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  • Reykjavik: Whale Watching by RIB Speedboat

    1. Reykjavik: Whale Watching by RIB Speedboat

    Hop aboard a RIB speedboat and head out for a thrilling adventure just off Reykjavik's coast. Marvel at the abundance of sea life Iceland has to offer, such as majestic whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Begin your tour from Reykjavík’s Old Harbor and cruise among the small islands in the Faxaflói Bay, as well as along the coast of Reykjavík. Admire fantastic views of the city and its landmarks like the Harpa concert hall as you search for wildlife in the water. During your tour, pass by Engey, the second-largest island of the Kollafjörður (Faxa Bay) fjord in western Iceland. Also cruise past Lundey, literally “Puffin Island” in Icelandic, a small uninhabited island off Reykjavík’s western coast. Enjoy the chance to see incredible animals in their natural habitat without being overcrowded onboard the boat. And if you don't get lucky with wildlife sightings on the day you go, you'll rece...

    It was a amazing tour We really had a great time on the RIB boat seeing whales and dolphins really close. Must do in reykjavik.

  • Reykjavik: City Walking Tour

    2. Reykjavik: City Walking Tour

    Find your guide in front of Hallgrímskirkja Church by the statue of Leifur Eiríksson. This is on a hill and the highest ground of Reykjavík, from which you can get an overview of the area. From that point the walk is downhill and easy on the foot. The guide will take you through various streets of Reykjavík, passing by important buildings of great architecture and will detail their history as you walk by. You’ll get a great introduction to Iceland's history and culture. See the Harpa Concert Hall, beautiful on the inside, which also serves well as a warm stop on cold days which are frequent in Iceland. Continue the walk along the oceanfront before eventually moving inland to parliament and city hall. You can purchase lunch at a restaurant with meat, vegan, and fish options.

    Tomas very knowledgeable about the city. Great to get to know the history abour placenames and the crest of the city

  • Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

    3. Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

    A modern, trendy and forward-looking city that is at the same time rooted in nature, Reykjavik offers the best of both worlds and is a magical place to visit. Your 24 or 48-hour ticket gives you access to the city on a hop-on hop-off tour with on-board multi-lingual commentary. Mount Esja keeps lookout over this northernmost capital, and on a sunny day the mystical Snaefellsjokull glacier appears crystal-like and baby-blue on the western horizon. Take in sites such as the Reykjavik harbor, the Town Hall, the National Gallery of Iceland, the Pearl Hallsgrimschurch, and the Laugardalur thermal pools and spa. The tour stops along the route are as follows:  1- Harpa Concert Hall  2- The Old Harbour 3 - Viking Maritime Museum 4 - Whales of Iceland 5 - National Museum 6 - Laekjargata 7 - Laugavegur Shopping Street 8 - Reykjavik Art Museum 9 - Hallgrimskirkja 10 - BSI Bus Terminal 11 - Perl...

    It is actually a small selling tour which gives you ideas where to spend more money and gives you a bit of historic facts. So we went and spent more money on fun stuff we saw from the hopp on hop off. The driver was very nice!

  • Reykjavik: Northern Lights Luxury Yacht Cruise

    4. Reykjavik: Northern Lights Luxury Yacht Cruise

    Sail along the beautiful coastline of Iceland from Reykjavik Old Harbor and then head out to Faxa Bay to experience the city lights from a different perspective. Climb aboard a luxury yacht for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The main objective of your tour is to get away from the lights to get a glimpse of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in the darkness of the ocean! Climate conditions permitting, see the natural phenomenon caused when particles from the sun hit the earth’s atmosphere to create a stunning choreography of lights in the sky. Get your cameras ready for some spectacular photo opportunities - the vessel is very stable, making it very convenient when taking photos. You will also find information and educational multimedia information about the Northern Lights aboard the boat.  Your experienced crew will keep an eye out for Aurora Borealis activity to find the best ro...

    We highly recommend this event, what a fantastic choice for our adventures.father and son buisness that made us feel very welcome, really friendly and very informative. The yacht was perfect, a highly luxurious seating area inside, and a seating area at the top on the top deck. They took you out to the best spot to get further away from light pollution and once we stopped, about 10 minutes after finding our spot, the northern light appeared and continued to get better throughout our sightings for us! Absolutely fantastic! Would highly recommend!

  • Reykjavik: Panoramic Helicopter Flight with Summit Landing

    5. Reykjavik: Panoramic Helicopter Flight with Summit Landing

    Get a unique perspective of Reykjavik on a panoramic helicopter flight over the city, and land on a mountain summit for some panoramic views like no other! Make your way to Reykjavik Domestic Airport, only a 5-minute drive from the city center. Climb aboard the waiting helicopter and glide up and over Reykjavik’s landmark sights. Look down at attractions such as Hallgríms Church and the Harpa Concert Hall in the harbor. See the colorful rooftops of city houses from above, and get a bird’s eye view of where the Icelandic president lives. As the colorful rooftops slip away, brace yourself for the beautiful landscape surrounding the city. Land on top of one of the nearby mountains for unique photo opportunities, and maybe a selfie of you with the whole of Reykjavik in the background.

