Lads,Just back from 9 days in Iceland. How long are you going for?
Heading to Reykjavik in a few weeks and would like to book a couple of tours in the few days I am there. Has anyone that has been there got any tips on someone reputable to book these through at the best price?
The Northern Lights, Golden Circle and any of the snowmobile tours look good to me. Herself would like to do the Blue Lagoon geothermic spa.
I've obviously searched online already but any advice coming from experience would be great
If you can just hire a car and you will get to all the places easily. All of the natural attractions are free but the day yours will cost a fortune.
The Blue Lagoon is class but quite expensive and a good 45min drive from Rey. I would still say it was worth it if you just there for a weekend but if you are leaving Rey there are plenty of other natural hot bath areas.
This place is on the golden circle and if you are driving it is handy to pass by. http://www.fontana.is/
This place is also on the golden circle route but we didnt get a chance to go there but is supposed to be class. http://www.reykjavik.com/hot-springs-reykjavik/
This one in north iceland was amazing http://www.jardbodin.is/en/
The northern lights tours are a lottery, in the 9 nights we were there we seen them just the one night for about 20 mins , most tours will bring you for free the next night if you dont see them but this doesnt suit if you are only there for a weekend. And be prepared to be bored out of your mind waiting for them. Generally the best viewing places are away from the bight lights of a town so go a few miles out of the city and find a parking space and bring some food and drink for a few hours , we were told the best times are between 10 and 2 and the sky must be dark and clear.
We done the snowmobiling wit this crowd http://mountaineers.is/pearl-tour-golden-circle-super-jeep-tour-snowmobiling-3/ , not sure if i would recommend it. It was over £100, absofuckinglutely freezing and really heavy snow and wind so you viability was Zero . The guides said it is like that 90% of the time.
We also done this http://www.adventures.is/iceland/snorkeling/intotheblue/ and again it was freezing but very very different. It was around £100 , which seems to be the minimum cost of a day tour.
''The Silfra fissure is one of Iceland’s best kept secrets. Silfra, which is situated in the heart of Þingvellir, the site of the world’s oldest parliament, is an otherworldly scene. The crystal clear water in the deep fissure gives you a feeling of being weightless as you float down with the lazy current. Frequently rated as one of the worlds top ten dive sites, the Silfra offers up to 100 meters of underwater visibility and is located on top of the separation between Europe and America!''
There is an active eruption ongoing and there are tours givign flights and helicopter tours over this volcano, we had booked this but it was cancelled for the last 5 days of our trip due to weather. This tuor was expensive ( about €400 each) but really was a once in a lifetime tour