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  • Location:Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour

See all of Reykjavik's landmarks on this comprehensive 2.5-hour tour. Great for travelers with just a short time to spend, this guided excursion hits all of the city's important highlights. Visit the Hafnarfjordur fish market, the presidential residence at Bessastadir, the Arbaer Museum and Hallgrimskirkja. Enjoy engaging commentary from your local guide and round-trip transportation from your hotel.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour Reykjavik city sightseeing tour
  • See the major sights on a short city tour
  • Visit top attractions like Bessastadir, Perlan restaurant, Hofdi House and Laugardalur
  • Pickup from central Reykjavik hotels

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What You Can Expect

Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour

Hallgrimskirkja church, Reykjavik Iceland

Following pickup at your Reykjavik hotel, board a climate-controlled vehicle to start your comprehensive tour of the city. Listen to engaging commentary about the history and culture of Iceland's capital city while making stops at the following landmarks:

Explore Hofdi House in northern Reykjavik, where the 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.

Stop by 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.

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.

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.

At the conclusion of your 2.5-hour tour, enjoy drop-off back at your Reykjavik hotel. 

Customer Reviews

david.holloway1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Tour guide Willey was upbeat and enjoyable as well as able to share incredible knowledge.

Dale P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Very good. We got a very good insight of the city and how people live in iceland. Courier very knowledgeable and lovely.

KUAN KAI P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This tour was amazing!

Anita G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and shared many tidbits about life in Iceland. A very enjoyable and interesting experience indeed.

rdmidd

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Enjoyed every minute. The guide was very knowledgeable, spoke clearly and seemed to enjoy her work. I made copious notes and now have a book of pictures with her information that I can enjoy for years to come. I would love more information on the artwork in the church. It is very unusual. I would highly recommend this tour to my friends

Astrid H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Guide was very informative and the tour is well worth it

Diane S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We had a very friendly informative driver. Saw some lovely little villages and event met the president of Iceland's dog!!!

Cheryl K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I'm so glad I did this tour. I couldn't have walked all the places we saw in a half a day.

Sharon T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour of Reykjavik. Got to see the Hallgrimskirkja church and the president's residence along with many other interesting places. Tour guide was very informative bus driver very good. Recommend this tour to others.

William F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour is great with those with mobility issues and provides a great chance to see Reykjavik and the surrounding area. The guide spoke excellent English, was friendly and answered all questions asked of him. Great value for the money.

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