Discover Reykjavik by Sea | 90-Minute Boat Tour

Discover Reykjavik by Sea | 90-Minute Boat Tour
Reykjavík city as seen from the sea.
A starfish, just one example of the life that lives in Iceland's coastal waters.
Harpa Concert Hall as seen from the water.
Boat tours provide a unique perspective over Iceland's eclectic landscapes.
Make sure to dress warmly for your time on the boat.
A rainbow appears over the Icelandic capital.

Join this fantastic 90-minute boat tour from Iceland's capital, Reykjavík, to learn about the history, culture, geology and wildlife that makes this country just so beloved. This is an excellent opportunity for those travellers looking to take a break from the adventure and adrenaline that Iceland provides, instead of taking an hour and a half to sit back and enjoy the area's picturesque scenery and learn something new about this amazing island. 

You will depart from the Old Harbour, just minutes away from the city centre, and sail around Kollafjörður, a smaller fjord in Faxaflói Bay, just off the coast of Reykjavík. During this fun and educational tour, you will experience 'the wonders of the ocean' with some interactive entertainment and a special 'taste of Iceland' on our way back to land.

Your guide will go through the settlement period of Iceland and Reykjavík, as well as the formation and geological events that shaped the island. You will also hear stories from the Sagas and learn about the many islands and fjords in the area. 

You will see breathtaking views of Mt. Esja and the mountains surrounding Reykjavík, as well as significant geological and historical landmarks including Harpa Concert Hall, Þúfa turf mound, Hallgrímskirkja Church, Sólfarið "The Sun Voyager", and Höfði House—just to name a few. When conditions allow, you will also watch as your guides lift crab traps from the water, giving you a glimpse of what lives below the surface.

Sightseeing by boat provides a unique perspective over Reykjavík and the many landmarks in and around the city. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the wide variety of wildlife, including cetaceans, birds and other marine life, that lives in the bay. 

On your way back to land, you will learn more about the harbour area and how the city of Reykjavík has developed. There will also be time to ask your guide any questions before you disembark. This tour is perfect for the whole family, or for those who want to sit back and relax while learning more about our beautiful city. There are also many great photo opportunities – so don‘t forget your camera!

Don't delay any longer! Secure your place on this exciting boat tour and gain a deeper insight into Iceland's beautiful capital city. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
Pickup information:

    Please arrive at the harbour at least 15 minutes prior to departure. The boat will depart from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík.

    • 1.5 hour guided boat tour

    • Taste of Iceland - surprise snack!

    • Free wi-fi on board

    • Use of thermal overalls

    • Expert guide to share knowledge about history, geology, folktales & wildlife

    • Interactive exploring of the ocean

    • Lunch and Dinner

    • Pick up and Drop Off (can be added during the booking process)

    What to bring:
    • Good Shoes

    • Sunscreen

    • Warm clothing

    • Your Camera

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    Free cancellation
    No credit card fees
    No booking fees
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