Reykjavik City Card 48 hours

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Experience Reykjavik like a Local and Save Big with the 48-Hour City Card

Calling all adventurers! Ready to discover the hidden treasures of Reykjavik without breaking the bank? The answer is simple - get your hands on the amazing Reykjavik City Card!

This incredible pass is the ultimate key to unlocking the city's best museums, galleries, and swimming pools, all at no extra cost. With free unlimited travel by bus within the Reykjavik Capital Area (excluding the airport bus nr. 55), getting around has never been easier, giving you more time to explore the city's stunning architecture and cultural hotspots.

But that's not all! With the City Card, you'll also enjoy fantastic discounts on various tours, shops, and services throughout the city, making it the perfect value for money.

Whether you're a solo traveler or exploring with family and friends, the Reykjavik City Card is the perfect way to create unforgettable memories on a budget. And with free admission to all museums for children under 18, the City Card is the perfect way to keep the whole family entertained without any extra cost.

So why wait? The Reykjavik City Card must be used consecutively, giving you a full 48 hours of non-stop adventure from the moment you start using it. Grab your card now and get ready to uncover the best of Reykjavik with an unbeatable value that you won't find anywhere else.


Unlock the best of Reykjavik on a budget with the Reykjavik City Card! With free museum entry, unlimited bus rides, and access to all swimming pools in the city, this pass is your key to adventure. Plus, enjoy discounts on tours and services. Perfect for families and senior visitors. Get your card today and start exploring Reykjavik like a local!

Included in the card

Reykjavík Art Museum - Hafnarhús

Opening Hours:

Mon - Wed: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Thu: 10.00am - 10.00pm

Fri - Sun: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Step into the World of Modern Art at Hafnarhús, a Magnificent Museum in the Heart of Reykjavik! Located in the oldest part of the city, this museum offers a unique blend of contemporary art and history. The six galleries present the works of local and international contemporary artists, including key figures, as well as established and emerging current artists.

In addition to its incredible exhibition program, Hafnarhús is home to the works of Erró (b. 1932), a significant player in the international pop art scene. You'll be able to explore the vibrant and colorful world of this legendary artist.

What's more, this magnificent museum is located in a historic building that dates back to the 1930s, when it was one of the largest buildings in the country. Renovated by Studio Grandi architects in 1998-2000, it now houses the Reykjavík Art Museum, making it a must-visit destination for art lovers and history buffs alike.

Laugardalslaug pool

Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri: 6.30am - 10.00pm

Sat - Sun: 8.00am - 10.00pm

Dive into Fun and Relaxation at Laugardalslaug, the Best Place for a Refreshing Swim and More! This 50m outdoor pool is perfect for swimming laps, or you can get your heart pumping on the exciting water slides. Enjoy the sea tub, steam bath, hot tubs, kiddie slide, kiddie pool, wading pool, massage tub, indoor pool, cool tub, infant facilities, private dressing rooms, and outdoor dressing rooms.

If you want to take a break from swimming, there are plenty of fun activities nearby. Take a jog on one of the running routes, challenge yourself at the minigolf course, tackle the wipeout obstacle course, or enjoy some beach volleyball.

Laugardalslaug also offers accessibility for disabled swimmers, so everyone can enjoy the fun. And don't worry about chlorine in the pool - it's made from salt, so you can enjoy a refreshing swim without worrying about harsh chemicals.

When it's time for a break, head to the front desk, where you can grab a snack at the cafeteria, purchase swimwear, or catch up on your emails with free wifi. Laugardalslaug is the perfect place for an afternoon of fun and relaxation in Reykjavik!

National Museum of Iceland

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sun: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Step into the Fascinating World of Icelandic Culture at the National Museum, where History Comes to Life! Explore the rich cultural heritage of Iceland through a fascinating collection of objects that span centuries, from the Viking Age to the present day.

The displays at the National Museum offer a window into the past, present, and future of Iceland, encouraging visitors to contemplate the ways in which the country has changed and evolved over time. You'll be captivated by the exhibits, which offer a unique perspective on the country's history, culture, and people.

But the National Museum is more than just a repository of artifacts - it is a place that nurtures knowledge and innovation while maintaining a wide perspective and sense of community. The museum's mission is to inspire and engage visitors with the stories of Iceland's past while also promoting a sense of connection and belonging among all who visit.

Árbær Open Air Museum

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sun: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Discover a fascinating world of bygone days as you explore this living museum, which takes you on a journey back in time to a traditional Icelandic farm and village.

