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Hop On Hop Off - Reykjavik Sigthseeing

Hallgrimskirkja, Harpa, Perlan & The Old Harbour

Take a bus tour and explore Reykjavík at your leisure, with the opportunity to hop on and off at incredible attraction focused bus stops.

Sightseeing Tours

Explore Reykjavik on this hop-on-hop-off bus tour, taking you to all the must-see places in Iceland’s vibrant capital. The buses run regularly, making it the perfect way to see all the important sights in Reykjavik at your own leisure. Visit Reykjavik harbor, Hallgrímskirkja Church, Harpa Concert Hall and much more. Book your ticket now, which is valid for 24 hours, so you can discover all the magic that Reykjavik has to offer.

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    24 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    No min age

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    4.000 ISK

Tour highlights
Reykjavik City Sightseeing
Hop On Hop Off
Lækjartorg (the Town Square)
Reykjavik's Old Harbour
Harpa Concert Hall
Hallgrímskirkja Church
Kringlan Shopping Center
The National Museum
Reykjavik City Hall
Free WiFi available
Audio Guide Available
Ticket valid for 24 hours
Free WiFi available
Audio guide commentary in 8 languages (German, Italian, Swedish, Icelandic, French, Spanish, English & Russian)

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.

Please note

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

How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

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 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.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

Can the guide advise if I am eligible for rescheduling the tour and/or a refund?

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.


How does carbon offsetting work?

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at time of booking. The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us. Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

How is the weather/climate in Iceland?

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.

If your tour includes a glacier activity it’s very important to dress appropriately. Dress in 3 or 4 upper layers such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof windbreaker. Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet. Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflection from the glacier.

You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hiking tours.

How do I get to Reykjavik from Keflavík International Airport?

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:

Airport Shuttle

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.

Book your airport transfer in Iceland.


The quickest way to get to Reykjavik city is by a taxi. The taxis can drop you off at any of our pick-up locations. Taking a taxi is always more expensive than the airport shuttle.  

For further information about getting to and from Keflavík International Airport.

What is it like to drive in Iceland?

Driving in Iceland can be tricky for two different reasons. The first being the weather conditions, especially in the winter months. The second reason is that if you’re not experienced in driving in conditions such as ice and snow then it could become dangerous.

If you are choosing a self-drive tour or to meet on location then make sure you have checked the driving conditions to make sure it is safe. At road.is you can find all the latest updates about travelling around Iceland. You should still check in the summer months just to make sure there is no storms or other types of weather warnings.

What is internet access like in Iceland?

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.

What is tipping like in Iceland?

Tipping is not a requirement in Iceland although it is permitted and is well received in most cases.

Should I bring mosquito repellent when traveling to Iceland?

Here is the plus side to a cold country like Iceland. No dangerous insects survive here! Iceland has about three areas where some mosquitoes have now settled but nothing you will have to worry about on our tours. So, to sum it up, no you will not need any repellant!

Are there any useful numbers and services to know in Iceland?

Emergency number 112

Police 444-1000

Medical assistance 1770

Dental Emergency 575-0505

General Information 1819

Weather forecast www.en.vedur.is

Road conditions www.road.is

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