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The 8 Best Activities in Iceland During the Summer

Fun activities in Iceland

September 18, 2016
Birta Bjornsdottir

If you are planning your trip to Iceland this summer and want to do some fun activities, you’ve come to the right place! Iceland has countless fun activities for everyone. Whether you are looking for fun activities for the whole family, or extreme adventure, Iceland is the place for you. Here is a list of the 8 best activities in Iceland during the summer.

Kirkjufell Mountain in Spring

1. Go Caving

It is impossible to know how many caves there are in Iceland, since many of them are still to be found. Caving is an adventure and you get to see a world where not many others have seen before you. Explore the underground world and the different lava formations and colors.

Here are our caving tours

Inside a lava cave

2. Go Horseback Riding

The Icelandic horse is a very friendly and beautiful creature. The small stature of the horse makes it perfect for children to ride. Whether you are an experienced rider, or you are trying it for the first time, there are appropriate horse riding tours available for you. Enjoy the beautiful Icelandic nature while traveling on an Icelandic horse.

Here are our horseback riding tours

Friendly Icelandic Horses

3. Go Whale Watching

The summer season is great for whale watching. You get to go out on a boat and explore the Icelandic wildlife. There are many different types of whales and dolphins you might see on a whale watching tour, and if you are lucky, you might also see the famous Icelandic puffin!

Here are your whale watching tours

Brave Whales

4. Go Hiking

Iceland is home to some of the most beautiful hiking routes in Iceland. On a hiking tour in Iceland you can get to explore the best of what Iceland has to offer. See volcanoes, geysers, geothermal hot springs and much more on a hiking tour of Iceland. If you are looking for a little snow and ice, you can always to a glacier hike, even in the high summer season.

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Hiking Mountain in Iceland

5. Go on a Super Jeep Tour

If you want to explore the highlands of Iceland, you should do it in a super jeep. The highlands are the super jeep’s natural habitat. On a super jeep you can cross rivers, drive on glaciers, and much more that you could not do on a regular car or regular jeep.

Here are our super jeep tours

Extreme Iceland Super Jeep

6. Go Exotic Bathing

One of the highlights of your Iceland trip will most likely be when you are rewinding in a geothermal bathing pool in a hot spring area surrounded by raw Icelandic nature. Iceland has many geothermal swimming pools to offer. Bring your bathing suit and enjoy!

Here are our exotic bathing tours

Geothermal Bathing Pool

7. Go River Rafting

Number 7 is river rafting. Whether you want extreme adventure in a class 4+ river rafting action trip or a relaxing trip to take in some breathtaking scenery, Iceland is the perfect place to do so.

Here are our river rafting tours

River Rafting Tour

8. Go Snorkeling or Diving

Last but not least is snorkeling or diving. In Iceland you can go snorkeling or diving between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. This can only be done in Iceland, and it is a must do! The fissure Silfra is very clear and you can see everything around you in the water.

Here are our snorkeling tours

Here are our diving tours