Maximize your day trip from Reykjavik

Are you planning a day trip around Reykjavik and wondering how to squeeze every drop of excitement out of your itinerary? Here is our suggestion how you could spend your day for some city walk, adventure and sight seeing.

Morning: City Landmarks and Brunch in Reykjavik

Start your day early in the city, strolling along the old harbor while the air is still crisp. Visit the iconic Sun Voyager sculpture and snap a picture with the gleaming steel vessel at sunrise. Wander up to Hallgrimskirkja, the towering church whose architecture is inspired by Iceland’s volcanic basalt columns, and take the elevator up to the observation tower for panoramic views of the city.

After working up an appetite, enjoy a nice brunch at one of Reykjavik’s cozy cafés. We recommend trying the local rye bread, a staple in Icelandic cuisine, perhaps topped with smoked salmon or pickled herring for the more adventurous palate.

Midday: Mega Zipline Iceland – The South Coast Awaits

Just under an hour’s drive from Reykjavik, your midday adventure at Mega Zipline Iceland beckons. The drive itself to the town of Hveragerdi, is a scenic experience, offering views over vast lava fields.  Upon arrival, gear up for the longest zipline in Iceland, stretching over breathtaking landscapes. The entire experience, including safety briefings, is about an hour, leaving you plenty of daylight for more exploration.

Afternoon: South Coast Wonders

After the adrenaline rush, take the afternoon to relax and enjoy the South Coast’s other wonders. A relatively short drive from the zipline location will take you to the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the cascading water. Don’t miss Skogafoss, a few kilometers down the road, which offers a picturesque setting perfect for photo opportunities.

Dinner: Seafood by the Sea

On your way back to Reykjavik, stop for dinner at a seaside restaurant – for example the famous „Fjorubordid“ in Stokkseyri og „Rauða Húsið” (Red house) in Eyrabakki, both very close to each other. Iceland’s seafood is world-renowned, and what better way to enjoy it than with a view of the ocean where it was caught? Savor dishes like Arctic char, langoustine, or Icelandic cod.

Nightcap: Reykjavik’s Nightlife

If you still have energy, Reykjavik’s nightlife is vibrant and diverse. From cozy bars to lively clubs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy a nightcap and reflect on the day’s adventures.

Planning Your Day

Book in Advance: Ensure you book your zipline slot in advance to get the timing that fits best with your day’s plan.

Car Rental: Renting a car gives you the flexibility to explore at your own pace.

Weather Check: Icelandic weather can be unpredictable, so it’s wise to check the forecast and have a flexible plan.

Combining a visit to Mega Zipline Iceland with the sights around Reykjavik offers a perfect blend of city culture and outdoor adventure. Just a short trip from the capital, you can experience the best of both worlds: the urban highlights of Iceland’s vibrant capital and the raw, natural beauty of the South Coast. So, lace up your hiking boots, charge your camera, and get ready for an unforgettable day in the Land of Fire and Ice!

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