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National Museum of Iceland: Our most recommended tours and activities

Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

1. Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

A modern, trendy and forward-looking city that is at the same time rooted in nature, Reykjavik offers the best of both worlds and is a magical place to visit. Your 24 or 48-hour ticket gives you access to the city on a hop-on hop-off tour with on-board multi-lingual commentary. Mount Esja keeps lookout over this northernmost capital, and on a sunny day the mystical Snaefellsjokull glacier appears crystal-like and baby-blue on the western horizon. Take in sites such as the Reykjavik harbor, the Town Hall, the National Gallery of Iceland, the Pearl Hallsgrimschurch, and the Laugardalur thermal pools and spa. The tour stops along the route are as follows:  1- Harpa Concert Hall  2- The Old Harbour 3 - Viking Maritime Museum 4 - Whales of Iceland 5 - National Museum 6 - Laekjargata 7 - Laugavegur Shopping Street 8 - Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir 9 - Hallgrimskirkja 10 - BSI Bus Terminal 11 - Perlan 12 - Kringlan Shopping Centre 13 - Hilton Reykjavik Nordica 14 - Laugardalur Valley 15 - Skarfabakki Harbour (summer only) 16 - Hofdi House

Reykjavík City Card

2. Reykjavík City Card

Explore the world’s northernmost capital at your own pace with a Reykjavik City Card, and discover dozens of things to see and do. Experience the bustling energy of a cosmopolitan city, the thundering thermal energy of the ground beneath your feet and the serene atmosphere of the surrounding landscape. From the avant-garde to the historical, Reykjavík’s galleries, museums and theaters support a vibrant and sophisticated artistic scene, along with annual festivals, special exhibitions and stage productions that keep the cultural calendar full year round. Benefit from free entry to a great selection of museums and galleries, access to all the geothermal swimming pools in the city and free, unlimited travel by bus within the capital area. In addition, the card includes a free ferry ride to Viðey island, along with discounts for services, tours and shops.  Admission to museums is free of charge for those under 18 years of age, but there are fees for children aged 6 and older on city buses. There are also entrance fees for children (aged 6 and over) at the thermal pools and at the Animal Zoo and Family Park. Senior visitors (aged 70 and over) do not pay admission to the thermal pools. In addition, the National Museum, Culture House and National Gallery of Iceland offer seniors (aged 67 and over) a 50% discount on admission.

Reykjavík: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Perlan Museum Entry Ticket

3. Reykjavík: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Perlan Museum Entry Ticket

Explore Reykjavík City at your own pace on the Hop on Hop off bus. With the best of both worlds; a modern trendy and forward-looking city whilst at the same time being close to its unspoiled nature, Reykjavík truly is a magical place to behold. At the Perlan Museum artist and technologists have joined forces to create a truly remarkable exhibition. Visitors will feel the power of volcanoes and earthquakes. Included is also a ticket to the Northern Lights Expedition and the Ice Cave. The entrance ticket to Perlan is valid on the day that you choose to book.

Reykjavik: Old Town, National Museum, & Laugavegur Tour

4. Reykjavik: Old Town, National Museum, & Laugavegur Tour

See some of the top sights in Reykjavik on a guided walking tour of the historic Old Town, the National Museum of Iceland, and the Laugavegur shopping district. Learn about the sights and how they figure into Iceland's history. Take a guided tour through the National Museum and familiarize yourself with the local history and culture. Explore Laugavegur, one of the oldest streets in Iceland. Stroll past colorful restaurants, shops, and bars on this charming thoroughfare.

Reykjavik: Walking Tour In Reykjavik For European Tourist

5. Reykjavik: Walking Tour In Reykjavik For European Tourist

Are you visiting from Europe? This tour is adapted for you! Planning a trip to Reykjavik? Why Reykjavik is famous? Looking for the top sightseeing places in Reykjavik? The majestic and royal city of Reykjavik offers a long collection of museums, buildings, markets, and top attractions that you must visit once in a lifetime.  Which are Reykjavik's best attractions? The Old Town is just the beginning of the city's charms. The vibrant and cosmopolitan city offers you the chance to discover some of the richest examples of Nordic history. Get stunned with the streets full of history and beautiful architectural examples. Get ready to experience Iceland from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about one of the most important cities in Europe.

Reykjavik: Private 3-Hour Walking Tour for Seniors

6. Reykjavik: Private 3-Hour Walking Tour for Seniors

This private tour of Reykjavik was designed with the help of experts to accommodate senior visitors. On this 3-hour walking tour see the city's top attractions and learn what made Reykjavik such a popular destination. Explore Reykjavik and visit its charming old town. The vibrant and cosmopolitan city offers you the chance to discover some of the richest examples of Nordic history. Be stunned by streets full of history and beautiful architectural examples. Experience Iceland from a different perspective. Follow your guide as they reveal secrets and interesting facts about Reykjavik.

Reykjavik: Walking Tour In Reykjavik For USA Tourist

7. Reykjavik: Walking Tour In Reykjavik For USA Tourist

Are you visiting from the United States of America? This tour is adapted for you! Planning a trip to Reykjavik? Why Reykjavik is famous? Looking for the top sightseeing places in Reykjavik? The majestic and royal city of Reykjavik offers a long collection of museums, buildings, markets, and top attractions that you must visit once in a lifetime.  Which are Reykjavik's best attractions? The Old Town is just the beginning of the city's charms. The vibrant and cosmopolitan city offers you the chance to discover some of the richest examples of Nordic history. Get stunned by the streets full of history and beautiful architectural examples. Get ready to experience Iceland from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about one of the most important cities in Europe.

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What people are saying about National Museum of Iceland

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 371 reviews

I purchased the city card so I could ride the bus to different excursions. It was an added surprise and benefit that I was able to attend several art museums throughout the city.

We purchased the 48hr trip and took full advantage of it the commentary was very informative highly recommended.

Excellent tour company, excellent guides, and the most amazing freaking country in the world!! What a beauty!

The card showed us things to do and see that we had hadn’t heard of.

An excellent option for cracking on and seeing things