Reykjavik Tours
Covering everything from horse riding tours and whale watching excursions to sightseeing trips and ATV rides, Reykjavik tours allow for in-depth visits to the most iconic landmarks and attractions of Iceland's charming capital, as well as the city's gorgeous surrounding countryside.

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Reykjavik Tours

Covering everything from horse riding tours and whale watching excursions to sightseeing trips and ATV rides, Reykjavik tours allow for in-depth visits to the most iconic landmarks and attractions of Iceland's charming capital, as well as the city's gorgeous surrounding countryside.
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10-Day Cruise Around Iceland by Sea

Explore the incredible country of Iceland in a unique and immersive way by booking this ten-day cruise circumnavigating the island. You’ll get to spend time in each of its diverse and spectacular regions, and see many of its most iconic sites. This tour sets out from Reykjavík Harbour, before cruising clockwise around the island. You’ll stop at the dramatic Snæfellsnes Peninsula; the remote and otherworldly Westfjords; four diverse locations in north Iceland; the Eastfjords; and the Westman Islands. Each day you will have the complete freedom to explore these fascinating areas, taking in the incredible nature and soaking up the local culture. You’ll also have plenty of time to take tours that will allow you to immerse yourself even further into this awe-inspiring land. There are many advantages to taking a cruise. For example, by night you will sail under the midnight sun past some of the world’s most impressive scenery. You’ll also have countless opportunities to look out for seabirds, dolphins and whales. More practically, you will not need to worry about driving or booking accommodation, and all meals will be provided. You'll have guides on board to answer any questions and provide presentations, and a great entertainment programme. Of course, there is also no more wonderful feeling than falling asleep after enjoying a day in one incredible location, and waking up somewhere completely new, ready to go again. Don’t miss this immersive circumnavigation of Iceland by ship. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 days
Available:
May. - Sep.
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2 Day Road Trip to Jokulsarlon with Ice Caving

Delve into the mysteries of Iceland on this fast, 2-day self-drive adventure along Iceland’s gorgeous south coast, from Reykjavik all the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. You’ll be able to see the beauty of Iceland wearing its winter dress for you, all swaths of white snow and lacy icicles hanging from windowsills. You’ll make the journey in a 4x4 car that can handle the tough winter conditions and get you to your destination in comfort so that you can enjoy the fresh air and take in the natural environment. This tour offers a chance to view two of the loveliest waterfalls in Iceland, Skógafoss, and Seljalandsfoss, along with the black beach of Reynisfjara. You’ll also visit an ice cave under Vatnajökull glacier, close to the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Ice caves are quite rare in Iceland. Each year, specialists investigate the area around Vatnajökull glacier for caves which form naturally after meltwater has run under the ice cap. Each cave is chosen for its safe passage and unique beauty, so each tour is a one-of-a-kind experience possible for only a few months each year, where you'll get to see and touch the wonderful, crystal-blue ice in the glacier's depth. You also have an opportunity to search the night skies for the Northern Lights - if you’re lucky, you’ll get to see them dancing over the glacier lagoon, reflected on the water and ice. Because your tour is short, we want you to see the most popular sites while still leaving time to take care of yourself. We've included the best of Iceland in your tour, and hand-picked some of its best-kept secrets to give you time away from the crowds so that you can enjoy the beauty all around you without interruption.  Our custom itinerary provides a balance of places you've seen on postcards and those only locals know so you can revel in the natural world for as long as you like. Don’t miss this exclusive chance to see some of the most beautiful landscapes in Iceland! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
2 reviews

Duration:
2 days
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
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Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavík

Jump aboard this affordable bus tour for your chance to see one of nature’s greatest marvels, the Northern Lights. This tour is for those travelling outside of the summer months, who seek to tick ‘seeing the aurora borealis’ off of their bucket list. You will be picked up from your Reykjavík accommodation in the evening and whisked away from the bright lights of the city. Departure times differ depending on the time of year. There is no itinerary or a specific set of locations, instead, your guide and driver will use their experience and knowledge of the weather conditions to take you the most promising viewing spots. The tour will last approximately three hours, and you will be taken to the areas with the clearest skies for the best view, so you’ll be able to enjoy the wonder and beauty of the sky when the auroras start to descend from the canopy of stars above. Each time they emerge, they dance differently, and in ever-changing colours. Most of the time, they will appear green but can be purple, pink, red, white, or blue depending on their strength and the atmospheric conditions. Your experience with them will be entirely unique, and all the more special for it. Solar winds and cloud cover dictate whether or not the northern lights will show and so your best chance of catching them will be on a clear night. Iceland is one of the most accessible and reliable places in the world to see this incredible phenomenon. The tour is weather dependent, so if the auroras are not expected to be visible, the tour will not run. If you join the tour and the lights do not appear, fear not, you are welcome to join the tour again another night, free of charge.  Don’t miss out on your opportunity to see this incredible natural wonder and give yourself a magical winter night in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date
4.2
214 reviews

Duration:
3,5 hours
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Jump aboard this whale-watching excursion to see the incredible wealth of marine wildlife just off Reykjavík’s shores. This tour is a must for nature-lovers, and fits perfectly into a busy holiday; you leave straight from the capital city’s Old Harbour and return approximately three hours later. You will arrive at the harbour in good time for your departure, either by making your way there yourself or through a pick-up you can request during booking. If taking this trip during summer, you will have a choice between two boats, which you can select based on your sense of adventure and the nature of your group. This Classic Whale Watching tour sails year-round and is one of the largest whale-watching boats in Iceland. It has a fantastic educational and interactive focus on board, where you can learn more about the whales, as well as a café. You can expect to spend 3-3.5 hours out on the ocean looking for whales. As you travel out, your guide will point out the natural features surrounding the capital; in clear weather, you should be able to see both the Reykjanes Peninsula and the Snæfellsnes peninsula, as well as the ‘whale fjord’, otherwise called Hvalfjörður.  Four species can be regularly seen on these tours: harbour porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpback whales. Other species that are occasionally seen are orcas (or killer whales), pilot whales and basking sharks. On top of these incredible animals, during summer you can expect to see a wealth of seabirds, most notably the puffin. Your experienced guides can answer any questions you have as you search for and marvel over these majestic creatures.  Each tour yields entirely different results. The animals’ behaviour change throughout the day; you might catch them breaching, socialising, feeding or just basking near the surface. If by chance, you are not lucky enough to see a marine mammal, you will have another opportunity to take this tour for free until you do. You will return to Reykjavík after three hours on the sea, hopefully after many exciting sightings and an up-close look at some of Iceland’s marvellous creatures. Because of the convenience and length of this tour, there will still be plenty of opportunities to make the most of the rest of your day, either on another tour or within the capital. Do not miss your chance to see the magnificent whales, dolphins and porpoises of Iceland. Set sail into Faxaflói bay for your opportunity. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.4
144 reviews

Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
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Reykjavik City Card | 24 Hours

Explore Reykjavík's many museums, galleries and parks and get to know the world's northernmost capital better with the 24-Hour Reykjavík City Card. This purchase is perfect for every traveller who wishes to experience the heart of Iceland's capital at the best possible price. The card gives free access to all City Museums and Galleries, including the National Gallery and Museum. If you plan to visit more than two museums, you'll be saving money with the Reykjavík Card. It is also valid for the Reykjavík Family Park and Zoo, public transport, the seven geothermal pools in the capital area as well as offering wallet-friendly discounts to numerous interesting locations and activities throughout the city. You'll also get discounts at various restaurants, shops and cafés, and on a number of tours that operate within the city centre. Please bring your voucher to one of these locations: Reykjavík City Hall,  Tjarnargata 11, 101 Reykjavík. Open weekdays 09:00-16:00. Reykjavík Service Center, Borgartún 12-14. 105 Reykjavík. Open weekdays 09:00-16:00. Árbær Open Air Museum, Kistuhylur, 110 Reykjavík. Open every day 13:00-17:00. Reykjavík Maritime Museum, Grandagarður 8, 101 Reykjavík. Open every day 10:00-17:00. Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir, Flókagata, 105 Reykjavík. Open every day 10:00-17:00. You can start your adventure right away. A short distance from City Hall is the Settlement Exhibition which will grant you with a remarkable insight into the life and times of the first settlers and the Vikings. Then, just a short walk away you'll find the National Museum, which offers you to take a tour through the history of Iceland. If you'd want to venture even further, hop on the nearest bus and explore the wider city; you'll find a bus stop right outside City Hall. Grab a master key to the city and experience all that the streets of Reykjavík have to offer. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
38 reviews

Duration:
23,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Hop On - Hop Off | City Sightseeing

Hop on and off the cherry-red City Sightseeing bus to easily travel around Iceland's charming and picturesque capital. This offer is perfect for those travellers looking for an efficient and reasonably priced method of exploring Reykjavik and all of its major attractions. See the best Reykjavik has to offer with a bus tour which allows you to explore the city at your leisure, with the opportunity to hop on and off at any of the convenient bus stops around the city. For example, you could hop off at stop 2 for the chance to partake in some whale watching. Spot minke and humpback whales, porpoises and even dolphins! Don't forget to look out for feathered friends, wheeling high over the waves and nesting on the craggy cliffs. You may see many bird species, such as gulls, geese, and the adorable puffins. Other stops include at Lækjartorg, the town square, located beside Laugarvegur, the main shopping street, and the Old Harbour, complete with restaurants, cafés and cocktail lounges, as well as most of the active whale watching and puffin boats. You could also choose to stop at Whales of Iceland, one of the country's newer museums, featuring 23 life-sized models, an interactive installation and a virtual reality experience.  And no sightseeing tour of the capital is complete without a visit to Hallgrímskirkja, the city's famed church. You will note the distinctive architecture, inspired by the basalt cliffs found on Iceland's southern coast, as well as a statue dedicated to national hero, Leifur Eriksson. You will even have the chance to go to the top of the soaring bell tower where you can view the entire city. This is but a handful of the many attractions that await you in Iceland's capital. Don't delay any further and discover the city for yourself with this hop on - hop off offer sightseeing around Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date. 
3.7
9 reviews

Duration:
24 hours
Available:
All year
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The Reykjavík Food Walk

Explore the city of Reykjavík through the local food on this mouth-watering walking tour. Learn about the history and culture of this beautiful city while dining on traditional Icelandic cuisine. This tour is your doorway to the ultimate Icelandic food and culture experience and should not be missed by any food-lovers. You will get a chance to experience food traditions dating back hundreds of years as well as a few more recent ones. You’ll get to try the grass fed and free roaming Icelandic lamb and taste Skyr, which has been a part of Icelandic cuisine for over a thousand years. You’ll sample the best local cheese, enjoy a homemade ice cream from a family run business and visit Reykjavík’s famous hot dog stand. The tour starts at Harpa Concert Hall, where you will meet your local guide who will take you to some of the city’s most beautiful attractions and inform you about Icelandic culinary traditions; how some of them have changed and how others have remained the same for centuries. This tour will give you a great understanding of the city, and you will gain an insider's knowledge of the best places to eat in Reykjavík. Your guide will take you through the main streets of downtown Reykjavík to the most popular restaurants, as well as take you off the beaten path to some secret local hangouts. You will visit selected eateries for both a casual and a fine dining experience. The menu for this tour has been hand-selected for the season, so you’ll be treated to the best culinary delights available. The tour focuses on the most delicious Icelandic cuisine, and so it leaves out some of the less appetising dishes such as fermented shark and ram testicles. However, your local guide will be more than happy to suggest to you where you can find those things. Bring your appetite and don’t miss out on this cultural experience. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
5 reviews

Duration:
3,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Small Group Golden Circle Tour with visit to Ice Cream Farm

