Reykjavik City Sightseeing 3-Hour Tour by Minibus

Reykjavík, Iceland
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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See all of Reykjavik's landmarks on this comprehensive minibus tour. Great for travelers with just a short time to spend, this guided excursion hits all of the city's important highlights. Visit the Harpa Concert Hall, the presidential residence at Bessastadir, and Hallgrimskirkja. Enjoy engaging commentary from your local guide and round-trip transportation from your hotel.
  • Reykjavik city sightseeing tour
  • See the major sights on a short city tour
  • Visit top attractions like Bessastadir, Perlan restaurant, Hofdi House, and Harpa concert hall
  • Pickup and drop-off from central Reykjavik hotels or the cruise port

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Hotel/cruise port pickup and drop-off
  • Admission to Perlan observation deck
  • WiFi on board

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

    • Reykjavik Terminal
      Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

      Main Terminal Reykjavik Terminal / Bus Hostel, Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavik

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    Pick-up from all hotels, bus stops and starting points is 30 minutes before the tour begins.

    What To Expect

    Following pickup at your Reykjavik hotel or the cruise port, board a climate-controlled vehicle to start your comprehensive tour of the city. Listen to engaging commentary about the history and culture of Iceland's capital city while making stops at the following landmarks:

    Explore Hofdi House in northern Reykjavik, where the important summit between President Ronald Reagan and Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986. You also visit Hallgrimskirkja (the largest church in Iceland and one of its tallest structures), the University of Iceland area and the old town center, where the Icelandic parliament Althingi and the town hall are situated.

    Stop by the Perlan building, which was built on water tanks that hold the city's hot water supply. Here you can enjoy the spectacular view over Reykjavik and its surroundings from Perlan’s top-floor revolving restaurant.

    Visit the presidential residence at Bessastadir, built between 1761 and 1766 and home to Iceland's president. 

    At the conclusion of your tour, enjoy drop-off back at your original departure point.


    Go to the presidential residence in Bessastadir and learn about the history of the place

    5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


    One of the best views of the city is from the observation deck at Perlan, the next stop on your tour. Set atop six massive water tanks on a hill, Perlan offers a spectacular 360° view of Reykjavik.

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
    Operated by Gray Line Iceland

