SUPERMARKET In the heart of Reykjavík

BANKASTRÆ
TEL.: 551 443
Tel: 551 0449 Fax: 561 0449
How to spend
a day in
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You really want to make
the most of your time here,
don´t you? Well, following
this simple guide will able
you to enjoy the city from a
perspective no other tourist
guide will provide you with.
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Reykjavík city centre
CITY
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Hallgríms Church
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The Pond
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National Museum of Iceland
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Vatnsmýri
Café Paris
– Re-energize yourself with a cup of coffee or two,
and let your eyes wander the cafe and feast on all the
pretty people.
THIS IS THE
CITY’S MAINReykjavík
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Art Museum – Hafnarhús
KJARVALSSTAÐIR
Hop On – Hop Off
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Dinner time
19
NASA
- Connect with past generations in Iceland and
experience how a single nation came into being over
the period of nearly 1200 years.
City Hall
– Check out the gigantic 3D map of Iceland.
Back on Skólavör›u­s tígur street
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The Culture House
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– Reach into your pocket for that loaf of bread you
GRAND
bought and feed the ducks.
HÓTEL
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COACH TERMINAL
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– Experience what is probably the world’s
northernmost flea market. The trashy atmosphere and
weird name just makes you want to cry out: Yee-haw!
Maybe you’ll stumble across that Viking helmet you’ve
secretly dreamed of. (On weekends only)
– In the shadow of the church stands a house looking RECREATION– Check out the fascinating Erró collection.
AREA
like a grim fortress. Go behind it (the side facing
away from the church) and sneak in to the sculpture
Reykjavík City Museum
garden. Walk around the garden’s paths in the peace
– The Settlement Exhibition
and quiet, look for a man sitting below and beside the
HÖFÐI
Experience Viking-Age Reykjavík at the Settlement
body of a deceased woman.
Exhibition. The focus of the exhibition is an excavated
longhouse site which dates from the 10th century AD.
National Gallery of Iceland
It includes relics of human habitation from about 871,
– Definitely one of Reykjavík´s most impressive
the oldest such site found in Iceland.
cultural attraction, ask the receptionist to tell you the
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Einar Jónsson Sculpture Garden
– The best hot dogs in the universe! Ask for two dogs
and leave the last bite of the bread for the hungry
birds swarming around the place.
Laugarnes
Kolaporti›
– 2nd place World Barista Champions should be
able to make you a decent cup of coffee, ask for
cappuccino to go.
– Take a hike up the hill, check out the statue of
Leif Eiríksson and climb up the church tower for a
Spectacular view of the entire city. Enjoy your coffee
and Kleina and watch the city waking up.
Bæjarins bestu
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BIRDWATCHING
remarkable history of the house.
HÓTEL
REYKJAVÍK
NORDIC
HOUSE
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– By now shops have opened. Check out the
various galleries and workshops on both sides of
Skólavörðustígur street.
– Built by Icelandic craftsmen. Contains exhibition
halls, meeting rooms, a cafeteria and a shop. Theme
exhibitions, Permanent exhibitions, souvenirs, artwork
and books.
Now it‘s time to take a nice guided sightseeing tour
around the city with Reykjavík Excursions “Hop On –
Hop Off”. The tour is on every hour on the hour from
REYKJAVÍK
10.00 – 16.00 with 10 stops around the city centre
BOTANICAL
and each ticket is valid for 24 hours. The busses
are
GARDEN
equipped with a guidance system offering 8 languages
and the starting point is Lækjargata at Arnarhóll. The
busses operate from June through August.
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Gam
– On the left hand side of the street. Go in and ask for
2 “Kleinur”, a delicious Icelandic sweetbread (the ei is
pronounced like the a in baby) Also buy half a loaf of
bread and put it in a bag.
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Kaffi Tár
– Be there at 9 o´clock in the morning, walk there
if you are on a hotel nearby or take a bus, most of
them stop at Hlemmur sooner or later. Walk down
Laugavegur street and plan tomorrows shopping
attack on your way.
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Sandholt Bakery
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Tjörnin
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Hlemmur Bus Station
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Check out restaurants Fish
Company or Geysir
HÓTEL
REYKJAVÍK ZOO
just few steps apart. ÍSLAND
HÓTEL
– RoundNORDICA
midnight you can join the swishy line of
people waiting to get in. A night at NASA demands
some deep pocket digging - but hey, when are you
going to be in Iceland again?