Hop aboard this full day minibus tour around the famous Golden Circle route and explore and discover Iceland's mesmerising natural landscapes for yourself. You'll not only travel this favourite trail, but you'll make a couple more exciting pit stops along your way back, to guarantee you have an unforgettable experience.  Once you have been picked up from your preferred location in Reykjavík, you will make your way to the stunning Þingvellir National Park. This is where Iceland's first parliament was established and is today identified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will get the chance to explore the park at your own pace, learning more about the sites' cultural importance to Icelanders, and see firsthand Silfra fissure, the beautiful underwater canyon dividing the Eurasian and North American continental plates. Soon after, you will be driven to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most popular waterfall, situated on the rafting river Hvítá. Fed by Iceland's second largest glacier, Langjökull, the river Hvítá plunges down into an ancient canyon, creating the spectacular falls in the process. From Gullfoss, you'll make a stop at Geysir, in Haukadalur Valley. Here, the geyser Strokkur erupts every few minutes, reaching heights between 15-20 metres. Giving you plenty of chances to get a great photo.  You will make a stop at a farm in Efstidalur valley. The place is commonly known as the "Ice Cream Farm" as they produce great tasting ice cream from the milk from their cows. There, you'll have a chance to sample this delicious frozen treat while watching the cows relax in the barn. In addition, this tour offers a more private and comfortable service. It is operated using a minibus with a maximum of 19 people. This provides more comfort and tranquillity when compared to a large coach. The minibus is also equipped with wi-fi and the tour guide will be playing Icelandic music along the way for your enjoyment. If you're looking to explore Iceland's Golden Circle in comfort (with some added extras), look no further than this fantastic minibus tour. Come and experience nature in all its amazing glory! Check the booking availability by choosing a date
4.9
290 reviews

Duration:
9 hours
Available:
All year
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Golden Circle Minibus Tour | Full Day Excursion

Hop on board a minibus for the essential Iceland experience: a tour of The Golden Circle. This journey will take you on a ride to Iceland’s most famous attractions, without the rush and hassle of the big buses. This tour is for those who wants to immerse themselves in Icelandic culture; you will not only see main sights, you will also get to know Icelandic music and cuisine. The tour starts in the morning when you are picked up by a small but comfortable minibus. You’ll then be driven to the south of Iceland to a little, hidden treasure called Faxi waterfall. Nestled in a quiet spot, not visible from the main road, Faxi is a low but wide waterfall, named after the mane of the Icelandic horse. From the little Faxi, you’ll head towards the enormous and mighty Gullfoss. The glacial river Hvítá takes a dramatic 32-metre plunge into a canyon, creating this stunning and beautiful waterfall, one of Iceland’s most iconic attractions. Next, you will visit the Geysir geothermal area. Located in Haukadalur valley, the ‘Great Geysir’ is a hot spring that’s been active for approximately 10,000 years. Although Geysir is now mostly dormant, nearby is another geyser called Strokkur, which spouts water 10-15 metres up in the air every 10 minutes or so, giving you plenty of opportunities to capture the perfect photo. The last part of the Golden Circle is the Þingvellir national park, a place of great historical and geographical significance. Þingvellir is where Iceland’s parliament, the Alþingi, was founded in the year 930, making it the oldest running parliament in the world. It is also a place where two tectonic plates are drifting apart, which can be seen in the cracks and rock fractions which traverse the region. Along the way, your tour guide will not only tell you everything about the places you'll be visiting, he will also introduce you to Icelandic culture through music and give you samples of traditional Icelandic food and beverages. You’ll listen to some of Iceland’s best musicians while travelling the Golden Circle. If you like the music, you’ll be able to find it right away on Spotify with the free wifi on board the minibus. This way you can relive the experience when you get back home. Don’t miss out on a unique and first-hand introduction to Iceland through this fascinating day tour! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
452 reviews

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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The Popular Golden Circle Tour | Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir

Join this tour to see the "Big Three" of essential travelling locations in Iceland: Geysir hot spring area, Gullfoss waterfall and the always beautiful Þingvellir National Park. Throughout your Golden Circle tour, you will be privy to a fantastic plethora of aesthetic beauty; rolling farmlands, distant mountain tops, trickling rivers and picturesque valleys. Don't be surprised to find yourself taking photographs from the vehicle window! Your first destination on the Golden Circle is the incredible Geysir geothermal area, a natural spectacle that defies the imagination. The area is made up of deep bubbling mud pools and shooting hot springs, the most famous of which are Geysir and Strokkur. The former no longer erupts but the latter is a mighty one, erupting every 4-8 minutes and reaching on average 15-20 m (65 ft) into the air; sometimes it will reach the amazing height of 40 m (131 ft). The next stop is the powerful Gullfoss waterfall, on the popular rafting river Hvitá. It plummets 32 m (104 ft) into the river gorge and you can get close enough to feel the water spray on your face. This is Iceland's most famous waterfall and definitely one of the most beautiful. Nothing can quite describe the roar that comes with such a thunderous cascade! You'll end your tour at Þingvellir  National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Here, you will literally walk between the continents of Europe and America. Þingvellir was also the founding site for Iceland's national parliament, the first of its kind, in 930 AD. Of particular interest is the impressive Almannagjá canyon, marking the eastern boundary of the North American tectonic plate. Don't miss your chance to get on this tour and see some of Iceland's most important natural, historical and cultural sites. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
124 reviews

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
All year
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Blue Lagoon Shuttle | Bus Transfer

Jump aboard this quick and comfortable bus transfer from Iceland's capital, Reykjavík, to the world-famous spa, the Blue Lagoon. Go direct to the Blue Lagoon and unwind in the azure waters. This is the perfect opportunity for those looking to reach this relaxing spa without having to worry about directions or driving the winter roads. This Blue Lagoon transfer takes you from Reykjavík to the famous geothermal spa, the Blue Lagoon, on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The transfer itself will take approximately forty-five minutes, during which time you can organise your return journey and enjoy the spectacular and diverse volcanic landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula as they pass by your window. Once you arrive at the Blue Lagoon Spa itself, you will be immediately taken by the soothing milky blue waters and the large white clouds that billow from the water's surface. Why not enjoy a massage or a face mask? If not that, then enjoy a glass of something at the swim-up bar or simply relax and enjoy the water upon your skin, renowned as it is for its incredible healing properties. Surrounding the spa itself is a plethora of gorgeous scenery, from snow-blanketed rocks to distant mountains making it the perfect destination for travellers to relax and enjoy the views. The entrance ticket to the lagoon itself needs to be pre-booked separately in advance. This is because the lagoon is often fully booked, and thus places are competitive. The most suitable timing of the entrance ticket should be an hour and a half after the pickup time of the bus transfer. This should give you ample time to make the most of your time at the Blue Lagoon.  Return transfer to Reykjavík is included. However, if you would prefer to visit the lagoon at the end of your holiday in Iceland, you can continue to Keflavík International Airport straight after your soak at the spa. It can be the perfect way to unwind and relax before a flight, or to break up your trip by spending time in the lagoon’s famous waters. Don't miss out on this essential Icelandic experience, relaxing in the warm and magical waters of the Blue Lagoon Spa. Check availability by choosing a date and book today.
4.7
248 reviews

