Blue Lagoon Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland’s exciting capital city, breathtaking Reykjavík, is bursting with growth…and visitors are pouring in from all over the globe to experience its magic– especially in the summertime. What a perfect time of year and final destination for our Voyage One guests, and host city for our Voyage Two guests!

During the summer, the sun shines nearly all day long, allowing visitors to enjoy all the gifts Reykjavík has to offer. It is the nucleus of Iceland’s culture and arts scene. By day, the café culture rules supreme with the lively hum of conversations. As evening arrives, people start filling into the city’s excellent restaurants where local ingredients are celebrated…fresh delicious lamb, seafood caught that day or wild game just to name a few. There are also endless opportunities to spend time in the glorious nature that surrounds the city. Witness the plunging Gullfoss waterfall and the super-famous Blue Lagoon thermal hot springs as well as countless other sights, giving this city boasting rights for being one of the must-see tourist destinations in the world today.

Reykjavík is a city of bold contrasts: it is both cosmopolitan and small-town; vibrant and sophisticated; young-at-heart and yet full of history. Many monuments, new and old, are also worth a peek, including the newly built oceanfront music and conference center, Harpa. Luckily, everything in Reykjavík is close by— you can find museums, galleries, theaters, cafés and swimming pools for example, all very near the town center. As such, the city is perhaps best explored by foot or bike. Because Reykjavík is Iceland’s most famous city, booking your excursions and tours early during the travel planning process is best.

We cannot wait to go on this adventure with you to this bucket-list destination!


Blue Lagoon Reykjavík Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Don’t miss the iconic Blue Lagoon during your cruise to Reykjavík, Iceland, which is one of the area’s biggest attractions for visitors. The lagoon is powered by lava-heated seawater and is rumored to have a variety of healing properties. Book your trip early if you’re visiting during peak season so you can enjoy a dip in the mineral-rich waters.


When you think of the dramatic landscape of Iceland, a massive, flowing waterfall might come to mind. That’d be Gullfoss, or Golden Falls. Feel the misty breeze from the falls as you stare out into the naturally beautiful scene the falls create. Many come to Gullfoss to catch sight of the Northern Lights.
Gullfoss Reykjavík Iceland
Inside an Icecave in Vatnajokull

Vatnajokull Ice Caves

Ice cave diving and glacier hiking are the perfect bucket list item for adrenaline seekers visiting on a Reykjavík cruise. Don’t miss the chance to scale Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in all of Europe. It’s something you’ll never forget.

National Museum of Iceland

If you’re not familiar with Iceland’s rich history, a visit to the National Museum of Iceland will help you understand the importance of respecting the natural landscape, preserving the glaciers, and the mythology of how the city came to be. An audio tour is particularly insightful.
National Museum of Iceland Reykjavík
Reykjavik City Scape from the Top with Hallgrimskirkja Church

Tour the Largest Church in Iceland

Construction on the mountainesque Hallgrimskirkja began way back in 1945 and took nearly 50 years to complete. This local monument is a testament to how the people of Iceland build their landmarks in honor and respect of their natural surroundings. Take a guided tour to find out how this Lutheran church came into existence.

Sun Voyager

You’ve probably never seen anything quite like the Sun Voyager, a futuristic and modernist sculpture inspired by the Vikings located in the heart of Reykjavík. With the city on one side and the sea and mountains on the other, snapping a panoramic photo here is a must.
Sun Voyager Reykjavík Iceland

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Keflavík International Airport (KEF)

Keflavík International Airport (KEF) is the largest airport in Iceland and the country’s main hub for international transportation. Reykjavík city airport is the main domestic airport in Iceland with limited international flights. Visitors can find information about flights to and from Keflavik on the official Keflavik Airport website, including arrivals and departures, parking, transportation, shops, and restaurants. The airport is approximately 32.8 miles (48 minute drive) to the cruise port.

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Port Facilities & Location

Reykjavík, Iceland will be our DISEMBARKATION port for Voyage One and EMBARKATION port for Voyage Two.

There’s not a lot to do around the Reykjavík cruise port, but there are information desks, rental services, and some duty-free souvenir shopping available to you when you arrive. Most people will either walk to the city center or take a complimentary cruise line shuttle bus.

Explore Places to Eat and Drink

For those looking for a cozy and affordable dining experience, Cafe Flora is a great option. This quaint cafe boasts a lovely outdoor garden and serves classic coffees, cheese plates, sandwiches, and soups.

If you’re looking to try traditional Icelandic cuisine, head over to Matur og Drykkur, which translates to “food and drink” in Icelandic. This restaurant is housed in a beautifully restored salt fishery and serves up an array of local dishes. Reservations are recommended as it only operates on Wednesdays through Sundays.

For something more upscale, Fish Company offers a delightful three-course menu with local fried cod dishes, stews, and more. Don’t let the name fool you; this restaurant is a hidden gem in Reykjavík.

Lastly, check out Frú Lauga, a farmer’s market and local institution where you can purchase fresh local yogurts, fish, meats, and vegetables. The trendy market even has an olive oil bar and a kombucha bar, perfect for those looking for a healthy and unique drink option.

Culture & History

Though people have lived in Iceland since at least 874 AD, the city wasn’t officially created until the late 18th century. After World War II, Iceland’s population and trading importance boomed. Today, Reykjavík is the capital city of Iceland and the largest city in the country. In recent years, Reykjavik has become a symbol of Icelandic tourism thanks to its beautiful systems of fjords, stunning auroras, and cosmopolitan energy.

Shop 'Til You Drop

For a relatively small city, Reykjavík is a shopper’s paradise. There is literally something for everyone, charming little street boutiques, beautiful local and international design stores, or large shopping malls with a great variety of stores.

Getting around

When you arrive on your cruise to Reykjavík, Iceland, you’ll be just a 15-minute walk from major city sights. Hop-on, hop-off bus services are plentiful, as are taxi services. If you decide to use the local bus system, exact change is required, so carrying a few extra kronur is recommended.

Local Currency & Tipping Etiquette

When traveling in Reykjavík , Iceland you’ll use the króna, which is the official currency of Iceland. Many establishments accept euros too, and most places accept credit and debit cards. Cash isn’t king in Iceland, and leaving a tip isn’t required at most restaurants, either.
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