Gray Line Iceland - What to Do in Iceland in July

Posted by on 15 Jan 2023

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 ‍Are you planning a trip to Iceland in July? If so, you're in for a treat! July is a fantastic time to visit the land of fire and ice, as you'll have the chance to experience the midnight sun, stunning landscapes, and a variety of exciting festivals. To help you make the most of your time in this Nordic paradise, we've compiled a list of incredible Iceland Day tours that you simply cannot miss. From Reykjavik Day Tours to Iceland Bus Tours exploring the famous Golden Circle and Iceland's South Coast, we've got you covered. So, without further ado, let's dive into the best day tours in Iceland in July. 

The Golden Circle Tour

The Golden Circle is a classic Iceland Day tour that should be on everyone's bucket list. This popular route covers some of Iceland's most iconic attractions, including Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall.

Þingvellir National Park

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is not only a geological wonder but also a place of historical significance. Þingvellir is where Iceland's first parliament, Alþingi, was established in 930 AD. Here, you can witness the meeting point of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, creating a breathtaking rift valley.

Geysir Geothermal Area

Home to the famous Great Geysir and the highly active Strokkur geyser, this geothermal area is a must-visit for anyone interested in witnessing the power of Iceland's geothermal energy. Strokkur erupts every 5-10 minutes, providing a thrilling spectacle.

Gullfoss Waterfall

Gullfoss, or the Golden Waterfall, is a majestic two-tiered waterfall that plunges into a deep canyon. The sight of the powerful waterfall with its mist and rainbows is truly awe-inspiring.

Gray Line Iceland offers a fantastic Golden Circle Classic tour that covers all these magnificent attractions in one day.

Beautiful glacier lake Jökullsarlon

Iceland's South Coast Tour

For those looking to explore beyond the Golden Circle, the stunning South Coast of Iceland is a perfect choice. This region is famous for its diverse landscapes, including black-sand beaches, waterfalls, and glaciers.

Skogafoss waterfall during your south coast tour

Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls

These two iconic waterfalls are a highlight of any South Coast tour. Seljalandsfoss is known for its unique feature that allows visitors to walk behind the waterfall, while Skógafoss is an impressive 60-meter tall waterfall that offers a stunning view from the top.

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Reynisfjara, located near the village of Vík, is a striking black sand beach with incredible rock formations and basalt columns. The powerful waves and dramatic scenery make this a must-visit destination on the South Coast.

Vatnajökull National Park and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Home to the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull National Park is a must-see for anyone visiting Iceland's South Coast. The mesmerizing Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, filled with massive icebergs, is a highlight of the park.

Gray Line Iceland offers an amazing South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon tour that covers these incredible attractions in one day.

Go kayaking on the Jokullsarlon lake

Reykjavik Day Tours

The capital city of Iceland, Reykjavik, is a vibrant and charming destination with plenty to offer. Reykjavik Day Tours are a great way to get to know the city and its surroundings.

Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour

Get to know the history and culture of Reykjavik on a city sightseeing tour with Gray Line Iceland. This tour takes you to some of the city's most iconic landmarks, including Hallgrímskirkja church, the Harpa Concert Hall, and the Sun Voyager sculpture.

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Whale Watching and Puffin Tours

Reykjavik's Old Harbor is the perfect starting point for whale watching and puffin tours. Whale Watching Tours offer the chance to spot minke whales, humpback whales, and even orcas, while Puffin Tours take you to the nearby islands where thousands of puffins nest during the summer months.

Experience ride on the icelandic horse

Icelandic Horse Riding Tour

Experience the unique and beautiful Icelandic horse on a horse riding tour with Gray Line Iceland. Suitable for all levels of riders, this tour takes you through the stunning Icelandic countryside, allowing you to connect with both the Icelandic horse and the breathtaking landscape.

Snæfellsnes Peninsula Tour

Often referred to as "Iceland in Miniature," the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is home to a diverse range of natural wonders, including lava fields, black sand beaches, and the iconic Snæfellsjökull glacier.

Kirkjufell Mountain

One of the most photographed sights in Iceland, Kirkjufell, or "Church Mountain," is a stunning landmark on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This uniquely shaped mountain, along with the nearby Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, creates a picture-perfect scenery.

Djúpalónssandur Beach

This beautiful black pebble beach is surrounded by impressive lava formations and is home to the remains of a shipwreck from 1948. Djúpalónssandur offers a fascinating glimpse into Iceland's maritime history and geology.

Gray Line Iceland offers a comprehensive Snæfellsnes Peninsula tour that covers these highlights and more.

Inside the Volcano Tour

Experience a truly unique adventure by descending into the dormant Þríhnúkagígur volcano. The Inside the Volcano tour allows you to explore the magma chamber of a volcano, offering an unparalleled glimpse into the heart of Iceland's geothermal activity.

Blue Lagoon Tour

No trip to Iceland is complete without a visit to the world-famous Blue Lagoon. This geothermal spa is known for its healing silica mud and milky-blue waters. Gray Line Iceland offers convenient Blue Lagoon tours that include transportation and admission.

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Laugavegur Ultra Marathon

For fitness enthusiasts, the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon is held in July. This challenging 55km race takes runners across the stunning Laugavegur trail between Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk, offering an unforgettable experience of Iceland's diverse landscapes.


July is a fantastic time to visit Iceland, with its long days, mild weather, and an abundance of exciting activities and attractions. Whether you're interested in exploring the famous Golden Circle, discovering the beauty of Iceland's South Coast, or embarking on a thrilling adventure in the highlands, these Iceland Day tours have something for everyone. So pack your bags, and get ready to experience the magic of Iceland in July!

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