One of Iceland's most popular excursion destinations is the famous Blue Lagoon of Grindavik. The thermal baths can be bathed in all year round, as the deep blue water welling up from the depths of a volcano has a temperature of about 40 °C. Due to the high mineral content of the Blue Lagoon, it is also said to have healing properties and provide relief for many ailments. From the car rental office in Reykjavik you can reach the Blue Lagoon in Grindavik in about half an hour. Discover Reykjavik and the most important excursion destinations in the area by car.
Reykjavik: the Golden Circle
The Golden Circle is a popular tour that leads you from Reykjavik to the three most important sights of Iceland.
The day trip begins with a visit to the Thing National Park (þingvellir), which is also a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, featuring among others the breath-taking Gullfoss waterfall and the geysers of Haukadalur.
Explore Reykjavik and its outstanding unique natural landscapes by hire car. On your way around the Golden Circle you will see volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers and geysers at close range. By hiring a car you are independent of guided tours and can shape your day to your own individual preferences.
Boat trip to the northern lights: experience Reykjavik by car
From the old harbour in Reykjavik you can join a guided tour and head out to sea by boat to experience the impressive spectacle of the northern lights in the evening hours.
On the journey a guide explains the colourful atmospheric phenomenon. On these modern boats you will also be pampered with hot drinks and Icelandic specialities. Warm sweaters are included in the price.
You can reach the port in minutes from the car rental office in Reykjavik. If the weather is not suitable for the northern lights trip, you will be given a rain cheque to go on one of the many whale watching tours or a guided tour to the Icelandic highlands.