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Practical Information
::: Tourist Information
The Centre
Reykja­vík´s offici­al Tourist In­formation
Centre in Að­al­stræti 2, 101 Reykja­vik.
Tel. 590 1550. Open daily 08:30-19:00
June-15 Sept. & 16 Sept.-31 May Mon.Fri. 09.00-18:00 Sat. 09:00-16:00 Sun.
09:00-14:00
City Hall In­formation
Located in the City Hall by lake Tjörn­in.
Tel. 411 1000 / 800 4900. Open May to
Oct. Mon-Fri 08:20 to 16:30, Sat 12:00 to
16:00. Buses 1,3,6,11,12 and 13.
Icelandic Travel Market
ITM Tourist Information Centre offers a
free booking service and staff with first
hand knowledge and advice on the best
ways to organise your time in and outside
Reykjavík. At ITM you can book excursions, accommodation, car rental, local
shows, access internet and phones for
international calls. Situated at the bottom
of the High Street, Bankastræti 2, 101
Reykjavík. Tel: (+354) 522-4979. Opening
hours: June - Sept, 08:00 - 21:00 daily &
Sept - May, 08:00 - 19:00 daily.
France, Túngata 22 Reykjavík. tel.
575 9600. E-mail: [email protected]
ambafrance.is
Germany, Laufásvegur 31 Reykjavík.
tel. 530 1100.
E-mail: [email protected]diplo.de
Japan. Laugavegur 182, (6th floor)
Reykjavík. tel. 510 8600. E-mail:
[email protected]
Norway, Fjólugata 17 Reykjavík. tel.
520 0700. [email protected]
Russia, Garðastræti 33 Reykjavík.
Consular Section tel. 551 5156. Email: [email protected]
Sweden, Lágmúli 7 Reykjavík. tel.
520 1230. E-mail: [email protected]
::: Embassies
Canada, Túngata 14 Reykjavík. tel. 575
6500. E-mail: [email protected]
China, Víðimelur 29 Reykjavík. tel. 552
6751. E-mail: [email protected]
Denmark, Hverfisgata 29 Reykjavík.
tel. 575 0300, E-mail: [email protected]
Finland, Túngata 30 Reykjavík. tel. 510
0100, E-mail: [email protected]
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Import­ant
pho­ne num­bers
112
Em­ergency, Police, amb­u­lance,
fire depart­ment, med­icine.
118
In­formation
Police
Gener­al num­ber 444-1000
Em­ergency ward
National Uni­versity Hospi­tal, 24 hrs
service, tel. 543 2000.
United States of America, Laufásvegur 21 Reykjavík. tel. 562 9100.
E-mail: [email protected]
Doct­ors on duty
1770
National Uni­versity Hospi­tal, 24
hrs service, tel. 543 1000.
United Kingdom, Laufásvegur 31
Reykjavík. tel. 550 5100. E-mail:
[email protected]
Dental ward
For in­formation on dent­ists on
duty call 575 0505.
Health Centre for Tourists
Tel.: 510 6500 www.hv.is
Hafnarfjörður – The town in the lava only 15 minutes from Reykjavík Tourist
Information, Strandgata 6. Tel. 585 5500,
e-mail: [email protected] Open Mon to
Fri 8:00-17:00 and at weekends in June,
July and August 10:00-15:00
Cintamani, Centre for Adventure
Located in a friendly environment on the
main shopping street in Reykjavík. There
you can book your Icelandic Adventure
with the help of experienced guides and
at the same time shop for necessities and
Icelandic design outdoor brand Cintamani.
Free internet access.
Situated at Laugarvegur 11. 101
Reykjavík. Tel.: 562 7000. Opening hours:
June - August 08:30-20:30 daily.
Sept. - May 10:00-18:00 Mon.- Sat.
Practical Information
free at numerous “hot spots” such as cafés, restaurants, public libraries, museums
etc. in the Reykjavík area.
::: Phone & Internet
Services
Call­ing Cards
With a prepaid Atlas Calling Card you
can call anywhere in the world via a
toll free number (800 number). Phone
cards for public phones are available
at most gas stations, bookstores and
supermarkets.
