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Reykjavik City Walking Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: What's On, Reykjavik, Capital RegionThe tour starts at What´s On tourist information located on Laugavegur 5 in central ReykjavikStop At: Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Capital RegionHallgrímskirkja looks over Reykjavík as the most recognisable building standing above all the rest. Its stepped concrete facade is a reminder of the Icelandic landscape and the church’s interior minimalist with a grand organ. The church is named after Hallgrímur Pétursson, a 17th-century clergyman and author of a famous series of Hymns of the Passion.If conditions allow, we will go up to the bell tower for a magnificent view over Reykjavik City.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), Reykjavik, Capital RegionEinar Jónsson, was a famous Icelandic sculptor, born in 1874 in Galtafell. In 1909, after living abroad for almost 20 years, he made an arrangement with the parliament to provide him with a home and studio in Reykjavík, that still stands today.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Reykjavík City HallOn our way to Reykjavik city hall, we walk through Þingholt, which is the centre of Reykjavík and one of oldest neighbourhoods in the city of Reykjavík. It gets its name from the street of Þingholtsstræti, where a small townhouse stood from the year 1765-1771. Today it is known for it's colourful corrugated iron houses.We walk across the city pond and into the City Hall we view the super-sized topographical map of Iceland and your guide will explain a little bit about Iceland’s fascinating geology and volcanic history.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Althingi Parliament HouseOur tour then threads the heart of the city, taking in the parliament, our modest but beautiful cathedral and the site of the first Viking homesteads in the city, before visiting the Old Harbour Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavik, Capital RegionOur tourthen threads the heart of the city, taking in the parliament, our modest but beautifulcathedral and the site of the first Viking homesteads in the city, before visiting theOld Harbour with views of the impressive Harpa Concert Hall and the popular Sun Voyager sculpture.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Solfar (Sun Voyager) Sculpture, Reykjavik, Capital RegionSun Voyager is a sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason, located next to the Sæbraut road in Reykjavík, Iceland. Sun Voyager is described as a dreamboat, or an ode to the sun. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Domkirkjan, Reykjavik, Capital RegionReykjavík Cathedra is a cathedral church in Reykjavík, Iceland, the seat of the Bishop of Iceland and mother church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland, as well as the parish church of the old city centre.Duration: 10 minutes

$229 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Reykjavik Icelandic Horseback Riding and Whale-Watching Tour

The tour starts off in the beautiful town of hotsprings in Hveragerði. As the drive is roughly 35 min. you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and sights on the way to the stables. Once at the Eldhestar horse farm they will teach you all the tricks to riding an Icelandic horse (if needed) and lend you safety gear and warm clothing for the journey ahead. The 1.5-2 hr. riding tour is set in the scenic surroundings of the farm, which means the best riding routes available each time. Depending on weather, you may ride across the river Varmá and through a long hardened lava field area, ending on good riding paths in the meadows south of the stables with the beautiful nature of the area all around you. Once back at the horse farm you will be given light lunch to enjoy at the horsefarm. Whale watching departure point is by our ticket office in the Old Harbour of Reykjavík. We will take you out in to Faxaflói bay or nearby area, wherever the whales and their food is abundant and where the probabilities to see them each time are good. In summer we are likely to encounter Minke whales, harbour porpoises and dolphins and in winter we can expect to see larger species such as Humpback whales and even Orcas! On board you will find all facilities you may expect, such as indoor saloons equipped with toilets and an on board café where we sell light refreshments. If the weather is chilly you may even grab one of our warm overalls for lend on board, a rain jacket or a blanket.

$102 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Northern Lights Cruise from Downtown Reykjavík

The Northern Lights Cruise commences at our ticket office by the Ægisgarður pier in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik. A guide will meet you in the Whale Watching Centre, which is facilitated on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. At night it takes on a magical form with a multimedia northern lights show. The 10 minute show includes images, time-lapse footage of the lights while explaining the science behind the northern lights.On the tour we will take you out into the dark blue yonder of Faxaflói bay in search for the mystical phenomenon we call the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, leaving behind the bright city lights of the capital Reykjavík. Watching the lights constantly change in intensity, colour and movement in the vast starry space with the gentle lull of the ocean beneath is a thrilling, unique experience. Northern lights are best displayed under dark, clear skies. Our open top viewing decks provide the perfect platform for witnessing the dazzling spectacle while our heated indoor lounge is a great place to take a break and warm up in between sightings. Our expert guide will be at hand to answer your questions while you enjoy Mother Nature’s light show and starry skies wrapped up in a warm overall with a hot drink in hand.

$140.90 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

2-Hour RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Special Tours, Reykjavik, Capital RegionCheck in at the Special Tours ticket office in the Old Harbour before boarding your boat. Then you will sail out to the bay in search of whales & adventure!Duration: 2 hours

$45.04 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

2 Hour Chill Out Cruise

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sea Fun Lanzarote, Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canary IslandsFirstly, you will enjoy a welcome drink (Champagne) aboard our 18 meter classic luxury motor yacht called "Maype". We then leave the Old Harbour of "La Tiñosa" in Puerto Del Carmen to start sailing along the picturesque coastline, going slowly enough to take in all the sights of the busy tourist town looking out for any interesting sea life. We then turn and head South West toward Puerto Calero and anchor in the crystal clear water for our fun water activities including snorkelling and feeding the fish which there will be thousands of colours to see and plenty of friendly fish to swim with. After this, we lift up anchor and sail back to the harbour to end your relaxing chill-out excursion. Duration: 2 hours

$57.74 Cultural & Theme Tours

Explore Chania's Old Town through the eyes of a local

Meet your local guide at 10 am in front of the Naval museum (Firkas Fortress) on the west side of the Old Port and then set off on your 3 hour walking tour to discover the core of the town's multicultural character. We will explore all different neighborhoods of the Old Town starting by the area of Topanas were we shall visit historical buildings that date back to the Venetian time and which have now been transformed to charming boutique hotels. Under the shade of the bougainvillea plants we will stroll through little streets with bombarded Ottoman bathhouses, Latin inscriptions, an orthodox church turned into a mosque, each place representing a pebble on the mosaic of Chania town's historic past. The Jewish synagogue, the Catholic church, the Orthodox church, the mosque are all located very close to each other showing the town's multicultural character. We shall then head towards the boot-makers' and knife-makers' shops before we get to the ''agora'' (municipal market) were we will meet some of the friendly traders and sample their ''raki'' (local spirit) and delicious goat cheeses. We will continue walking through the hidden streets of the neighborhood of Splatzia with its underground cisterns and relax having Greek coffee in a traditional "kafenion'' (coffee shop) in front of the church with the symbols of two religions. Finally we will end up at the east side of the Old harbour so we have the chance to walk along the port towards our starting point and see the Venetian dockyards and visit the Grand Arsenal that usually hosts very interesting exhibitions. Last but not least we shall finish our tour in front of the Mosque, the oldest Turkish building on Crete, a fitting finale to this alternative walking tour of Chania's Old Harbour.  .