  • Reykjavík: New Year's Eve Northern Lights Yacht Cruise

    6. Reykjavík: New Year's Eve Northern Lights Yacht Cruise

    Spend an unforgettable night along Reykjavík’s coastline aboard a luxury yacht cruise. Sail below the Northern Lights and get stunning coastal views of the fireworks show as you toast at midnight to the New Year with a glass of champagne.  Begin your New Year’s Eve experience with a Northern Lights search as the yacht cruises along the coastline passing Videy Island with the "Imagine Peace" monument, made by Yoko One in memory of John Lennon. After sailing under the northern lights, head closer to the shore to get a closer look at the rapidly increasing fireworks that will reach their peak at midnight with a gorgeous fireworks show. Enjoy a festive glass of champagne as you admire the colorful fireworks from the sea.

  • Reykjavik: Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Viking

    7. Reykjavik: Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Viking

    This walking tour is your introduction to Reykjavik. It will help you get your bearings and make the most of your stay in Iceland. Your guide will be your friend in the city with the goal to make sure you have the best time while in Reykjavik. This family friendly tour brings the history of Iceland to life with interesting stories and Icelandic mythology. You’ll visit all of the famous landmarks in the city center such as Harpa concert hall, Hallgrímskirkja Church (your guide will teach you how to pronounce that) and the Reykjavik pond. Your guide will also share hidden, local spots with you; things you’d miss if you didn’t know what to look for. Your guide will show you their favorite places to eat, drink and visit plus insider info on the best happy hour deals, should you be interested. The tour lasts approximately two hours and you’ll walk around 4 kilometers. This is a small-group ...

    We had a great guide when we went on the tour on our first day and Reykjavik. The tour was a great way to introduce ourselves to the city, and it gave us a good idea of where all the main points of interest were. Our guide was able to give us a good overview of the history of Reykjavik which really helped us along for the rest of our time in Reykjavik.

  • Reykjavik City Sightseeing by Minibus

    8. Reykjavik City Sightseeing by Minibus

    Take a trip to visit the most significant places in the capital and surrounding towns. Journey to visit the presidential residence at Bessastaðir and the town of Hafnarfjörður, where you will learn of how the “hidden people” and humans live together in harmony. Next visit Reykjavik to enjoy the spectacular views at the restaurant Perlan, which is built on water tanks holding the city’s hot water supply. Afterwards it’s on to Höfði house, where the all-important meeting between former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and former U.S.S.R. Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986. Then visit the ancient Hallgrímskirkja church and the old town centre. You will find that the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, and the town hall are situated here. The final stop of the day will take you to the sports and recreation area in Laugardalur. Here you can explore the impressive geothermal heate...

    The tour guide was exceptional. He was very knowledgeable and fun. I lost one of my gloves at the Globe and he offered to try to get it when he went back with his afternoon tour. Well he did find it and personally dropped it back at my hotel. I don’t remember his name but my tour was on Wed morning on March 11. He was also multi-lingual and gave his tour in several languages accommodating everyone by speaking their language. Whoever gets my tour guide will be blessed.

  • Reykjavik: Premium Whale and Puffin Watching Evening Tour

    9. Reykjavik: Premium Whale and Puffin Watching Evening Tour

    During bright Icelandic summer nights the Nordic midnight sun just seems endless. Therefore, an evening cruise is the ideal way to make the most of your day in Reykjavík while enjoying close-up views of whales, dolphins, puffins and more. As the whales never fully sleep, you can expect encountering the same wildlife on this express whale watching tour as on regular day tours. Just off the coast of Reykjavík, you can encounter some of the best whale watching in the world and during the summer time whales are seen in over 95% of the tours.  This unique whale watching tour is conducted in small RIB speedboats which are extremely stable boats with high performance abilities. The small yet powerful vessel is capable of reaching high speeds, allowing you to cover a larger area and get closer to the Faxaflói bay wildlife than you would in a classic boat. Hold on tight while your captain zips y...

    Boat tour was so much fun! Our guide and captain were great. Being out on the boat at night was exhilarating and we got to see puffins, whales, porpoises and dolphins. Bonus we got to see a volcano erupting! Thanks!

  • Reykjavik City Walking Tour

    10. Reykjavik City Walking Tour

    Start your Reykjavik walking tour with a look at the striking Hallgrímskirkja church in the city center. Ascend to the top of the bell tower if conditions allow, for an incredible view over the city's multicolored rooftops, Faxaflói Bay and its islands, and the surrounding mountains and volcanoes. Then, go to the beautiful sculpture garden of the Einar Jónsson Museum and learn all about Norse mythology before strolling through the quaint streets of the Þingholt neighborhood. Continue to the city pond of Tjörnin pond to visit the geese and swans.  Take a look at City Hall and see the super-sized topographical map of Iceland, where your guide will give explanations about the country's fascinating geology and volcanic history. Wind your way into the heart of the city to look at the parliament building, the modest but beautiful cathedral and the site of the first Viking homesteads. Next, v...

    Fantastic orientation to the city. Highly recommend this as your first activity in Reykjavik. Tomas was an outstanding

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It was a amazing tour We really had a great time on the RIB boat seeing whales and dolphins really close. Must do in reykjavik.

Fantastic orientation to the city. Highly recommend this as your first activity in Reykjavik. Tomas was an outstanding

Tomas very knowledgeable about the city. Great to get to know the history abour placenames and the crest of the city

Excellent tour with narrative about the sites. Would highly recommend.

Excellent guide , Serra deserve all the compliments