Árbær was once a thriving farm, but today it has been transformed into an open air museum with over 20 buildings, including a town square, a village, and a farm. Most of these historic structures have been relocated from central Reykjavik, giving visitors a chance to experience what life was like in the past.

As you wander through the museum's picturesque streets, you'll feel as if you've stepped into a time machine. Explore the farmhouses, stables, and workshops, and imagine what life was like for the people who lived and worked here. You'll be amazed by the authentic details, from the furnishings to the tools, that bring this unique slice of Icelandic history to life.

National Gallery of Iceland

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sun: 10.00am - 5.00pm

The gallery hosts new exhibitions regularly, featuring the works of both emerging and established artists. You'll be amazed by the creativity and passion on display as you journey through the vibrant world of Icelandic art.

Don't forget to stop by the gallery shop, where you'll find a range of books in English about Icelandic art, as well as unique gifts and souvenirs to take home. And when you need a break from exploring, head to the comfortable café and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or a light meal while taking in the breathtaking views of the city and the lake.

With admission to the National Gallery, you'll also have access to the Ásgrímur Jónsson Museum, showcasing the home of the renowned Icelandic painter. It's the perfect opportunity to discover Iceland's fascinating history and cultural heritage.

Maritime Museum

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sun: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Step into the captivating world of Icelandic fishing at the Reykjavík Maritime Museum, where you'll discover a rich and colorful history that has shaped the country's culture and economy. Housed in a former fish freezing plant by the bustling old harbor, the museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of Icelandic fishermen and the vital role that fishing has played in the country's development.

Since its founding in 2004, the Reykjavík Maritime Museum has been dedicated to collecting and preserving the cultural heritage of Icelandic fishing from the time of settlement to the present day. Through its collections of historical items and engaging exhibitions, the museum offers a captivating look into this essential part of Icelandic life.

In 2008, the museum added a new attraction - the former Coast Guard Vessel Óðinn, which is now moored next to the museum and offers guided tours to visitors. With this new addition, the Reykjavík Maritime Museum became an even more immersive and engaging experience, allowing visitors to step aboard a real fishing vessel and experience life on the open seas.

Viðey Island

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sun: 10.15am - 6.30pm

Viðey island is a treasure trove of history, natural beauty, and modern art, just a short boat ride from Reykjavik. Walk or bike the extensive trails and be amazed by stunning views of the surrounding mainland, including the impressive Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The island is a bird watcher's paradise, with various species nesting throughout the year. While there, visit Yoko Ono's famous 'Imagine Peace Tower' and Richard Serra's 'Milestones', among other contemporary art pieces. Don't forget, with the Reykjavík City Card, ferry trips to Viðey are free. Experience the perfect blend of nature, history, and art on Viðey island.

Settlement Exhibition

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sun: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Step back in time and discover the early days of Reykjavík at The Settlement Exhibition - Reykjavik 871± 2. This fascinating exhibition provides a glimpse into the lives of the city's first settlers, as scholars theorize based on the heritage sites found in central Reykjavík.

The exhibition's centerpiece is a hall from the Settlement Age, inhabited from 930-1000, excavated in 2001. Alongside it, two pieces of turf remnants from a wall built around 871 AD, one of the oldest man-made structures found in Iceland, offer an even deeper look into the city's past.

Discover Viking age objects found in central Reykjavík and on the island of Videy, all with stories to tell about the early years of Reykjavík history. But what's the significance of the strange number in the exhibition's name? 871±2 refers to a layer of tephra deposited around 871 AD from an eruption in the Torfajokull area, which plays a crucial role in dating finds from this time period.

Klébergslaug pool

Opening Hours:

Mon - Thu: 3.00pm - 10.00pm

Fri: 3.00pm - 7.00pm

Sat - Sun: 11.00am - 6.00pm

Klébergslaug pool is a hidden gem located in the stunning sport-center in Kjalarnes. Immerse yourself in the great outdoors and take a dip in the invigorating outdoor pool. While you relax in the two soothing hot tubs, your kids can slide down the exciting kiddie water slide. The picturesque setting makes this pool the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing swim.

House of Collections

Opening Hours:

Mon - Thu: 3.00pm - 10.00pm

Fri: 3.00pm - 7.00pm

Sat - Sun: 11.00am - 6.00pm

Discover the rich artistic heritage of Iceland at the House of Collections. The exhibition Treasures of a Nation showcases the remarkable collections of the National Gallery of Iceland, giving visitors a glimpse into the evolving artistic landscape of the country through the ages. From classic masterpieces to cutting-edge contemporary works, each piece represents a unique and fascinating perspective on Icelandic culture and society. Explore this treasure trove of art and immerse yourself in the creative spirit of Iceland.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the Reykjavik City Card worth the investment?

