Reykjavik, Iceland

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Getting To Know Reykjavik – Cruise Port Guide


Reykjavik is Iceland’s Capital with a population of 128 000 inhabitants and a choice of cruise ports. The world’s northernmost capital, this City is brimming with culture, history and fascinating things to see and do, let’s find out more in our Reykjavik cruise port guide.

Reykjavík has everything you would expect from a Capital, a vibrant social scene, modernity and excellent culinary options with many leading global restaurants. Over-nighting is highly recommended on your no fly cruise to experience the buzzing nightlife but the City also acts as a great hub to explore the many natural wonders of Iceland on tours. Iceland is well know for its extraordinary lagoons, geysers, waterfalls and even the Northern Lights at the right time of year, making it the perfect City break and cruise port.

This is a City that we would consider an absolute must for your No-Fly Cruise bucket list.

Travel Tips

Reykjavik has a number of ports used by different sizes of cruise ship so it’s worth understanding at which port your ship will stop, especially regarding the tours available. The ports are Reykjavik, Akureyri, Ísafjörður and Seyðisfjörður. In the City itself, The Central Old Harbour of is for smaller ships and Skarfabakki Cruise Dock for larger cruise ships (this is c3km outside of the centre.

It’s a City that requires some time, as you’ll want to see Iceland’s natural wonders by day but the vibrant and buzzing nightlife of an evening, so we recommend ships that will spend at least a night in port. The smaller the ship, the more likely you’ll be docked at the Central Old Harbour too, meaning you’ll be able to walk straight into town.

Don’t forget, Reykjavik has some of the highest rated restaurants on the planet, so try to include a meal out in your planning.

Key Highlights of Reykjavik

  • Whale watching boat trips
  • Blue Lagoon tour
  • Þingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir – The Golden Circle Tour
  • City sightseeing
  • Northern Lights Tours (Seasonal)
  • Lake Mývatn and Goðafoss waterfall tour


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