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Reykjavik City Sightseeing and the Blue Lagoon

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Highlights

  • Reykjavik City Sightseeing provides a perfect introduction to the city
  • The Blue Lagoon – a world famous thermal spa, should not be missed on a trip to Iceland
  • The steamy blue waters surrounded by lava fields are the perfect place to relax

Overview

Combine city and country on this comprehensive day tour of Iceland.

Spend a morning in and around Reykjavik, where the history and culture of a nation will be revealed, and in the afternoon set out across the starkly beautiful landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula to the Blue Lagoon.

Some of the sites you will see on your Reykjavik City Sightseeing tour are the Presidential Palace, the old town and the famous Perlan – a glass dome which holds the city’s water tanks.

Spend your afternoon at the world famous Blue Lagoon, a tranquil geothermal spa where you can sink into reviving waters and enjoy a moment of cathartic calm. Stand under a healing waterfall or pamper yourself with rejuvenating spa treatments.

Itinerary

You will be picked up by bus from your Reykjavik hotel for this Reykjavik Sightseeing and Blue Lagoon Tour. You will be accompanied by an English or German speaking guide(as chosen) on the City Sightseeing tour that knows the area well.

Drive just a few kilometers outside the capital to the Presidential Residence at Bessastadir. The main building dates from the 18th century and was built on the site of a former farmhouse that Icelandic kings and foreign rulers used as a political headquarters down through the centuries. The white buildings that compose the residence are reflected in a placid lake and their striking red roofs stand in sharp relief against undulating brown mountains.

Continue onward to Hafnarfjörður, a charming port town that is home to an annual Viking festival and is arguably the rock and roll capital of Iceland. Hafnarfjörður is steeped in Elvin lore, and it is believed these “hidden people” live in and around the large boulders on the town’s outskirts.

Drive back into Reykjavik to check out the revolving restaurant on the top floor of the Perlan building, an architectural masterwork crowned by a glass dome that holds the city’s hot water supply—as well as the attention of all who gaze on it.

Surrounded by windows, you’ll be able to enjoy incredible panoramas of Reykjavik and the surrounding area.

View the Hallgrímskirkja Church, a looming white structure with a 73-meter steeple that is guarded by a lone statue of Icelandic explorer Leifur Eriksson.

Enjoy free time (1 to 1,5 hours) for a stroll in the bustling city centre, where you can lunch on local fare (payable direct) before departing for the next stage of your tour.

After your break, set off at 13:00 (arrival at the Blue Lagoon at around 13:50) across the harshly beautiful Icelandic terrain to the Blue Lagoon, where you spend your afternoon awash in serenity.

The Blue Lagoon is a unique geothermal spa situated in the youngest lava field in west Iceland. Once there you are treated to a few hours of perfect peace - walk through the enchanted lava fields that surround the lagoon, bathe in the steamy blue-green waters, relax in a geothermal steam bath or release the stress from your shoulders under a soothing waterfall.

Your time at the Blue Lagoon is at leisure. We do not include the bathing fee in the tour price as many people choose to simply wander and take in the beauty of the area or have a meal at the restaurant. If you wish to bathe you may pay the fee locally.

You will be returned to your Reykjavik hotel at tour’s end.

Departure times from the Blue Lagoon are at 3pm, 5.15pm and 7pm with a driving time of about 50 minutes. Those wishing to go to Keflavik Airport can take our transfer busses from the Blue Lagoon at 2pm and 3pm. Transfer time from the Blue Lagoon to Keflavik Airport is around 20 minutes.

See the list of Reykjavik hotels from which hotel pick up is offered

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Reviews

Very friendly and helpful staff. Room was bigger and better equipped than we expected.... F M O'Sullivan

Good to understand About the city and see the sights outside which we wouldnt had chance to, blue lagoon is excellent... Mrs judith h prior

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

English speaking Tour: Daily
German speaking Tour: Wednesday

Duration

Flexible

Start time

Start time: 0900h (09:00am)
Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses starts at 0830h (08:30am)
Duration: Flexible

Meeting point

Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik (Please mention your hotel / guesthouse details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Tour returns to hotels and guesthouses in the Reykjavik area and Keflavik Airport with pick-ups at Blue Lagoon at the following times:
For Reykjavik: 3:00pm, 5:15pm & 7:00pm
For Keflavik Airport: 2:00pm, 3:00pm

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation by bus
  • English and German-speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Blue Lagoon bathing fee
  • Lunch

Do/Dont's

Don’t forget your camera Bring swimwear and a towel

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses is 30 minutes before start time

The itinerary can be altered or changed according to weather and road conditions

The fee to bathe at the Blue Lagoon is not included in the price. If you wish to bathe you will need to pay the following fees: Adults 16 years and over approx €40, Youth 14-15 years approx €20. Children under 13 may bathe for free if accompanied by a full paying adult.

A charge also applies if you wish to hire towels approx €5, bathing suits approx €5, bathrobe €10 and slippers €8

Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up services not provided from private addresses.

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Your time at the Blue Lagoon is at leisure. We do not include the bathing fee in the tour price as many people choose to simply wander and take in the beauty of the area or have a meal at the restaurant. If you wish to bathe you may pay the fee locally.
  • <b>For your comfort, safety and convenience while in Iceland we work with a supplier who:</b>
  • Has one of the youngest coach fleet in Iceland. Comfortable coaches with air condition, seatbelts and free WiFi.
  • Offers pick up and drop off service at all licensed hotels and guesthouses in the capital area that have at least 10 rooms.
  • Has a 24 hour telephone service which can be used by all customers while in Iceland
  • Is part of Gray Line – a world leader in sightseeing for more than 100 years.
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