This tour is the ideal way to discover Reykjavik, taking you on a charming hop-on-hop-off red bus tour, which stops at all the most important sights in Iceland’s capital. The ticket is valid for 24-hours and the buses run regularly, making it the perfect way to explore Reykjavik at your own pace. There is no organized schedule, offering you the freedom to see all of Iceland’s important attractions in your own way. This coupled with the useful onboard audio-guide, allows those traveling on the tour to learn about all the incredible things that they are seeing.
One of the most important stops on the tour is Reykjavik Harbour, where you could get off and go on a whale watching tour or simply sit at one of the cool and trendy bars that are dotted around it and soak up some atmosphere. The bus also stops at Lækjartorg, Reykjavik’s bustling town square, located in the center of Reykjavik by the main walking street called the Laugavegur, full of shops, restaurants and cafes, a great place to people watch or wander aimlessly. Another stop is the Whales of Iceland Museum, a wonderful exhibit that has 24 life-size models of the magnificent animals that populate Iceland’s waters, along with virtual reality experiences that allow visitors to see whales on the ocean floor.
The Harpa Concert Hall, an iconic glass building which has become a vital part of Iceland’s cultural scene and is Reykjavik’s version of the Sydney Opera House. Hallgrímskirkja, a unique and famous church that was designed to look like the incredible basalt cliffs that are found on Iceland’s south coast, in front of it you will find a large statue of Leif Eriksson, the iconic Viking explorer who discovered America 500 years before Columbus.
Most people associate Iceland with isolated rural locations of exquisite natural beauty, however, no visit to the country would be complete without exploring Reykjavik, a bustling and modern European capital, which combines history, nature, and architecture into one incredible package. This hop-on-hop-off bus tour is an excellent way to get to know the city, making it perfect for those who have just arrived and more experienced travelers looking for a quick way to move around the city.
Departures: Daily departures every 30 minutes from Harpa Concert Hall at 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 & 16:30
No, there is no guide on this tour but you get audio guide commentaries in 8 languages to discover the history of Reykjavik on board of the bus.
Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).
Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our super jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.
The tour route offers 16 stops around the city.
There is a saying in Iceland if you don’t like the weather just wait 5 minutes. This might sound like a joke but it is strangely true! Thanks to the beloved Gulf Stream, our country enjoys a cool, temperate maritime climate, this means refreshing summers and fairly mild winters. So basically, Iceland maintains a surprisingly moderate temperature all year around. For further information about the weather in Iceland and how to dress for it.
The drive from KEF airport to Reykjavik takes around 45 minutes. If your flight is delayed, please call our customer service team to go over what options you may have.
These are the two most common ways to get from the airport to Reykjavik city:
The cheapest and most convenient way of getting to and from Keflavik International Airport. The shuttle drops you off at the BSI Bus Terminal downtown or takes you all the way to your hotel or the closest drop off location. If you’re arriving on the same day as your tour departures we highly recommend to pick BSI Bus terminal as your pick up location.
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Iceland is a very high-tech country and we actually have one of the highest rates of Internet usage in the world. Many restaurants and cafés, especially in Reykjavik, have free Wi-Fi access, so if you have a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone you can get Internet access almost anywhere. All of our vehicles also have free Wi-Fi.