Pho­ne Centres
An International call centre is situ­ated in
the Tourist In­formation Centre at Adal­
stra­eti 2, down town Reykja­vik. Call­ing
cards can be purchased at the Tourist
In­formation Centre’s main desk
Inter­net Centres
You can access the internet on prepaid
time at the Tourist Information Centre at
Aðalstræti 2, down town Reykjavik or for
Gsm / Cell pho­nes
There are two GSM / Cell phone
operators in Iceland. Iceland Telecom
(Síminn) and Vodafone. Both telephone
companies sell prepaid GSM phone
cards, which visitors may find convenient
to use with their own GSM phones. Prepaid cards are available at gas stations
around the country.
Domest­ic calls
Pho­ne num­bers in Iceland are
seven-digit num­bers. No area codes are
necessary, you dial the num­ber direct­ly.
The Iceland­ic pho­ne book, lists names
alp­habet­ically by Christ­i­an names, not
family names.
International calls
When calling outside Iceland, dial without
interruption the international code (00),
then the country code, the area code,
and finally the number. If you need help
to reach the number, you can call 118 for
assistance. If you need help in finding a
phone number abroad, you can call 1811
for information.
::: Pharmacies
Lyfja Apo­tek
Lág­múli 5, by Hot­el Nor­dica, tel. 533
2300. Open daily 08:00 to 24:00. Buses
2,15,17 and 19.
Lyfja Apo­tek
Lauga­veg­ur 16, tel. 552 4045. Open
Mon-Fri 09:00 to 18:30, Sat. 11:00 to
16:00.
::: Transportation
also provide a free pick up and drop off at
major hotels in Reykjavík (list provided on
our website). The Flybus makes 2 stops on
its way both going to and from the airport
at Aktu-Taktu in Garðabær and at Hótel Viking in Hafnarfjörður. For further information
visit www.flybus.is Tel.: 562 1011
Taxi
BSR, tel. 561 0000. Borg­ar­bíll, tel. 552
2440. Hreyf­ill, tel.: 588 5522. Bes­ides
reg­ul­ar fares most stations also of­fer
vari­ous exc­ursions & short trips.
Grea­t­er Reykja­vik Tran­sport / Buses
Buses opera­te from 06:30 until midnight,
ap­art from Sunda­ys when they start at
10:00. On week­da­ys, the buses in gener­al
are dri­v­ing with inter­vals of 15 or 30 minutes, until 18:00. Ev­en­ings and week­ends
inter­val is 30 or 60 minutes.
Single bus fare costs ISK 280,- ISK
100,- for children 6 - 11 ye­ars. A block
of 11 tickets can be bought from the dri­
ver for ISK 2.500. Reykja­vik Tourist Card
is also valid as a bus ticket.
N.B. The Bus drivers don’t give any
change so always have the right amount
ready for the single bus fares.
Central Bus Stations
Hlemm­ur, Lækj­ar­torg, Mjódd, Ártún and
Spöng.
Air­port trans­fer / Flybus
The Flybus airport shuttle will take you from
Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavík
city and vice versa. The Flybus is connected with all flights to and from Keflavík
airport. Seats are always guaranteed. We
Car Rentals
Budget Car Rental
Vatns­mýr­ar­veg­ur 10, 101 Reykja­vík
by the bus term­inal. Tel 562 6060.
Fax 562 6061.
Europcar Car Rental
Skeifunni 9, 108 Reykjavík.
Tel. 568 6915, fax 568 8663.
Akureyri: Tel. 461 6000, fax 462 6476.
Keflavík airport: Tel. 425 0300.
After hours emergency phone
Tel.: 840 6042 www.holdur.is
e-mail: [email protected]
Hertz Car Rental
Flugvallarvegur, 101 Reykjavík. Near Hotel Loftleiðir.
Tel.: 522 4400, fax: 522 4421.
www.hertz.is / [email protected]
::: Terminals
BSÍ Coach Term­inal
Buses to dest­inations all around Iceland.
Vatns­mýr­ar­veg­ur, tel.: 562 1011. Buses
1,3,6,14 and 15.
Domest­ic Air Term­inal
Air Iceland domest­ic flights at Reykja­vík
Air­port, 101 Reykja­vik of­fers a domest­ic
rou­te network of 9 dest­inations and links
to the Faroese Is­lands and Green­land.
