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Approximately 2½ Hours
Meals not included
View Reykjavík's highlights -- perfect for guests with mobility limitations and those wishing to see and learn a lot in a relatively short 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 one of Europe's most modern, forward-thinking societies. 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.
Take a panoramic drive to picturesque Hafnarfjörður (Harbor Fjord). This lovely town is a friendly seaside community, home to varied birdlife, numerous natural wonders, and -- for true believers -- the home of the huldufólk. These mysterious but friendly elves live in the many lava rocks scattered throughout the town. Hafnarfjörður is also known as the land of lava and Vikings.
Driving back to Reykjavík, you will drive past Hallgrímskirkja Church and through Reykjavík's colorful old quarter with its quaint wooden houses and narrow streets.
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 memorable architecture, both past and present.
It is essential that you wear warm, layered clothing to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion; outer layer should be waterproof and windproof. Bring gloves, a warm hat and a scarf. Wear sturdy non-skid walking shoes. Parents traveling with children under the age of 3 must rent a child's car seat from the tour operator; please see the Shore Excursions team on board. You cannot use your child's car seat from home in Iceland.