Cruises to Reykjavik Iceland

Reaykjavík is the capital of Iceland and has become more and more popular in the recent years.

A fashionable destination favoured by stylish globetrotters.

Reaykjavík is the capital of Iceland and has grown in popularity in recent years, becoming fashionable destination favoured by stylish globetrotters. luxury liners already call at Akureyri, Hafnarfjördur and Isafjörður; Reykjavik is the latest addition to MSC Cruises’ ports of call in this country. Leave your cruise ship for the day and choose from an assortment of , all of which offer the best deals on activities and sights in and around this hip and happening capital. Reykjavík is rich is watery wonders, most notable of which is the (39 km away). For a true holiday treat, visit this extraordinary geothermal lake and one of Iceland’s most visited attractions. The water at this beautiful spot is rich in minerals and has a steady, temperature of around 40°. Or why not head out on the water for a whale-watching tour, fantastic for both adults and children during the season from March to October. On land, sophisticated Reykjavik has superb shopping, from designer stores to boutiques selling quality Scandinavian handicrafts. Mix shopping with sightseeing and visit the superb museums: learn about the country’s Viking past at the and and the open air city museum (the biggest in the country) will provide a fascinating day out for the whole family. If you’re staying in the city, don’t miss the vast domed Perlan restaurant which houses the city’s hot water reserve and rotates for a 360° view over the city and ocean.
Cruise to Reykjavik - Iceland - Northern Europe - MSC Cruises

Directions


Akureyri offers a sheltered natural harbor with 3 cruise berth. The ship facilities are within walking distance from the town centre.

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 KEF01 - PANORAMIC OF REYKJAVIK (approx. 2.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Cultural  This comprehensive sightseeing excursion takes in all the highlights of Reykjavik, the northernmost capital in the world. We will leave the pier and head to the conservation area of Heidmork, crossing the Ellidaar River, which is one of the cleanest metropolitan salmon rivers in the world. En route we will pass the Arbaer Open Air Folk Museum where historic homes from Reykjavik and other parts of Iceland have been recreated in a display of Icelandic life. Our first stop will be at Heidmork to see the Raudholar craters and from where we can admire the surrounding lava fields and the imposing mountain ranges. We will board the bus again and follow the coast road, past Hofdi House where President Reagan and Secretary General Gorbachev held a key summit in 1986. The pretty harbour area will be the site of our main photo stop before we drive past the Hallgrimskirkka Church and the charming old quarter of Reykjavik with its colourful wooden houses and narrow streets. We will stop at the famous rotating “Pearl” Restaurant for a fantastic panorama of the city from the restaurant’s viewing platform. Return to the port. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only.

Price per person $59.00 Adults $41.00 Children

   


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 KEF02 - THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (full day, lunch included) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Lunch or dinner included  Best seller  Join this tour and prepare to spend time enjoying some of the natural splendours that have helped make Iceland famous. We will leave the port for a bus transfer to the lovely Thingvellir National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated 30 miles from Reykjavik. This park is a must during any visit to Iceland; we will experience one of the most outstanding sceneries in the Country, a vast lava plain of green moss and wild flowers. This site is regarded by Icelanders as a sacred place and the world’s oldest legislative parliament was founded here. Next stop will be the huge Gullfoss or “golden” Waterfall; this twin cascade is one of the most powerful in Europe and there are some amazing views from here. Our third visit takes in the Iceland Geysers, which, together with Thingvellir Park and Gullfoss, form the “Golden Circle” tourist route. Here we will see nature in all her glory as we marvel at the hissing hot springs and other geothermal phenomena and it is in this surreal environment that we will have lunch. Return to the port. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. This tour includes walking on uneven ground but most of the sights can be seen from the coach. Only water is included in the lunch; additional drinks to be paid for on site.

