TripAdvisor Traveller´s Choice 2021

10 awe-inspiring activities
you can enjoy in Iceland

Iceland offers you an unbeatable choice of thrilling adventure activities from glacier hikes and blue ice caving to white water river rafting and exploring underground lava tunnels. Discover Europe’s largest National Park and roam its hidden rivers and valleys.

As well as that, you can get up close to whales, dolphins, puffins and seals in their natural habitats. Or you can gaze in wonder at Iceland’s stunning scenery from one of the famous hot pots. We have tours to suit all ages and abilities, so make the most of your stay in Iceland and book an unforgettable adventure with Nicetravel today!

When Is The Best Time To Visit Iceland?

Learn what you can discover if you explore the Land of Fire and Ice in the summer or winter seasons. No matter the time of the year there are plenty of exiting sights and activities to take

Bathing in famous geothermal waters

No visit to Iceland is complete without taking a dip in a glorious geothermally-heated spa, pool or lagoon. For an authentic slice of Icelandic culture, a trip to one of the stunning hot springs around the country to enjoy the warming waters is a “must-do” activity!

This natural marvel has been keeping Icelanders warm for centuries, and it’s the best way to meet the locals and make new friends. Wherever you are in Iceland, there will be a hot spring or river, a modern spa or a swimming pool nearby. Known for its mineral-rich health benefits and soothing relaxation, it’s a tradition that dates back to the 12th-century. There are more than a hundred geothermal hot springs and spas to choose from, so let us help you book your unforgettable bathing trip now!

Amphibious Boat Tours

A visit to the famous Glacier Lagoon at Jökulsárlón gives you the chance to see incredible icebergs and glittering glaciers from the shoreline. For an even more magical experience, why not add an Amphibious Boat Tour to your trip? It’s the perfect way to get up close to these stunning sights, and you might even get a taste of thousand-year-old ice!

It’s an easy trip, with you boarding an amphibious boat on land and enjoying the short journey as it simply drives into the glacial waters. Then you’ll find yourself gazing up at towering icebergs as you glide around the lagoon, seeing the spectacular formations from just a few feet away! There’s no better way than this to enjoy Jökulsárlón’s otherworldly beauty, immersed in its breathtaking blue waters. Book now to save your seat!

Lava Caving

Take a thrilling trip deep underground to discover the hidden world of Iceland’s incredible lava caves and tunnels. A Nicetravel Lava Caving tour is your chance to learn how volcanic eruptions and lava flows have formed Iceland’s stunning landscapes for 20 million years. On this unforgettable 90-minute tour, you’ll explore a fantastic underground world, accompanied by expert guides on well-lit walkways. Imagine yourself walking along a tunnel where lava once flowed thousands of years ago!

You’ll see gigantic cracks in the colorful lava crust where the tunnel roof has fallen in over the centuries. As well as that, there will be spectacular ice formations, including glittering stalactites and stalagmites. Viking outlaws once used these places as hideouts – now you can explore them too!

Seal Watching

Iceland is home to several seal colonies where you’ll have an opportunity to see these cute creatures in some stunning locations. Iceland’s rugged coastline with its deep fjords and sandy beaches is a haven for Harbor and Gray seals, and they often make their homes very close to the places our tours visit.

On our trips to the Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Beach at Jökulsárlón, you can see seals swimming in between the gigantic icebergs, looking for their lunch. If you’ve booked a tour to the Viking heartlands of West Iceland and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, there’s a fantastic seal-spotting opportunity on the golden sand beaches at Ytri-Tunga. Come with us for a chance to see seals as they glide through the sea, or watch them soaking up the sun and waiting for you to take their picture!

Glacier Hike

Walking on a glacier is a “must-do” activity when you visit Iceland! Glaciers cover more than a tenth of the country, and they are constantly changing, advancing and retreating over the years. On our Glacier Hike tour, you’ll have the chance to strap on some crampons and enjoy a breathtaking trek across these enormous rivers of ice.

First, we’ll take you to one of the accessible glacier tongues and kit you out in all the safety gear you’ll need. Then our expert guides will lead you onto the glacier, showing you all the fascinating features of this spectacular natural phenomenon. You’ll never forget the extraordinary views as you crunch your way across these incredible icy-white expanses and feel the power of the living glacier beneath your feet! This tour is one for the bucket list!

Ice Caving

Blue ice caves are a mesmerizing spectacle of nature and one that you can easily enjoy when you book an Ice Caving Tour with Nicetravel. Each blue ice cave is unique, forming when freshwater freezes into fantastic brightly-colored shapes deep underneath a glacier’s surface. It’s a stunning sight, rarely seen anywhere else in the world. If you take a tour with us, you’ll be able to discover this frozen phenomenon for yourself.

Our expert guides will take you by Super Jeep to Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest glacier, for a truly personal experience. That’s because the ice caves are constantly changing shape. So you’ll visit one of Iceland’s most astonishing attractions and discover a natural wonder that no one else will see the same way again. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience!  

Bird Watching

Everyone who comes to Iceland wants to see puffins, the most famous bird in the country. Iceland is home to the world’s largest Atlantic puffin colonies, and there are mind-boggling numbers of other seabirds to spot here too. You can enjoy the sight of sweet-faced puffins as they flip-flap their way around in the south at Dyrhólaey, the east at Borgarfjörður Eystri and the Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west.

In addition, Lake Mývatn is a magnet for migrating birds in the north, particularly in the warmer months for the breeding season. On our tours around the country on the Ring Road, you’ll have a chance to spot as many as 80 different species, including many ducks, swans and geese. Watch out for the Arctic Terns, though – they will dive-bomb you if you get too close to their nests!

Whale Watching

Iceland is one of the best places in the world to get up close to whales, dolphins and porpoises, with more than twenty species visiting the island every year. Humpbacks, Minke whales and dolphins are the most frequently spotted cetaceans in these waters, along with the Blue whale, the largest animal ever to have lived on the planet. These charismatic creatures come here to feed, and you’ll have a chance to see them waving their fins, spraying water in the air from their blowholes and even leaping out of the ocean!

Our guided tours have a near-100% success rate for sightings, with a free second try on another day if required. There is nothing to match the feeling of seeing these marvelous mammals in their natural habitat, so make sure you book your whale watching tour now!

Northern Lights

Probably the most desired sighting in Iceland! Thousands of people come to Iceland every winter to enjoy one of the most unique spectacles of Mother Nature. Magical displays of green, white and purple light shimmer across the skies on clear nights – just like stars.

We do not offer any specific Northern Lights Hunts, but that does not mean you can´t enjoy watching them with us! Simply select one of our winter multi-day tours and keep your fingers crossed! If you are lucky with the weather and if the aurora is active, we will make the best use of the low light pollution in rural part of Iceland to try to see them. Remember though – the Northern Lights are not “switched on” every day!