Greater Area Reykjavik Sightseeing

Total from
£38.00

This minibus tour includes the most significant places in the capital and the surrounding towns. Only a few places are listed below. 

You will visit Höfði house where the all-important summit between USA and USSR, when Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met in 1986, took place. Next we will visit Harpa concert hall and conference centre located right next to the old city harbour, a building which was awarded with the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award in 2013.

From Harpa we will drive to the City Hall where we will stop for a short walk with you over to the Parliament building and give you the opportunity to take a picture of the building and the Austurvöllur park in front of it. Then we will go to Hallgrímskirkja church, the largest church in Iceland and one of the country‘s tallest buildings,

and Perlan glass dome with its 360° viewing platform before we head out to Bessastaðir which is the official residence of the President of Iceland.

IMPORTANT: HOTEL PICK-UP CHANGES WHICH MAY AFFECT YOU

Pick-ups from several Reykjavik hotels and guesthouses have been affected by new restrictions imposed by Reykjavík City Council. You will be assigned a nearby bus stop where your transport will meet you instead which is contained in the below link.

To view pick-up list, please click here >

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note while children under 12 can travel free of charge on this tour we will need to reserve a place for them in the coach, so please remember to let us know how many children are travelling and how old they are.

Experience the best sights in Reykjavík, from the Höfði house to the Harpa Concert Hall - and not to forget beer-tasting at Ölgerðin brewery!

Highlights

Historical Höfði building Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre The Old Town Stunning view over Reykjavík city from Perlan Dome Hallgrímskirkja church Presidental residence at Bessastaðir Ölgerðin Brewery

Inclusions

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off service 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) This tour is intended for those of legal drinking age, which in Iceland is 20 years

Reykjavík is a city filled with fascinating culture, history and artistic creativity. There is so much to explore and places to see, so on this tour we will take you to the top attractions of Reykjavík and the must-see sites, making sure you do not miss out on anything.

The old Höfði house stands in Reykjavík, and is one of the most significant buildings in Iceland’s history. In 1986, the summit between presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbatsjov took place here. It’s not just the history that makes Höfði house interesting, it is also believed that the house is occupied by The White Lady, a ghost who haunts the halls!

No matter your attraction to architecture, The Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre is a must-see building. It stands tall and bold against the sea and surrounding mountains, while it glistens in the sunlight, the coloured glass reflects the breathtaking design. It won an award in 2013 for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.

The Parliament House stands tall, representing it’s political importance, and the history of Iceland’s government. We will also take you to Bessastaðir, the official residence of the President of Iceland.

As you delve further into the historic buildings, you will get to marvel at the Hallgrímskirkja church and get the most spectacular 360° view over Reykjavík at the viewing platform at Perlan glass dome.

Finally, to conclude after learning about the history and culture, there’s one more stop that you cannot miss. The Ölgerðin brewery. Journey through the history once more but this time learning about the ancient brewing in Iceland. It’s not just about learning - it’s also about tasting!! This is an award-winning craft brewery that you just have to experience! What better way to end the day?!

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.