View Reykjavík's highlights with only one stop along the way -- perfect for guests with mobility limitations and for those wishing to see and learn a lot in a relatively short space of time.
The Reykjavík capital area consists of seven municipalities with approximately 190,000 inhabitants. With plenty of space, clean air and natural green energy, Reykjavík clearly revels in its reputation as being one of the most modern, forward-thinking societies in Europe. The city's 'Pure Energy' slogan says it all.
View such landmarks as the Laugardalur sport and recreational area with its open-air geothermal swimming pool, the spectacular coastline and harbor area, and Höfdi House. The latter is where the Cold War officially ended in 1986 with a meeting between President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev. You will stop at the Perlan viewpoint for great views of the city and beyond.
Next you will drive past Hallgrímskirkja Church and through Reykjavík's colorful old quarter with its quaint wooden houses and narrow streets. Your guide will point out the University and tell tales of Viking settlers.
Learn the basics of geothermal energy, observe a little of Iceland's geological phenomena, and enjoy the varied landscapes. You will also see the many faces of Iceland's amazing architecture, both past and present.
Walking at the Perlan Viewpoint is over paved and even surfaces. Elevators take visitors to the viewing platform on the 4th floor. Dress warmly and in layers for the day's weather conditions. Wear sturdy, closed-toe, non-skid shoes.