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  • Reykjavik: City Walking Tour

    1. Reykjavik: City Walking Tour

    Find your guide in front of Hallgrímskirkja Church by the statue of Leifur Eiríksson. This is on a hill and the highest ground of Reykjavík, from which you can get an overview of the area. From that point the walk is downhill and easy on the foot. The guide will take you through various streets of Reykjavík, passing by important buildings of great architecture and will detail their history as you walk by. You’ll get a great introduction to Iceland's history and culture. See the Harpa Concert Hall, beautiful on the inside, which also serves well as a warm stop on cold days which are frequent in Iceland. Continue the walk along the oceanfront before eventually moving inland to parliament and city hall. You can purchase lunch at a restaurant with meat, vegan, and fish options.

    Tomas very knowledgeable about the city. Great to get to know the history abour placenames and the crest of the city

  • From Reykjavik: Secret Lagoon with Transfers

    2. From Reykjavik: Secret Lagoon with Transfers

    The Secret Lagoon natural hot springs are located in a village called Flúðir, an approximately 1.5-hour drive from Reykjavik. You will travel there by bus from Reykjavik. The Secret Lagoon, or Gamla Laugin as it is known locally, is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. The facilities have been fully renovated in recent years with indoor changing rooms with lockers and showers, and a small bar and a dining area where snacks and drinks are available for purchase. After you get into the pleasantly warm pool, you can watch the steam as it rises to the air while you relax and feel all tension leave your body. After approximately 2 hours at the Secret Lagoon, you will return to Reykjavik by bus.

    Maybe not as flash as the Blue Lagoon but better value, well organised, and in a great location. The journey down from Reykjavik to South Iceland was as good as the final destination. Incredible scenery.

  • Reykjavik: 2-Hour Imagine Peace Tower Tour

    3. Reykjavik: 2-Hour Imagine Peace Tower Tour

    Enjoy a 2-hour tour dedicated to Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s campaign for world peace and see the Imagine Peace Tower on Viðey Island. The unique experience starts in Reykjavík's old harbor, where your captain and guide will welcome you onto the 20-minute ferry ride to Viðey Island. Then, enjoy a guided walk to the Tower, with interesting stops en route. Every year, from 9 October (Lennon’s birthday) through 8 December (the day of his death), the Imagine Peace Tower lights up the evening sky in Reykjavík. In addition, it emerges from the Winter Solstice to the New Year, for 1 week during the Spring Equinox, and on a few other selected dates. You will learn the story of this magnificent work of art, as well as the nature surrounding it. If you are lucky, the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) might make an appearance, shimmering in the night sky above you! The tour unites history, art a...

    It was so windy and cold but our kind, and informative guide was beyond terrific and gracious.

  • Reykjavik: Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Viking

    4. Reykjavik: Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Viking

    This walking tour is your introduction to Reykjavik. It will help you get your bearings and make the most of your stay in Iceland. Your guide will be your friend in the city with the goal to make sure you have the best time while in Reykjavik. This family friendly tour brings the history of Iceland to life with interesting stories and Icelandic mythology. You’ll visit all of the famous landmarks in the city center such as Harpa concert hall, Hallgrímskirkja Church (your guide will teach you how to pronounce that) and the Reykjavik pond. Your guide will also share hidden, local spots with you; things you’d miss if you didn’t know what to look for. Your guide will show you their favorite places to eat, drink and visit plus insider info on the best happy hour deals, should you be interested. The tour lasts approximately two hours and you’ll walk around 4 kilometers. This is a small-group ...

    We had a great guide when we went on the tour on our first day and Reykjavik. The tour was a great way to introduce ourselves to the city, and it gave us a good idea of where all the main points of interest were. Our guide was able to give us a good overview of the history of Reykjavik which really helped us along for the rest of our time in Reykjavik.

