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Approximately 4¼ Hours
Meals not included
With an abundance of space, clean air and natural green energy, the city of Reykjavík clearly revels in its reputation as being one of the most modern, forward-thinking societies in Europe. The city's slogan, Pure Energy, sums it up perfectly. Whether that pure energy manifests itself in form of the city's heating, nightlife or culture, Reykjavík delivers.
Today you'll experience the city's highlights -- starting with a visit to the open-air Museum of Arbaer. Here, more than 20 buildings have been relocated from around Iceland arranged to form examples of a town square, a village and a farm. The museum will lend you an insight into the architecture and lifestyles of Iceland's fascinating history.
Continue to the Pearl -- a remarkable building constructed in 1988. It is entirely unique, not only in Iceland but perhaps in the whole world. Comprised of a glass dome perched atop huge former hot water tanks, the Pearl affords great views of the capital area and beyond.
A stunning landmark that completely dominates the city skyline, Hallgrimskirkja Church makes for a wonderful photo stop. The bronze statue of Leif Eriksson in the church square offers an excellent scale comparison. The statue was gifted to the people of Iceland by the United States to commemorate the 1,000th anniversary of Iceland's Parliament.
In the University District, visit the National Museum to get a sense for Iceland's past, present and future. Reopened after extensive refurbishment, the museum now houses fresh, dynamic exhibits.
Conclude your tour with a panoramic city drive, passing such landmarks as the New Harpa Concert Hall and Hofdi House -- venue of the 1986 meeting between President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev that ended the Cold War.
The tour ends with a transfer to Keflavik Airport .
Please note: This tour is available only to guests whose cruise ends with flights departing at 4:30pm or later. Your luggage will be locked and secured in the coach luggage hold for the duration of the tour. Suitable for guests with mobility limitations with a companion to assist. Guests using a wheelchair can participate; however, the Arbaer Museum is not accessible. Terrain at the museum is fine gravel and sand. The houses are small and narrow, and many have low ceilings and high thresholds. It is essential that you wear warm, layered clothing in order to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion. Outer layer should be waterproof and windproof. Bring gloves, a warm hat and a scarf. Wear comfortable non-skid walking shoes.
Please note: This tour is available only to guests whose cruise ends in Reykjavík, with flights departing after 4:30pm.