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On the western edge of the harbour the Grandi (Örfirisey) area, named after the fish factory there, has burgeoned with eateries and shops.


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$67.75 Walking & Biking Tours

Reykjavik City Walking Tour

Meet your guide in the afternoon in central Reykjavik, then head along the city streets to begin your 2.5-hour walking tour. Capital of Iceland — the land of fire and ice — Reykjavik is widely considered a bustling and friendly city, with a unique history and heritage.During your tour, climb up the bell tower of Hallgrímskirkja Church and admire spectacular views over the rooftops to Faxaflói Bay and the peaks beyond. Learn of Iceland’s famous Norse mythology at the statue garden of Einar Jónsson. Then, stroll up Thingholt hill towards Reykjavik City Pond to feed the ducks, geese, and swans. Continue on to top attractions including City Hall, the Harpa Concert Hall, the Old Harbour, and the Sólfar sculpture. Listen as your guide sheds light on Iceland's fascinating geology and volcanic history, then conclude your tour by the Harpa Concert Hall near central Reykjavik.

$229 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Icelandic Horse Riding Tour and Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavik

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.

$181.06 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

RIB Express Whale Watching

Begin your tour with hotel pickup (if option selected) that will take you to the Special Tours ticket office in the Old Harbour. If pickup is not selected, the meeting point is the ticket office in the Old Harbour. After checking in, put on your warm overalls and safety gear and listen to your guide's safety speech before boarding a brand-new 12m custom-built RIB express boat. The new RIB boat features special shock-absorbing seats that make your tour more comfortable and stable. This 2 hour tour will take you out to the whale's feeding grounds in search of humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. Take in the beautiful scenery around you in Faxaflói Bay on the way out, including the famous Esja mountain. During the summer months when the puffins are in Iceland for their nesting season you will stop by Akurey, one of the most popular nesting islands. Before returning to shore you will also get to see the beautiful Reykjavík coastline, so don't forget to bring your camera! After returning to the Old Harbour your drop-off bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel (if option selected).

$40.88 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

2 Hour Chill Out Cruise

Firstly, you enjoy a Champagne welcome aboard our 18 meter classic luxury motor yacht 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 up anchor and sail back to the harbour to end your relaxing fun trip.

$46.73 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.  .