    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.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    235 reviews
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    Enjoyable Tour
    Carol_C, Mar 2023
    Our guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. He provided interesting commentary. Although there were several stops at different sites, there was a minimal amount of walking, which was great because I was using a cane this trip. I think the highlight was the Perlan, where my traveling companion and I decided to stay to see the planetarium show and the Ice Cave.
    Gome was AWESOME! :)
    Michelle_V, Feb 2023
    Gome (sounds like Gummy bear, this is what he said to us) was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and welcoming. Our tour was full of information and fun. He covered all the things that need to be talked about esp the history of Reykjavik. Will recommend to family and friends.
    Bus touring of the city
    Gary_T, Feb 2023
    Our driver/guide Christina was very good & helpful in both her general information & in answering questions about the city.
    Anna_B, Feb 2023
    The young lady that did the tour on 2/22 was great! Very patient and gave great insight to Iceland. This is a great half day activity. We did this at the end of our stay here - I would recommend doing this at the start of the stay.
    We missed the tour due to late arrival but ...
    Elizabeth_B, Feb 2023
    We were delayed getting off our cruise ship and the tour left without us. I had been in touch with their local number when we saw it was getting late. They contacted me later that day and arranged for us to take the tour 2 days later, no penalty, no hassle! That is going above and beyond in my book! The tour was very interesting, it gave us a great overview of Reykjavik, we heard interesting stories and the guide was well informed. The bus was spacious (not full), clean and very comfortable. I would highly recommend this on your first day to figure out where everything is!
    Don't be a sucker!!
    Verna_T, Jan 2023
    As one can view, the picture posted is of absolutely NOTHING. That's because I received NOTHING. I had carefully planned my days in Iceland. This tour was to be the beginning of my Iceland experience. Unfortunately, they canceled my tour while I was en route to Iceland from the USA. The extremely short notice produced a gap in my itinerary that threw my whole schedule off. The reason for the cancelation on their end? "NOT enough interest or bookings for this day". They did refund my money, but obviously aren't enlightened enough to know that they should not request a review from a customer who was denied promised services. In conclusion, the concierge at my hotel also warned me to refrain from further bookings with Viator - especially if they utilize Greylines bus tours. Book at your own risk.
    Pamela_R, Jan 2023
    Driver was very nice man took us nice places answered any questions . Nice mini bus with grey line . Have booked with viatour over many years.
    Charles_W, Jan 2023
    They canceled my tour by email the day before which I never saw so I was left standing outside the hotel in the morning waiting on the tour bus....So I missed out on seeing a fair amount off the city
    Well worth the money for overview of the city
    Jacquelyn_S, Sep 2022
    Sites pointed out we would not have discovered on our own. Driver/guide was very friendly and informative.
    Awesome Highlights of Reykjavik!
    angela_v, Aug 2022
    It was the right amount of time for a day trip to explore the highlights of Reykjavik. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly and helped us navigate. Highly recommend if you only have a few hours to explore!
    Informative city tour
    Ed_D, Aug 2022
    Our tour guide Roman made the tour very interesting, providing info on Icelandic customs and life, as well as backstory on many of the sights. We especially enjoyed the beautiful cathedral and the concert hall. We were picked up on time and provided enough time at each stop to appreciate what we saw.
    Tour guide was horrible! Barely said a word!
    vincentbhe76, Aug 2022
    Our tour guide on August 12th was absolutely horrible. He didn't tell us his name, and he barely said a word. He was more of a driver than a guide. He just pointed things out, like "here's the harbor. Here's a statue. Here's the concert hall." Nothing about icelandic culture at all. Every time we made a stop I barely had any idea what we were stopping to see. And when we did stop to see something, he didn't even say anything. I wanted to ask for a refund.
    The trip was cancelled by...
    Janice_D, Jul 2022
    The trip was cancelled by vendor and Viator still charged us and sent voucher. We waited for one hour and then called gray line who said it was cancelled and Viator knew. Still waiting for $
    Stood up by Grey Line
    Walter_S, Jul 2022
    Grey line tour driver never picked us. Then the couple he couldn't find us and called my cell phone several times. I had zero calls to my cell phone and was at the correct pickup place much earlier than told. Grey line would it give me my money back. Very disappointed with the.
    Great tour!
    Carmen_W, Jul 2022
    My daughter and I enjoyed the 3 hour city tour. Dede, our driver and guide was the best! She had a great sense of humor and was very knowledgeable on the history of the sights. My 12 year old daughter even enjoyed the tour!
    Enjoyed Reykjavik
    Beth_S, Jul 2022
    Saw similar things that we saw in n earlier tour with our cruise line. Thought there would be more to see in Reykjavik...but it was a 4 hour tour.
    Go to this tour you say really aI done
    suddhasatwa_R, Jul 2022
    Driver cum guide very friendly try to give answer all question if you ask really very good person. Wish best of luck of this tour very short but preceisly
    Our tours in Iceland
    Kisoon_P, Jul 2022
    Excellent tour guides for both tours that we had in Iceland last week. Both the itineraries and the quality of guides exceeded our expectations!
    Great Way to see Reykavik, especially in poor weather or if you have poor mobility
    Amy_F, Jun 2022
    I really enjoyed my bus tour of Reykjavik. Our bus driver/tour guide was knowledgeable, interesting, and amusing. I have limited mobility, and the tour and operator were very accommodating to load my folding manual wheelchair into the back of the bus and pull it out at the places I chose to disembark. There *are*, however, three steps onto the bus and no lift, so this is not an accessible outing for non-ambulatory wheelchair users. For me, this was a perfect way to get to see Reykjavik; I was able to see large portions of the city despite the fact that I cannot walk far, nor can I push my chair up the hills of the city. Our guide had great history, stories, details, and information, and I really was fascinated by and enjoyed learning about the history, politics, and culture of both Reykjavik and Iceland. I do wish I had chosen to pull my wheelchair out of the bus and stay longer at the Hallgrimskirkja, but it was my choice to walk and, thus, it limited my time there...but it did mean I got to go back with the bus. Really great experience, and a great way to get a glimpse of what one might wish to go back and look at more closely.
    Well worth the money
    Matthew_W, Jun 2022
    An amazing tour, and definitely worth the money. Our guide Roman was brilliant, very knowledgeable and funny too. A good introduction so all the main sites in reykjavik area. Didn't feel rushed. A really great afternoon.