Tel.: 570 3030. Bus 15.
Domest­ic Air Tax­is
Next to Hótel Loft­leið­ir, Reykja­vík Air­
port. Bus 19.
Avis Car Rental
Knarrarvogur 2, 104 Reykjavík.
Tel.: 591 4000. Fax 591 4040.
www.avis.is e-mail: [email protected]
At Keflavík airport: Tel.: 421 1690,
e-mail: [email protected]
Rent-a-bike
It is possi­ble to rent a bike to go sight­
seeing around the city at Hótel Loft­leið­ir
by Öskju­hlíð hill. Bus 19.
Petr­ol / Gas Stations
Most service petr­ol stations are open
daily from 07.30-23.30. Af­t­er reg­ul­ar
ho­urs, most self-service petr­ol stations accept ISK 500, 1000 and 2000
banknot­es, credit and debit cards.
Viking feast
Viking hotel
Viking restaurants
Viking live entertainment
Viking Souveniers
For booking and
further information:
Tel.: 565-1213
www.vikingvillage.is
[email protected]
Strandgata 55 Hafnarfjordur
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Practical Information
::: Shopping in
Reykjavík
City Centre
The area around Aust­ur­stræti and
Hafn­ar­­­stræti streets has lots of shops
carrying sou­ven­irs, woo­lens and
hand­icrafts. You will also find info
centres, cafés, restaurants, pubs & bars.
Lauga­veg­ur street
Main shopp­ing street lea­d­ing up from
the city centre. Designer clot­hes, street
wear, music, eye wear, cafés,
restaurants & bars.
Gardabær shopping centre (approx. 8.5
km from Reykjavík). Open 24 hours.
The Kram­búð super­mar­ket on
Skóla­vörðu­stíg­ur street, carries the
basic necessities like fruit, bread, milk,
yog­urt, toot­hpaste, soda etc.
Skóla­vörðu­stíg­ur 42, 105 Reykja­vík.Tel.
551 0449.
Liquor stor­es
The state runs liquor in stor­es called
Vínbúð. The shops are open Mon-Thur:
11:00-18:00, Fri. 11:00-19:00 and Sat.
11:00-18:00
::: Money
Cur­rency exchange
All major banks exchange foreign
currencies.
Cards
Visa, EuroCard, MasterCard, Di­ners Club
and Amer­ic­an Ex­press are widely
accept­ed.
ATM´s/Cash machines
You can get cash advances from your
credit and/or debit card at cash
machines widely availa­ble in Reykja­vík.
Skóla­vörðu­stíg­ur street
Lea­d­ing up from Lauga­veg­ur towards
Hall­gríms­kirkja church it is lined with
gall­eries, works­hops & showrooms
sell­ing vari­ous kinds of art.
::: Other
Kringl­an Mall
A short distance from the city centre sits
Kringl­an Mall with 36,000 sq.m. of
shops, ca­ter­ing and services. Buses
1,2,3,4,5,6,13 and 14.
Post Offices
Icelandic Postal Service main branch is
located on Pósthússtræti 5, 101
Reykjavík. Tel.: 580 1000. Open Mon-Fri.
09:00 to 18:00.
Smára­lind Mall in Kópavogur
A modern shopp­ing Mall speci­ally
designed to provide guest with a
com­forta­ble shopp­ing ex­perience.
Buses 2, 24 and 28.
Air­mail
Letter / postcard inside Iceland up to
50g. ISK 75, letter up to 100 g. ISK 90
and letter up to 250 g. ISK 130. To other
European countries airmail letter/
postcard, up to 50 g. ISK 140, letter up
to 100 g. ISK 200 and letter up to 250 g.
ISK 380. To countries outside Europe
letter/postcard up to 50 g. ISK 155,
letter up to 100g. ISK 265 and letter up
to 250 g. ISK 570.
Skeif­an area
Near Laug­ar­dal­ur Valley recr­eational
area Skeif­an is the home of discount &
barga­in stor­es, markets, el­ect­ric
equip­ment and home app­li­ance stor­es.
