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.
The basic version of this tour does not include entrance to the Blue Lagoon. Availability at the Blue Lagoon can be limited therefore we recommend you upgrade to include one of our bathing packages. The Blue Lagoon Standard Bathing Package includes entrance to The Blue Lagoon spa. You can also opt for the Blue Lagoon Comfort Bathing Package, which also offers use of a towel, a drink of your choice, skin care trial pack and an algae mask.
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 spa located in a lava field in west Iceland. A combination of silica, geothermally-heated sea water and algae gives the lagoon a lovely milky-blue color. The warm water comes from the nearby geothermal power plant of Svartsengi and averages a pleasant 40°C (104°F). It is rich in minerals and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is said to alleviate skin conditions such as psoriasis.
You have three Blue Lagoon options to choose from - Reykjavik City Sightseeing And The Blue Lagoon without entrance , or combine it with the Standard Admission Bathing Package or Comfort Admission Bathing Package.
Apart from basic tour you can opt for the Standard Admission Bathing Package, which includes the visitor pass as well as the entrance fee to the Blue Lagoon spa. You can bathe in the lagoon, enjoy sauna and use the changing facilities.
You also have the option to choose the Comfort Admission Bathing Package which includes all the elements of the standard package and additional benefits, which are as follows:
•Get a large and comfortable towel. You must return the towel after bathing.
•Enjoy a drink of your choice at the Blue Café or the Lagoon Bar.
•Get a skincare trial pack that consists of a 30ml tube and one complimentary sample of Blue Lagoon signature products. The pack also has a sample of the Blue Lagoon algae mask.
You will be returned to your Reykjavik hotel or the Keflavik Airport as per your choice at the tour’s end. Please check our Schedule tab for bus departure timings for both drops. Transfer time from the Blue Lagoon to Keflavik Airport is around 20 minutes.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Room was bigger and better equipped than we expected....F M O'Sullivan
We all had a great day. The sightseeing tour was very informative and the blue lagoon was brilliant...MRS JM HORNE
tour guide good and knew his stuff blue lagoon fantastic...MR B A STANLEY
English speaking Tour: Daily
German speaking Tour: Wednesday
Flexible - there are several departures from the Blue Lagoon
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.)
Alternate meeting point: You can meet the tour directly at Holtagarðar 10, 104 Reykjavík. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
Tour returns to hotels and guesthouses in the Reykjavik area OR Keflavik Airport. Departures For Reykjavik at 3:00pm, 5:15pm & 7:00pm, For Keflavik Airport: 2:00pm, 3:00pm
Don’t forget your camera Bring swimwear and a towel
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.
Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses is 45 minutes before start time.
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.
The Blue Lagoon will be closed for construction from 5 to 21 Jan 2016. Restaurants & shops will also be closed during this period.
See the Cancellation policy for this product