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City Sightseeing Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour provided by City Sightseeing Reykjavik

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City Sightseeing Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Explore Reykjavik at your own pace on this city sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. With a ticket that’s valid for 24 hours, you decide where to get off the bus and how long to spend at each of the 16 stops, whether it’s the Old Harbor or Harpa Concert Hall. Alternatively, simply stay aboard for the entire loop listening to the audio commentary as it gives context to each site.
  • Explore Reykjavik according to your own interests on a hop-on hop-off bus
  • With a 24-hour ticket, you set your own pace
  • Free Wi-Fi on board allows you to share photos and experiences in real time
  • Listen to commentary through the provided headphones
What to Expect
Board the double-decker city sightseeing bus at any of the 16 stops around Reykjavik and show your voucher to the driver. Stay onboard and listen to audio commentary as the bus makes a loop around the city, from Harpa Concert Hall to Hofdi House. Otherwise, jump on and off at the various stops to explore Reykjavik City Hall and the Old Harbor, visit Laugardalur valley’s thermal pools, and learn about the country's history and culture at the National Gallery of Iceland (own expense). Wherever you get off, return transport is a breeze as the buses run regularly from morning through late afternoon. The voucher is valid for 24 hours, so you can spend as long or little time on the bus and at each stop. Take advantage of the bus' free Wi-Fi to upload photos while onboard.
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Important Information
  • Unlimited hop-on hop-off for 24 or 48 hours
  • Multilingual audio commentary in 8 languages + headphones.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • All vouchers valid until 31st December 2020
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This tour operates all year round, except for 17th June, 10th, 24th August, 31st December.
  • A full loop of the tour takes approx. 75 minutes
  • Tours depart every 45 minutes from 09:30 - 16:15
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • You must bring a printed voucher for this tour.
  • Vouchers can be redeemed at any of the tour stops along the route, with the first stop being at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre.
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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wannabeaussie wrote a review Apr. 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom268 contributions88 helpful votes
We have used a lot of these buses in different part of the world. But I have to say that this was the most disappointing. It didn't seem to be very well run and the buses we not very frequent, although we were there in the winter time so this might be the norm. The audio did
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Date of experience: March 2020
John A wrote a review Mar. 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom1,352 contribution308 helpful votes
What a nice way to see a city on a cold but sunny winter day. There are 18 stops around the city and you can get on the bus at any one of them, and pay the driver who will issue a day ticket. Obviously you may not want to get off at every stop but chose carefully and another bus
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hay413 wrote a review Feb. 2020
London, United Kingdom19 contributions4 helpful votes
Hard to know where to start with this. We started at bus top 1 the bus was late, freezing and the windows were not defrosted so you couldn’t see out of them. Earphones were not working properly. It would be a nice way to get around but the company do not make it clear that
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Date of experience: January 2020
Helen wrote a review Feb. 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom80 contributions29 helpful votes
This isn’t a hugely long tour because Reykjavík isn’t a huge city, but it has an audio guide (which you listen to by plugging the headphones a which are provided - into the jack next to the seat. The bus then goes through different parts of the city and gives you some context
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rpmunozmd wrote a review Feb. 2020
Hickory, North Carolina33 contributions15 helpful votes
Excellent way to see everything. We ride the entire route then went back to get off. Perlan is a must.
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Date of experience: January 2020
About the operator

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By: City Sightseeing Reykjavik
Fab way to see the city and the cheapest form of transport
We love these buses but they are brilliant for touring and getting to know the area. The bus drivers are so lovely
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Short break
Excellent!! We used the bus to see as much of th city as we could as we were only there for 3 night, amazing custo
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Great tour - don’t forget your thermals!
This is , as usual, a very good way to get an overview of the city. Once the bus arrived (it was about 15 minutes l
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Helen P
Sadly we found this boring
Having loved doing city sightseeing tours in other cities we were really disappointed with the one in Reykjavík. Th
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Hop on ,Hop off Reykjavik
Average Hop on off bus tour good information would recommend doing the full tour around 75 minutes then choosing th
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David C
Like So Much of Iceland, very expensive for what you actually get
Right, let's start with the positives. The bus arrived at the scheduled time, and I used it for the full tour, and
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hop on hop off
ok for a short visit but buses are infrequent during winter. Local transportation to get around is equally as good
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Don’t bother.
Awful waste of money. Four of us on this tour, including my elderly mother. We were expecting an educational, inte
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Easy and Friendly
Our ticket was part of a package so didn’t pay extra but it was a good way to see some of the city sights. As long
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The only way to see it all
Timely and efficient, cost effective as any "hop on hop off " around the world's major cities. Never had a bad expe
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Reykjavík Excursions Co.
Used this company for all trips over 4days Super efficient service Great staff Company had issues with Hop -On/Off
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These hop on hop off tours are usually a great way to get to know a city, but our experience with this one was pret
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It’s ok!
We have done a lot of City sightseeing buses and this was probably are least favourite. There is just not a huge am
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Geneally very good but had to wait an hour for the bus to arrive and in the cold weather it was not ideal.
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Neither the Asian driver on the way to the Perlan Centre or Eastern European driver on the return trip at 14:30 bot
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Key Details
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  • Printed Paper Ticket Required
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