Get discounts, bus transport and free entry to museums and art galleries in Reykjavik.
What is the Reykjavik City Card?
The Reykjavik City Card is the ideal way to explore the world’s northernmost capital. It allows visitors to enjoy Reykjavik’s vibrant cultural scene, such as a host of museums and galleries across the city. Cardholders can also take advantage of Reykjavik’s city buses, swimming pools, and the ferry to Videy Island, all free.
The Reykjavik City Card also provides discounts at shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. If you’re planning to get the most value of your visit, then the Reykjavik City Card is perfect for you.
The Reykjavik City Children’s Card
The Reykjavik City Card for children offers admission to the same attractions and is available for the same duration. The card comes at a low price, making it ideal for families who are traveling on a budget in Reykjavik.
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- Tour highlights
- Admissions to museums and galleries
- Great discounts and offers in Reykjavik
- Choose from 24-, 48- or 72-hour options
- Free entry to Reykjavík's best museums and galleries
- Free entry to Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park
- Free entry to Reykjavík's thermal pools
- Free use of public bus system
- Free ferry ride to Viðey Island
What does the Reykjavik City Card offer free entry to?
The Reykjavik City Card offers free access to many different attractions throughout the city. It’s ideal for people who want to explore the many art galleries, museums, and thermal pools dotted throughout Reykjavik.
Ferry to Videy Island
A 20-minute ferry ride from Reykjavik, Videy Island combines nature, history, and wildlife into the perfect package. You’ll see Yoko Ono’s famous “Imagine Peace Tower” and Richard Serra’s “Milestones.” On a good day, you can even spot nesting seabirds and spectacular views of Mt. Esja.
National Gallery of Iceland
Iceland’s best art museum was founded in the late 19th century. The National Gallery focuses on local art produced in the last 300 years.
National Museum of Iceland
The National Museum of Iceland takes you on a journey through Iceland’s history. The exhibits begin with the Viking settlements of 874 CE and lead up to the present day. The main exhibition presents nearly 2000 artifacts from across the country. (Please note the museum is closed on Mondays during the winter.)
Reykjavík City Museum – Árbær Open Air museum
This open-air museum outside of Reykjavik contains around 20 historical buildings. Visitors can see what life used to be like in Iceland.
Reykjavík City Museum – Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum is a delightful harbor exhibition that focuses on Iceland’s links to the seas. Learn about Icelandic fisheries and how they helped sustain Icelanders over the centuries. The museum also contains fascinating information about the famous cod wars.
Reykjavík City Museum – Museum of Photography
This wonderful museum contains around 5 million photographs taken since 1870. The Museum of Photography is a must for photography enthusiasts.
Reykjavík City Museum – The Settlement Exhibition
The Exhibition reveals an excavated Viking house dating back to the time of Reykjavik’s settlement. The exhibits offer a fascinating insight into how the first Icelanders lived.
Reykjavik City Thermal Pools
The many thermal pools operated by Reykjavik city council are all free with the Reykjavik City Card.
The Culture House
The Culture House introduces visitors to both ancient pieces and innovative Icelandic art.
The Reykjavik Art Museum – Asmundarsafn
The home of Ásmundur Sveinsson, a famous Icelandic artist and sculptor, displays 50 years of Sveinsson’s art. His works were inspired by the myths and legends of the Icelandic Sagas.
The Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhus
This harborside warehouse contains exhibits by both local and global artists. The exhibits focus on modern art, offering a stark contrast to the historic surroundings in Old Reykjavik.
The Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstadir
This art museum exhibits the works of one of Iceland’s most famous artists, Jóhannes S. Kjarval.
Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park
A wonderful family day out, the zoo is home to farm animals and wild species. The family park includes playgrounds and an ice rink for younger members of the family to enjoy.
Reykjavik Public Transport
The Reykjavik City Card offers free, unlimited access to Reykjavik’s bus network, known as the Strætó. The buses run at 15- or 30-minute intervals, depending on the route and time of day. Their schedule operates between 6:30 a.m. and 12:00 a.m.
The Reykjavík City Card offers discounts at
- Aurora Reykjavík – 50% discount at the brand-new Northern Lights Centre
- Bio Paradís/Art House Cinema – 25% off the regular ticket price
- Harpa – 25% discount on a guided tour of the Harpa Concert Hall
- Saga Museum – 10% discount off the price of admission
- Smára Tivolí – 5% off Timecards and Tivoli cards.
- Tales from Iceland – 20% discount on News / Nature Exhibition
- The Activity Park in Grafarvogur – Minigolf 2-for-1 from June-August
- The Cinema No. 2 at the Old Harbour – 20% off admission
- The Iceland Expo Pavillion, a 360° cinema – 20% discount
- The Icelandic Phallological Museum – 20% discount off admission
- The Iceland Symphony Orchestra – 10% off the ticket price to weekly concerts and open rehearsals
- Whales of Iceland – 30% off admission
- Volcano House – 20% discount off cinema tickets
Restaurants & Cafés
- AALTO Bistro – 10% off the menu
- Fish Company – 10% off the menu
- Geysir Bistro – 10% off the menu
- Hannesarholt restaurant- 10% off the menu
- Höfnin – 15% off the menu
- Kopar – 10% off the menu
- Lebowski Bar – 10% off menu
- MAR – 15% off the menu
- Ning‘s – 10% off the menu
- Pho Vietnamese restaurant – 10% off the menu
- Restaurant Reykjavík – 10% off the menu
- Seafood Grill – 10% off the menu
- Handknitting Association – buy a knitted sweater and get Varma socks for free
- Systur & Makar – 10% off all items
- Thermal pools in Reykjavik
- Thermal pools in Kópavogur: Kópavogslaug & Salalaug – 50% off admission
- Hafnarfjörður Thermal Pools, Sundhöll Hafnarfjarðar, Ásvallalaug, and Suðurbæjarlaug – 2 for 1 off admission
- Seltjarnarnes Thermal Pool – 50% off admission
The Reykjavik city card comes in three different versions. You can choose from 24-, 48-, and 72-hour cards. The card is valid from midnight on the date specified until it runs out either one, two, or three days later. Select which duration you prefer when booking.
Once you buy the Reykjavik City Card, you’ll receive a confirmation voucher. You then need to present that confirmation voucher at one of the following locations:
- Reykjavik City Hall, Tjarnargata 11, 101 Reykjavik (Open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to4:00 p.m.)
- Reykjavik Service Center, Borgartún 12-14, 105 Reykjavik (Open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
- Árbær Open Air Museum, Kistuhylur, 110 Reykjavik (Open every day from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
- Reykjavik Maritime Museum, Grandagarður 8, 101 Reykjavik (Open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
- Reykjavik Art Museum, Kjarvalsstaðir, Flókagata, 105 Reykjavik (Open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Yes. The card is a fantastic way to get a lot of value from your visit to Reykjavik. Prices in Iceland can be high, especially to travelers not used to them. The card helps you make the most of your visit to Reykjavik at discounted prices.
It depends on which card you choose and the duration.
No, the card doesn’t provide free access to the Blue Lagoon.