The 10 Best Things to Do in Reykholt, Iceland

August 25, 2017 Trinity Boughner

Discover the best top things to do in Reykholt, Iceland including Gullfoss, Icelandic HorseWorld, Iceland Activities - Day Tours, Riding Tours South Iceland, Midgard Adventure, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Laxnes Horse Farm, Iceland Riverjet, Snorkeling Trips to Silfra, Glymur.
Restaurants in Reykholt

White River, Blaskogabyggd 801, Iceland +354 486 6500
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Gullfoss

Considered by many to be the country's most beautiful waterfall.

Reviewed By David C

Amazing views of the Waterfalls with various viewing platforms. Some with a lot of stairs but others you can walk to quite easily. Very windy so wrap up warm and keep hold of your camera as can quite easily be blown out of your hand. We visited at the end of March where snow was around the edges but the waterfall was in full flow. Free toilets in the main block don't use the ones where you have to pay. If you like the views you can easily pass a hour here if you don't mind the wind.

2. Icelandic HorseWorld

Skeiovellir, Hella 851, Iceland +354 899 5619
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Icelandic HorseWorld

If you want to get to know the Icelandic horse while traveling in Iceland you have come to the right place. We at Icelandic Horse World offer a unique chance for you to get to know our remarkable horses. A visit to our stable is perfect for families, groups and individuals. We also offer a wide range of exclusive riding tours in small groups to guarantee you a unique adventure. The tours are from 1 hour up to a day trip and we have suitable horses for both beginners and advanced riders. Explore the beautiful landscape on horseback and collect some unforgettable moments in Iceland.

Reviewed By Nancy S

My husband and I are not experienced riders. We are not young either. But we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon at the farm. Our guide, Katie was wonderful. She was so knowledgeable about the horses and we found that we were so comfortable around these beautiful animals. We road around he property and it was so peaceful and serene. After our outdoor ride, we came inside to their cafe to enjoy a hot chocolate while watching some videos. A truly memorable outing!!

3. Iceland Activities - Day Tours

Manamoerk, Hveragerdi 810, Iceland
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Iceland Activities - Day Tours

Iceland Activities offers exclusive guided biking and hiking tours and Surfing on south Iceland´s famous black sand Beaches. We take you to our most favorite areas that we have been traveling through the past 20 years as a family and show you all the remarkable things that make Iceland so amazing. We offer various tours ranging from two hours up to a day trip suitable for all ages. ‘Your Pace is our Pace’

Reviewed By Paul A

Me and my partner were picked up from Reykjavik on time by Andres and on our way to their office were given brief historical overview of the area that we passed. After a receiving a prepared packed lunch we visited Skógafoss, we had however took a detour to visit a nearby waterfall (I forget the name). At the first waterfall there were many tourists there who had arrived on big tourist buses, the tourists were sliding absolutely everywhere! Didn't look safe at all. Andres however had put Clampons on our feet and we overtook many of the tourists making them very envious of the fact we could walk without concern for slipping. Andres was very considerate having stopping at scenic places so that we could take photos - there were many things that day that a typical tourist company would not do. we stayed with Icelandic activities for 3 days having Snow Shoed, chilled out in a hot spring...very hot spring and had also went caving and cooked a leg of lamb that had been cooked in the ground- again all these trips were excellently prepared for with great consideration towards making sure that me and my partner were well prepared for the cold with all the appropriate equipment. The staff were all local knowing the area incredibly well and will gave options to consider if the weather is poor - can't highly recommend enough

4. Riding Tours South Iceland

Sydra-Langholt 3, Fludir 845, Iceland
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Riding Tours South Iceland

Riding Tours South Iceland take special pleasure in showing visitors the Icelandic unique Wilderness together with the horse. We offer horseback riding experience from an hours tour to longer trekking tours. Our horse trips can be suited for all riders, beginners to experienced ones who would like to go riding in Iceland. Sydra-Langholt is situated in Hrunamannahreppur, 50 km from Selfoss.

Reviewed By ridgebacklover - Mpls, Mn

We did a one hour ride with 4 teenagers and 2 adults. It was FANTASTIC and they provided some warm cloth to put under the helmets. Rain pants were available, but it was WARM AND SUNNY for us! Horses were wonderful and well trained, guide was very friendly and checked in with us to see how we were. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Go early, the sun rising was amazing along the river.

5. Midgard Adventure

Hvolsvollur 860, Iceland
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Midgard Adventure

South Iceland Adventure is now Midgard Adventure - same team, same family feel and same passion for Iceland. Midgard Adventure former South Iceland Adventure is a highly regarded, award winning Tour Operator and Travel Agency, authorised by the Icelandic Tourist Board, and focuses on year-round, individual, small/large group and tailored tours to both popular and well-off-the-beaten track locations. Often travelling in specially adapted super jeeps, Midgard Adventure aspires to introduce our clients to not only the glorious sights of Iceland's very varied and most wonderful, unspoilt nature but also to the more intangible and magical emotions and feelings that emanate from being immersed in Iceland's nature. Our professional guides ensure not only safe and exciting passage but also impart many stories, factual and mythical, to enhance the tour experience and to deepen the wonders that Iceland evokes. Our website fully describes all of our many tour offerings, active and passive.