Tax-Free Shopp­ing
Visitors can reclaim value-added tax
(VAT) on purchases exceeding ISK 4,000
in each shop. Look for the “Tax-Free
Shopping” logo and ask the shop
assistant for a refund. You will be given
a refund cheque or coupon whereby you
can cash in at the airport on leaving the
country. Tax-Free agents are also at all
major cruise ships before departure. You
no longer have to wait with your
Tax-Free refund cheque until you leave
the country, just visit The Centre in
Aðalstræti 2 for your refund with Iceland
Tax- Free cheques. The refund amounts
to approximately 15% of the purchase
price.
Super­mar­kets:
Hagkaup
The only Hypermarket in Iceland. Offers
a wide range of merchandise and is
located in Skeifan (Reykjavík) and in
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::: Opening Hours
Gener­al offices
Week­da­ys from 09:15-17:00.
Public offices
Week­da­ys from 10:00 to 15:00 or 16:00.
Banks
Norm­ally open 09:15-16:00 Mon. to Fri.
Extended ho­urs on Fri. Some branches
stay open week­ends 24 hour bank­ing is
availa­ble at Lands­bank­inn bank at Leif­ur
Er­íks­son Air­port Transit Loun­ge.
Shops & super­mar­kets
Open Mon.-Thu. 10.00-19.00, Fri.
10.00-19.30, Sat.10.00-18.00 and Sun.
12:00-18:00
Malls usually stay open a bit longer on
Thu. and weekends.
24 hour shopp­ing
Major gas stations stay open 24 ho­urs
as well as the 10-11 grocery store chain.
Both carry the necessities of ev­eryday
life.
Pharmacies
Pharmacies are gener­ally open 09:00 to
18:00 / 19:00 but some stay open
lon­ger.
Restaurants, pubs, bars & discos
See win­ing & din­ing sect­ion and
Reykja­vík by night.
Pho­tography / process­ing
Print and film process­ing are rea­dily
availa­ble in and many super­mar­kets
Reykja­vík
Stor­ing lugga­ge/bagga­ge
BSÍ Coach Term­inal, Vatns­mýr­ar­veg­ur
10, Tel. 562 1011. Open daily ,
07:30-22:00. Buses 1,3,6,14 and 15.
Lost & Found
Police Station at Borg­ar­tún 7b, Tel. 444
1400. Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-12:00 and
14:00-16:00. Buses 4,5 and 12.
Laun­dry
Laun­dry and dry clean­ing services are
availa­ble at most hot­els in Reykja­vík.
We­ather/Clot­hing
For we­ather in­formation in Eng­lish, tel.
(+354) 902-0600, e-mail: [email protected]­ur.is
www.en.vedur.is
Radio/TV News in Eng­lish
You can listen to the BBC live 24 hours a
day in the greater Reykjavík area on FM
94.3 and read news in English on the
national TV station RUV, on page 130 of
the Teletext, or log on to www.teletext.is
and enter 130 in the space marked
“Siða”.
Maps and in­formation brochures
Tourist in­formation centres have
in­formation and brochures for the whole
country.
Time
Iceland is on Greenwich Mean Time
(GMT) throug­hout the year, and does not
go on daylight sav­ing time. When it is
noon in Reykja­vík during the sum­mer,
the time is 08:00 in New York City, 13:00
in London, 14:00 in Paris, 14:00 in Oslo,
14:00 in Lux­em­bo­urg, 14:00 in Rome
and 21:00 in Tokyo.
Public holidays 2011
Business, banks and most stores are
closed on the following holidays:
New Years Day, Jan 1. Maundy
Thursday, April 21. Good Friday, April
22. Easter Sunday, April 24. Easter
Monday, April 25. First day of summer,
April 21. Labour Day, May 1. Ascension
Day, June 2. Pentecost-Whitsun
Monday, June 13. National Day, June
17. Commerce Day, August 1, Christmas
Eve, Dec. 24. Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
St. Stephen’s Day, Dec. 26. New Year’s
Eve, Dec. 31.
