ll experience an exhilarating snowmobile ride on the Langjökull glacier. During the tour, you will also see the Gullfoss Waterfall.
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Whale Watching Tour from ReykjavikSailing

Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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Watch for minke whales, dolphins and humpbacks on a whale watching cruise from Reykjavik, and take in views of the coast from an open viewing platform or an enclosed cabin. Get the ultimate whale watching experience during the peak season from April through October, when over 20 kinds of whale flock to the North Atlantic. Cruise the harbor in comfort and style, enjoy access to an indoor saloon stocked with snacks and drinks (sold on board), and spot Iceland’s diverse aquatic species with help from the experienced crew.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Private Golden Circle Tour from ReykjavikDay Trips

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Private Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

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Visit all the landmarks and highlights of southwest Iceland during this private day tour of the Golden Circle. With your dedicated guide and private transportation, this tour ensures a flexible itinerary and personalized attention. Stop in the Thingvellir National Park, see the Geysir and Stokkur geysers, the stunning Gullfoss waterfall, and the Kerid crater, among other sites.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Icelandic Horseback Riding at Laxnes Horse Farm Including Pick Up from ReykjavikNature and Wildlife

Icelandic Horseback Riding at Laxnes Horse Farm Including Pick Up from Reykjavik

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Do more than just admire Iceland's beloved horses during your stay in the country—take one for a spin on this horseback riding tour with transportation from Reykjavik. Atop a sturdy, sure-footed Icelandic horse, you’ll take a beautiful ride in the countryside just outside the city. This tour is suitable for beginners and experts alike.
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Blue Lagoon Return Bus Transfer from ReykjavikBus Services

Blue Lagoon Return Bus Transfer from Reykjavik

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The Blue Lagoon is widely considered among Iceland’s top natural attractions, but reaching it without your own wheels can be tricky. On this simple coach transfer service, spin through the lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula in comfort and reach the site with ease. Perhaps soak in the warm waters or indulge yourself with a soothing massage, then return to Reykjavík or Keflavík International Airport (KEF).
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  • 1 to 6 hours
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  • 1 to 6 hours
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Iceland Super Saver: Puffin Cruise plus Whale-Watching Tour from ReykjavikNature and Wildlife

Iceland Super Saver: Puffin Cruise plus Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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Discover the natural majesty of Iceland with the Reykjavik Super Saver, a combination of two popular tours at a discounted price. Realize your dreams of seeing wild whales during a 2.5- or 3.5-hour whale-watching tour and marvel at adorable puffins as you sail the rugged shores of Akurey island on a 1-hour puffin cruise. Enrich your knowledge of the majestic creatures while listening to commentary from a knowledgeable guide on each captivating cruise.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Reykjavik City Walking TourWalking Tours

Reykjavik City Walking Tour

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Get to know the spirit of Reykjavik on this walking tour of Iceland's capital. Follow your guide to the city's most important landmarks, including the Sun Voyager (Sólfar) sculpture, Harpa Concert Hall, the Old Harbour, the multicolored Thingholt houses, and the Hallgrímskirkja Church. Along the way, learn about the city's culture, history, and traditions through your guide's entertaining commentary. All entrance fees and light refreshments are included.
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City Sightseeing Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Bus TourHop on Hop Off

City Sightseeing Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover Reykjavik by City Sightseeing bus, and explore the Icelandic capital on a hop-on hop-off tour. Your voucher is valid for 24 hours, so use it to ride around Reykjavik and visit the attractions that interest you most. Hop off to visit Laugardalur Valley, Harpa Concert Hall and more, or stay on board for a full loop and listen to the audio commentary to learn about the city.
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Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Gullfoss and GeysirDay Trips

Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Gullfoss and Geysir

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See the natural wonders of Icelandic scenery in a short space of time. This express afternoon tour visits waterfalls, geysers and must-see Icelandic sights in just half a day. Walk with a guide around UNESCO-listed Thingvellir, pose for photos by Gullfoss waterfall, visit the Geysir hot spring area. Reykjavik hotel pickup and drop-off is also included.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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