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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The Golden Circle & Kerid Volcanic Crater | Sightseeing Small Group Day Tour

Join this classic sightseeing adventure around the three world-famous sites of the Golden Circle, as well as the lesser-known volcanic crater-lake Kerið. This is an essential tour with a unique twist and is sure to delight anyone coming to Iceland to see the sights. Furthermore, there is a maximum of nineteen passengers per minibus, ensuring your trip is both personalized and comfortable. You will be picked up from your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík in the morning, then head to the first location on this incredible trail: Þingvellir National Park. Þingvellir is a fascinating place for its geology and beauty, as it is located directly between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. This rift valley, which runs all the way through Iceland, is more visible here than in any other part of the country. The tension created by how the plates are pulling apart means the area has many ravines filled with crystal clear water and beautiful stretches of moss-coated lava rock. Þingvellir is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Icelandic mainland, although this has nothing to do with the park’s geology. The reason for this is its history; in 930 AD, early settlers formed a representative-style parliament here that still continues to this day, making Þingvellir the original site of the world's longest-running continuous parliament. As you walk through this area, you will find many information signs discussing its long and fascinating history. Following Þingvellir, you will head to the Haukadalur Valley, a geothermal area renowned for its geysers. The greatest of these, which gave all others their name, Geysir itself, is inactive at the moment, but it’s nearby neighbour, Strokkur, erupts every ten minutes, blasting water up to 40 metres high. You will have a chance to see it go off several times, as you wander around the area’s many hot-springs and steaming vents. The final stop on the traditional Golden Circle is Iceland’s most famous and distinguishable waterfall, Gullfoss. Otherwise known as ‘the Golden Falls’, this magnificent feature drops in two tiers into an ancient valley with enormous power. In fair weather, it is possible to walk to a platform right where the water is falling for the best views, and there are also viewing platforms opposite and above it. While most Golden Circle tours would leave back to Reykjavík at this point, you get an additional stop; you will head to the volcanic crater lake Kerið. This is a stunning natural feature, 270 metres wide and over 55 metres deep. The rocks surrounding the water are stained fiery reds and oranges, which contrast beautifully with the azure lake which sits in the crater year round.  Experience the Golden Circle in an essential sightseeing minibus tour, and the chance to visit Kerið is a great bonus. Do not miss your opportunity to jump aboard this budget-friendly tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.7
160 reviews

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
Apr. - Feb.
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Snaefellsnes National Park | Small Group Day Tour

Jump aboard this captivating tour to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Sometimes called ‘Iceland in Miniature’ due to its vast diversity of landscapes, this is the perfect trip for those who seek to capture the true spirit and beauty of this incredible island. This is a small-group minibus tour for a maximum of 19 people, allowing for a comfortable and personal experience. You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavík in the morning, then head north-west. While the immediate surrounding scenery will be of rolling farmlands, it will diversify as soon as you reach the peninsula. You will cruise between the beautiful, rocky coast and a long range of mountains to your first destination: the Snæfellsjökull subglacial volcano. Often called ‘the crown jewel of the peninsula’, Snæfellsjökull is a magnificent, cone-shaped volcano adorned with ice throughout the year. Its beauty has inspired writers and artists for centuries, most notably Jules Verne; his novel ‘A Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ is set here. After admiring this incredible natural landmark, you will head to the charming farm of Ytri-Tunga to see its resident seal colony. These creatures, which spend hours hauling out on the shore, are a pleasure to observe, as they lazily sun themselves with little concern for those observing them. Animal-lovers would do well to keep an eye on the ocean around here too, as Snæfellsnes is one of the best places in the country to spot orcas from the shore. You will next see the charming villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar, which are said to be steeped in magic and folklore. They are located in a lovely coastal area, which is dotted with beautiful rock formations and dramatic cliffs. The most notable of these geological formations are the two basalt columns called Lóndrangar, so tall and striking that many have compared them to a castle. Near these, you will have a chance to wander along a gorgeous black beach, Djúpalónssandur, the cliffs of which are home to many nesting seabirds. At Djúpalónssandur, you’ll find a curiosity on the beach: four large, smooth stones. They are ‘lifting stones’, once used to measure the strength of fishermen who worked and lived along the coasts here. Your guide will tell you what each was called, and you can see how well you would have risen to the challenge of moving them. Your final stop will be at the most photographed mountain in all of Iceland. Kirkjufell rises alone from a sea of green hills and wildflowers, surrounded by trickling rivers and little waterfalls; it is without a doubt one of the most scenic areas in the country. You’ll want to have your camera on hand when exploring this beautiful feature. The Snæfellnes peninsula is one of the country’s most beautiful spots. Don’t miss your opportunity to see 'Iceland in Miniature'. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
384 reviews

Duration:
11 hours
Available:
Jan. - Nov.
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Day Tour to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon from Reykjavik

