A Guide to Must-Have Experiences in Reykjavik
Reykjavik is an ideal base from which to go out in search of Aurora Borealis | © surangaw / Getty Images
Visiting Reykjavik means that you might spend the majority of your time outdoors exploring the beauty of this Nordic capital and its surrounds. But this Icelandic city is also home to world-class institutions that explore Iceland’s rich history. Get under the skin of this unique country with these handpicked tours and experiences.
Despite its small size, Reykjavik is a vibrant city and home to a wide range of museums and galleries. Once you’ve spent some time roaming its streets, get to know the Icelandic capital by visiting some of its most fascinating museums.
AdmissionAurora Reykjavík, The Northern Lights Center Entrance Ticket
The Northern Lights exhibition in Reykjavik is your first stop when you want to experience the Aurora Borealis in Iceland.
The center is divided into sections which include:
• History of the Northern Lights
• Interactive Displays and VR
• Legends and Stories from around the World
• Introduction to Northern Lights Photography
AdmissionSkip the Line: Whales Of Iceland Admission Ticket
The Whales of Iceland Exhibition is the largest whale exhibition in Europe. The 23 life-sized models of whales species found around Iceland are each modeled after an actual whale in the wild. There are interactive technology stations, an underwater VR experience and underwater soundscapes & lighting. The Fin Whale Room highlights the threats (and their solutions) that whales face today. This includes a screening of the film Sonic Sea. Guided tours are available for all ticket holders at 10:30 and 13:30 each day.
AdmissionSkip the Line: Perlan Wonders of Iceland - Ice cave & Nature Exhibition Ticket
At Perlan you truly get to know Iceland. Scientific wonders come alive all around you – volcanoes, glaciers, oceanic wonders, seabirds and so much more.
Wonders of Iceland is a unique exhibition where you learn all about Icelandic nature in interactive and fun ways. Explore the world’s first real indoor ice cave and learn about glaciers at an interactive exhibition. Feel the forces of nature and see how Iceland was formed. Explore seabirds in a lifelike cliff and go on a cinematic underwater journey around Iceland.
You also explore a hands-on exhibition about water, by The Icelandic Museum of Natural History.
Finally, enjoy the 360° views over Reykjavík from our Observation Deck. There are picture panels and various geological samples from around Reykjavík.
AdmissionAdmission Ticket to Viking World Museum
Viking World is the home of the Viking Ship the Icelander that was built in 1996. The Icelander is an exact replica of the famous Gokstad ship, a remarkable archaeological find of an almost completely intact Viking ship, excavated in Norway in 1882. With multiple exhibitions, the museum celebrates Iceland's central role in the discovery of North America a 1000 years ago by the Norse Vikings. can be easily spotted from the main road between the international airport and Reykjavík. Opt to include a pick up from Keflavik in your ticket if you wish.
We also have a fine gift shop and a café that serves breakfast from 7am and food until 6pm.
ToursSmall-Group Fishing Tour with Gourmet Lunch in Reykjavik
Meet your guide where the boat sets sail at Reykjavik Old harbour next to "Víkin Maritime Museum" and "Reykjavík Sailors".
Your tour will consist of viewing the puffins before we get to the fishing spot and then fishing with an expert guide.
After, you and your group will enjoy a gourmet lunch on board.
The crew will clean, fillet and cook the catch on board.
As no experience is needed, this tour is great for the whole family.
Your shared tour will be with a group of
no more than 13 people.
The chances to catch fish are very good, our catching rate is at 99,9%!
The most common fishes we catch are cod, haddock, whiting and pollock.