Reykjavík Uncovered: 48-Hour Hop On Hop Off City Sightseeing Extravaganza
Delve deep into the heart of Reykjavík with our 48-hour City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off bus pass. This extended pass offers you the freedom to explore Reykjavík's modern vibe and its proximity to nature at your own pace, with plenty of time to discover all the hidden gems of this magical city.
Your journey through Reykjavík begins with a comfortable double-decker bus tour that allows you to explore the city's attractions flexibly. With stops at various cultural and historical sites, you have the liberty to hop off and delve into experiences that pique your interest.
Key highlights include the Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Centre, a modern architectural marvel and home to prestigious musical institutions. Wander around the vibrant Reykjavík Old Harbour, brimming with restaurants, shops, and cafes, and set sail on various boat tours.
The Reykjavík Maritime Museum offers insights into Iceland's fishing industry and coastal culture. For nature enthusiasts, the Whales of Iceland exhibition, the virtual FlyOver Iceland experience, and the unique Lava Show are must-visits.
The National Museum of Iceland takes you on a historical journey, while the Lækjargata area, with its iconic Hard Rock Café, offers a blend of history and modern dining. Explore Laugavegur, Reykjavík's main shopping street, for a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
Art lovers will appreciate the Kjarvalsstaðir Art Museum, showcasing works by Jóhannes Kjarval and other artists. The towering Hallgrímskirkja Church offers panoramic views of the city.
Visit the BSÍ Bus Terminal for connections to adventures outside the city, and explore Perlan for its Wonders of Iceland exhibition and stunning views. Kringlan Shopping Mall and the Hilton Nordica Reykjavík offer additional shopping and dining experiences.
Laugardalur Valley, with its botanical garden and Family Park and Zoo, provides a natural retreat. The historical Höfði House, known for its role in the Cold War's end, is another highlight.
- All year
- 2 days
- Minimum age
Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions by Icelandia
Need to know
Daily departures every 60 minutes from Harpa Concert Hall at 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30 & 16:30. The full tour takes around 85 minutes to complete.
You can hop on and hop off at any stop you choose, enjoying some discounts on attraction admission along the way.
Only payments with debit or credit cards accepted.
- Kindly note that the bus is not running on:
- 17 June, The Icelandic Independence Day celebrations
- Reykjavík Pride parade either second or third Saturday in August.
- Reykjavík Marathon and Reykjavík Cultural Night which is held annually the Saturday after 18 August, or on 18 August if it is a Saturday.
- 24th of October 2023
- 24th of December, Christmas Eve
- 25th of December, Christmas Day
- 31st of December, New Year's Eve
- 1st of January, New Year's Day
- Flexible Cancellation
- No Booking Fees
What’s included and what to bring on this tour
It’s important to always be prepared for your next adventure in Iceland. See our list of what’s included, and what you should bring or add to your trip
- Bus fare Hop-on, Hop- off access for 48 hours
- Free WiFi
- Audio guide commentary in 8 languages (German, Italian, Swedish, Icelandic, French, Spanish, English & Japanese)
- Food and drinks Entry/admission fee
If you're planning a trip to Iceland, it's important to be prepared with the right information. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you plan your trip
To ride on the hop-on hop-off buses in Iceland, it’s best to buy your ticket in advance. You can purchase them through the links above and all you’ll need to do is show your driver when you climb aboard. This way, you won’t need any cash at all!
For public buses in Reykjavík, you can pay for a ticket either with cash or with the KLAPP app. If you’re paying with cash, make sure that you have the right amount, because the drivers can’t give change.
Reykjavík’s hop-on hop-off buses run throughout the day all year round. But be aware that the timetable changes slightly depending on the season.
In the summer, the buses run every 30 minutes from 08:30 to 16:30. The route takes 1 hour, 15 minutes in total.
In the winter, buses run every 45 minutes from 09:30 to 16:15. The route typically takes less time, just 1 hour, 10 minutes.
As the buses run on public roads, the timetable is subject to change due to traffic, road closures, or public events.
All hop-on hop-off buses have climate control, meaning that they have air conditioning if it is warm outside and heating if it is cold. Whatever the weather in Reykjavík when you’re visiting, you’ll be perfectly comfortable on the bus!
Your voucher is valid for a year from the purchase date, but once you exchange the voucher for a ticket, the ticket is typically valid for 24 or 48 hours, depending on the type of ticket you purchased.
It’s really easy to use the hop-on hop-off buses:
- Firstly, buy a ticket online, for a 24-hour or 48-hour ride. You can do that right here on this page.
- Then, check out the hop-on hop-off bus map and timetable. It will show you when and where you can take the buses.
- Now, all you need to do is to head to a bus stop. When the bus arrives, you can get on, show your ticket, sit down, and enjoy the ride.
- When you’re ready to get off, just let the driver know.