Join the adventure on this magical South Coast tour to the majestic icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, one of the most beautiful and dramatic spots in the whole of Iceland. On your journey to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, you will be privy to a plethora of amazing natural sights; countless waterfalls cascade majestically down towering cliff faces, meadows of quintessential farmland sprawl to the shores of the Atlantic, gentle rivers trickle and slice the landscape. From your seat, you’ll feel as though you’ve entered a magical fantasy land, a world that almost defies the imagination. On top of all that, you will traverse the black sand deserts of Skeiðarársandur and Sólheimasandur. You will also pass through the charming fishing village of Vik, see the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss and even the highly popular Vatnajökull National Park, with its giant of a glacier and unique flora and fauna. At Jökulsárlón, you will be left speechless and enthralled at the sight of diamond-blue icebergs bobbing and moving gracefully through the water, the glacier tall and mighty in the background. Many of you might recognise the glacier from such films as Tomb Raider and James Bond: Die Another Day! If not, you’ll certainly recognise the feeling of peace and tranquillity that overcomes you on first sight of the icebergs. The sound of the icebergs rubbing and scraping against one another creates a satisfying groan, made all the more perfect by happy seals playing together in the water. You can also check out the shoreline, where the icebergs move off into the sea, creating fantastic photo opportunities! This is a holiday location you will never want to forget! So what are you waiting for? Don’t delay in booking this fantastic day tour across the beautiful landscapes of South Iceland, finally arriving at the tour highlight, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Check availability by choosing a date!
4.6
175 reviews

Duration:
14,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Affordable Golden Circle & Snowmobiling ​Day Tour

See Iceland's most iconic attraction and take a wild snowmobile ride on this incredible day tour. You’ll take in the sights of the famed Golden Circle and then plant your feet on the pedals of a zippy snowmobile, to spend an hour whizzing across the colossal ivory snows of Langjökull Glacier, the second-largest glacier in Iceland. After hopping on a tour bus at, or near, your hotel or guesthouse, your odyssey will take you to Þingvellir National Park; a place known for its exceptional beauty and historical importance. Þingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, celebrating the world's longest running democratic parliament, the Alþingi, which was founded there in 930 AD. The second stop is at the scorching geothermal area known as Geysir which is home to Strokkur, the most active geyser in Iceland, as well as countless steam vents and fumaroles, that characterise the area.  From there, you will head to the top of Langjökull for an exhilarating one-hour snowmobile tour on the vast snowcap. Hiking the glacier is refreshing and eye-opening, to be sure, but you’ve not experienced it fully until you hit the ice at high speed. The view from this location is breathtaking, and on a clear day, a major portion of the Icelandic highlands and several other glaciers are visible. On our way back to Reykjavík, we will stop by the final location on the Golden Circle, the stunning Gullfoss waterfall. At Gullfoss, you will have the opportunity to take a path to the cliffs which directly overlook the immense falls, and see massive quantities of water plummet violently into a deep, meandering gorge. You can feel the brisk spray on your face and truly breathe in the experience! Don't miss out on this tour which offers a peek into Iceland’s astounding history and geography, as well as the unforgettable feel of the frosty wind in your lungs as you speed across the glacial ice cap of Langjökull. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
81 reviews

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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The Golden Circle & the Secret Lagoon | Sightseeing & Hot-Spring Bathing

Join an unforgettable excursion where the mesmerising Golden Circle Tour is topped off with a dip in the Secret Lagoon. The first stop of the Golden Circle tour is the Þingvellir National Park which is renowned for both its geological and historical significance. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated on the continental rift that separates the European and American tectonic plates and is home to Þingvallavatn, the largest lake in Iceland. It is also the place where Iceland's first parliament was founded over a thousand years ago. After exploring the national shrine of Þingvellir, you will visit the Geysir geothermal area where you walk among bubbling mud pots and boiling streams while the iconic Strokkur geyser shoots fuming water 40 meters into the air. Stay back or you might get wet! The last stop of the Golden Circle is Gullfoss, the Waterfall of Gold, whose seemingly endless power can not only be seen but also felt. On the paved path that takes you to the cascade, you can feel the vibration of the water flooding by and taste the spray as huge gouts of mist spout into the air by the eternal churning of glacial water. Your day comes to a perfect end with a dip in the Secret Lagoon, a secluded hot spring that is located in a stunning setting in the midst of the Southern countryside. The pool is lined with natural rock, with soothing water temperatures of 36-40°C (96-104°F).  Enjoy two of the most treasured activities in Iceland, strolling the countryside and relaxing in a natural hot spring. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.7
129 reviews

Duration:
9,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Drysuit Snorkeling in Silfra with Underwater Photos | Transfer included

Dive into this drysuit snorkelling tour of Silfra fissure in Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Conducted at the edge of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland, this tour is sure to enthral and mesmerise you! You'll have an unforgettable view down into the depths below, thanks to the silvery water which gives Silfra its name. The water is so clear, you'll be able to see as far as 100 m (almost 330 ft) down, to the shadowy caves that are formed by centuries of earthquakes widening the fissure and releasing the pressures of the earth's crust. It's the only place on earth where you can swim between a meeting place of worlds: the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Witness the strength and power of the land as you drift on the current. Plants resembling troll hair grow on the rocks, floating in the water, and you'll see many shades of green and yellow algae. Silfra was recently ranked #15 on the World's Best Dive Sites, chosen by CNN News. With this tour, you can experience the mysteries below without being a fully qualified diver, and make a fun afternoon of it while you enjoy the national park. There are also several walking trails around Silfra if you'll like to enjoy the scenery by the water. Because you're wearing a drysuit, you'll view Silfra from the surface while the slow current carries you through a stunning underwater landscape. You stay dry underneath the drysuit, and you'll be warmer in the water, which is usually around 2–4 °C (36–39 °F). It's so cold because it is meltwater from Langjökull glacier, filtered through porous lava rock for as much as 100 years before finally flowing into the fissure at the height of purity. Go ahead, take a sip! Don't miss your chance for a refreshing dip in the purest water on earth! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
225 reviews

Duration:
4,5 hours
Available:
All year
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The Northern Lights by Bus

