This 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 create a unique and memorable atmosphere. We will relax in the Blue Lagoon and enjoy this memorable bathing experience. (The 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 this area offers extensive views over the city, the bay, and the mountains beyond. We will pass Árbær, an open-air museum where many historical buildings have been relocated and restored. Our tour 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 between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986.
We will contine 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 that extends full circle, offering splendid views over the city.
Before returning to the ship we drive into the older part of the city, dominated by the imposing Hallgrímskirkja Church, whose high tower is one of Reykjavík most recognizable landmarks. Moving closer to the center of the city we’ll drive past City Hall and Lækjartorg Square.
- Included: Soaking in the blue lagoon, sightseeing
- Language: English
- Max. participants: 100