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  • Perlan - Wonders of Iceland Tour

    1. Perlan - Wonders of Iceland Tour

    Perlan is an iconic glass dome building sitting on the highest hill in Reykjavík. In Perlan you can visit an exquisite exhibition where you can learn about the wonders of Icelandic nature and experience them in a unique and unforgettable way. Visitors will feel the power of volcanoes, earthquakes and geothermal energy and see a 10 m high realistically rendered bird cliff, rich with bird and plant specimens. They will experience oceanic wonders and watch as whales swim below their feet. Walk through a 100-meter-long real Ice Cave, the first of its kind in the world and learn about Icelandic glaciers, their bleak future and the effects of global warming in an amazing interactive exhibition. Visitors can see, feel, and live Iceland’s many natural wonders all in one place. A perfect first stop on the trip to Iceland that is suitable for all ages. On the fourth floor of Perlan, a large obser...

    Perlan was the first stop on our Iceland adventure. I really enjoyed the different exhibits and the Ice Cave! A must for travelers.

  • Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

    2. Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

    A modern, trendy and forward-looking city that is at the same time rooted in nature, Reykjavik offers the best of both worlds and is a magical place to visit. Your 24 or 48-hour ticket gives you access to the city on a hop-on hop-off tour with on-board multi-lingual commentary. Mount Esja keeps lookout over this northernmost capital, and on a sunny day the mystical Snaefellsjokull glacier appears crystal-like and baby-blue on the western horizon. Take in sites such as the Reykjavik harbor, the Town Hall, the National Gallery of Iceland, the Pearl Hallsgrimschurch, and the Laugardalur thermal pools and spa. The tour stops along the route are as follows:  1- Harpa Concert Hall  2- The Old Harbour 3 - Viking Maritime Museum 4 - Whales of Iceland 5 - National Museum 6 - Laekjargata 7 - Laugavegur Shopping Street 8 - Reykjavik Art Museum 9 - Hallgrimskirkja 10 - BSI Bus Terminal 11 - Perl...

    It is actually a small selling tour which gives you ideas where to spend more money and gives you a bit of historic facts. So we went and spent more money on fun stuff we saw from the hopp on hop off. The driver was very nice!

  • Perlan: Áróra - Northern Lights Planetarium Show

    3. Perlan: Áróra - Northern Lights Planetarium Show

    Experience a world-class Planetarium which is the first one of its kind in Iceland. Áróra - The Northern Lights Planetarium Show is built inside one of Perlan's hot water tanks and features a state-of-the-art 8k projection and 7.1 surround sound system. Áróra is a piece of art that brought together Iceland's most notorious writers, musicians, and photographers. Embark on a journey, through the unique landscape of Iceland, to observe Northern lights as you've never seen them. Travel across time and space, to understand the science behind the mystery, and the stories that have been believed for millenniums.

    Very difficult to know bus rout from city center to correct stop at museum. Bus driver on #8 was rude and said he didn’t know where to stop. #8 from transerfer #3 at 11AM ON Thursday 9/09/2021. All other bus drivers were professional. I would highly recommend your museum tour , beautifully presented and informative. The entire experience was well worth the effort to get there and we will provide exact details to friends and family who visit and do not have a car.

  • Reykjavik City Sightseeing by Minibus

    4. Reykjavik City Sightseeing by Minibus

    Take a trip to visit the most significant places in the capital and surrounding towns. Journey to visit the presidential residence at Bessastaðir and the town of Hafnarfjörður, where you will learn of how the “hidden people” and humans live together in harmony. Next visit Reykjavik to enjoy the spectacular views at the restaurant Perlan, which is built on water tanks holding the city’s hot water supply. Afterwards it’s on to Höfði house, where the all-important meeting between former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and former U.S.S.R. Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986. Then visit the ancient Hallgrímskirkja church and the old town centre. You will find that the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, and the town hall are situated here. The final stop of the day will take you to the sports and recreation area in Laugardalur. Here you can explore the impressive geothermal heate...

    The tour guide was exceptional. He was very knowledgeable and fun. I lost one of my gloves at the Globe and he offered to try to get it when he went back with his afternoon tour. Well he did find it and personally dropped it back at my hotel. I don’t remember his name but my tour was on Wed morning on March 11. He was also multi-lingual and gave his tour in several languages accommodating everyone by speaking their language. Whoever gets my tour guide will be blessed.

  • Reykjavík City Sightseeing & Golden Circle Express

    5. Reykjavík City Sightseeing & Golden Circle Express

    Combine the Greater Area Reykjavik Sightseeing and Golden Circle Express tours, and make the most of your day out exploring Reykjavik and Iceland. Start your tour of Iceland's capital city with a visit the Presidential Residence at Bessastaðir and Hafnarfjörður, the town where humans and the "hidden people" of Icelandic legends live together in harmony. Stop at Perlan Restaurant, where you have an incredible view over Reykjavík and its surroundings. You'll also visit Hallgrímskirkja Church, the University area and the Old Town Center, where you can see the Alþingi–Iceland's Parliament. You'll have free time to have lunch and explore colorful Reykjavik on your own before continuing on to the Icelandic countryside and Þingvellir National Park, renowned for its historic legacy and geological intrigue. Marvel at the unique and barren landscapes of the geothermal area surrounding the spout...

    it would have been helpful to have a map for the morning part of the tour. Sometime she was telling us that the building was on the right or the left but there were times when I didn't know exactly which building she was referring to. Also where to originally meet the tour was a little confusing. Other than that, the guides were helpful and friendly. I learned a lot of really interesting information about Iceland and it's history.

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What people are saying about Perlan

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 567 reviews

The tour guide was exceptional. He was very knowledgeable and fun. I lost one of my gloves at the Globe and he offered to try to get it when he went back with his afternoon tour. Well he did find it and personally dropped it back at my hotel. I don’t remember his name but my tour was on Wed morning on March 11. He was also multi-lingual and gave his tour in several languages accommodating everyone by speaking their language. Whoever gets my tour guide will be blessed.

Very difficult to know bus rout from city center to correct stop at museum. Bus driver on #8 was rude and said he didn’t know where to stop. #8 from transerfer #3 at 11AM ON Thursday 9/09/2021. All other bus drivers were professional. I would highly recommend your museum tour , beautifully presented and informative. The entire experience was well worth the effort to get there and we will provide exact details to friends and family who visit and do not have a car.

Very nice show that touches. If you're there at the wrong time of year and can't see the Northern Lights live, the planetarium is definitely recommended.

Perlan was the first stop on our Iceland adventure. I really enjoyed the different exhibits and the Ice Cave! A must for travelers.

The tour was very interesting. German was also offered as the language.