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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.


  • 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

Diane W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was a really nice way to get a sense of Reykjavik and the surrounding area. Although it rained for much of the trip, the sights were amazing, and, most importantly, authentic. Seeing the harbor as the sun came up, the glass dome atop the water towers in a driving rainstorm, the magnificent church, and the home of the prime minister were highlights. The guide was very pleasant, very helpful, and accommodated our request to drop us off at a location other than the one that was scheduled with advice on what else to see. Advice: the guides are very prompt in their pickup times - and they are most grateful for people who are where they are supposed to be when they are supposed to be there. Very pleasant, but also very efficient.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Pick up and drop off on time. Guide very amusing and very knowledgeable, worth doing the tour as you find out loads of useful information about Iceland and a good way to find your way around- would recommend doing tour on first day if possible

Anne L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Driver very knowledgeable and very helpful. Great overview of the city with appropriate fun facts!
Grayline was exceptional...all the tours we took with them were excellent...from the free shuttle to the main station, to the ticketing agents to the promptness and efficient tour guides. busses all very clean and well maintained.

Fernando A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very nice, very nice tour guide and nice bus

Susan N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Interesting and relaxing. We enjoyed our guide's informative comments regarding history and culture, as well as some of her own opinions of current happenings. Surprised to get close to the president's home!

Alison M G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Short very informative tour, great for seeing lots of different places, some we chose to return to. Knowledgeable friendly tour guide.


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.


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.

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