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Hop On - Hop Off - City Sightseeing 24 hours

The Reykjavik Tour in 24 hours

Take a bus tour with City Sightseeing and explore Reykjavík at your leisure, with the opportunity to hop on and off at conveniently located bus stops. This bus pass is valid for 24 hours so you take your time to enjoy a full day of Reykjavik.

It's a city that boasts the best of both worlds; a modern, trendy and forward-looking capital whilst at the same time being so close to its unspoiled nature. Reykjavik truly is a magical place to behold.

Reykjavik Museums and Attractions

You might be interested in the different attractions at our stops like Perlan museum to see the Wonders of Iceland exhibition and the Northern Lights Planetarium Showor the Whales of Iceland and FlyOver Iceland experience in the Grandi district**.** Check out our brochure with a map of all the stops for further information.

Reykjavik City Sightseeing Stops:

Click here for the summer Hop on Hop off timetable.

Click here for the winter Hop on Hop off timetable.

1. Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Centre

The stunning concert hall and conference centre is the latest landmark in Reykjavík and houses both the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera.

2. Reykjavik Old Harbour

A colourful busy area with restaurants, shops and cafés. Various boat tours depart from the Old Harbour.

3. Reykjavík Maritime Museum

Explore the world of the Icelandic fisheries and coastal culture. The former coast guard vessel Óðinn is also docked there.

4. Whales of Iceland / Flyover Iceland / Lava Show

Whales of Iceland is the biggest whale exhibition in the world! Life-sized models, an interactive installation and virtual reality experience. Fun for all ages.
FlyOver Iceland offers a breathtaking virtual ride over Iceland.
Lava Show is the only live show in the world!

5. National Museum of Iceland

The permanent exhibition Making of a Nation - Heritage and History in Iceland is a journey through time, from settlement to the present.

6. Lækjargata Hard Rock Café Reykjavik

Lækjargata - literally "stream street" - takes its name from the stream that once ran along the street. The famous Hard Rock Café is located in this street.

7. Laugavegur Shopping Street

Strolling down Laugavegur you will find all kinds of shops, restaurants, cafés and bars - something for everyone.

8. Kjarvalsstaðir Art Museum

It houses the works of one of Iceland´s most influential and recognized artists, Jóhannes Kjarval. You can also enjoy works from other leading Icelandic and foreign artists.

9. Hallgrímskirkja Church

The church spire is 73 m high, thus making this building the tallest one in Reykjavík city. The view from the tower is sublime.

10. BSÍ Bus Terminal

Home of Reykjavik Excursions and the Flybus. From here you can join one of the many adventurous day tours heading outside the city or simply take the Flybus to Keflavík International Airport.

11. Perlan

A glass dome built on top of six hot water tanks. Inside you will find a restaurant, café and the amazing Wonders of Iceland exhibition . The 360° view from the observation deck is spectacular.

12. Kringlan Shopping Mall

Iceland´s first real shopping mall opened its doors in 1987 and currently includes over 180 shops and restaurants along with a cinema and a public library. Next to the mall is the Reykjavík City Theatre.

13. Hilton Nordica Reykjavík

The hotel is formerly known as Hotel Esja, a name derived from the dramatically dominating Mt. Esja which provides a stunning backdrop to the capital area.

14. Laugardalur Valley

Reykjavík´s housewives and housemaids washed laundry in geothermal hot springs here in Laugardalur until the early 20th century. Today the park is home to a swimming pool, sports centre, botanical garden and the Family Park and Zoo.

15. Skarfabakki Harbour (When cruise ships are in port)

From here you can take a boat tour over to Viðey island or stroll along the coastline to downtown Reykjavík.

16. Höfði House

Höfði is considered to be one of the most historically significant buildings in Reykjavík. It was the location for the 1986 summit meeting of president Ronald Reagan and the general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, in order to end the Cold War.

Click here for the City Sightseeing brochure .

Please note that the City Sightseeing bus is not operated on 17th of June, 12th and 19th of August, 24th of October and December 24; 25 & 31. and January 1.

What's included

  • Hop-on, Hop- off access for 24 hours.
  • For safety reasons, luggage is not allowed on the bus
  • Free WiFi available.
  • Audio guide commentary in 8 languages (German, Italian, Swedish, Icelandic, French, Spanish, English & Japanese).
  • Payments with cash are not accepted on the bus only payments with debit or credit cards


  • The full tour takes about 80-85 minutes to complete and stars from Harpa, Stop 1 at 09:30
  • You can hop on and hop off at any stop of your choosing, enjoying some discounts of attraction admission along the way
  • Runs every 45 minutes
  • Last departure is from Harpa at 16:15

Kindly note that the bus is not running on:

  • 17 June, The Icelandic Independence Day celebrations
  • Reykjavík Pride parade either second or third Saturday in August (10th of August 2024)
  • Reykjavík Marathon and Reykjavík Cultural Night which is held annually the Saturday after 18 August, or on 18 August if it is a Saturday. (24th of August 2024)
  • 24th of October 2023
  • 24th of December, Christmas Eve - Aðfangadagur in Icelandic
  • 25th of December, Christmas Day
  • 31st of December, New Year's Eve
  • 1st of January, New Year's Day

Hop On - Hop Off - City Sightseeing 24 hours

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