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Tour code: 2916REYKJAVIK
Discover Reykjavik by City Sightseeing bus, and explore the Icelandic capital on a hop-on hop-off tour. Your voucher is valid for 24 hours, so use it to ride around Reykjavik and visit the attractions that interest you most. Hop off to visit Laugardalur Valley, Harper Concert Hall and more, or stay on board for a full loop and listen to the audio commentary to learn about the city.


  • City Sightseeing Reykjavik hop-on hop-off tour
  • Set your own itinerary, and explore Reykjavik at your own pace
  • Full commentary provided as you see the city's top attractions
  • Hop on and off at 9 stops around the city
  • Sightseeing pass valid for 24 hours from time of first use

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What You Can Expect

City Sightseeing Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

See the sights of Reykjavik by hop-on hop-off bus

Hop aboard your City Sightseeing bus at any of the 16 stops around Reykjavik, and show your voucher to the driver. How long you stay on board the bus is up to you; your voucher is valid for 24 hours, allowing you to hop on and off the bus wherever and whenever you like.

If you wish, stay on board for the full loop and admire landmarks like Harpa Concert Hall and Reykjavik City Hall from your double-decker bus. Or why not hop off at Laugardalur Valley to visit thermal pools and the spa? Other attractions that line the route include the National Gallery of Iceland and the Whales of Iceland exhibition — a treat for all the family.

Entrance fees to attractions are at your own expense. If you want to stay on board to learn about the sights, then do just that. Audio commentary is provided while you ride. Read the Itinerary for a full list of sights and stops.


Reykjavik City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Stops:

1. Harpa Concert Hall
2. Kaekjartorg
3. Reykjavik City Hall
4. The Old Harbour
5. Reykjavik Maritime Museum
6. Whales of Iceland
7. National Museum
8. Bus Terminal
9. Hallgrimskirkja
10. Perlan
11. Kringlan Shopping Centre
12. Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
13. Laugardalur Valley
14. Hofdi House
15. Solfarid – The Sun Voyager
16. Skarfabakki Harbour (Only runs in summer)

Customer Reviews

Jennifer M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great way to see the city.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great way to see the city. We were initially going to make one loop around, and then choose where to stop but we saw that the weather was changing and opted to go to the top of the church while it was still clear blue skies. Stopped for lunch at the Perlan dome just before the hoards of tour buses arrived. Beautiful views and great photo opportunities. The Harpa Concert Hall and Viking Ship monument were another great stop not to miss. With these stops, you can do make the trip with lunch in about 3-4 hours.

Sandra B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great way to get a feel for the city, you get to choose where you want to visit and you are able to go back if you choose. Have done this on previous trips to other countries/cities and have always been impressed.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great way to see the major sites in the city of Reykjavik. I would highly recommend this be done on the first day of a trip so you can decide which places you would like to revisit for an extended period of time. Starting point is The Harpa which I highly recommend seeing. It is truly one of the most gorgeous buildings I have ever seen and home to the Reykjavik Symphonic Orchestra unfortunately they were not performing while we were there.

Tom R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

A great way to see Reykjavik, very simple to use, very informative with the on board recorded narrative and keeps to time which means you can easily work out what time the bus will be at your stop so you don't have to wait for long. Really enjoyed it, thanks.

Barbara D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The bus ran every 30 minutes so we didn't need to wait long to move on to our next stop. A great way to see pertinent sites.

Renate S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

So much to try and see in one day!

Edward W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour

Harriet B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great way to see the city. Spent hours hopping on and off!

Robyn P Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour. 30 min.or 1 hour turnaround was adequate. Being able to pay for in in Aust before we left was appreciated. Visited all the sightseeing spots in Reykjavik.

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