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Recreation

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Recreation

Iceland offers many diverse activities and Reykjanes peninsula is there no exception. 

From cooking classes to aerial sightseeing. Travelers will find interesting and enticing choices for the region in the following items. 

Angling

Iceland has many lakes and rivers teeming with salmon and trout.

It attracts many anglers. The opportunities for participating are limitless.

Bicycle Rentals

Short and long term bicycle rentals and guided bicycle tours. 

 

Bicycle Tours - Biking

Cycling is an inexpensive, fun and earth friendly way to enjoy the country.

Short and long-term bicycle rentals as well as guided bicycle tours are available.

Bird Watching

Iceland’s bird population is unique and diverse.

It offers bird watching enthusiasts the opportunity for that rare observation.

Boat Tours

Whale watching, Puffin tours, Northern light cruises and more.

They each provide an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Cave Exploring

For spelunkers and potholers, Iceland has scores of caves to be explored.

They are large and small, deep and shallow. Some caves may be explored without a guide and many agencies offer cave exploration tours for others.

Day Tours

Day trips to the various museums, galleries and nearby natural wonders.

They are quite enjoyable and relatively inexpensive.

Diving & Snorkeling

Exhilarating options for the equally adventurous beginner or expert.

Iceland offers both fresh water and sea diving tours. 

Geothermal baths

Few things are cozier than relaxing in a hot pool in the middle of nature. Iceland has an abundance of easily accessible natural pools. 

Golf Courses

Golf enthusiasts choose many excellent golf courses on the island.

Hiking Tours - Hiking

A popular mode of travel and many hiking trails exist. 

You can hike on your own but also with a guide. 

Horse Activities

There are many horse rentals in Iceland offering short or longer rides.

The Icelandic horse is a favorite of many and known around the world as an excellent steed.

 

Hunting

Iceland has many options for the hunter.

Game most commonly hunted are deer, certain types of ducks and geese as well as seabirds. The hunting takes place in mountain pastures, private lands, the beaches and the sea.

Ice Fishing

From February to the end of April is the time for ice fishing.

The most common catch is trout. There are occasional ice fishing competitions held in different parts of the country.

Jeep- & Glacier Tours

Many travel agencies specialize in different kinds of jeep exhibitions.

A jeep tour on a glacier with breathtaking views is an unforgettable experience.

Kayak Tours

Kayaking is an exhilarating and fun experience.

Many agencies throughout the country offer kayak tours on lakes, ponds and the ocean.

Luxury Tours

For those who prefer to be pampered, there are several options.

Luxury accommodations can be found in most parts of the country as well as world class dining and health spas that will cater to the customer’s every whim. There is also the option of hiring a private guide and driver.

Mini-Zoo & Open farm

For family travelers, mini-zoos or petting zoos are an enjoyable option. Another option is a visit to an open farm where visitors are allowed to watch the farm animals and pet them and assist in feeding them. These visits are very popular with the youngest generation.

Northern Ligths Tour

Hunting for the northern lights is one of the most popular activities during the winter. The Reykjanes peninsula is a popular destination for the northern lights hunting where as the region has some of the most spectacular locations. 

There are many tour operators that specialize in the northern lights and can assist you in finding the best location at each time.

Note that the northern lights can not always be seen. It needs to be dark, there fore it is a winter activity and it depends on activity and clouds. Here you can take a look at the forecast from the Icelandic met office: 

Photo Tours

Photographing Iceland is an extremely popular activity.

No surprise there as Iceland is a very photogenic country. Special photo tours are available, where participants receive guidance and advice from a professional photographer, who also selects interesting locations for photographing.

Sea Angling

Sea angling trips are available in most parts of the country.

Great fun for people of all ages. 

Seal Watching

Seals are incredibly beautiful and entertaining creatures.

They are said to be quite curious. Seal watching is a wonderful activity for the entire family.

Sightseeing and Helicopter Flights

For those interested in flying or observing scenery from above.

Aerial sightseeing tours by plane or helicopter are awe inspiring experiences.

Snowmobile & Snowcat Tours

Many agencies offer snowmobile or ATV tours.

They are suitable for anyone looking for a little excitement and adventure while on vacation.

Swimming Pools

There are swimming pools all over Iceland and in Reykjanes there are six swimming pools that visitors can choose from. 

On the Reykjanes peninsula most of the swimming pools are outdoor pools and all of them are heated with geothermal water from the peninsula. Swimming pools are extremely popular activity for the locals and visiting them is 

Team Building

Iceland is the perfect arena for all sorts of team building.

The possibilities are almost endless.

Whale Watching

A few Icelandic companies offer whale watching.

Around 20 species of whale can be found in the sea surrounding the country but the most common are the beaked whale, the hump-backed whale, dolphins and a few others. Whale watching is an incredible experience for people of all ages.

Winter adventure

Icelandic nature in the grasp of winter is breathtaking.

In wintertime a visit to Iceland can be quite adventurous. Many different activities such as northern lights tours, winter sports and different sightseeing tours are available. Celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Iceland can also be an enjoyable and memorable experience.

The Reykjanes Peninsula

Towns & Villages

Visitors to Iceland who arrive via Keflavik International Airport on the Reykjanes Peninsula may be somewhat surprised by the landscape that greets their eyes as they touch down in Iceland for the very first time. A seemingly endless, green-grey moss-topped lava field blankets the peninsula for as far as the eye can see, and it is this strange and rather other-worldly sight that is your first glimpse of the land of fire and ice. 

Map Garður Sandgerði Reykjanesbær Vogar Grindavík