Palm Sunday = Pálmasunnudagur
Maundy Thursday = Skírdagur
Good Friday = Föstudagurinn langi
Easter Sunday = Páskadagur
Easter Monday = Annar í páskum
Ascension Day = Uppstigningardagur
Pentecost-Whitsun Monday = Annar í
hvítasunnu
Christmas Eve = Aðfangadagur
Christmas Day = Jóladagur
St. Stephen’s Day = Annar í jólum
New Year’s Eve = Gamlársdagur
New Year’s Day = Nýársdagur
Equivalents
1 kilo (kg) = 2.2 pounds
1 Litre (L) = about 1.76 pints
1 kilometre (km) = 0.62 mile
1 metre (m) = 1.1 yards
1 centi­metre (cm) = 0,39 inch
El­ect­ricity
The volta­ge is 220, 50 HZ AC. Ple­a­se
note that the prongs on equip­ment you
bring with you may be differ­ent from
Iceland­ic stand­ards. All major hot­els
provide you with adaptor prongs for
charg­ing computers, camer­as, Gsm
pho­nes etc.
Practical Information
::: Travel Agents
Norðurflug Helicopter Service
Do you want to reach the traditional
whale grounds in 10 minutes or the top
of Mt. Hengill? Or do you want to
combine trip with an ATV´s racing in the
moon-like environment of Reykjanes and
possibly stand on two continents and
afterwards relax in the Blue Lagoon?
If this is your wish we can give you this
experience and it’s cheaper than you
think. Norðurflug Helicopter Service
Kringlan 4-6 • 103 Reykjavík
Tel.: 562 2500 • Fax: 562 2504
[email protected] • www.heli.is
Reykja­vik Exc­ursions
One of the largest organizers of tours for
individuals and groups, as well as
operating one of the biggest bus fleets
in Iceland. On an annual basis the
number of staff is around 130 persons.
Reykjavik Excursions operates day tours
for individuals in English, German,
French and Scandinavian, from
Reykjavík all year round. For further
information visit www.re.is Reykjavik
Excursions, Vesturvör 34, 200
Kópavogur.
Tel.: +354 580 5400 Fax: +354 564 4776
www.re.is / [email protected]
Special Tours offer Whale Watching,
Puffin Watching, Sea Angling and
Incentive tours on sea out of Reykjavik’s
Old Harbour. Our Whale Watching boat,
“The Rose”, offers an absolute
innovation in Whale Watching. The boat
is brand-new and is the fastest and
most luxurious whale watching boat in
the country. Because of the speed our
tours only take 2 – 2 ½ hours but
passengers spend the same amount of
time whale watching! Our boat “Old
Skuli” is ideal for puffin watching due to
its excellent view from inside and its
shallow draught, bringing passengers
closer to the Puffin Island. Tel.: +354 892
0099, www.specialtours.is e-mail: [email protected]
specialtours.is
Is­hest­ar Ri­ding To­urs
Esta­bl­is­hed in 1982, Is­hest­ar is a lea­d­ing, fully
licen­sed oper­ator, speci­alizing in ri­ding to­urs,
of­fer ri­ding to­urs of great vari­ety with 68
depart­ures of vari­ous ri­ding to­urs form 7
differ­ent location throug­hout most parts of
Iceland during the sum­mer time as well as
year round single day to­urs form a new Ri­ding
Centre comb­in­ing ri­ding to­urs, sight seeing,
whale watching, food and enterta­in­ment. Out
treks combine who­lesome out­door act­i­vity
with an intima­te enjoy­ment of nat­ure and a
rewar­ding relations­hip between the hor­se and
rider. Is­hest­ar ehf, Sörla­skeid 26, 220
Hafn­ar­fjord­ur, Iceland.
Tel. +354 555 7000 • Fax +354 555 7001 [email protected]
is­hest­ar.is / www.is­hest­ar.is
Eld­ing Whale Watching
Elding Reykjavík Whale Watching specializes
in whale watching tours from the Old Harbour
of Reykjavík all year round. We also organize
other adventures at sea: puffin watching, sea
angling, the ferry to Viðey Island and more.
The company is committed to provide high
quality tours in a way that minimizes the
environmental impact caused by its activities
while allowing visitors to enjoy nature. Green
Globe Silver and Blue Flag Certified.
