AH10 - Greater Reykjavik Area Sightseeing
The most memorable locations in the capital
This tour includes the most significant places in Reykjavik and the surrounding towns. Reykjavik's latitude, at 64°08' N, makes it the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state. The Greater Reykjavik area counts over 200,000 inhabitants.
Adults: 5,500 ISK per person
Youth (12 -17): 50% discount
Child (0 – 11): free
Maximum 2 children / youth per full paying adult
Available: every day, all year
Transfer: at 08:30 from your hotel or guesthouse
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Included in package: bus & English guidance
Guidance: Saturday departures are also guided in Scandinavian all year round
Tuesday departures are also guided in French if booked at least 18 hours before departure
Wednesday departures are also guided in German all year round
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We visit the Icelandic presidential residence at Bessastadir which was built in 1761 to 1766. In Reykjavik we go to the beautiful restaurant Perlan, which is built on six water tanks that used to hold the city’s hot water supply.
After enjoying the spectacular view over Reykjavík and its surroundings from the top of Perlan we go to Hofdi house where the all-important summit between former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and former U.S.S.R. Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986. From here we go and see an Icelandic university and Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall, a building that will become a significant icon in the city. It will have its grand opening in the spring of 2011.
We visit the tallest building in Iceland, the Hallgrimskirkja church which was designed by the state architect Gudjon Samuelsson, influenced by Iceland's mountains and glaciers. We also visit the old town centre where the house of Icelandic parliament Althingi, built 1881, and the modern City Hall are situated. The City hall is located at Reykjavikurtjorn and its design is quite unique. We also show you the sports and recreation area in Laugardalur, a geothermally heated outdoor swimming pool and sculptures crafted by Asmundur Sveinsson.
We also take a look at down town Reykjavik which is always an interesting place.
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