  • Reykjavik: Tailor-Made 10-Person Exploration Tour

    5. Reykjavik: Tailor-Made 10-Person Exploration Tour

    Travel the country at your own pace on this luxurious private Jeep tour. Tailor the itinerary to your needs and desires and go wherever you want, when you want. This tour is perfect for any free-spirited adventurers that wish to travel in style and comfort. This tour will not only provide you with a large 4x4 Super Jeep, specially built to handle the rough Icelandic terrain, but also a personal guide that will spend a full day taking you across this marvelous country.  You can go snorkeling in the morning, see the glaciers at midday, and reach the Blue Lagoon by the late afternoon. You will also have the chance to explore a lava tube cave, walk behind a waterfall, and see the magnificent Highlands, all the while keeping your base in Reykjavík. With this tour, whatever is possible to do within 12 hours will become a reality. The spacious Super Jeep will pick you up in the morning, at wh...

  • Reykjavik: Private Walking Tour for the European Tourist

    6. Reykjavik: Private Walking Tour for the European Tourist

    Are you visiting from Europe, planning a trip to Reykjavik, and looking for the top sightseeing places in Reykjavik? The royal city of Reykjavik offers a long collection of museums, buildings, markets, and top attractions that you must visit once in a life. Explore the Old Town, which is just the beginning of the city's charms. The vibrant and cosmopolitan city offers you the chance to discover some of the richest examples of Nordic history. Get stunned with the streets full of history and its beautiful architectural examples. Get ready to experience Iceland from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about one of the most important cities in Europe.

  • Reykjavik: Private 3-Hour Walking Tour for Seniors

    7. Reykjavik: Private 3-Hour Walking Tour for Seniors

    This private tour of Reykjavik was designed with the help of experts to accommodate senior visitors. On this 3-hour walking tour see the city's top attractions and learn what made Reykjavik such a popular destination.

    Explore Reykjavik and visit its charming old town. The vibrant and cosmopolitan city offers you the chance to discover some of the richest examples of Nordic history. Be stunned by streets full of history and its beautiful architectural examples. Experience Iceland from a different perspective. Follow your guide as they reveal secrets and interesting facts about Reykjavik.

  • Reykjavik: Old Town, National Museum, & Laugavegur Tour

    8. Reykjavik: Old Town, National Museum, & Laugavegur Tour

    See some of the top sights in Reykjavik on a guided walking tour of the historic Old Town, the National Museum of Iceland, and the Laugavegur shopping district. Learn about the sights and how they figure into Iceland's history. Take a guided tour through the National Museum and familiarize yourself with the local history and culture. Explore Laugavegur, one of the oldest streets in Iceland. Stroll past colorful restaurants, shops, and bars on this charming thoroughfare.

  • Reykjavik: 3-Hour City Walking Tour for American Tourists

    9. Reykjavik: 3-Hour City Walking Tour for American Tourists

    See the best of the Icelandic capital on this 3-hour guided city walking tour. Visit main attractions as well as hidden gems and delve into history at the National Museum of Iceland. Start your walking adventure in front of the incredible Reykjavík Cathedral and capture stunning photos of the cathedral towering above you. Next, explore the colorful streets of Reykjavik's old town and admire its distinctive architecture. As you stroll, your guide will tell you anecdotes and interesting facts about the historical monuments along the route. See famous buildings in the city like the Harpa concert hall and Domkirkjan. Enjoy views over the sea at the harbor before heading into an indoor market. Continue to the National Museum of Iceland and immerse yourself in the history of this incredible island. Finish your tour at the beautiful Austurvollur Square.

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What people are saying about Reykjavik

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 18 reviews

We had a great guide when we went on the tour on our first day and Reykjavik. The tour was a great way to introduce ourselves to the city, and it gave us a good idea of where all the main points of interest were. Our guide was able to give us a good overview of the history of Reykjavik which really helped us along for the rest of our time in Reykjavik.

Good general orientation to Reykjavik. I learned a Lloyd of things I did not know. Thomas was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. Lunch was a hot dog at the famous hot dog stand. Get everything on the hot dog.

Tomas very knowledgeable about the city. Great to get to know the history abour placenames and the crest of the city

Excellent tour with narrative about the sites. Would highly recommend.

Excellent guide , Serra deserve all the compliments