Reykjavik City Sightseeing and Beer Tasting

The most dominant feature of the Reykjavík skyline is undoubtedly Hallgrímskirkja Church.
The coastal skyline of Iceland's capital city, Reykjavík, from across Faxaflói Bay.
From the church tower of Hallgrímskirkja, you can enjoy 360° views of Reykjavík.
Tjörnin Pond is in the Reykjavík City Centre, with the city hall hugging one side.
The newest major addition to Reykjavík is the unique Harpa Concert Hall.
Lækjatorg in Reykjavík holds many historic buildings, including the office of the President.

Discover the greater Reykjavík area on this fun and informative sightseeing tour, and end the day tasting the beer at Iceland’s oldest brewery. This tour should not be missed by anyone who wants to get to know this beautiful city. 

This tour will take you around the city of Reykjavík and neighbouring towns to see some of the country’s most beloved places such as the Presidential resident, Hallgrímskirkja church and the 360° dome Perlan.

You will travel on a minibus where you will be taken to historical locations and major landmarks in the greater Reykjavík area. One of those historical sites is the old house by the sea, Höfði.

This beautiful house is best known as the location for the 1986 Reykjavík Summit meeting of presidents Ronald Reagan of the United States and Mikhail Gorbachev of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. This meeting was a large step towards ending the Cold War.

You will also get a chance to visit architectural wonders such as Harpa Concert Hall, located near the old harbour. This building’s framework is clad with geometrically shaped glass panels of different colours that are lit up with LED lights at night. You will also visit Hallgrímskirkja church, but its spectacular design is inspired by Icelandic basalt columns, mountains and glaciers.

The tour will take you to politically important locations like the City Hall near Tjörnin Pond and  Alþingi, the home of Iceland’s parliament which was founded in the year 930 AD in Þingvellir. You will also be driven out of the capital city, to the Álftanes peninsula. There you will visit Bessastaðir; the official residence of the President of Iceland. 

You’ll end the tour at Ölgerðin, Iceland's oldest brewery where you will be treated to a light-hearted intro to Iceland’s unique relationship with alcohol. You will get a chance to try Icelandic beers, which have only been accessible in the country for a single generation.

Don’t miss this chance to take in the history and culture of Reykjavík with an added beer-tasting experience. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Dec.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 20 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Hallgrímskirkja, Perlan, Bessastaðir, Höfði, Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 13:30

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off in Reykjavik

  • Round trip transportation

  • Professional tour guide    

  • A beer taste visit to Ölgerðin Brewery

  • Meals

Good to know:

Includes a short walk in the city center, remember to dress accordingly.

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Guide to Iceland does not add any fees, and as such, can not be liable for any accidents, losses, injuries, damages, delays, expenses due to any action or inaction on the part of the operator, guide or his/her services. As the terms and conditions of each tour operator may vary, please read the terms and conditions of each operator you purchase a tour from.

Iceland excursions terms and conditions
Complimentary pick up service
We offer complimentary pick up service for our passengers 30 to 60 min prior to tour departure at any hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavik (please see individual tour descriptions for more details). We reserve the right to alter or change the itinerary according to weather and road conditions.

Change of reservation
It is possible to change a reservation up to 2 hours prior to tour departure free of charge.

Cancellations of tours must go through our office and should be sent at least 24 hours prior tour departure to or fax +354 540 1310. Confirmations of cancellations will be sent back within 24 hours during weekdays. 

Tour departure / Complimentary pick up service / Drop off service
All day tours booked start from our office at Hafnarstræti 20, 101 Reykjavík (Lækjartorg) at the departure time given on your voucher. It is the passengers responsibility to arrive at our tour office in time to check in for their tour and to board the tour bus at the tour departure time written on their voucher. 
We offer a complimentary pick up service for all our day tours. Passengers wanting to take advantage of the complimentary pick up service are requested to wait outside their hotel 30 to 60 minutes prior to tour departure (please see individual tour descriptions for more information) in order to board the pick up bus.
Missing the pick up bus does not entitle to a refund of the price paid for the tour. 

Drop off after day tours may sometimes not be right in front of your hotel/guesthouse due to narrow streets and actual coach size used during the tour.

Passengers with special needs
If you have any special needs or requests you should notify the Iceland Excursions sales department as soon as possible. We always try to fulfill our customers wishes at all times.

It is permitted to have foldable wheelchairs in our coaches without charge. Passengers that are unable to sit in a standard coach seat must advise the company´s office prior to tour departure.

Our fleet at Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland includes coaches of all types and sizes, which are all equipped with safety belts. We have a limited number of Children's Safety Car Seats available. These can be provided on request, free of charge. The safety and comfort of our customers is one of our main goals.

Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables should the necessity arise, including irregularities due to adverse weather or road conditions. No responsibility is taken for losses or expenses due to delay or changes of flights, injury, damaged, negligence, weather, war or other unforeseeable causes. Seats cannot be guaranteed unless booked at least two hours in advance. The estimated duration of tours as indicated on our website are standard times and can vary according to road or weather conditions. Punctuality is a key objective in Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland operation. However, delays may occur for unforeseen reasons. The company cannot be made responsible for losses that a passenger may face due to delay, regardless whether the loss is direct or indirect.

Guide to Iceland cancellation policy:

Guide to Iceland charges a flat fee of 5000 ISK of each customer for online cancellations. 

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