Price per person $172.00 Adults $120.00 Children

   


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 KEF03 - BATHING IN THE BLUE LAGOON & PANORAMIC OF REYKJAVIK (approx. 5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  The Blue Lagoon is located in the middle of a beautiful lava field and our excursion here offers an intriguing introduction to the unusual Icelandic landscapes. A 30-minute coach drive will take you to the Lagoon which owes its existence to the nearby geothermal power plant; we will have two hours to indulge in the reviving lagoon waters which remain at a temperature 37°-39°C, are rich in minerals and renowned for their healing properties. Relax into the unique atmosphere as you soak up the blue waters, surrounded by the steam and the four-metre high lava wall that surrounds the Lagoon. On the way back to the port we will visit Iceland’s capital city Reykjavik for a short sightseeing tour. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. For hygienic purposes and in line with local customs, it is compulsary to take a shower without swimwear before entering the lagoon. Dressing rooms and showers for men and women separated.

Price per person $122.00 Adults $85.00 Children

   


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 KEF04 - DISCOVER THE CITY OF REYKJAVIK (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik, is a fascinating mix of the tradition and technical modernity. Visitors are always struck by the juxtaposition of the clean-lined, boldly coloured modern constructions and the quaint historic buildings that characterise the old city centre. Our tour starts with a drive to the Arbaer Open Air Folk Museum where historic homes from Reykjavik and other parts of Iceland have been recreated in a display of Icelandic life. Enjoy a pleasant walk around the museum and see the traditional northern Icelandic turf church and turf farm buildings. Our next stop will be the rotating “Pearl” restaurant and we can enjoy a panoramic city view from the vantage point of its hot-water storage tanks ! The Pearl is of particular architectural interest as it features a dome built of reflective glass panels set on a hollow steel frame. After viewing the city from above we can continue exploring on the ground as we take a short walk through the historic district, admiring Reykjavik’s colourful wooden houses and pretty narrow streets. Return to the port. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. Although most of the sites are wheelchair accessible, there may be some restrictions on visiting some old houses at the Arbaer Open Air Museum.

Price per person $86.00 Adults $60.00 Children

   


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 KEF05 - ICELANDIC JEEP ADVENTURE (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Adventurous passengers will love this special excursion that lets you enjoy the scenery of Iceland aboard a special “super truck” jeep. Built to weather exceptionally tough conditions, we will ride these jeeps out to rocky landscapes carved by the forces of nature and time. The excursion begins with a transfer to Nesjavellir Power Plant, which formally opened in 1990 to create the biggest high-temperature field in Iceland and which is now one of the main sources of heat for homes in Reykjavik. From here you will take the gravel road along the lake Thingvallavatn, driving across the lush farmlands of the south through a constantly changing landscape. We will arrive at the birch forests of Trastarlundur where we will stop for a short break before driving on a special jeep track known as “The Thousand Waters”; you will pass a series of rivers, mud banks and streams. Our last stop will be on a hill to take in a final view of the unique Icelandic scenery. Please note: guiding only in English. This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties, with neck or back problems and to pregnant women. Excursion is available only during your cruise.

Price per person $197.00 Adults $138.00 Children

   


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 KEF06 - KRYSUVIK GEOTHERMAL FIELD & BLUE LAGOON (approx. 5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  We will leave the port and drive to the enchanting Kleifarvatn Lake, one of the deepest lakes in Iceland, where we will stop briefly to take pictures. Next we will continue to the geothermal fields of Krysuvik to witness the powerful jets of steam that spurt from deep below the earth’s crust; we will admire the solfatara and the multicoloured pools of boiling muds before reaching the bustling village of Grindavik and the Blue Lagoon. The Lagoon owes its existence to the nearby geothermal power plant; the waters of the lagoon remain at a warm 37°-39°C and are rich in minerals and renowned for their healing properties. After viewing the Lagoon we will drive over the lava-covered Reykjanes Peninsula to the outskirts of the little town of Njardvik to visit the newly-built Viking Museum. Here we can admire the “Islendingur” Viking ship, a fully seaworthy replica of an averaged-size Viking vessel which would have carried a crew of 70. Drive back to the pier. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. Guests will only visit the Blue Lagoon but will not bathe in it.

Price per person $102.00 Adults $71.00 Children

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.