Witness one of the great wonders of the world. When the weather is right, and cosmic conditions are in your favour, join this tour and head out in search of the unusual phenomena known as the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights. Avoiding the light pollution of the city, you will be driven towards the area where the chances of seeing the Northern Lights are the highest. On the way, your guides will tell you all there is to know about this arctic marvel as well as pointing out any interesting landmarks on the way. The night might be long, so you will be offered some light refreshments of kleina (a traditional Icelandic twisted doughnut) and hot cocoa to keep you warm. Be prepared for the fantastical show of lights which can appear in a variety of colours and infinite different arrangements. Please remember to dress according to season and weather. Wear plenty of warm layers and don't forget the hat and gloves so that you can comfortably enjoy the celestial show before you. The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and, sadly, sightings can not be guaranteed. At 17:00, after checking forecast and conditions, your guides decide whether or not they operate the tour and inform you of their decision immediately. Should the northern lights not be seen on your tour, you will be offered to join another tour another evening, free of charge. If you book a northern lights bus tour and conditions prevent your guides from running the tour for the duration of your stay in Iceland, you will, of course, receive a full refund. The group size is always limited per bus to provide you with better service and a personal experience. Don't miss out on this opportunity of seeing the Northern Lights in the perfect environment of comfort and care. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.3
30 reviews

Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Northern Lights Hunt | Superjeep Tour With A Photographer

Hop on board a super jeep and travel in style on this hunt for the breathtaking Northern Lights. Take in the stunning scenery of the Icelandic landscape while keeping an eye on the sky for this elusive but incredible sight. This tour is perfect for those who'd like to witness one of the world's greatest wonders in comfort.  You will be picked up in Reykjavík in the evening by a custom 4x4 super jeep, built to handle the rough Icelandic terrain. You will be driven far away from the lights of the city to the darkened countryside for the best possible view of these bright dancing lights.  On your journey, you will be driven by an expert guide who will look for gaps in the clouds and signs of the aurora borealis. They will pick the best location to see this beautiful light display and entertain you with information about the Icelandic nature.  On the way to the perfect spot, you will be driven through the stunning Icelandic landscape. You will travel past fields and mountains and get an unbelievable nighttime view of the country.  The super jeep, in which you will be travelling, provides comfort unmatched by the big buses. Its size allows the driver to reach places the big buses cannot. You will also travel in a small group, which makes the experience exceptionally private and peaceful. You will get a chance to exit the super jeep for a better view of the green, pink and white colours in the sky. The Northern Lights are only visible during the wintertime and only in countries in the far north. So dress warmly for this unique opportunity to see this rare natural phenomenon.  Don't miss your chance to see the incredible Northern Lights with your own eyes. Come along for an intimate, awe-inspiring experience that you will never forget. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.3
91 reviews

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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South Coast Day Tour | ​Small Group

Join this minibus excursion of the most iconic natural attractions of south Iceland. See glaciers, waterfalls and a black sand beach in this best value tour that is tailored to those who want to experience all the best south Iceland has to offer. You'll see magnificent waterfalls, white glacier ice caps, volcanoes, puffin colonies and charming Icelandic farms on rolling hillsides, all on this 10-hour day tour. If you are staying in a guest house or a hotel in Reykjavík, you'll be picked up in the morning and then you're off to see the amazing south coast; and to allow you to enjoy the sites in cosy comfort, this tour is for small groups only – there will never be more than 19 people per group. You’ll stop at two of south Iceland's most impressive waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, the former being one of Iceland's most powerful waterfalls, sought out by locals and travellers alike.   Seljalandsfoss is a picturesque cascade, famed for its walking path which allows you to hike behind it in summer time. There, you'll experience an unmatched perspective, as you look out through the hissing water to the surrounding landscapes of green fields and towering lava cliffs. After accosting the south's two water giants, you’ll make your way to Reynisfjara, a black sand beach near the small town of Vík. This beach is famed for its vibrant birdlife and eery natural surroundings. There, you are likely to see puffins swarming in search of food, around the pyramid-shaped basalt columns that make up Reynisfjara's cliffs.  Look out to sea near the shore for a view of the spectacularly shaped sea stacks called Reynisdrangar. During the drive to these attractions, you'll see both the mighty Sólheimajökull glacier and the notorious Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano whose 2010 eruption brought European air traffic to a standstill for days due to the enormous amounts of ash it spewed into the air. For your convenience, this tour is operated in brand-new Mercedes Benz Sprinter with free Wi-Fi on board. Your experienced guide will tell you stories about the locations and answer all your questions. You'll taste traditional Icelandic snacks, and there will be a stop for lunch so that you won't get hungry.  Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to see Iceland's magical south coast. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
185 reviews

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Glacier Hike and South Coast Minibus from Reykjavik

Jump aboard this sightseeing tour of the South Coast, complete with a glacier hike upon Sólheimajökull. This tour is perfect for those eager to see some of Iceland’s most iconic landmarks without missing out on any adventure. This tour begins when you are picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavík city. The main road along the South Coast is lined with beautiful features. The first you will come to is a waterfall you can walk all the way around, called Seljalandsfoss. The stream that feeds this falls comes from the notorious glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull, which erupted in 2010; you can see this peak on clear days. A little further along is another incredible waterfall, the wider and more powerful Skógafoss. If the weather is especially good, you should also be able to see across the ocean to the Westman Islands. Your next stop after these waterfalls will be the glacier tongue of Sólheimajökull. Here, you will be provided with all the equipment you need to scale it, told about safety, and then led onto an exhilarating and fascinating glacier hike. The ice-cap itself looks otherworldly, and the views from it are incredible. There are very few places in the world where ascending a glacier is so accessible; thus you will want a camera in hand to enshrine the memories that you make here. After enjoying your time on the glacier, you will continue along the South Coast to the beautiful stretch of black sand beach called Reynisfjara. This area is renowned for its strange geology, with the enormous Dyrhólaey arch, with its hexagonal basalt columns, and the sea stacks of Reynisdrangar said to be the remains of two trolls petrified by the sun. If coming in the summer months, this area has a wealth of nesting puffins you can admire. Once you have appreciated the beauty of this beach, you will return to the bus and enjoy the scenic drive back to Reykjavík. Do not miss this immersive, small-group tour to the glacier and along the South Coast. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
106 reviews

Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
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Airport Transfer from Hotel to Keflavík airport

