Tourism in Iceland has grown considerably in recent years. It has surpassed the fishing industry and is now the main generator of foreign revenue for Iceland. In just a few years, tourism has changed from being a low-key seasonal activity operating mostly over the summer months (June-July-August) to a very successful all-year industry. Today there are many companies offering a great variety of tours ranging from sightseeing day trips and excursions to multi-day experiences into the wild. Exploring the great outdoors is the adventure in Iceland. Whale watching, glacier hiking, river rafting are some of the activities that have been developed over the years to make Iceland an exciting place to visit. In short, there is something for everyone.
Day-tripping and darkness
Summer in Iceland offers a gift of 24 hour daylight. This makes it possible to explore at any time of day. It is an unusual phenomenon which can be both wonderful and irritating, especially if you can’t sleep due to the light. Winter is almost the opposite with only a generous 4-hour light period. Activities in winter are concentrated around the 11:00 – 16:00 time frame to make use of the short daylight hours.
Iceland’s popularity is definitely due to its magnificent nature, wide open spaces and stunning landscapes. The unique nature of Iceland includes volcanoes, mountains, lakes, glaciers, rivers, caves, black beaches and more. All of these together help to create life-time experiences and unforgettable memories, but please don’t forget that Iceland’s nature is pristine and fragile. Please walk on marked trails, throw rubbish in bins and drive on marked roads or trails. Practicing conscious tourism helps us all to contribute to minimizing the damage to nature caused by mass tourism.Read more
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Salka Whale Watching is a family owned whale watching company in Husavik, Iceland.
We offer guided 3 hour whale watching tours and 3,5 hours whales and puffins tours on beautiful oak boats. Each tour is an authentic experience of Icelandic nature and wildlife.
Aboard our ships we offer complimentary WiFi, coffee, hot chocolate and coBirdwatching Whale Watching
- Reykjanes Peninsula +354 8339080
We offer whale watching, sea angling and northern lights tours. We have a very good indoor area with seats and tables in our boat. We start the tours from the harbour in Vogar, only 15 min drive from Keflavik airport.Seaangling Whale Watching Sailing & Sightseeing at Sea
- South Iceland 354-8932150
The company was established last year in 2018. SACA offers two guided hiking tours around the Westman Islands area and a 1-hour RIB boat tour. We specialize in original and extreme tours that you can't find anywhere else.Land activities Water activities
- Reykjavik Area 7751001
Oak Travel Service is an environmentally friendly tour company that specialises in high quality private tours and tours for small groups. At Oak Travel Service we have team of very experienced guide and staff that strives for customer satisfaction.Our main goal is to introduce Iceland to visitors and to make the experience enjoyable and memorablSightseeing Tours