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The 8 Best Activities in Iceland During the Winter

Iceland gives you the unique experience for activities

If you are looking to fill up your winter visit to Iceland with some exciting activities, continue on reading. Whether you like extreme activities, or more family friendly activities, Iceland has what you are looking for. We have compiled a list of the top eight best activities to do in Iceland during the winter and you should try as many of them as you can!

Posted by: Birta Bjornsdottir


1. Go on a Super Jeep Tour

Instead of exploring Iceland in a regular bus like any other tourist, try traveling in style in one of our super jeeps! Traveling in a super jeep allows you to explore places in Iceland where you cannot go in just a regular car or jeep. Explore some of Iceland’s most extreme and beautiful nature while creating memories that last a lifetime.

Here are our super jeep tours

Super Jeep

Super Jeep Tour

2. Go Caving

Go outside of your comfort zone and underneath the earth surface by going caving in Iceland. Iceland has a lot of stunning caves to explore. Take a guided tour to explore the world underground!

Here are our caving tours

Caving in Iceland

Caving in Iceland

3. Go Glacier Hiking

Throw on your hiking shoes and some ice crampons and you are ready to go! On a glacier hike you get to walk on a glacier that was created over a thousand years ago and enjoy the remarkable view. Glacier hiking will definitely be a highlight of your trip to Iceland!

Here are our glacier hike tours

Glacier hiking in Iceland

Glacier hiking in Iceland

4. Go Snowmobiling on a Glacier

In Iceland you can go snowmobiling on one of the largest glaciers in Europe. Enjoy the complete freedom as you snowmobile though nature that is untouched by man. Don’t forget to take in the magnificent scenery while you fly on by!

Here are our snowmobiling tours

Snowmobiling on glacier

Snowmobiling on glacier

5. Go Ice Caving

The ice caves hidden in Icelandic nature are mesmerizing! Take your time exploring and enjoy all of the different colors in the snow and ice. For a truly magical time, combine ice caving and a northern lights hunt. You won’t regret it!

Here are our ice caving tours

Ice caving in Iceland

Ice caving in Iceland

6. Go Exotic Bathing

Iceland has countless hot springs and geothermal pools. Whether you want to find a secluded hidden hot spring in the highlands, or visit one of the more popular photogenic hot springs near the ring road, it will be worth it. Enjoy feeling warm during the cold Icelandic winter as you lay in a natural geothermal pool.

Here are our exotic bathing tours

Geothermal bathing in Iceland

Geothermal bathing in Iceland

7. Go Sailing on a Glacier Lagoon

On a sailing tour on a glacial lagoon you get to sail among and in between icebergs. The thrilling experience of sailing among icebergs, mixed with the breathtaking scenery, makes this an activity that you should definitely not miss!

Here is one of our sailing tours

Sailing on a lagoon

Sailing on a lagoon

8. Go Snorkeling or Diving

Iceland gives you the unique experience of snorkeling or diving between two continents. You can actually see where the two tectonic plates separate as you are floating in the water. You can’t get an experience like this anywhere else in the world!

Here are our snorkeling tours

Here are our diving tours

Snorkeling in Iceland

Snorkeling in Iceland