Tour code: 2970PRTKEF10
Discover top attractions in the Icelandic capital on this 2.5-hour Reykjavik sightseeing shore excursion. Travel through Reykjavik by air-conditioned coach with your guide and admire many of the sites for which the city is famous. Visit the presidential residence at Bessastaðir. Stop in the town of Hafnarfjörður on route to the Perlan building. Head to Hofdi House and Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik’s iconic cathedral. Stroll through the Old Town, home to the Icelandic parliament the Town Hall. Finish your tour at the sports and recreation center in Laugardalur, then return to port.


  • Reykjavik sightseeing shore excursion
  • See the major sights on a short city tour
  • Visit top attractions like Bessastadir, Perlan restaurant, Hofdi House and Laugardalur
  • Free port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour

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Your Reykjavik shore excursion includes short stops at the following attractions:

Visit the presidential residence at Bessastadir, built between 1761 and 1766 and home to Iceland's president. You’ll also stop in the town of Hafnarfjordur, famous for having one of the largest settlements of elves and other mystical beings known as the "hidden folk." You will also visit the old fishing harbor and when possible, the famous fish market.

In Reykjavik you'll go to the Perlan building, which was built on water tanks that hold the city's hot water supply. Here you can enjoy the spectacular view over Reykjavik and its surroundings from Perlan’s top-floor revolving restaurant.

Hofdi House
Explore Hofdi House in northern Reykjavik, where the all-important summit between President Ronald Reagan and Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986. You will also visit Hallgrimskirkja (the largest church in Iceland and one of its tallest structures), the University of Iceland area and the old town center, where the Icelandic parliament Althingi and the town hall are situated.

End your day with a tour of the sports and recreation center in Laugardalur, where you’ll find a geothermal outdoor swimming pool and sculptures crafted by Asmundur Sveinsson.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Reykjavik port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The guide was amazing, provided quite a bit of information about all the places we stopped. This was one of the best trips I have been on.

Eleanor R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour itself was excellent. The guide was very informative. We got a good feel for the city, and made several stops along the way. However, the trip almost did not happen. On our confirmation we were told who the local contact was. When we got off the ship, there were many tour operators with signs waiting for passengers, but nobody from the local tour company. I finally asked the driver of another local tour company van for help, and he called his central office. He brought us to his terminal in town and they issued us a voucher for a Peninsula Tour ending at the airport. Finally, the manager arranged for us to get a city sightseeing tour which ended at the cruiseship pier.

Kathleen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We'll definitely do more Viator tours. Very friendly and informative.

Caroline W

4 star rating: Recommended August 2013

Good tour and having free wifi on the bus was a great extra

Dana C

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2012

A good walk around this city can get you the same information. It was short and I wish it had included more. I also thought the pool was part of the tour but we simply drove by. It was a nice way to spend the morning though!

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