Sightseeing of the port city of Reykjavik

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Cruise ships moor at the port of Skarfabakki, 3 km east of the city center. Free shuttle buses are available for passengers. Very rarely the liners are moored at the pier in the suburb of Hafnarfjordur.

A sightseeing bus with a Russian audio guide stops at the port. The cost is 23€. Reykjavik is quite a compact city and all attractions are within walking distance. You can see excursion options here. A good photo review of the island is here.

Andrei Uritsk’s story about the cruise stop in Reykjavik is here.

Video of the city from above

Interesting informative film

The beautiful Gullfoss waterfall is 115 km from Reykjavik.

The cost of shore excursions by example company Princesses here, Costa here.

Larger companies can take advantage of Russian-speaking guides. Konstantin Stroganov has good recommendations. An 8-hour Best of the Golden Circle sightseeing tour in a 10-seat minivan from him costs 120 € per person. Fans of fishing can order an individual on a boat. The cost is 80 €. The excellent catch is guaranteed. The caught fish is fried immediately.

5-hour sightseeing tour in English by IG Tours costs 8,900 ISK (70 €).

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Parking in Reykjavik was from 7am to 6pm. We again booked an excursion “Iceland Guided Tours” from a local tour company IG Tours. We took the standard itinerary – the Golden Circle: Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National Park.

The trip was cheaper than in Akureyri – 8900.00 ISK or 75.00 USD per person. It started at 9 am. Of course I would have liked an hour earlier, at 8 am, to have had more time to walk around Reykjavik. This time there were fewer sites and more time was given to look around, there was not such a strong race.

But the disadvantages of this organized tour were still:

1. We drove by the crater of the volcano Kerid. I do not understand why they could not stop for 15 minutes.

But a 20-minute stop for coffee was. Well, one more stop to go to the bathroom, if you suddenly had to go an hour after leaving the ship.

2. There was not enough time in the Tingwelir National Park. And the driver drove straight to the observation deck. The best way to look around is from the lower parking lot to walk up on the bridges over the river to the observation deck. There are beautiful views along the way. Anyway, the driver was clearly in a hurry to get back to the port and saved a little bit of time to see the park.

This time there was a bigger minibus, about 23 people.

The scenery in this part of Iceland is not as picturesque as in Akureyri. But also interesting – they are different, because they are volcanic.

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My detailed photo story about our trip in 3 parts can be seen here.


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Map of Reykjavik

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Cruise port Reykjavik

Reykjavik (translated as “smoky bay”) is the northernmost capital in the world. Its population is so small that it is barely enough to be called a big city. But even though only about 200,000 people live here, Reykjavik has so many attractions and so many things to do that culture, nature, and clubbing enthusiasts will love it.

The city has several dozen thermal pools, no industrial plants in the area, and water from geothermal springs heats homes. The historic center, Old Reykjavik, is good both as an example of early Scandinavian architecture and as a place for leisurely walks on the comfortable lawns between the lakes, old buildings and structures.

Where is Reykjavik Port

Reykjavík is Iceland’s main port and capital deep in the ice-free Faksaflói Bay in the southwestern, most economically important and populated part of the country. Its quadrangular natural harbor is considered the best in the southern part of the island and the most advantageous in relation to maritime trade routes.

Cruise ships moor at the port of Skarfabakki, 3 km east of the city center. More than 400,000 tourists visit it every year. Free shuttles are provided to passengers. Very rarely the liners dock at the pier in the suburb of Hafnarfjordur.

Reykjavik cruise port address and contacts: Cruise Iceland Sundagarðar 2 104 Reykjavik Iceland

Tel: +354 511 4000 Fax: +354 511 4040,

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What to see in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is famous for its northern nature, ocean coast, mountain peaks and thermal pools, the most famous of which is the Blue Lagoon. However, there are also many man-made attractions. Therefore, tourists are divided into two parts: some choose to walk around the city itself, while others tend to go beyond its borders to admire the natural wonders.

A sightseeing bus with a Russian audioguide stops at the port. The cost is 30€. Reykjavik is quite a compact city, all attractions are within walking distance.