Hop on the Flybus for fast, reliable transportation to Keflavik International Airport from your guesthouse or hotel in Reykjavik. Sit back and relax as our experienced drivers transport you through the stunning Reykjanes Peninsula, a plateau of volcanic fields to your left, the rolling blue waves of the Atlantic Ocean to your right.  The drive from the city is short, approximately 45 minutes duration, but filled with spectacular sights and familial comforts. Enjoy the free wi-fi (perfect for uploading those holiday photos before your flight), the comfortable interior of their luxury buses, and listen to the perfect playlist to round up your holiday in Iceland. After a morning taking in the final perfect cup of coffee or finishing up any last-minute shopping, the last thing you want to worry about it making it to the airport in time.  Because passengers are advised to arrive at the airport 2 hours before their scheduled departure, it is recommended to take a Flybus 3 hours before your departure in order to arrive at the airport on schedule.  Depending on the time of your flight, this should leave with more than enough time to enjoy some final attractions in the city. If not, Keflavik airport is modern and positively brimming with facilities, including bars, cafes and duty-free shopping.  The prices are reasonable, and there are discounts for children accompanied by a family member. Between the ages of 1-11, children ride free! Children aged 12-15 receive a 50% discount. This makes airport transfers even more desirable for families who have travelled for Iceland, or for those visitors who have chosen to forgo their own rental vehicle.  So there's no need to hesitate! Do away with those end of holiday concerns and, instead, end your vacation in Iceland in style on the Flybus! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
378 reviews

Duration:
45 minutes
Available:
All year
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The Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon | Small Group Day Tour of the Famous Sites

Discover the pure power of Mother Earth as you explore areas of untouched nature, tectonic shifts and geothermal activity in this tour of Iceland’s most popular attractions. This tour is essential for the country's visitors as it includes Iceland’s best-known natural phenomena; Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park and the world famous Blue Lagoon.  The geothermal area of Haukadalur valley is the home of the Geysir hot spring. Although Geysir itself is hardly active anymore, the area features other spectacular hot springs, such as Strokkur. Bring a camera because Strokkur hot spring spouts columns of water 15-20 metres up in the air every 10 minutes or so, giving you numerous opportunities to take great photos.  Geysir area is one part of the Golden Circle, a trio of scenic areas in southern Iceland which include Gullfoss waterfall and Þingvellir national park. On your tour of the south, you will also visit a volcanic crater called Kerið. The second part of the Golden Circle is the incredible waterfall, Gullfoss. The waterfall is located in the canyon of the river Hvítá which runs from the glacier Langjökull. Gullfoss waterfall is breathtakingly beautiful as it cascades in two steps down into a 32-metre crevice. If the conditions allow, you'll be able to stand close enough to feel the water spraying gently on your face. Þingvellir national park is not only an incredibly beautiful area, it is also historically significant and geographically unique. The national park is where the Vikings founded Iceland’s parliament, Alþingi, in the year 930, the oldest still working parliament in the world. Þingvellir is also a place where the continental drift between two tectonic plates is happening. You can clearly see evidence of this in the cracks and gorges in the region.  Last on your tour before you head your way west again is Kerið, a volcanic crater with a lake in the middle. At approximately 6500 years old, Kerið is more than 55 metres deep, 170 metres wide and 270 metres across. Kerið is comprised of red volcanic rocks, green moss grows on its sides, and the lake in the middle is filled with minerals which give the water a vivid aquamarine colour. This offers a great contrast of colours and a highly impressive scenery. You will end the day at the Blue Lagoon, arriving there in the early afternoon for a relaxing time in the amazing hot geothermal waters. You will spend 2 hours in total at the Blue Lagoon before heading back to Reykjavík, just remember to book your voucher beforehand.   Bring a camera, pack your swimsuit and don’t miss out on seeing the pearls of Iceland on this day tour of the most famous sites. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
150 reviews

Duration:
11 hours
Available:
All year
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Small Group Day Tour of Snaefellsnes | Icelandic music on board

Avoid the crowds and come along for a full day minibus exploration of the majestic Snæfellsnes Peninsula and see the most sci-fi-esque area of the country: volcanic beaches, black churches, and the world-famous Kirkjufell mountain.  After being picked up from your preferred location in Reykjavík, you'll join us for a drive towards Iceland's majestic western coastline. Here you'll experience first-hand the beautiful landscapes this unique part of the country has to offer. You'll stop at some of the most famous must-see spots and a few extra ones as well. You'll get to visit the picturesque Kirkjufell waterfall, situated right next to the iconic cone-shaped Kirkjufell mountain, and the beach Ytri-Tunga, where you are going to spot the seal colony that lives there. You'll also visit the stunning black sand beach of Djúpalónssandur. There you'll get a chance to test your strength on the four ancient lifting stones that for centuries were used to measure whether or not Icelandic boys were strong enough to become fishermen. In addition, you'll pass the serene fishing village of Arnarstapi where you can admire the charming little houses that overlook the cliffs and seascape. Next up is another charming village, Búðir, where you'll see an unusual, jet-black famous and charming church which was built in 1703, Búðakirkja - "The Black Church of Búðir". You'll also stop to see the dramatic landscapes of the Lóndrangar basalt cliffs before seeing the enchanting Snæfellsjökull glacier. This 7000-year-old stratovolcano with a glacier covered peak can be seen from the city of Reykjavík, at a distance of 120 kilometres. Situated on the most western part of the peninsula, Snæfellsjökull remains one of Iceland's most iconic attractions, famed for its captivating and mystical atmosphere which was the setting of Jules Verne's 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'. You'll have plenty of time to walk around, admire and take photos at each and every stop along the way. The free WiFi onboard the minibus and Icelandic music will ensure that this trip is as comfortable as possible. Book now to secure your seat on this popular tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.7
212 reviews

Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
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About Reykjavik Tours

Reykjavík is the capital city of Iceland and holds two-thirds of the country’s population within its greater metropolitan area. It is the base for most travellers and the departure point for the majority of activities and excursions available in Iceland. Tours in and around the city allow you to explore its culture, cuisine, architecture and history.

1. What are the most popular places to visit in Reykjavik?

The most popular landmarks in Reykjavik include Lake Tjörnin, Hallgrímskirkja Church and Harpa Concert Hall. Walking down the main shopping street, Laugavegur, to the old harbour is a good way of intimately getting to know the spirit of the city centre.

