Optional Extra Activities
There are several optional activities you can choose to add on to your tours.
Beer Baths in Arskogssandur
Beer bath, where you bathe in young beer, live beer yeast, hops, water, beer oil and beer salt.
The beer we use for the bath is in the early stages of fermentation, and at that stage the beer has very low pH which will tighten and soften your hair follicles and is cleansing for your hair and skin.
Brewers yeast that has gone through the process of fermenting beer, is a great source of nearly the whole Vitamin B scale, which has very revitalising effect on skin and hair and is also a great source of protein, potassium, iron, zinc and magnesium. The bath’s temperature is 37 – 39°C and is filled up with a new blend after each guest. This treatment is both cleansing for the skin and has a very positive effect on health. Relax and rejuvenate in this novel spa.
Whale Watching in Akureyri
Enjoy a half day Whale Watching cruise from Akureyri city center. Minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and sometimes humpback whales, killer whales and even Fin whales give us the chance to enjoy and understand them in their natural environment.
Whale Watching cruises take place throughout the year, in peak summer there is even a Midnight Sun whale watching option. Seeing whales can never be guaranteed but there is an abundance of whales living in this area.
1 hour Horse Riding
Meet your sturdy, furry Icelandic horse for a horse riding experience which takes you through amazing lava formations you just would not believe. The tour starts along side Lake Myvatn and during summer with luck you will see baby birds just starting out in life. Next the tour takes you up on a pseudo crater with amazing views of the water below, you will ride through laval landscapes hundreds of years old using old horse trails that were used to transport people and supplies many years ago.
This is an easy glacier walk on Sólheimajökull glacier. Your certified and experienced glacier guide will lead you through a frozen wonderland of different shades of glacier ice. The spectacular colours of the ice can be white, blue or crystal clear. You will safely view deep crevasses and water cauldrons, along with other interesting features of the glacier. During this once in a lifetime glacier hike, you will have plenty of photo opportunities.
Kayak by the glacier
Leave the crowds behind and immerse yourselves in the beauty of a majestic outlet glacier while on a kayak. The tour starts with meeting your expert kayaking guide in the Sólheimjökull glacier parking lot. The sit-on-top kayaks that we use are easy to steer and no previous kayaking experience is needed.You will be equipped with a dry suit and shown the basic techniques needed to manoeuvre the kayak. As you push away from the shore, you will enter the amazing world of the iceberg filled lagoon.
Ice Cave Katla
Your guide will meet you at our meeting point in Vik. You will embark on an exciting super jeep ride to the secret area of one of our 13 glaciers (30-60 minute super jeep ride)! Once at the glacier area, you will borrow gear (IE, helmet, headlamp, and crampons) and our local guide will do an educational brief on safety, what to expect, etc. You’ll take a super fun walk to the glacier ice cave (5-10 minutes) and go inside the magical colourful space to explore. We will have a total of 45-60 minutes in the glacier area.
Join our super truck transfer from Gullfoss for the snowmobile ride of a lifetime! This is a great choice for those who have their own transportation and want to top off the Golden Circle with something special. Our professional guides will take you on a snowmobile adventure in the Icelandic highlands, giving you the most amazing views of the majestic glacier and its unique surroundings. Once we arrive at our glacier hut, you will receive the appropriate snowmobile gear. Our friendly and fun-loving guides will give you instructions on how to operate the snowmobiles and go over the safety procedures before you ride off into the wondrous winter wonderland.
Secret Lagoon natural hot springs are located in the small village called Fludir in the Golden Circle area. The lagoon is natural and unique,the pool’s natural surroundings and steam rising into the air gives the place a magical feeling. The warm water stays at 38-40 Celsius all year. In the whole area there are several geothermal spots and a little Geysir which erupts every 5 minutes, showing off for the guests relaxing in the hot spring. During winter, the northern lights often give a great light show above Secret Lagoon and in Summer you can bathe in the midnight sun