Skógarhlíð 10, Reykjavík 105, 4975000
The tour starts at What's On tourist information located on Laugavegur 5 in central Reykjavik. We will begin our trip with the beautiful Sun Voyager sculpture, overlooking the North-Atlantic waters of the bay with Mt Esja in the background. The next stop is Reykjavík's iconic landmark, Hallgrímskirkja church, at the top of the downtown hill. We first go up the bell tower for an incredible view overlooking this small city with its multi-coloured rooftops, Faxaflói bay with its puffin islands, and the surrounding mountains and volcanoes. Afterwards, we visit the beautiful sculpture park of Einar Jónsson and learn all about Norse mythology before strolling through the quaint streets of Þingholt neighbourhood towards the City Pond. We feed the ducks, geese, and swans found on the northern end of the pond. Great fun for kids and grown-ups alike and common activity for the local families on weekends. Continuing across the 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. Our 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 busy Old Harbor. Strolling along the north shore from the harbour we visit the impressive Harpa Concert Hall.