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AH10  Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour All year round
 
Tour highlights
  • Hallgrímskirkja church - a gothic masterpiece
  • Perlan dome - 360 view of Reykjavik area
  • Reykjavik's Old town centre
  • Höfði house - The location of "Reykjavik Summit"
  • Laugardalur recreation area 
  • Presidential residence at Bessastaðir
  • Hafnarfjörður suburb - town of Elves and hidden people

Reykjavik sightseeing tour description

Reykjavik sightseeing tour includes Reykjavik‘s top attractions, interesting facts and stories that relate to history and culture in Iceland.  The tour travels the greater Reykjavik area including surrounding municipalities which provides an excellent opportunity to discover various things to see or to do in Reykjavik during your stay in Iceland.  

On this tour you will visit Perlan glass dome where a 360 viewing platform provides some of the best places for sightseeing in Reykjavik.
 
After enjoying the spectacular view over Reykjavik city and its surroundings the tour proceeds to go to Reykjavik's seafront  to the old Höfði house where the all-important summit between former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and former U.S.S.R. Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986. 
 
Next stop is Hallgrímskirkja church whos design was inspired by basalt lava columns, a common volcanic rock formation in Icelandic nature. From Hallgrimskirkja church the tour explores Reykjavik city centre in and around the Parliament building by Austurvöllur which sometime is referred to as "the Old town".
 

Tour details

Season
Year round

Duration
2,5 hours

Departures
Daily at 09:00 from the bus terminal / tour office in Lækjartorg (city centre)

Pick-up at hotel or guesthouses
30 minutes prior to tour departure
Please wait outside your hotel or guesthouse close the entrance where you'll be visible to our drivers.

Included
Bus and guidance

Booking oonline
Up to 90 minutes prior to tour departure.

Note
Our guides on the Reykjavik sightseeing tour have different approaches when it comes to order of attractions visited and stops made.

 

Guidance

English
Every day, all year round

German/English 
Wednesday departures are also guided in German all year round.

Scandinavian/English
Saturday departures are also guided in Scandinavian all year round.

 

Want to learn more about Reykjavik city? 

For more information see "Destinations in Iceland" and About Iceland" sections 
 

Tour details

Days of week:
 
 
Departure times
09:00
 
Free hotel pick-up service
Pick-up: 08:30
 
Duration
2,5 hours
 
Travelling with children
Child (0 - 11): FREE
Youth (12 - 17): 50% off
 

Price: 5.500 ISK
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Charlton wrote:
Hello Grayline We took the Greater Area Reykjavik sight seeing tour on September 5, 2013. The tour guide was knowledgeable and a native which helped to enhance the experience. However I was under the impression we would stop at Alþingi which we never got to see. As well I was really looking forward to seeing Laugardalur and the botanical garden. However we just drove near Laugardalur, didn't even get a good enough view of the sports fields for a picture, let alone see where the botanical garden or geothermal pools were. Laugardalur was our number 1 reason for taking the tour so missing out on it was a big disappointment. Otherwise the tour was ok, a bit rushed at times. --- Iceland Excursions: --- Thank you for your review and comments. The tour of the city does not unfortunately give an opportunity to visit many places thoroughly. Alþingi the Parliament is not on the list of sites to visit due to traffic concerns but is quite accessible in the city center on foot. The Laugardalur recreation area has a short scheduled visit at the pool, our apologies for the short drive through. The guide will be asked to give this a better consideration. Stopping such a short time at each place will hopefully give our passengers some ideas where they can go later and explore further since each and every one has different interests.
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Hawes wrote:
Recommend taking trip early in holiday to get your bearings in Reykjavik. Guide was very informative.
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Charlton wrote:
Hello Grayline We took the Greater Area Reykjavik sight seeing tour on September 5, 2013. The tour guide was knowledgeable and a native which helped to enhance the experience. However I was under the impression we would stop at Alþingi which we never got to see. As well I was really looking forward to seeing Laugardalur and the botanical garden. However we just drove near Laugardalur, didn't even get a good enough view of the sports fields for a picture, let alone see where the botanical garden or geothermal pools were. Laugardalur was our number 1 reason for taking the tour so missing out on it was a big disappointment. Otherwise the tour was ok, a bit rushed at times.
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Thank you for your review and comments. The tour of the city does not unfortunately give an opportunity to visit many places thoroughly. Alþingi the Parliament is not on the list of sites to visit due to traffic concerns but is quite accessible in the city center on foot. The Laugardalur recreation area has a short scheduled visit at the pool, our apologies for the short drive through. The guide will be asked to give this a better consideration. Stopping such a short time at each place will hopefully give our passengers some ideas where they can go later and explore further since each and every one has different interests.

Hawes wrote:
Recommend taking trip early in holiday to get your bearings in Reykjavik. Guide was very informative.

corcoran wrote:
Absolutly fantastic service by all involved, staff at the pick up point, main office were all very friendly, and a great tour guide made the tour that bit better. Thank you all very much, i have a friend visiting Iceland soon and have recommended you to her.

Roberts wrote:
An interesting tour covering the important sites of Reykjavik.

JIMENEZ ESTEVEZ wrote:
Buena introducción para conocer la capital de Islandia y los alrededores. El acento inglés de la guía era muy marcado y a veces era difícil entenderla. El tiempo no acompañó y estuvo lloviendo todo el tiempo.
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