Reykjavik

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Sky Lagoon admission ticket and transfer
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Sky Lagoon admission ticket and transfer

Visit the wonderful new geothermal baths by the North Atlantic Ocean and enjoy their unique 7-step spa ritual.

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Wonders of Iceland and Aurora show at the Perlan
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Wonders of Iceland and Aurora show at the Perlan

Located in Reykjavik's most iconic building, Perlan – Wonders of Iceland, offers unforgettable experiences of Iceland's rare and astonishing natural wonders. See, hear, and feel the power of volcanoes, earthquakes, & geothermal energy.

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Small group southern Iceland tour
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Small group southern Iceland tour

Visit the highlights of Iceland's southern coast and witness some of the most dramatic landscape in this small group and more intimate tour.

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Small group Golden Circle tour with Kerið crater and Friðheimar farm
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Small group Golden Circle tour with Kerið crater and Friðheimar farm

Join this small group tour for a more intimate experience when exploring the Golden Circle's attractions and some of Iceland's best natural landmarks.

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City walking tour in small groups
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City walking tour in small groups

Join this VIP city walk and add a more personal touch to your day in Reykjavik, see the most famous landmarks and learn the history of Iceland.

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Northern Lights cruise in Reykjavík
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Northern Lights cruise in Reykjavík

Book your spot on this Northern Lights cruise in Reykjavík and discover one of the most beautiful sights in the world.

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City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off and Wonders of Iceland
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City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off and Wonders of Iceland

Explore Reykjavík at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus and visit Wonders of Iceland to experience Iceland's many natural wonders in one place.

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Into the Blue snorkeling tour from Reykjavík
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Into the Blue snorkeling tour from Reykjavík

Go Snorkeling in Silfra in Thingvellir National Park in Iceland! Book today for a tour that offers a relaxing but exotic trip in a highly unique and captivating environment.

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RIB Express whale watching tour from Reykjavik
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RIB Express whale watching tour from Reykjavik

Get up close and personal with the magnificent whales of Faxaflói Bay. Stop by the puffin island Akurey and enjoy a scenic route along the coast of Reykjavík.

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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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Blue Lagoon transfer from Keflavik International Airport
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Blue Lagoon transfer from Keflavik International Airport

Start your holiday by bathing in the famous Blue Lagoon. Enjoy the comfortable transfer from the airport and visit Iceland's most relaxing attraction!

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Traditional food of Iceland tour in Reykjavik
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Traditional food of Iceland tour in Reykjavik

Make sure you are hungry before you arrive for this tour as you are about to be given the experience of a lifetime as you walk to each location and taste the local, authentic Icelandic food.

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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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