Reykjavik, Iceland

Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, directly east of Greenland, Iceland is Europe's westernmost country and the second largest island in the North-Atlantic ocean. Its capital, Reykjavik holds practically half of Iceland’s entire population, perhaps not surprising considering how little of the country is actually habitable. As such it is the country’s unrivalled cultural and economic centre surrounded by a vast wilderness of mountains and glaciers.

The city’s highlights are mostly found in central Reykjavik: lining Old Town and Lake Tjornin are attractive tin houses, some of the more historical buildings, and many of its restaurants and nighttime hotspots. Its nightlife is legendary, with all-night street parties in summer and a huge club scene year-round. The nearby surrounding wilderness offers walking trails at Videy Island or the lava area at Heidmork, is definitely worth a visit. At "Smoky Bay" you can see geothermal steam rising from the ground. Harnessed to heat the city, these smoke signals can be seen along with any number of natural wonders, half an hour out of town.

Things to See & Do

* Culture House
* Einar Jónsson Museum
* Hallgrímskirkja church steeple
* National Gallery of Iceland
* Laugadalur geothermal pool

General information

Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency - krona (ISK)
Language - Icelandic (official)
Land Area – 100,250 sq km
Population – 280,000
Electricity – 2 pin round pins European style
Time - GMT + 0 hours
International Country Telephone Code – +354

Port Location – The port has two main sections. Gamla Hofnin (City Harbor), the older section, is situated close to the city centre.

Transport Links – Public transport is good, with a network of buses serving Reykjavik and its suburbs, while taxis are always available.

Flight time is only 2-4 hours from Europe and 5-6 hours from east coast USA. It is possible to get to Iceland by sea as well. There is one passenger and car ferry service that sails during the summer to Seydisfjordur, a town on the east coast of Iceland. The Smyril Line ferry runs between the Faeroe Islands, Norway, Denmark and the Shetland Islands in the north of Scotland. The ferry makes a complete journey once a week throughout the year.

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Le Commandant Charcot, Cruise The Arctic Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 14 Jun 2021 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Commandant Charcot.

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Quest, A Viking Midsummer Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 22 Jun 2021 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Quest.

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Quest, Exploring The Viking Isles Ex Reykjavik To Dover

Departure: 22 Jun 2021 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Quest.

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Quest, Realm Of The Vikings Ex Reykjavik To Dover

Departure: 22 Jun 2021 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Quest.

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Le Commandant Charcot, Northeast Greenland National Park Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 24 Jun 2021 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Commandant Charcot.

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Ultramarine, Essential Greenland Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 25 Jun 2021 From: Cruise line: Quark Expeditions Cruise Ship: Ultramarine.

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Wind, Ex Reykjavik Roundtrip

Departure: 28 Jun 2021 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Wind.

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Cloud, Ex Reykjavik To Tromso

Departure: 03 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Cloud Expedition.

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Whisper, Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 04 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Whisper.

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Ocean Endeavour, Iceland Circumnavigation Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 04 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Adventure Canada Cruise Ship: Ocean Endeavour.

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Wind, Ex Reykjavik To Tromso

Departure: 07 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Wind.

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Quest, Northern Isles Quest Ex Reykjavik To Dover

Departure: 07 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Quest.

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Quest, Viking & Celtic Gems Ex Reykjavik To Dover

Departure: 07 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Quest.

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Quest, Lands Of The Sagas Ex Reykjavik To Montreal

Departure: 07 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Quest.

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Explorer, Wild Island Escape Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 08 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Lindblad Expeditions Cruise Ship: National Geographic Explorer.

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Ultramarine, Greenland Adventure Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 10 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Quark Expeditions Cruise Ship: Ultramarine.

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Explorer, Circumnavigation Of Iceland Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 12 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Lindblad Expeditions Cruise Ship: National Geographic Explorer.

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Whisper, Ex Reykjavik To Edinburgh

Departure: 14 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Whisper.

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Ocean Endeavour, In The Wake Of Vikings Ex Reykjavik To Kangerlussuaq

Departure: 14 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Adventure Canada Cruise Ship: Ocean Endeavour.

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Viking Sun, Iceland's Majestic Landscapes Ex Reykjavik To Bergen

Departure: 17 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Sun.

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Ultramarine, Greenland Adventure Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 17 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Quark Expeditions Cruise Ship: Ultramarine.

