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Blue Lagoon comfort admission
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Blue Lagoon comfort admission

Named by National Geographic as one of the 25 wonders of the world, the Blue Lagoon is a wellspring of geothermal enchantment. Achieving harmony with the volcanic frontier, the lagoon and its surrounding architecture embody the unification of man and nature, taking the mind and body to new dimensions of relaxation and rejuvenation.

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Reykjavik walking tour with a Viking
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Reykjavik walking tour with a Viking

Once you arrive in Reykjavik this should be the first thing on your list to do. Get your bearings and make the most of your stay in Iceland on this guided tour with the Vikings.

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New Year's firework cruise in Reykjavík
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New Year's firework cruise in Reykjavík

Experience the New Years Eve like never before. Get on board a luxury boat with bar and a glass of Champagne to toast the clock as it strikes midnight. And then get ultimate views of the fireworks.

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City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Reykjavik
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City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Reykjavik

Enjoy a 24-hour hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus tour of Reykjavik. Admire the old Harbour and Vikin National Museum!

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Surprise walk of Reykjavik with a local
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Surprise walk of Reykjavik with a local

Enjoy a guided tour of Reykjavik with a private local. Your guide has gathered a personal checklist of must-sees.

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Vök baths entrance ticket
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Vök baths entrance ticket

Vök Baths - hot water springs at lake Urriðavatn just northwest of Egilsstaðir, in Eastern Iceland.

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TUI Reykjavik City Tour with FlyOver Iceland Experience
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TUI Reykjavik City Tour with FlyOver Iceland Experience

Explore the world's most northerly capital city with its colourful corrugated iron buildings neatly arranged against a backdrop of snowy mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.The Reykjavik city tour introduces highlights from the past and present, visiting landmarks such as The Pearl and the Hallgrimskirkja church, both offering fantastic views over city, the harbour and the famous Reykjavik 101 area. The tour will also drive by the Höfdi House, where Reagan and Gorbachev met in 1986 to begin the process of ending the Cold War, the Sun Voyager and the futuristic Harpa concert hall.Your tour also includes a ticket to FlyOver Iceland – a 5D theatre ride that allows you to experience the feeling of flight without ever leaving the ground.

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Imagine Peace Tower tour in Reykjavík
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Imagine Peace Tower tour in Reykjavík

Book your spot on the Imagine Peace Tower tour in Reykjavík and take in spectacular views while learning about art, history and nature

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Private off-road express half day tour
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Private off-road express half day tour

This Iceland half-day tour is ideal for those who do not have the time for an entire day tour but still want to sample a bit of Iceland.

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TUI Reykjavik Whale Watching Tour
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TUI Reykjavik Whale Watching Tour

White-beaked dolphins, humpback whales and harbour porpoises are just some of the mammals you're likely to spot frolicking in Iceland's waters during the winter months. And with this expert-led Reykjavík whale-watching tour, you're likely to learn a thing or two about these incredible creatures, too.Your whale-watching trip departs from Reykjavík harbour, in the heart of the city. From here, you'll head out to sea, en route to Faxaflói Bay.As you glide through the water, your expert captain and guide will tell you a bit more about the whales and birdlife common to this area. With luck, you'll get to spot Iceland's population of whales, dolphins and porpoises in their natural habitat. You'll spend a couple of hours at sea, giving you a good chance of an unforgettable animal encounter.

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Cheers to Reykjavik beer and food tour
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Cheers to Reykjavik beer and food tour

If you are into local beers, local foods and the inside knowledge of Reykjavík and Iceland then this is the tour for you. This popular tour is based at the Bryggjan Brugghús in the heart of Reykjavík Old Harbour and is perfect for foodies and beer nerds,

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Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón tour with boat ride
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Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón tour with boat ride

Join this tour for a chance to sail between the icebergs of Glacier Lagoon and to explore the natural wonders of Iceland's southern coast.

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Things to do in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is the world’s most northerly capital, and it’s the beating heart of culture and life for Icelanders. And, despite its small size, it delivers. From cafés and restaurants to quirky shops, geothermal pools and museums, this city has it all. While there are plenty of things to do within the city itself, its location enables easy daytrips to Iceland’s most famous attractions and natural wonders, such as the Blue Lagoon and the Golden Circle. Top six things to do in Reykjavik 1. Marvel at the Northern Lights The Northern Lights are a truly spectacular natural phenomenon. The dancing colours of the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are caused by electronically charged particles from the sun entering the earth’s magnetic field. The best time to see them in Iceland is from late August to early April. And although they are sometimes visible from Reykjavik, a professional tour away from the city is recommended to fully appreciate them in all their glory – your options range from 4x4 tours to boat trips. 2. Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon Located under an hour’s drive from Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions. The steamy, milky-blue thermal water nestling in a volcanic basin creates an otherworldly setting. Supplied by water used in the nearby Svartsengi geothermal power station, the lagoon’s temperatures average between 37°C and 39°C, meaning it’s warm enough for a dip at any time of the year. The waters are said to have regenerative qualities because they are rich in silica and sulphur. For the full experience, put on a facemask of silica mud, available at the sides of the pool. 3. Try out wild whale-watching Reykjavik is one of the best places in Iceland to see wild whales. Although whale-watching tours are offered all year round, the best time for sightings is between April and October. Over 20 species are found in the seas around Iceland. While minke whales, humpback whales and the harbour porpoises are the most commonly spotted species, you might be lucky enough to see white-beaked dolphins, orcas, fin whales and blue whales. Most whale-watching trips depart from Reykjavik’s Old Harbour. 4. Explore the city While it’s tempting to fill your holiday with excursions out of the city, Reykjavik has a lot to offer and it’s definitely worth spending a day or two exploring the city. The National Museum of Iceland provides an insight into the country’s history and culture, while the Reykjavik Maritime Museum focuses on its naval history. If art is your cup of tea, then you can't miss the National Gallery of Iceland. And, landmark buildings shape the skyline of the city, including the hemispherical Perlan, the Harpa, which is reflected in the water, as well as the Hallgrímskirkja – this church’s design was inspired by volcanic basalt columns. 5. Tour the Golden Circle The Golden Circle is a 300-kilometre-long route, looping from Reykjavik into the southern uplands and back. The first stop is Thingvellir National Park, best known for its continental divide where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Hiking trails and scuba diving in Lake Silfra are popular activities here. Next up is the geothermal area in Haukadalur, which contains the Strokku geysers. You can watch them erupt every 5 to 10 minutes. The final stop is the gushing Gullfoss waterfall. Admire the thundering two-tiered falls from above as they seemingly disappear into the earth. 6. Go on a trip to Jökulsárlón The glacial lagoon of Jökulsárlón is in the south of Vatnajokull National Park. Way back when, it formed into a lake when the surrounding glaciers started receding from the edge of the Atlantic. During the summer months, you can get up close and personal with the glaciers by taking a boat tour of the lake, and in the winter, there are ice cave tours. Across from the lake, you’ll find Diamond Beach. This stretch of black volcanic sand got its name from the small pieces of glacier that wash up on the shore and glisten in the sun. Despite being almost five hours’ drive away, there are many day tours which depart from Reykjavik to Jökulsárlón, and incorporate a scenic drive along the beautiful south coast.
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