City Sightseeing Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Reykjavík, Iceland

From $37.19

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Discover Reykjavik by City Sightseeing bus, and explore the Icelandic capital on a hop-on hop-off tour. Your voucher is valid for 24 hours, so use it to ride around Reykjavik and visit the attractions that interest you most. Hop off to visit Laugardalur Valley, Harpa Concert Hall and more, or stay on board for a full loop and listen to the audio commentary to learn about the city.
  • City Sightseeing Reykjavik hop-on hop-off tour
  • Set your own itinerary and explore Reykjavik at your own pace
  • Full commentary provided as you see the city's top attractions
  • Hop on and off at 16 stops around the city
  • Sightseeing pass valid for 24 hours from time of first use

What's Included

  • Unlimited hop-on hop-off for 24 or 48 hours
  • Multilingual audio commentary in 8 languages + headphones.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

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Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

What To Expect

Hop aboard your City Sightseeing bus at any of the 16 stops around Reykjavik, and show your voucher to the driver. How long you stay on board the bus is up to you; your voucher is valid for 24 hours, allowing you to hop on and off the bus wherever and whenever you like.

If you wish, stay on board for the full loop and admire landmarks like Harpa Concert Hall and Reykjavik City Hall from your double-decker bus. Or why not hop off at Laugardalur Valley to visit thermal pools and the spa? Other attractions that line the route include the National Gallery of Iceland and the Whales of Iceland exhibition—a treat for all the family.

Entrance fees to attractions are at your own expense. You are also welcome to stay on board to learn about the sights. Audio commentary is provided while you ride. Read the Itinerary for a full list of sights and stops.
Red Route

16 Stops

13 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour

Operating Schedule: 9:30am - 4:15pm, every 45 minutes.

Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre

Discover this unusually brilliant building, that is nearly as eye catching as the natural surroundings!

Old Harbour Souvenirs

Reykjavík Maritime Museum

Whales of Iceland

Explore this fascinating museum that is dedicated to the giants of the ocean.

National Museum of Iceland



Reykjavík Art Museum Kjarvalsstaðir


Hop-off at Hallgrimskirkja, to see one of Iceland's most iconic structures. This church is beautifully unique in appearance, so have your camera at the ready!



Marc O'Polo

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica


Skarfabakki Harbour

Hofdi House

Points of interest passed by on this route



National Gallery of Iceland (Listasafn Islands)

