Information about Reykjavík Harbour

Reykjavík's Old Harbour

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.


Photo above by Helgi Haldórsson


 

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Attractions nearby Reykjavík Harbour

Whale Exhibition Center

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Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhus / Harbor house

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Whales of Iceland

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Reykjavík Settlement Exhibition

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Austurvöllur

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Ráðhúsið – Reykjavík City Hall

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Alþingi

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Dómkirkjan

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Lækjargata

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Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre

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Tjörnin

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National Museum

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Hljómskálagarður

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Sun Voyager

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University of Iceland

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Norræna húsið

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Hallgrimskirkja

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Laugavegur (street)

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Reykjavík

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Reykjavík Airport

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Tours near Reykjavík Harbour

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