Outdoor Activities in Reykjavik

Outdoor activities in Reykjavik are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Reykjavik comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Reykjavik and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Reykjavik has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Reykjavik.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Reykjavik:

  1. #1 of 273 Outdoors Activities in Reykjavik
    - Used in 6304 itineraries
    Gullfoss Waterfall

    Tags: Outdoors, Waterfall, Nature

    Address: South, Iceland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Gullfoss waterfall may not be one of the biggest waterfalls but is definitely splendid in its own way! Gullfoss has a dramatic 32 meter drop in the 70 meter deep narrow cannon - a natural wonder of th...Read more

  2. #2 of 273 Outdoors Activities in Reykjavik
    - Used in 4654 itineraries
    National Museum Of Iceland

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Suaurgata 41, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The national museum of Iceland is nothing but an engaging thoughtful and informative collection of Icelandic cultural treasures. Established in 1863 with just about 15 artefacts, now houses a huge com...Read more

  3. #3 of 273 Outdoors Activities in Reykjavik
    - Used in 5463 itineraries
    Sun Voyager Sculpture

    Tags: Outdoors, Walking Area

    Address: Sculpture & Shore Walk, Reykjavik, Iceland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Facing the splendid mount Esja is this landmark as designed and created by Jon Gunnar Arnason. This sleek structure resembles a Viking ship and was made in honour of the Viking voyages thereby was nam...Read more

  4. #4 of 273 Outdoors Activities in Reykjavik
    - Used in 2212 itineraries
    Reykjadalur Hot Springs

    Tags: Hiking Trail, Hot Spring

    Address: Reykjadalur Hot Spring Trailhead, Reykjadalur, Iceland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    ‘Reykjadalur’ means ‘smoking valley’. 45 kilometres out of Reykjavik, the drive to the hot springs alone makes the trip worth it, taking you past some of Iceland’s beauti...Read more

  5. #5 of 273 Outdoors Activities in Reykjavik
    - Used in 3407 itineraries
    Arbaejarsafn

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Reykjavik, Iceland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The open air museum was founded to suffice the need to restore the old Reykjavik traditions. When the society saw the extreme modernisation and their culture losing its roots and the city council deci...Read more

  6. #6 of 273 Outdoors Activities in Reykjavik
    - Used in 1258 itineraries
    Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement Museum

    Tags: History Museum, Exhibition

    Address: Aðalstræti 16, Aðalstræti, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The name refers to the years 871, plus or minus two years, which is the approximate date of the oldest settlement in Reykjavik. Found in an excavation at Adalstraeti, the settlement location is now th...Read more

  7. #7 of 273 Outdoors Activities in Reykjavik
    - Used in 4712 itineraries
    The Pearl

    Tags: Garden, Food And Drinks, Leisure, Architecture

    Address: Reykjavik, Iceland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Overlooking the whole of Reykjavik is The Pearl, a dome shaped building captivating millions of tons of hot water! The walk towards the dome itself is extremely refreshing with perfectly landscaped ga...Read more

  8. #8 of 273 Outdoors Activities in Reykjavik
    - Used in 4667 itineraries
    Volcano House

    Tags: Educational Site

    Address: Tryggvagata 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    The volcano house showcases two films on the powerful volcanic eruptions in Iceland. The film skilfully pictures the eruption on Heimaey on 23rd Janury 1973, the devastating eruption caused about 5000...Read more

  9. #9 of 273 Outdoors Activities in Reykjavik
    - Used in 995 itineraries
    Bridge America - Europe

    Tags: Bridge

    Address: Bridge America - Europe Miðlína, Nesvegur, Iceland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    It’s possible you will never find another attraction like this anywhere else in the world. Did you know that Iceland is located right on the mid-Atlantic ridge, the division line of the Eurasian...Read more

  10. #10 of 273 Outdoors Activities in Reykjavik
    - Used in 5208 itineraries
    Harpa Conference And Concert Center

    Tags: Performance, Concert, Convention Center, Architecture

    Address: 2,Austurbakki, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Opened in 2011, the center primarily functions as a concert hall, serving as home to four music companies: the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, The Icelandic Opera, The Reykjavik Big Band, and Maximus Musi...Read more

  11. #11 of 273 Outdoors Activities in Reykjavik
    - Used in 934 itineraries
    Lagafellslaug In Mosfellsbaer

    Tags: Water Park, Swimming Pool

    Address: Lækjarhlíð, Mosfellsbær, Iceland

    Timings: 06:30 am - 09:30 pm Details

    This public swimming pool is almost a mini water park. The main attraction here the 25 meter long swimming pool, but that’s hardly the only reason to come. Best of all, all the pools here are th...Read more

  12. #12 of 273 Outdoors Activities in Reykjavik
    - Used in 953 itineraries
    Grotta Lighthouse

    Tags: Light House

    Address: Grótta Island Lighthouse, Iceland, Seltjarnarnes, Iceland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    When it comes to lighthouses, you’re almost guaranteed great photo opportunities, and this one delivers. It’s not just because it’s at the tip of the Seltjarnarnes peninsula with lov...Read more

  13. #13 of 273 Outdoors Activities in Reykjavik
    - Used in 1066 itineraries
    Saga Museum

    Tags: History Museum

    Address: Grandagarður 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This is a museum of folkloric history, where key moments in Icelandic history are created in life-sized exhibits. Following the chronological sequence of exhibits gives the visitors a very good idea o...Read more

  14. #14 of 273 Outdoors Activities in Reykjavik
    - Used in 789 itineraries
    Vikin Maritime Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Grandagarður 8, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    There is no separating Iceland’s identity from its maritime heritage. Caught between two oceans, the island’s people depended for a long time on the sea to provide them with food and raw m...Read more

  15. #15 of 273 Outdoors Activities in Reykjavik
    - Used in 820 itineraries
    The Einar Jonsson Museum

    Tags: Specialty Museum, Sculpture

    Address: Eiríksgata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Einar Jónsson was a celebrated Icelandic sculptor. His works are divided into three distinct categories: public monuments, private commissions, and personal projects. Most of the works found in...Read more