I have been thinking about which are the highest rated day tours in Iceland.  There are so many tours available and competition amongst the tour companies is fierce. How can a person visiting Iceland for the first time know what to book? The easy answer to this is to look sites such as Tripadvisor and the reviews there.

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Consider the numbers behind recommendation of highest day rated tours in Iceland

My caveat about rating sites is that you have to be careful to look at how many recommendations each tour has received. Then, I got curious to know how many day trips on Tripadvisor which have a five star rating, have at least 100 reviews behind them. It is pretty clear that the Golden Circle, Langjökull glacier and the South Coast of Iceland are the most popular and highly rated destinations in Iceland. They weren´t that many and I have compiled them for you here. I hope this helps you find the right tour for you. I will, of course, update this list from time to time to make sure it stays reasonably fresh. This list was updated on 11th of November 2018.

People hiking on a glacier in Iceland.
South Coast and Glacier Hiking is one of the highest rated day tours in Iceland

Glaciers & Waterfalls / South Coast and Glacier Hiking

Tour operator: Arctic Adventures
Duration 11 hours
Travel method:  Bus
Rated: Easy/Family tour.Tour Highlights:- Seljalandsfoss waterfall Sólheimajökull Glacier
– Reynisfjara black sand beaches
– Skógafoss Waterfall
– Eyjafjallajökull Glacier / Volcano view
– Hekla Volcano
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Woman chilling out in the Blue Lagoon.
Soaking in the Blue Lagoon.
Join this tour to discover the pure power of mother Earth. You will explore the area where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates comes together. Discover the giant waterfall Gullfoss and enjoy the geothermal areas. At the end of the day soak in the Blue Lagoon!

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Gullfoss waterfall.

Hot Golden Circle

Tour operator: Gateway to Iceland
Duration:  9 hours
Travel method:  Mini Bus / Car

Main Sights: – Þingvellir National Park – Gullfoss waterfall – Geysir hot spring – Haukadalur geothermal area – Secret Lagoon hot spring nature bath. Available daily!

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Tour guide having fun on a south coast tour!

Your South Coast Full Day Tour

Tour operator: Your Day Tours     
Duration: 10 hours
Travel method:  Mini Bus / Car

If you want to see the true Iceland, south coast of the country is the place to be. Magnificent waterfalls, black sand beaches, puffins, glaciers, volcanos and Icelandic farms is something we will see in this 10 hour day tour.

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Kerid on the Golden Circle in Iceland.
Kerid is a popular destination on the Golden Circle.

Grand Golden Circle Tour

Tour operator: Bustravel Iceland
Duration: 8 hours
Travel method:  Bus
The Golden circle is the name commonly given to a combination of three sites of special significance in the west of Iceland. These sites are, Þingvellir National park, Geysir and Gullfoss. Our day tour will take you to all these essential stops and more as we share with you some of the highlights of Icelandic history and nature  all in one magnificent route through the Icelandic countryside.

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Game of Thrones tour.
Game of Thrones tour.

Game of Thrones

Tour operator: Gray Line
Duration: 8 hours
Travel method:  Bus

This tour takes you to some of the filming locations in Iceland where you’ll get to experience Icelandic nature just like the cast members. Take in the majestic, sweeping views, watch dancing waterfalls, capture the panoramas in the distance, and experience the stillness and solitude. Starting with season 2 and continuing through season 7, filming of Game of Thrones scenes has taken place in multiple locations in Iceland, during both summer and winter.

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The Strokkur geyser on the Golden Circle in Iceland.
Strokkur goes whoosh!

Golden Circle Small Group Tour

Tour operator: Saga Travel GeoIceland     
Duration: 8 hours
Travel method:  Mini Bus / Car

On this Golden Circle small group tour, we are not in a hurry we are traveling. You will explore the most visited natural nature attractions in the southern part of Iceland, Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Geothermal Area, Þingvellir National Park and the volcanic crater Kerid. This full-day tour of Iceland’s stunning Southern part is ideal for nature lovers. We are continually evaluating ourselves and our tours to ensure that we are offering our travelers the most enjoyable experiences at the highest level of service.

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Discover the beauty of Silfra!
Discover the beauty of Silfra!

Into the Blue

Tour operator: Arctic Adventures
Duration: 3 hours
Travel method:  Other / Non-Travel

Tour Highlights:- Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir National Park)- Silfra Fissure- Snorkeling- North American and Eurasian tectonic plates

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Into the glacier is a tour that takes you into Langjökull glacier in Iceland.
Head into the glacier.

Into the Glacier

Tour operator: Into the Glacier
Duration 3h 30m
Travel method:  Self-Drive

You will get the opportunity of a lifetime to enjoy one of the world’s greatest wilderness; Iceland’s second largest glacier – from the inside! You’ll get to drive in a modified snow truck on the glacier. Explore the glacier environment, enjoy a view out of this world and go INTO the glacier to experience the glacier from the inside! An experienced guide will lead the way the whole time to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves to the fullest. It´s time to take ice cap glacier exploration to a whole new level.

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