Private 6-Hour Reykjavik City Center Sights and Design Tour

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Summary

Tour starts
Reykjavík, Ísland
Duration
6 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
Sept. - May
Minimum age
None

Description

Experience Reykjavik's vibrant culture, history, and design aesthetic on this 6-hour private city tour. Travelers keen to discover why the city is the heartbeat of Iceland's artistic and architectural prowess should book this guided tour now.

This private excursion begins with a convenient pick-up from your Reykjavik accommodation. You'll greet your friendly driver-guide and venture downtown. With the shimmering sea to your left and the bustling city to your right, the scenery will engage your senses from the start.

Your first stop is the iconic Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre. Stepping inside, you'll be mesmerized by its architectural beauty. Harpa boasts an incredible design with its glass facade, inspired by the basalt landscapes of Iceland and the Northern Lights. Harpa's building reflects the country's natural wonders in its structure and how it interacts with light.

It's also the residence of the Opera, Symphonic Orchestra, and the Reykjavik Big Band, showcasing various musical genres. Harpa houses two exquisite restaurants to tantalize your taste buds if hunger strikes.

Meandering through the city center, you'll pass by the Parliament House and other historically significant buildings. The City Hall, nestled on the lake's edge, has a massive 3D map of Iceland, providing a bird's-eye view of the country. Your path will also lead you past the Settlement Exhibition and the country's oldest house.

Nearby is the avant-garde Reykjavik Art Museum. It's an ideal spot to indulge in warm chocolate and pastries or savor a light lunch complemented by beer. As you overlook the harbor, take this moment to discuss any specific interests you have. Although the tour follows a structure, there's room to cater to unique preferences.

Post-refreshments, you'll explore the area around the Maritime Museum, the Whale Museum, and the Fly Over Iceland building. Your excursion through the west part of the city reveals a stunning contrast of old, colorful houses clad in wrought iron contrasting with sturdy concrete structures.

For those keen on discovering Icelandic design, a treat awaits. The tour will guide you to select design stores, showcasing everything from clothing and home decor to unique woolen products.

As your exploration nears its end, a visit to Perlan, known as The Pearl, is in order. Its observation deck offers a panoramic view of the city. Your guide will share tales and facts about various landmarks dotting the skyline. 

At Perlan, you can visit the "Wonders of Iceland" exhibit if you choose. Whether you decide to see the exhibition or not, your driver will take you back to your accommodation at the end of the tour.

Revel in Reykjavik's intricate blend of history, art, and design on this private 6-hour city sights and design tour. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Private driver-guide
Light snacks and a drink

Activities

Sightseeing
Cultural Activity

What to bring

Warm clothing and comfortable shoes

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Guides

Bergljót Tul Gunnlaugsdóttir

Bergljót Tul Gunnlaugsdóttir

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A fully licensed, qualified and private guide with competitive prices.  

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