Environmental Award of the Icelandic Tourist
Board in 2008. Elding Reykjavík Whale
Watching. Tel: +354 555 3565, fax: +354 554
7420, [email protected] / www.elding.is
Iceland Exc­ursions
A well esta­bl­is­hed incom­ing Tour oper­ator that
has been oper­at­ing to­urs and develop­ing the
business success­fully for the past 12 ye­ars,
(esta­bl­is­hed in 1989). Today Reykja­vik
Exc­ursions of­fers the widest possi­ble range of
services, cover­ing ev­eryt­hing from meet and
greet to snow adventures, excit­ing all year day
to­urs as well as gu­ar­an­teed roundtrips. Iceland
Exc­ursions Funa­hofdi 17 - 110 Reykja­vík. Tel
(354) 540 1313. Tele­fax num­ber: (354) 540
1310. E-mail: [email protected]­exc­ursions.is
www.iceland­exc­ursions.is
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Hilton Reykjavik
Hotel
Hilton
ReykjavikNordica
Nordica
Hotel
Suðurlandsbraut 2. Tel. 444 5000, fax 444
Website: www.hilton.co.uk/reykjavik
5001 www.reykjavik.nordica.hilton.com
E-mail:: [email protected]
[email protected]
Gamla
höfnin
Radisson BLU SAGA HOTEL
by Hagatorg. Tel. 525 9900, fax 525 9909.
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e-mail: [email protected]
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HÓTEL REYKJAVÍK NATURA
SJÓMANNAHEIMILIÐ ÖRKIN,
by Hlíðarfótur. Tel. 444 4500, fax 444 4501
Website: www.icehotels.is
E-mail for reservations: [email protected]
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Brautarholt 29. Tel. 568 0777,
fax 568 9747.
www.adventures.is
www.Reykjavik.RezidorParkInn.com
[email protected]
+354-562-7000
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Hotel
Saga
CENTERHOTEL KLÖPP,
Klapparstíg 26, 101 Reykjavík
Tel. 511 6062, fax 511 6071
e-mail: [email protected]
http://www.centerhotels.is
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GUESTHOUSE ERIC THE RED,
Eiríksgata 6, 101 Reykjavik
Tel. 552 1940, fax 552 1951
www.eric.is
[email protected]
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Óðinstorg, 101 Reykjavík
Tel. 511 6200, fax 511 6201
[email protected]
www.odinsve.is
Rau›arárstígur 37.
Tel. 514 7000, fax 514 7030.
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Daily from 10 June - 4 September.
Departures every hour on the hour
from 10.00 - 16.00.
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fax 511 4665. www.hotelfron.is
Hotel
Baron
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Tel. 561 3203, fax 561 3315.
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Skólavörðustígur 45. Tel. 562 0800,
fax 562 0804. [email protected]
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Tel.: 511 6060, fax 511 6070.
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CENTERHOTEL SKJALDBREID,
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FLUGHÓTEL, Hafnargata 27, Keflavík.
Tel. 421 5222, fax 421 5223.
Website: www.icehotels.is
E-mail for reservations: [email protected]
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Tourist Information Centre (C-2)
Alþingi – House of Parliament (C-2)
Arnahóll Hill (C-2)
Ásgrímur Jónsson Museum (C-3)
Austurvöllur Square (C-2)
Botanical Garden (G-3)
BSÍ – Coach Terminal (C-4)
Catholic Cathedral (B-2)
City Hall (C-3)
Dómkirkjan Cathedral (C-2)
Laugardalsholl Sports Hall (G-3)
Electrical Museum (J-7)
Family Park (H-4)
Farm Animal Zoo (H-4)
Ferry to Viðey island (H-1)
Government House (C-2)
Hallgrimskirkja Church (D-3)
Háteigskirkja Church (E-4)
Hlemmur Bus Station (E-3)
Höfði House (E-2)
Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir (E-4)
Labour unions Art Gallery (D-3)
Lækjartorg Bus Station (C-2)
National Gallery of Iceland (C-3)
Numismatic Museum (C-2)
Perlan Restaurant (D-5)
Public Library (C-2)
Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús (C-2)
Nauthólsvík – Thermal Beach (D-7)
Skating Rink (G-3)
Telecommunications Museum (B-4)
The Culture House (C-2)
The National Theatre (C-2)
The Nordic House (B-4)
The University of Iceland (B-3)
Einar Jónsson Sculpture Museum (D-3)
Pavillion Garden – Hljómskálagarðurinn (C-3)
Suðurgata Cemetery (B-3)
Reykjavík City Theatre (F-5)
National Museum of Iceland (B-3)
Listasafn Sigurjóns Ólafssonar - Museum (F-1)
Reykjavík Art Museum – Ásmundarsafn (G-3)
Reykjavík City Mus eum – The Settlement
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