The concert hall “Harpa” is worth seeing in the city. The second highest building in the city is located near the port. At 600 meters from it, on the slightly projecting into the ocean is a famous symbol of the city – the monument “Sunny Wanderer,” reminiscent of the skeleton of an ancient Viking ship.

Of the religious sites, the most interesting are the futuristic Hadlgrimskirkja Lutheran Church and the neo-Gothic Landakotskirkja Catholic Cathedral. The Hadlgrímskirkja Church can be seen from everywhere and is therefore very easy to find. On top of the 74.5 m tall expressionist building is an observation deck that offers a panoramic view of the entire city.

Another viewing platform is in one of the most unusual cultural and entertainment spaces in the world, the Perlan Center on Öskjuhlíð Hill. It’s housed in the city’s enormous boiler house, which still converts the water from the thermal springs into energy. Nearby are concert halls, stores, and a wax exhibition.

From Hatlgrímskirkja the central streets branch off in different directions, which are best explored on foot or by bicycle. If you want to absorb the culture of Iceland, don’t miss the main shopping streets: Laugavegur, Bankastræti, Austurstræti, Lækjargata and Skólavörðustígur, all close to each other in the heart of the city.

The city pond of Reykjavíkurtjörn is popular with tourists in general and bird lovers in particular. The water in the pond sometimes freezes, and then people walk on the ice, skate or even play soccer on this slippery field.

From the mighty glaciers and the churning waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the smoky geothermal vents, water is everywhere in Iceland. The passion of Icelanders for bathing in swimming pools has led to the fact that in Reykjavik alone with its suburbs there are 18 of them. Some of them have both outdoor and indoor parts, a sauna and at least one hot tub. Prices everywhere are reasonable. There’s also the geothermal beach at Neutholtsvik and the little Quik foot bath next to the Grotta Lighthouse. Both are free. The Sundhöll pool, a few hundred meters from the famous church of Hatlgrimskirkja, is the oldest pool in Reykjavik (the building was erected in 1937). Also popular is Vesturbæjarlaug, an open-air pool with several hot pools and a couple of saunas. Another one, the largest in Reykjavik, is located in the Leugardalslaug entertainment center, which also has a botanical garden, family park, zoo, sculpture museum, fitness center, spa and ice skating rink. Keep in mind that you will have to shower naked before entering the water. The showers for men and women are separate, but this is necessary because there is virtually no chlorine in the water.

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Those who want to go on a bus tour of the surrounding area can take advantage of Russian-speaking guides. Positive reviews include tours by Best of the Golden Circle, IG Tours and local firm Fab Travel. The cost of shore excursions on the example of Princess here, Costa here, compare and choose the best offer.

Tourists usually go to the Golden Circle: Geysir Valley, Gullfoss and Thingvellir National Park. Sometimes add an excursion to the Blue Lagoon with swimming, if time permits.

You can also rent a car. Almost all companies bring a car to the port with a reservation.

Weather in Reykjavik

The average monthly temperature, °C day and night in January is +2 and -3 respectively, and +19 and +8 in July.

The best time to travel is from June to September, the warmest months are July and August. On average, the climate is mild due to the proximity of the Gulf Stream, with changeable weather and frequent but not heavy rains, so it is advisable to bring waterproof shoes and clothing. Because Reykjavik is close to the Arctic Circle in latitude, it has very long days in summer and nights in winter.It is said about the weather in Reykjavik that there is no fall and spring – only winter and summer, and that the Icelandic weather has no regularities. It can snow or rain at any time, and sometimes it can be warmer in winter than in summer. Two factors determine the local weather – the length of daylight hours and the wind. The more sun and less wind the better, but you have to be prepared for anything.

Where to stay before and after the cruise?

For a stopover in the port before the cruise, try the Airbnb service, where you can rent a full apartment for the price of a hotel room. By registering at our link you will receive a coupon for 2100 rubles for your first stay from 4500 rubles!

If you are not yet familiar with this service, read about our personal experience with Airbnb.

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