The Iceland Tour Guide Association can provide the names of qualified guides who work in a variety of languages and have different specialties. During the summer, several free walking tours of the city run from Lækjartorg and the Old Harbour. Several bus companies, including Reykjavík Excursions and Iceland Excursions, also run bus tours that include museums and art galleries, shopping centers, and the like in around three hours. Reykjavík Excursions also operates a hop-on/hop-off bus service in the city during the summer. Iceland Travel operates trips from Reykjavík to Akureyri and Lake Mývatn.

Ferðafélag Íslands, or the Iceland Touring Association, owns and operates numerous mountain huts where hikers and other travelers can get a sleeping bag accommodation (pre-booking necessary). The ITA also offers a variety of tours year-round: day tours (hiking, cross country skiing or bus tours), weekend tours (Friday evening through Sunday) and longer tours.

Arcanum offers snowmobiling tours and Dog Sledding Iceland offers dog sled tours; both companies can take you to see a glacier.


Arcanum. Snowmobiling is possible in summer on a glacial tongue of the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, which looms over Vík, through Arcanum. Sólheimaskála, Vík, IS-871. 487–1500. 487–1496.

Dog Sledding Iceland (Selfoss, IS-851. 899–1791.

Ferðafélag Íslands (Mörkin 6, Reykjavík, IS-108. 568–2533.

Iceland Excursions Allrahanda. Höfðatún 12, Reykjavík, IS-105. 540–1313. 540–1310.

Iceland Tour Guide Association (Mörkin 6, Reykjavík. 588–8670.

Reykjavík Excursions (BSÍ Bus Terminal, Vatnsmýrarvegi 10, Reykjavík, 101. 580–5040. Daily 4 am–11 pm.)

Útivist Travel Association (Laugavegur 178, Reykjavík, IS-105. 562–1000.

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