In the Reykjavik City Tour you learn about the rich history and culture that shaped Iceland by visiting the prime landmarks and attractions in and around the capital city. Sit back and enjoy educational commentary, interesting facts, and stories that relate to the most important locations in and around Reykjavik.
Reykjavik City Tour Description:
This tour takes you on a journey to explore the capital city’s top attractions, learn interesting facts and hear riveting stories. It provides an excellent opportunity to discover the various sights to see or activities to do in Reykjavík during your holiday in Iceland.
The tour begins at the old Höfði house where the historic summit between American president Ronald Reagan and Russian president Mikhail Gorbatsjov took place in 1986. Höfði house is also believed to be home to a ghost known as the White Lady.
The tour continues to the stunning Harpa concert hall and conference centre which was the winner of the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture—the Mies van der Rohe Award.
Next up is the city centre where we will see the infamous Hallgrímskirkja church, whose unique design was inspired by the basalt lava columns—a common volcanic rock formation in Icelandic nature.
We proceed to the viewing platform at Perlan which provides a breathtaking 360° view over the charming city of Reykjavík.
The final stop on the tour is on the outskirts of the capital to visit Bessastaðir, the official residence of the President of Iceland.
When does it run? Daily
Duration: 3 hours
- Presidential residence at Bessastaðir
- Harpa concert hall
- View over Reykjavík city from Perlan dome
- Historical Höfði building
- Hallgrímskirkja church
- Old harbour
- City centre
- Round-trip transportation
- Professional tour guide
- Entrance fee to Perlan Observation Deck
- Minibus – No more than 19 passengers per group
- Food and drinks
- The itinerary is subject to variations during special events (parades, marathons, etc)
- Tour is guided in English
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