Laugardalur Park

National Museum of Iceland

Sun Voyager

Reykjavik Maritime Museum

City Sightseeing Reykjavik

Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre

Reykjavik City Hall

Hofdi House

Kringlan Mall

Whales of Iceland

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This tour operates all year round, except for 17th June, 6th & 20th August, 24th & 31st December.
  • A full loop of the tour takes approx. 45 minutes (winter), 60 minutes (summer)
  • Tours depart every 45 minutes from 09:30 - 16:15
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Mobile and Paper Vouchers can be redeemed at any of the tour stops along the route, with the first stop being at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre.
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • Please note Stop 10 is closed. You can catch the bus at stop 9, a short distance away
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Good way to familiarize yourself with the city
Eileen_M, Mar 2023
Great way to familiarize yourself with the city. Good information provided. Easy to maneuver. Good bang for your buck!
Terrible, don’t waste your money
Amanda_L, Mar 2023
Well the bus never showed up, I waited through 2 pickup times and never once saw the bus. I asked the business by the stop and they said they hardly ever see the bus anymore
Bad attitude
Peter_B, Feb 2023
Surly drivers don't give ticket for voucher. One driver took a short cut so problem for anyone waiting. Such a contrast to other tour operators with welcoming drivers
Hop on , hop off
Christine_M, Feb 2023
Driver was friendly and helpful it was a great way to see the city and with the QR timetable, we knew when to get back to our stop after viewing an attraction.
Top exclusive tour company
Lisa_M, Jan 2023
Daniel, the guide was a great part of our northern lights tour! Really took care of all of us and seemed to truly enjoy his job! Offered over and beyond what was needed to make our tour priceless. Thanks to this group and tour for its excellence.
Don’t Believe Bad Reviews
John_l, Jan 2023
Was a bit worried booking after looking at some of the reviews but nothing negative to say Boarded at concert hall and driver was very polite giving headphones and a map on arrival Great way to get about and would suggest staying on for a circuit then hop on hop off Go early to make most of day as last bus not late Learned a few interesting facts on the trip Nice warm bus if it’s cold
Dreadful. Avoid.
Peter_C, Dec 2022
Dreadful. Avoid. Miserable, unhelpful drivers, unreliable service, audio guide was silent for much of the journey, had pan music playing for much of the journey and the small amount of commentary wasn't particularly interesting or insightful. In short, it was not much more than a local bus...but a less frequent, less reliable and much more expensive service.
Very disappointing
Lily_T, Dec 2022
Not much to share. The bus hardly showed up at all. We rode it just once and it didn't pick us up anywhere on the route at the designated times
Hop on hop off tour
John_T, Nov 2022
Fab ride aroundI Reykjavík to get to know the place . Do the tour fully so you know where you want to see .
Around Reykjavik
Patricia_L, Oct 2022
It was great being able to go around the city first, to see where everything was located and get a general feel. Driver was friendly, plenty of room up/down on the bus.
Kylie_S, Oct 2022
We took the tour Sunday, the first two drivers were great the third was not. He almost hit people, turned on a red light, stopped so hard everyone fell forward, the seats ahead of me I thought they broke their teeth as there are metal yellow bars lining. We needed stop 6 he was too busy talking to a lady, he pulled into the stop as we were getting up he pulled out that fast, we had to walk from stop 7 to 6. We walked back to our hotel from to 7 as we did not know the last pick up time from stop 7. We enjoyed seeing the city and the sites, loved the informational sessions with the ear buds. I love the hop on and off tours I do them in places they offer. My suggestion is longer hours as drive time takes up a lot of time. If you are able too sit on the top beautiful views. We enjoyed the sites
Good overview of the area
Shelia_W, Oct 2022
We always use hop-on-hop-off tours in a new city. It's a great way to get an overview of the area before heading out on foot. There is also useful information about the history of the area.
Great way to see the city...
John_M, Oct 2022
Great way to see the city and learn a bit of its history. We completed a full loop of the route first before deciding where to hop on and off.
Not worth the $$$$
Mara_P, Oct 2022
The Perlan was awesome, but the pick up times were far from that. In October is every 45 minutes but not so. Don’t know if there is only 1 bus working.
Iceland on a bus
Vanda_R, Oct 2022
Great way to see the city and to get off and explore the sights… we hit off at Perlan … what an experience well worth a look at the ice cane was Brillant
Convenient way to see Reykjavik
Sandra_D, Sep 2022
I read the reviews and was a bit skeptical about using the service, especially in rainy and windy weather. However we found the bus to come in a fairly timely manner every 30 minutes. We used it for 48 hours, and visited many of the stops on the route. We thought it was a very useful and convenient way to get around Reykjavík. I would highly recommend the Perlan center, for the ice cave & exhibits learned a lot about Iceland.
Hop on Hop off
Jeffrey_S, Sep 2022
Interesting way to see the city. Wish the driver had offered the earplugs when we entered. Good way to see the city bad weather.
Great tour!
Sherrie_J, Sep 2022
Our tour guide Tina was amazing, very personable and knowledgeable. We went to five different restaurants and sampled a variety of food. It was all amazing. You will not be hungry at the end of the tour! I highly recommend this tour!!
David_G, Aug 2022
Awesome way to get an introduction to Reykjavik! Easy to board and disembark because the drivers give you ample time.
Easy to Explore
Elizabeth_H, Aug 2022
We enjoyed being able to ride the entire route first and then decide where we wanted to go back to visit.