Make your stay in Iceland even more exciting

Traveling in Iceland is a great experience in itself, however to make the trip in Iceland even more exciting you have the option to go on different excursions during your travel around Iceland.

Book the excursions together with your ferry trip or self-drive programme in Iceland by contacting us on +298 345900 or email

The original whale safari boat trip from Húsavík

Experience the original Húsavík Whale safari! This town is known as Europe's whale watching capital.

Enjoy beautiful scenery and wildlife from the deck of a refurbished oak fishing boat. Only oak vessels are used in our North Sailing so that the efficient and low-noise motors ensure that we are environmentally friendly. The boats are specially equipped and fulfill all requirements for whale watching!

The original whale safari boat trip from Húsavík.

Whale safari boat trip from Reykjavík

Take part in a memorable journey to the world of whales and seabirds. This is an adventure at sea! Our boat is conveniently located in the Port of Reykjavík, from where it takes only a 20 minute journey to reach the natural habitat of the whales. Common sightings in the area include the minke whale, the white-beaked dolphin, porpoise and the popular humpback whale. The majestic ordinary and sei whales, as well as the orca, sometimes accompany our boat. 

We always see a variety of birds, such as gannets, puffins, guillemots, cormorants, all kinds of gulls, kittiwakes, arctic terns and many others. The tour passes several islands where colonies of puffins nest, so there is much to photograph. All participants may borrow warm overalls and raincoats. For safety, all children under 12 wear a life jacket during the voyage. To ensure that the whales are not disturbed by our presence, we sail with a constant, non-changing speed to the habitat of the whales. The result is that all kinds of sea life, from the humpback whale to the smallest porpoises, often make an appearance at the surface of the water near the boat!

Whale safari boat trip from Reykjavík.

Blue ice glacier hike on Svinafellsjökull

This walk takes us on to the Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue. Svínafellsjökull is a breathtaking outlet of the Vatnajökull glacier and the views are simply stunning.

We will walk through a wonderland of ice sculptures, meandering through the ridges and deep crevasses of the glacier. At the beginning of our tour, an experienced guide will teach you how to use basic glacier equipment like crampons and ice axes as they are necessary equipment for this tour.

Blue ice glacier hike on Svinafellsjökull.

Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon zodiac trip

For people who want to enjoy the fantastic icebergs in an exciting manner, this trip is a definite highlight.

This trip offers a lot of variation, from floating without the motor close by the icebergs and taking it all in, up to sailing between the icebergs at a respectable speed, just like James Bond. Because of the higher speed, you see more during this trip than in the amphibian boats and you can also get closer to the icebergs.

It is advisable to book this trip beforehand, because the capacity is limited.

Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon zodiac trip.

The Blue Lagoon

Bathing in the Blue Lagoon is a very special experience, with the bluish water surrounded by lava fields. The geothermal water has a unique composition that contains three active ingredients: silica, algae and minerals.

The blue color comes from silica and the way it reflects sunlight. The water temperature is 37-40° C year-round. The water depth is approximately 0.8-1.2 meters deep with the deepest point at 1.6 meters.

The Blue Lagoon.

Glacier lagoon amphibian boat trip

Without a shadow of a doubt, the glacier lagoon is one of the highlights of every trip to Iceland. The enormous icebergs that float on the lake, with their bizarre forms and the fantastic colour variations of white, blue and gray, are unforgetteable. From the shore it already looks magnificent, but with the boat you get much closer, so you can see it all a lot better. The explanations of the guide, about the glacier, the lake and the ice, make it all even more interesting. And of course it is a fun experience to ride over the land and then straight into the water, where the boat changes over to sailing mode.

Glacier lagoon amphibian boat trip.

Into the Glacier

You experience a trip in a specially modified glacier vehicle, so you can get to know the glacier environment and in good weather enjoy a magnificent view.

After the trip ON the glacier, you go for a walk INSIDE the glacier, through the man-made tunnels. An experienced guide will lead you through it all and tell you lots of interesting facts about the glacier.

Place of departure

In the summer: Húsafell cafeteria for those who book the excursion with a transfer in the summer, or at Klaki Base camp at the edge of Langjökull glacier for those who drive a 4x4 vehicle and do not need the transfer.

In the winter: Húsafell cafeteria.

Into the Glacier.

Solheimajökull exploration glacier hike

The Sólheimajökull glacier tongue extends from the great Mýrdalsjökull glacier, down to the sandy plains of the Icelandic south coast. The spectacular surroundings are marked by rugged and majestic rock formations thoroughly shaped by the glacier.

This is an easy walk on crampons up onto the ice field where a wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses await your discovery. At the beginning of the tour, an experienced glacier guide will teach you how to use the basic ice equipment of crampons and an ice axe as they are required for your trip into this magical frozen world.

Solheimajökull exploration glacier hike.

Ingólfshöfði nature tour - Hey wagon trip

Ingólfshöfði is an isolated headland between black sands and the Atlantic Ocean, with thousands of nesting seabirds including puffins and the great skua. This historical cape is named after the first settler of Iceland, Ingólfur Arnarson, who spent his first winter in Iceland there in the year 874 AD.

To get to Ingólfshöfði , we cross 6 km of waters, marshes and sand in a tractor-drawn hay cart. The drive takes about 20-30 minutes each way, so we will spend about 1½ hour hiking around the cape. We make several stops to explain the history of the cape (in English only) and, of course, to do some bird watching. The circle around the nature reserve is approximately a 1 ½ mile hike. There is a steep sand slope at the beginning but then it gets easier where most of the hiking is on flat grass land. We don't recommend that people participate in this trip unless they feel confident they will be able to complete the hike.

Ingólfshöfði nature tour - Hey wagon trip.

Viking sushi adventure boat trip

This is a trip to enjoy nature, watch birds and taste fresh scallops. This unique adventure takes place on the Breiðafjörður Bay in the west of Iceland.

On the way we see countless islands, many with strange forms and interesting basalt formations. There are lots of birds such as Puffins, Eider ducks, Shags and if we are very lucky the White-tailed eagle. A highlight is the fishing with a small plough, where we conjure up delicacies from the sea such as scallops and sea urchins. This is a fantastic adventure that nobody who goes on a holiday to Iceland should miss out on.

Viking sushi adventure boat trip.

Whale watching and sea angling boat trip

In this trip you sail through the lovely fjord of Eyjafjörður, searching for whales, but we can also do some sea angling.

The guide demonstrates how it all works, and of course he tells you all about the whales. During these trips, we often see Humpback whales, Minky whales, dolphins and Harbour porpoises, and sometimes we also see Killer whales. To make certain the animals are not disturbed by our presence, we take care to keep our speed to their habitat always the same. As a result, many species often surface quite close to our boat. On the way, we serve coffee and home-made cake.

There are also tours available without the sea angling, only looking for whales!

Whale watching and sea angling boat trip.

Mountain safari ATV (quad)

Mountain Safari is a fantastic quad bike/ATV tour in the vicinity of Reykjavík, only 15 min. away from most hotels. Mountain Safari is ideal for beginners and for those who want to try something new, whilst at the same time enjoying outdoor activity. The vehicles are easy to manage, even if you do it for the first time, and before each tour our guide provides you with the operational and safety instructions.

From our base camp, we start our trip on an unpaved road along the beautiful lake Hafravatn, before driving up over a mountain road to the top of Mt. Hafrafell. As soon as you stand there, you can enjoy the beautiful view over Reykjavík and the surrounding mountains.

Mountain safari ATV (quad).

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