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Reykjavik Cruise Port Tours

Reykjavik’s cruise port serves as the gateway not only to the city itself but also to the rugged natural wonders of Iceland, from the Blue Lagoon and the Gullfoss waterfall to the Strokkur geyser. The port puts passengers within easy reach of Reykjavik, the Westfjords, and the western, southern, and northwestern regions of Iceland. 

The Basics
Ships arriving in Reykjavik cruise port dock at one of two locations. Smaller boats arrive in the central Old Harbor in the heart of the city, while most larger cruise ships dock at Skarfabakki cruise dock, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the center of Reykjavik. 

Visitors can choose shorter Reykjavik sightseeing tours, combination excursions that typically include the Blue Lagoon, or the Golden Circle—a sightseeing route that encompasses Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall. Whale-watching and puffin-viewing cruises are also available, as are Northern Lights shore excursions between September and March. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Most Reykjavik shore excursions include pickup and drop-off at the cruise port. 
  • Shore excursions range in duration from hour-long boat trips and tours of Reykjavik to 6-hour Golden Circle tours. 
  • Choose a private tour for a customized itinerary that ticks off all the must-see sights on your list. 

How to Get to Reykjavik From the Reykjavik Cruise Port
From Skarfabakki cruise dock, it’s just a 10-minute drive into the city. Free shuttle buses are usually available to carry passengers to the city center. Taxis are also readily available at the dock, while organized shore excursions typically include pickup from the port.

Port Information
Tourist information and restrooms are available at the port, while ATMs and currency exchange desks are located in the city center. Once you’re in the city proper, most attractions are within easy walking distance. 

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Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Golden Circle Express Tour, Reykjavik, null
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Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Golden Circle Express Tour

Take an afternoon tour from Reykjavik to experience geysers, waterfalls and some of the most exciting natural phenomena Iceland has to offer. In just six hours ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.85
Reykjavik Shore Excursion: The Golden Circle Full Day Tour, Reykjavik, Ports of Call Tours
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Reykjavik Shore Excursion: The Golden Circle Full Day Tour

This tour is probably one of the reasons you booked your cruise? The famous tour is home to some of the worlds natural wonders including Strokkur, ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $226.54
Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Puffin Sightseeing Cruise, Reykjavik, Ports of Call Tours
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Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Puffin Sightseeing Cruise

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When your cruise ship docks at Reykjavik Port, take a 1-hour shore excursion to Akurey Island to see where one of Iceland’s largest colony of puffins live! ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $61.40
Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour by Minibus, Reykjavik, Ports of Call Tours
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Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour by Minibus

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If you’ve only got a short time in port in Reykjavik and you want to see all the major sights, take this sightseeing shore excursion. On this 3-hour tour of ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.49
Reykjavik Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Reykjavik, Ports of Call ... 
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Reykjavik Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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No matter what cruise ship you arrive on, this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour is the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion in Reykjavik. See the ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $38.96
Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Northern Lights Tour, Reykjavik, Ports of Call Tours
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Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Northern Lights Tour

Ever wanted to see the most stunning light show on earth. No cruise to Iceland is complete without seeing the famous Aurora Borealis light up ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $159.12
Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise, Reykjavik, Ports of Call Tours
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Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise

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Wave goodbye to Reykjavik Port and head out on a whale-watching cruise around Faxaflói Bay! Choose from two shore excursions – a leisurely 3.5-hour cruise ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: Varies

From USD $100.24
Private SUV Reykjavik Highlights Shore Excursion, Reykjavik, Ports of Call Tours
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Private SUV Reykjavik Highlights Shore Excursion

Ship ahoy and welcome to Reykjavik the world's most northerly capital! Reykjavik is known for its colorful houses and it was the home of the first ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $530.00

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