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Reykjavik Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Discover the beauty of Reykjavik at your own pace
  • Witness the combination of modern architecture against a backdrop of snow-topped mountains and the North Atlantic ocean
  • Your ticket is valid for 24 hours; take a full tour or hop off to explore the sites and hop back on when you’re ready
  • While on board audio commentary in 8 languages ensures that you do not miss a thing
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Ticket valid for 24 hours.

    Start time

    Buses depart between 9.30am to 4.30pm; every 30 minutes.
    Duration: Ticket valid for 24 hours.
    Full loop takes 60 minutes

    Meeting Point

    The buses start from City Centre, however you may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.

    Ending Point

    You may end the tour at any of the stops.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Board this Hop-on Hop-off Bus to see Reykjavik on your own terms! The Hop-On Hop-Off Tour allows for a flexible experience of the city while making sure you don’t miss any of the sights.

    Witness the famous landmarks and attractions of this modern city and admire the stunning scenery of the surrounding mountains and the ocean. Take in a breath of fresh air on the top deck and marvel at the 360 degrees view of the city.

    Board the bus at any of the conveniently located stops, hop off for whale spotting or visit the museum, and hop back on when you’re ready. Travel on the bus as much as you like for 24 hours. Hop off at Stop 2 for the chance to partake in some whale watching.

    Informative audio commentary is provided in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Russian and Icelandic so you won’t miss a thing!

    Download the tour route map

    Download the tour route map for winter


    On this Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour you have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary. With 12 stops covering all of Reykjavik’s main attractions such as the Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Centre, Whale Watching centre and Skarfabakki harbour, this tour provides the perfect introduction to one of the Northernmost cities in the world.

    The stops included in the tour are:

    Stop 1 - Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Centre
    Stop 2 - City Centre - Lækjargata
    Stop 3 - City Hall
    Stop 4 - Whale Watching centre
    Stop 5 - Reykjavik Maritime Museum
    Stop 6 - Whales of Iceland
    Stop 7 - National Museum
    Stop 8 - BSI Bus Terminal
    Stop 9 - Hallgrims Church
    Stop 10 - Perlan / The Pearl
    Stop 11 - Kringlan Shopping Centre
    Stop 12 - Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
    Stop 13 - Reykjavik City Hostel - Laugardalur
    Stop 14 - Hofdi House
    Stop 15 - Sun Voyager
    Stop 16 - Skarfabakki Harbour (only when there are cruise ship arrivals)

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 24 hour hop on-hop off bus ticket
    • Pre-recorded Audio commentary in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Russian, Icelandic


    • Hotel pick up & Drop off
    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-On Hop-Off ticket at any one of Reykjavik’s stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 24 hours from that time.

    Due to current weather conditions, City Sightseeing Reykjavik City Tour is running single deck red hop on hop off bus, following one route with English speaking guide. Bus departs every hour from Stop 1, Harpa.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems. The route of the hop-on, hop-off tour is subject to change.

    Reykjavik will operate throughout the festive season.
    24th December 10:00am - 3:00pm
    25th December 10:00am - 3:00pm
    31st December 10:00am - 3:00pm
    1st January 10:00am - 3:00pm
    The tours will depart every 30 minutes.

  • Reviews
    • Great for sightseeing

      Excellent way to get round and see the sights of Reykjavik. The commentary provided usual information about the city....

      Kevin Murphy
    • Great way to get an overview of Reykjavik

      What a great way to see the city. And since it's 24 hours, I could do part on day one and more on day two....

      Susie Robbins
    • Good way to get your bearings around the city

      The tour takes about an hour to do the full loop - we did it 3 times! Good way to get your bearings around the city....

      Tamasine Ankers
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