Information about Reykjavík Harbour

 

A visit to Reykjavík's harbour is always pleasant and up lifting.

Reykjavík Harbour is located close to the centre of the city and is the main port of departure for whale and puffin watching tours, as well as Northern Lights cruises.

Usually referred to as ‘the Old Harbour’, the original purpose of the area, for fisheries and trade, has given way to tourism in recent years. Not only do many tours leave from here, but it is close to museums such as the Viking Maritime Museum and the Whales of Iceland exhibition. You can also go fishing recreationally from the pier.

The views here are some of the best in Reykjavík; you will be able to see natural landscapes across Faxaflói Bay, such as Mount Esja and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in clear weather, and city sites, such as the Harpa Concert Hall.

Services near Reykjavík Harbour

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Attractions nearby Reykjavík Harbour

Whale Exhibition Center

The Whale Exhibiton Center is a floating information and exhibition center at Reykjavik harbor. The Whale Exhibiton Center is focused on informing it...

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Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhus / Harbor house

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by TommyBee. Hafnarhús, or the Harbour House, is one of the three buildings which hosts the exhibit...

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Whales of Iceland

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Milan Nykodym. Whales of Iceland is an exhibit in Reykjavík, and the biggest whale exhibition i...

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Reykjavík Settlement Exhibition

Photo above from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Heidrunin The Reykjavík Settlement Exhibition is a fascinating place where visitors can disco...

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Austurvöllur

  Austurvollur is a public square in the centre of Reykjavik and a popular gathering place. Around the square are cafés, clubs, sho...

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Bæjarins Beztu | Hot Dog Stand

Bæjarins Beztu Pyslur is a popular hot dog stand in the centre of Iceland’s capital Reykjavík.  The name of the busine...

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Reykjavík

Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and the northernmost capital of a sovereign state in the world. Despite a small population (120.000 and more tha...

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Ráðhúsið – Reykjavík City Hall

Reykjavík City Hall (Ráðhús Reykjavíkur) is located on the banks of Tjörnin Pond in central Reykjaví...

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Alþingi

The Alþingi is Iceland’s longest running and highest institution of government, having been formed amidst the stunning beauty of Þin...

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Dómkirkjan

  The small and charming Domkirkja church is the central Lutheran church in Iceland.  The Domkirkja is situated at Reykjavik's main pu...

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Lækjargata

  Laekjargata is a street in central Reykjavik. The street has some of Reykjavik's oldest houses and features several cafés, restaura...

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Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre

Harpa is Rekjavík’s premier concert hall and conference centre. Opened in 2011, it was designed by a collaboration between Danish-Icela...

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Tjörnin

Tjörnin is the historic, picturesque pond that can be found in downtown Reykjavík. This popular spot in the capital city is bordered by...

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National Museum

  The Icelandic National Museum, located at Sudurgata 41 in Reykjavik, displays objects providing a great insight to the nation's cultural h...

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Hljómskálagarðurinn

Hljómskálagarðurinn is a park in Reykjavík’s downtown area, renowned for its birdlife, sculptures, and serenity. Loc...

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Sun Voyager

The Sun Voyager (Sólfarið) is a large steel sculpture of a ship, located at Sæbraut by the seaside of central Reykjavík. T...

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University of Iceland

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Tommy Bee.  The University of Iceland ("Háskóli Íslands"), in Reykjavik, is Iceland&...

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Norræna húsið

Credit: The Nordic House Facebook.  The Nordic House (Est. 1968) is a cultural institution and exhibition space in Reykjavík which aims t...

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Hallgrímskirkja

Hallgrímskirkja is a Lutheran church, located on top of hill Skólavörðuhæð in the centre of Reykjavík. At 74...

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Laugavegur (street)

  Laugavegur is the main shopping street in Reykjavik, located in the city centre. Laugavegur starts from Bankastraeti in the west and joins Kr...

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Tours near Reykjavík Harbour

Iceland Midnight Sun Photography Workshop

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Buggy & Whale Watching from Reykjavík

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Reykjavik Walking Tour | Explore Iceland's Capital with a Local Guide

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Cheers to Reykjavik! | Locally Hosted Beer and Food Tour

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Whale Watching & Videy Island

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Golden Circle Express with Reykjavik Whale Watching

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Walk With a Viking | Reykjavik Walking Tour

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Reykjavik Scooter Sightseeing Tour

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Dinner & Auroras | Northern Lights Boat Tour

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Speedboat Whale Watching in Reykjavik

Witness the marvellous wildlife in the waters just outside Reykjavík with this adventurous......

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Close Up | Whales, Puffins & Reykjavik Coast

Marvel over the bountiful marine and avian life just off the coast of Reykjavík with this whale-......

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Original Whale Watching Adventure from Reykjavík

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Whale Watching in Akureyri & Reykjavík | Two Port Ticket

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Northern Lights Cruise Deluxe

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The Golden Circle & Reykjavik Sightseeing | See Iceland's Most Famous Sites

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Whale Watching Tour & Blue Lagoon Trip

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Reykjavik by Food Walking Tour

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Whale Watching & River Rafting Adventure from Reykjavik

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New Year's Eve Cruise | Celebration at Sea

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Horse Riding & Whale Watching Day Tour

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Reykjavik City Helicopter Tour

Explore Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, from an entirely fresh perspective, flying high above the......

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Reykjavik Sightseeing and Blue Lagoon Trip

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Sea Angling Trip from Reykjavik Harbour

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Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour from Reykjavik Harbour

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9-Day Winter Photography Workshop | North Iceland

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Hop On - Hop Off | City Sightseeing

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ATV & Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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Creatures of the Sea | Fishing and Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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Northern Lights Boat Tour from Reykjavik

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Whale Watching & Northern lights | 2-Tour Deal

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Classic Reykjavik Bike Tour

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Rent a Rod | 1 Hour Reykjavik Harbour Angling

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Reykjavik Express Puffin Tour

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Whales & Northern Lights | Double Boat Tour

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Sea Angling Tour from Reykjavik's Old Harbour

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Whale Watching & Horse Riding | Day-Tour from Reykjavik

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Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour

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Reykjavik Food Lovers

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Horseback Riding and Whale Watching

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Northern Lights on Videy Island | Walking tour

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Local Dinner and Imagine Peace Tower | Tour Package

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Diving in Silfra Fissure & Whale Watching in Faxafloi Bay

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Puffin & Bird Watching | from Reykjavík's Old Harbour

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Whale Watching & Helicopter Flight | Combo Tour

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Imagine Peace & Northern Lights on Videy Island

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Sea Angling Gourmet | From Reykjavik

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Whale Watching & ATV Tour from Reykjavik

Jump on this tour and combine speed on land with action on the high seas. This whale watching......

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Whale Watching & Reykjavik Grand Excursion

Join this unmatched excursion of whale watching and Reykjavík sightseeing. This tour is perfect......

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Whale Watching & Snorkelling Excursion

Start your day in Iceland with a morning snorkelling tour in the world-renowned Silfra fissure,......

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Whale Watching & Lava Cave Exploration

Combine two excellent Icelandic experiences into one day, with this opportunity to go both lava......

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Ferry to Videy Island | From Harpa Concert Hall

Explore the picturesque island of Viðey with this fantastic ferry transfer, exploring the......

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Ferry to Videy Island | Departure from Skarfabakki Pier

Cross the Kollafjörður fjord with this efficient ferry crossing from Skarfabakki Harbour, in......

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Ferry to Videy Island | Departure from Reykjavik Old Harbour

Catch a ferry from Iceland's capital city, Reykjavík, to Viðey, the largest island in the......

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