DIE DEUTSCHE ÜBERSETZUNG WIRD IN KÜRZE FOLGEN
This tour encompasses some of the highlights of Iceland’s quaint capital city, Reykjavík, with an added viewing-visit to the incomparable Blue Lagoon.
Tour begins with a pleasant drive through the rugged lava fields of the Reykjanes peninsula. The Blue Lagoon is located in the middle of a beautiful lava field, seemingly in the middle of nowhere in an otherworldly landscape. The Lagoon’s aquamarine colored water, the steam and the lava landscape surrounding it succeed in creating a unique and memorable atmosphere. Here we will relax in the Blue Lagoon and enjoy this memorable bathing experience, time spent in the lagoon is about 2 hours.
We’ll then return to Reykjavík for a short city sightseeing tour starting with a drive through the Breiðholt residential area. On a clear day, it offers extensive views over the city, the bay and the mountains beyond. We will pass Árbær open-air museum where many historical buildings have been relocated and restored. Journey continues to Laugardalur Valley, the city’s main sports and recreational area. As we drive Reykjavík’s coastline we’ll pass Höfði house, where the summit meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986.
Continuing on to one of the city’s landmark buildings, Perlan (“The Pearl”). The building’s dome consists of reflecting glass panels on a hollow steel frame surrounded by a viewing platform which extends full circle, offering splendid views over the city.
Before returning back to the ship, bus drive into the older part of the city, dominated by the imposing Hallgrímskirkja Church whose high tower is one of Reykjavík most recognized landmarks. Moving closer to the center of the city we’ll drive past City Hall and Lækjartorg square.
- Duration: approximately 3,5 hours.
- Guiding: English
- Price 2017: 137 EUR per person
- Included: Bathing in the blue lagoon, sightseeing