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Scenic Eclipse, Icelandic Discoverer Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 19 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Scenic Ocean Cruising Cruise Ship: Scenic Eclipse.

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Departure: 21 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Lindblad Expeditions Cruise Ship: National Geographic Explorer.

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Jupiter, Iceland's Majestic Landscapes Ex Reykjavik To Bergen

Departure: 22 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Jupiter.

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Ultramarine, Greenland Adventure Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 24 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Quark Expeditions Cruise Ship: Ultramarine.

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Star Pride, Around Iceland Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 25 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Windstar Cruises Cruise Ship: Star Pride.

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Explorer, Circumnavigation Of Iceland Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 25 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Lindblad Expeditions Cruise Ship: National Geographic Explorer.

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Scenic Eclipse, Icelandic Discoverer Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 27 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Scenic Ocean Cruising Cruise Ship: Scenic Eclipse.

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Scenic Eclipse, Ultimate Arctic & Iceland Ex Reykjavik To Longyearbyen

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Cloud, Ex Reykjavik To Kangerlussuaq

Departure: 29 Jul 2021 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Cloud Expedition.

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Le Jacques Cartier, Icelandic Mosaic Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 04 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Jacques Cartier.

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Scenic Eclipse, Arctic Islands Ex Reykjavik To Longyearbyen

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Le Commandant Charcot, Geographic North Pole Ex Reykjavik To Longyearbyen

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Viking Sun, Iceland's Majestic Landscapes Ex Reykjavik To Bergen

Departure: 10 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Sun.

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Le Jacques Cartier, Icelandic Mosaic Ex Reykjavik Return

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Star Pride, Around Iceland Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 15 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Windstar Cruises Cruise Ship: Star Pride.

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Explorer, Greenland & Canadian High Arctic Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 15 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Lindblad Expeditions Cruise Ship: National Geographic Explorer.

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Le Jacques Cartier, Icelandic Mosaic Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 18 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Jacques Cartier.

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Venture, Legend Of The Icelandic Sagas Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 21 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Venture.

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Venture, Icelandic Sagas & Fjords Of Greenland Ex Reykjavik To Kangerlussuaq

Departure: 21 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Venture.

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Departure: 21 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Whisper.

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Le Champlain, Greenland & Newfoundland Ex Reykjavik To Saint Pierre

Departure: 22 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Champlain.

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Departure: 22 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Wind.

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Star Pride, Around Iceland Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 22 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Windstar Cruises Cruise Ship: Star Pride.

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Le Jacques Cartier, Icelandic Mosaic Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 25 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Jacques Cartier.

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Star Pride, Around Iceland Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 29 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Windstar Cruises Cruise Ship: Star Pride.

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Explorer, Fabled Lands Of The North Ex Reykjavik To St Johns

Departure: 29 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Lindblad Expeditions Cruise Ship: National Geographic Explorer.

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Whisper, Transoceanic Cruise Ex Reykjavik To New York

Departure: 31 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Whisper.

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Departure: 31 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Wind.

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Le Jacques Cartier, Icelandic Mosaic Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 01 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Jacques Cartier.

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Venture, Majestic Fjords Of Greenland Ex Reykjavik To Kangerlussuaq

Departure: 04 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Venture.

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Venture, Fjords Of Greenland & Canadian Arctic Ex Reykjavik To St Johns

Departure: 04 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Venture.

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Ocean Adventurer, Three Arctic Islands Ex Reykjavik To Oslo

Departure: 04 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: Quark Expeditions Cruise Ship: Ocean Adventurer.

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Star Pride, Greenland: North Atlantic Odyssey Ex Reykjavik To Boston

Departure: 05 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: Windstar Cruises Cruise Ship: Star Pride.

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Le Commandant Charcot, The Northwest Passage Ex Reykjavik To Nome

Departure: 07 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Commandant Charcot.

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Wind, Ex Reykjavik To London

Departure: 15 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Wind.

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Greg Mortimer, Inuit Arctic & Beyond Ex Reykjavik To St Johns

Departure: 21 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: Aurora Expeditions Cruise Ship: Greg Mortimer.

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Endurance, Iceland's West Coast To Greenland Ex Reykjavik Return

Departure: 21 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: Lindblad Expeditions Cruise Ship: National Geographic Endurance.

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Pursuit, Iceland Intensive Ex Reykjavik To Copenhagen

Departure: 16 Aug 2022 From: Cruise line: Azamara Cruise Ship: Azamara Pursuit.

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