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Reykjavik City Sightseeing and the Blue Lagoon

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Key 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
  • Pre-book your bathing package: availability at the Blue Lagoon is limited!
  • Upgrade to include your entrance and bathing fee package to save €5 compared to booking it locally.
  • The steamy blue waters surrounded by lava fields are the perfect place to relax
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    English Tour: Daily
    German Tour: Wednesday


    Flexible - there are several departures from the Blue Lagoon

    Start time

    9:00am. Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses starts 30 minutes before start time.

    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.)

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

    Alternate meeting point: You can meet the tour directly at Holtagarðar 10, 104 Reykjavík. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.

    Ending Point

    Tour returns to hotels and guesthouses in the Reykjavik area at different times (refer the please note section below).

  • Overview & Itinerary


    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 speaking guide 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 accommodation as per your choice at the tour’s end. Please check our Schedule tab for bus departure timings for both drops.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation by bus
    • English speaking guide
    • Blue Lagoon Visitor Pass (with Standard and Comfort Admission ticket)
    • Blue Lagoon bathing fee (with Standard and Comfort Admission ticket)
    • Bath towel (with Comfort Admission Ticket)
    • Skin care trial pack (with Comfort Admission Ticket)
    • A drink of your choice at the Blue Café or the Lagoon Bar (with Comfort Admission Ticket)


    • Lunch
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    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.

    Transfer from Blue Lagoon to Reykjavik is offered at below times:

    All Year: 3:00pm - 7:00pm (every hour) and at 9:00pm.

    Please inform the bus driver while on the way to Blue Lagoon what time you plan to take the return transfer.

    Due to the popularity of Blue Lagoon, we cannot guarantee that passengers will be able to buy the entrance tickets for their preferred time slot directly at the attraction for the same day.

    Please ensure that you have pre-purchased admission tickets for the Blue Lagoon, before checking in at the Bus Terminal in Reykjavik.

    In case you choose the bathing option, the exact entrance time to Blue Lagoon will be confirmed after the booking is made.

    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. The itinerary can be altered or changed according to weather and road conditions.For your comfort, safety and convenience while in Iceland we work with a supplier who: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.
  • Reviews
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      the tours booked with you were excellent .The mini buses were on time to collect people from the hotels and take to the terminal for the bigger coaches.The guides were brilliant...

      Barry Beagle
    • fabulous trip best we have ever had

      great tours operated by grayline could not have been better best trips we have ever taken highly recommended...

      Mr michael c green
    • very good day out we loved the blue lagoon the tour was enjoyable and relaxeing


      Mr m stevens
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