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Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Get to know Reykjavik on this entertaining and educational sightseeing tour that covers the city‘s top attractions, landmarks, history and culture

Highlights

  • Presidental residence at Bessastaðir
  • Mysterious Huldufólk (Hidden People) of Hafnarfjörður
  • View over Reykjavík city from Perlan dome
  • Historical Höfði building
  • Hallgrímskirkja church
  • The Old Town

Inclusions

  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Professional tour guide

Please Note

  • The itinerary is subject to variations during special events (parades, marathons, etc)
LANGUAGES
  • Our tours are by default guided in English. More languages are available as follows:
  • German: Wednesdays (All year)
  • French: Tuesdays (All year)
  • Scandinavian: Saturdays (All year)

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Apr 23 2017
The guide was terrific. I learned a great deal about Iceland.
Apr 17 2017
Guide was great and so informative. Had a good experience. Made me love Iceland more!
Mar 04 2017
Very interesting and tour guide was entertaining
Feb 27 2017
Would have liked to jump off for photo opportunity couple of times when they drove past a few things but otherwise good.
Itinerary

ITINERARY

The Reykjavik sightseeing tour covers many of the city‘s top attractions, interesting facts, and stories that relates to history and culture in Reykjavik and throughout Iceland. Travelling the Reykjavik area and surrounding municipalities provides an excellent opportunity to discover various things to see or to do in Reykjavik during your stay in Iceland.

On this tour we will first take you towards Reykjavík seafront and show you the old Höfði house where an important summit between former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and former U.S.S.R. Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986. On the way to Höfði house the bus travels through the area of Laugardalur (Hot-spring valley), a major centre for sports and recreation in the capital. The area is home to the city’s largest outdoor thermal swimming pool, a beautiful botanical garden and a small Zoo featuring Icelandic animals, both wild and domesticated.

From Höfði house we will drive to the Presidential Residence of Bessastadir where on a good day you have a spectacular view to many parts of Reykjavik.

Next stop is Perlan glass dome where a 360 viewing platform provides some of the best places for sightseeing in Reykjavik. After enjoying the spectacular view from Perlan over Reykjavik city and its surroundings the tour continues to Hallgrímskirkja church who's design was inspired by basalt lava columns, a common volcanic rock formation in Icelandic nature.

From Hallgrimskirkja church, the tour explores Reykjavik city centre also known as "the Old town" where the City hall and Parliament buildings among many other landmarks buildings in Reykjavik are located.

Pickup points

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Redemption Instructions

Please present a printed copy of your electronic travel voucher / ticket at the time of tour departure. If for any reason you cannot print your voucher, then show your digital copy or e-mail confirmation.

Tour departure point
The Gray Line Bus Terminal in Holtagarðar is the central departure point for our tours.

Pick up and drop off
Our pick up coaches collect passengers from over 160 hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik and deliver to the Gray Line Bus Terminal in Holtagarðar for check in.

Pick up from hotels and guesthouses starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
Check in at Gray Line Bus Terminal is 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

To help ensuring the quickest possible collection we kindly ask you to stand by for pick up in front of your hotel or guest house when pick up starts. Boarding the pick-up coach please present your tour voucher.

Tour status
Check https://book.grayline.is for daily northern lights status and tour updates.

Returning from your tour
On return you'll be dropped off at the pickup point you were collected from or at the closest possible point.

Need assistance?
Our call centre is open 24 hours every day of the year. This means that whenever you need, there’s always someone from Gray Line Iceland available to assist. Call: 354 540 1313 or e-mail: iceland@grayline.is

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