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

Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour

If you’ve only got a short time in Reykjavik and you want to see all the major sights, take this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour of the city. You’ll see top attractions like the Hallgrimskirkja church, the presidential residence at Bessastadir, the fish market in Hafnarfjordur, the open-air Arbaer Museum and the recreational center of Laugardalur.


  • 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

Your Reykjavik sightseeing tour 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Guide was very informative and the tour is well worth it

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!!!

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.

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wonderful guide. We would never have learned so much history and seen all the sites had we not done this tour. Excellent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Really enjoyed this trip on our first morning in Reykjavik. Friendly guide and a great introduction to the city. Some great photo opportunities.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We have Seen a lot

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The tour guide was friendly; knowledgable and had very good English. The only downside was the lack of alternative timings and the duration which could be longer!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

very good !! highly recommend

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