Reviewed By tveran - Atikokan, Canada

Our friend Thor works for Midgard adventure ! We met him while backpacking New Zealand ! While visiting Iceland he let us know about an open tour he had ! We joined the group and went into porsmork (Thórsmörk) with a huge 4wD truck! Driving on F roads through rivers ! We left the base camp around 10 am and got back at 6 pm. We got to make sandwiches at the base camp before leaving. We stopped at an old volcanic area with the tongue of a glacier ! The tunnel was so blue! And we stood on 7 year old dirt. We took a trail near the volcano huts , seen some caves ,
Old rock carvings and then took the steep windy trail up Valahnúkur mountain, felt like we were on top on the world ! On our way back we stopped at a few Waterfalls, and Thor showed us a site where game of thrones shot some footage but they haven’t decided to use it in the series yet. I’m not a game of thrones fan but there are a lot of scenes from there in Iceland . It was a beautiful day and without this wonderful tour we would have never seen this part of Iceland because we only rented a 2WD vehicle and we wouldn’t of made it past the rivers and big rocks, it says right on the dash of the car “NO F ROADS (highlands )”. There was 7 people on the tour included the tour guide Thor.

6. Bruarfoss Waterfall

Brekkuskógur, Brekkuskogur, Iceland
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Bruarfoss Waterfall

Reviewed By JHChicago2014 - Chicago, Illinois

Bruarfoss Waterfall is hard to find, but worth the hunt. Not located on many maps or in travel books, use google maps or a god device to try and track down how best to reach. There is a small trail, and a few fences to climb over. You do have to park on public streets, so be kind and don’t block anyone’s driveway or cause a traffic issue.

7. Laxnes Horse Farm

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Laxnes Horse Farm

Laxnes Horse Farm is a family run business and the oldest tour operator in Iceland. Founded in 1968, the farm offers horseback riding tours all year round for travelers interested in the gentle Icelandic horse.

Reviewed By Louise H - Littleton, Colorado

Had lots of fun on a cold day in February. Laxnes provided warm clothing, a helmet and an appropriate horse for you.,They gave us some instructions, let us into the stables to visit the horses. Our two hour ride was out in the beautiful country side. Unlike so many rides, we did more gaits than just walking. The warm drinks and snacks at the end hit the spot.

8. Iceland Riverjet

Skolabraut 4, Reykholt 801, Iceland
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Iceland Riverjet

Ultimate white water jet boat rides in the canyon of Hvita river. Close to Geysir, below the famous Gullfoss waterfall. We are located in Reykholt, south Iceland. On the Golden Circle road.The only whtie water jetboat ride in Europe !!

Reviewed By CaliforniaMillers - California

This experience was very exciting! This jet boat is an incredible way to see the beautiful river and get your adrenaline pumping! We loved our time with Iceland Riveret! Speeding up and down the river was exhilarating beyond measure, especially when we did all the spins!!! Hold on tight for the highlight of your trip to Iceland! Helmets, gloves and river jet suits are all provided. Loved it!

9. Snorkeling Trips to Silfra

Thingvellir National Park | Silfra, Thingvellir, Iceland
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Snorkeling Trips to Silfra

Snorkelling Trips to Silfra in the National Park Thingvellir are operated by DIVE.IS. We conduct a variety of different Snorkeling Day Tours, such as the all time bestseller, the Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour or a number of Combo Tours where you can combine Snorkeling in Silfra with the Golden Circle or Caving in a lava tube or a visit to the Blue Lagoon or Horseback Riding or more...

Reviewed By Kate O - Sedona, Arizona

We went in January and let me tell you, my hands have never been so cold. They suit you up in a dry suit and a wet suit and my body was perfectly comfy, but my hands were so cold it was painful. What a cool experience though! The water is shockingly blue and our guide was super friendly.

10. Glymur

Hvalfjorour/Botnsdal, 47, Akranes 301, Iceland
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Glymur

Reviewed By Leah G - Columbus, Ohio

This hike is not for the faint of heart. When in Iceland, I was using the blog/website "Guide to Iceland" as a reference for all of our hikes, and I quickly realized that she and I did not share the same opinion of what was an easy or difficult hike. This hike was definitely difficult. Obviously it is all uphill (I'm in no way complaining about that!), but aside from that, it is a scary/dangerous uphill trail. The "path's" are extremely narrow, right off the side of a cliff, and a lot of times you are using ropes on pegs that are staked into the mountainside to help yourself climb up slippery wet rocks. I am thankful for whoever put these there as it would be nearly impossible to do the hike without these. I also recommend water shoes or extremely waterproof boots for the many river crossings you will make. TENNIS SHOES ARE NOT ENOUGH! It is also worth noting that there are no restrooms near by. I think the round trip hike took us just under 3 hours.

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