2. When is the best time to visit Reykjavik?

Reykjavík is bustling throughout the year but has its most popular events and festivals going on in July, August and November. It is also very festive throughout December for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The most popular music festivals in Reykjavík are Secret Solstice, Sonar and Airwaves. Reykjavík Pride, Culture Night, Food and Fun, the Reykjavík Fashion Festival and the Reykjavík International Film Festival are also top-rated events.

3. How much time should I spend in Reykjavik?

We recommend spending at least one whole day in the capital. If you plan to immerse yourself in the bustling city life and to visit the bars, pubs, restaurants and museums, you should at least spend between two and three days in Reykjavík.

4. What are Reykjavik’s main cultural sites?

Reykjavík is a city that dates back to the 9th century and is now home to a thriving cultural scene. There are many galleries, museums, art displays, architectural sites and historical places in Reykjavík where you can learn more about the culture of Iceland. Take a culture tour to immerse yourself in Iceland's rich culture and heritage.

5. Can I see the Northern Lights in Reykjavik?

Because of the city's light pollution, Reykjavík is one of the worst places in Iceland to look out for the Northern Lights. Sites such as Grotta lighthouse however, are often dark enough for a good display, and you may be able to see them clearly from dimly-lit streets and green spaces. Northern Lights tours are much more successful, and many bus, boat and jeep tours depart from the city. As they are a natural phenomenon, please note that sightings cannot be guaranteed.

6. Which activities can I partake in if I'm based in Reykjavik?

Numerous tours have a pick up location at one of the bus stops in Reykjavík so there is never a shortage of options. You can choose from a variety of activities, ranging from glacier hikes and whale watching excursions, to horse riding tours and helicopter adventures.

7. How close is Reykjavik to major natural attractions?

One can easily take a day tour from Reykjavík exploring the Golden Circle sightseeing route, Iceland's South Coast, or Snæfellsnes peninsula.

8. What is the best way to sightsee in Reykjavik?

Sightseeing tours of Reykjavík can be done by foot, bus, private car, bike, segway, and helicopter.

9. What are the best swimming pools in Reykjavik?

There are 18 swimming pools in the greater Reykjavik area. Laugardalslaug is Reykjavík's largest and most popular swimming pool. The city is also a good base from which to depart to the Blue Lagoon Spa on Reykjanes peninsula, Fontana Spa on the Golden Circle or the Secret Lagoon, near Gullfoss waterfall.

10. Do I need to book accommodation in Reykjavik in advance?

Yes, you do. Although the city is brimming with hotels, hostels and guesthouses, they are often fully booked, especially at peak times.

11. How far is Reykjavik from Keflavik International Airport?

It takes around 45 minutes to drive from Reykjavík to Keflavík International Airport. There are lots of bus transfers that will pick up and drop you off at Keflavik airport.

12. Can I fly from Reykjavik to other towns?

Yes, flights run regularly to Akureyri, Egilsstadir and Isafjordur.

13. How many people live in Reykjavik?

Reykjavík city centre itself is home to approximately 125,000 people, and the greater metropolitan area has a population of around 220,000.

14. What family-friendly activities can we do in Reykjavik?

Reykjavik is a very family-friendly city, with lots to do for both older kids and younger children. With 18 swimming pools and several animals that are unique to Iceland; there are plenty of activities suitable for children that can be explored in the capital.

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A brief history of Reykjavik

According to the ancient Landnámabók, otherwise known as the Book of Settlements, the first permanent settlement in Iceland was established in Reykjavík (“Smoky Bay”), located on the island’s south-western corner.

Legend has it that Ingólfur Arnarson, a Norwegian fleeing the tyranny of King Harald, chose his landing spot by flinging his two high seat pillars from his boat, then following them to shore—with the pillars finally taking their rightful place on each side of the chieftain’s high-seat, where he would sit within the household.

Today, there is some scepticism as to whether or not Ingólfur actually landed at the exact spot specified in the Book of Settlements. This is because of the low probability of the pillars landing where they did—given ocean currents and land’s distance from the boat—and the likelihood of Ingólfur having logically chosen to settle in close proximity to natural hot springs, knowing the importance of keeping his people warm during the harsh Icelandic winters.

Regardless, the settlement would begin to grow, with the early Norsemen quickly stripping the area for timber and pastures.

“Smoky Bay” implies an early confusion, at least linguistically, between the rising water vapour that emits from the geothermal hot springs so prevalent in Iceland, and smoke. Regardless, these billowing white clouds were enough to inspire the settlement’s name, with the original spelling using an extra ‘r’ (Reykjarvík) until it was abandoned in 1800.

Until the 18th Century, the area we know today as Reykjavík was little more than farmland, reflective of the rest of Iceland at that time. When the Danish monarchy took an interest in stimulating the region’s wool industry, however, a number of mills were built and Danes became the settlement’s primary employer for a number of decades. During this time, other industries such as fisheries and shipbuilding also began to make more of an economic impact.

Due to this development, the town was granted an official charter in 1786 after the Danish abolished their trade monopoly. This date is thus considered to be the city’s founding.

In the following years, Iceland’s capital would see a wave of independence movements, an invasion force, three ‘Cod Wars’, the 1972 World Chess Championships, and even the Reykjavík Summit in 1986, taking place between the U.S. and Soviet Cold War powers. Aside from all of that, the city has birthed some incredible artists over recent years, namely the experimental songstress, Björk, as well as bands such as Sigur Rós, Kaleo and Of Monsters and Men. 

Those who visit Reykjavík today will discover a modern European capital that balances contemporary Nordic architecture with historic and traditional buildings.

Homing approximately two-thirds of Iceland’s entire population, guests unravel a city rich in artistic culture, community spirit, music, poetry and love, all the while surrounded by the glittering beauty of Faxaflói Bay and the towering mountain, Esja, that has always overlooked the capital. Many travellers choose Reykjavík as a base from which to explore South and West Iceland, for example by going on a day tour of the Golden Circle or Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Since 2010, urban development has been accelerating in line with the ever-growing influx of foreign visitors, meaning new hotels and accommodation, new planning projects, new tour operators. In short, Reykjavík is the beating heart of Icelandic culture.

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