Ans: If you are planning to visit museums, galleries, swimming pools, and other popular attractions in Reykjavik, the Reykjavik City Card is definitely worth the investment. With its numerous benefits and discounts, the City Card offers a great way to experience the best of Reykjavik on a budget.

Q: What is the Reykjavik City Card?

Ans: The Reykjavik City Card is a pass that offers free entry to a selection of museums and galleries, unlimited travel by bus within the Reykjavik Capital Area, free access to all swimming pools in Reykjavik, and discounts on various tours, shops, and services.

Q: How long is the Reykjavik City Card valid?

Ans: The Reykjavik City Card is available in 24-hour, 48-hour, and 72-hour versions. It is valid for consecutive hours, so it is important to plan your itinerary accordingly.

Q: Are there any age-related discounts for the Reykjavik City Card?

Ans: Senior visitors aged 67 and above can enjoy free admission to the Reykjavik Thermal Pools and a 50% discount on admission to the National Museum, the Culture House, and the National Gallery of Iceland.

Q: Can I share my tour card with others?

Ans: No, tour cards are generally non-transferable and can only be used by the person who purchased it. Some tour cards may require photo identification to be presented with the card when used.

Q: What are the benefits of using a tour card?

Ans: Using a tour card can save you money, time, and hassle during your travels. You can gain free or discounted entry to top attractions, transportation, and other services. Additionally, some tour cards come with priority access, which can save you time waiting in line.

Q: Can I use my tour card in other cities or locations?

Ans: No, tour cards are typically specific to a particular city or location. If you plan to travel to other cities or locations, you will need to purchase a separate tour card or attraction pass for each destination.

Free Entry & Discounts

Discover the Best of Reykjavik for Free with the City Card! With free entry to some of the top attractions in the city, you'll have endless opportunities to explore and experience Reykjavik like a local. Here are just some of the amazing places you can visit with your City Card:

Free Entry to:

  • National Gallery of Iceland
  • National Museum of Iceland
  • Reykjavik City Buses
  • Reykjavík City Museum – Árbær Open Air museum
  • Reykjavík City Museum – Maritime Reykjavík City Museum – Museum of Photography
  • Ferry to Viðey Island
  • Gerðarsafn Art Museum
  • Reykjavík City Museum – The Settlement Exhibition
  • The Reykjavík Art Museum – Ásmundarsafn
  • The Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús
  • The Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir
  • Reykjavík City thermal pools
  • Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park
  • The Culture House
  • Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum
  • Ásgrímur Jónsson Collection

In addition to free entry to top attractions, the City Card offers unbeatable discounts on entertainment, restaurants and cafes, shops, tours, and thermal pools. Here are some of the incredible discounts you can enjoy with your City Card:


  • Perlan Museum - 20% discount on Wonders of Iceland and Áróra northern lights planetarium show
  • Harpa concert hall - 20% discount off Circuleight installation
  • Aurora Reykjavík – 50% discount at the Northern Lights Centre
  • Saga Museum - 10% discount on the admission
  • The Activity Park in Grafarvogur - Minigolf offer 2 for 1 from June to August
  • The Cinema, at the Old Harbour - 20% off admission
  • The Icelandic Phallological Museum – 20% discount on admission
  • The Iceland Symphony Orchestra - 10 % off the ticket price to weekly concerts and open rehearsals
  • Whales of Iceland, A Giant Experience - 30% off admission

Restaurants & Cafes:

  • Fish Company - 10% off the menu
  • Kopar – 10% off the menu
  • Lebowski Bar - 10% off the menu, Happy Hour from 4 - 7 every day
  • Ning‘s - 10% off the menu
  • Pho Vietnamese restaurant - 10% off the menu
  • Restaurant Reykjavík - 10% off the menu
  • Rossopomodoro - 10% off the menu
  • Seafood Grill - 10% off the menu

Shops & Tours:

  • Handknitting Association – buy a knitted sweater & get Varma socks free
  • Systur & Makar - 10% off all items
  • Elding Whale Watching – 10% discount off all tours
  • Gray Line Iceland – 25% off Greater Area Reykjavík Sightseeing tour (AH10)
  • Reykjavík Bike & Segway Tours - 10% off Classic Reykjavik Bike Tour; Reykjavik Segway Tour & Bike rentals
  • Season Tours - 10% discount off Golden Circle Tour
  • Special Tours Wildlife Adventures – 10% discount off tours

Thermal Pools:

  • Kópavogur Thermal Pools - Kópavogslaug & Salalaug - 50% off admission
  • Hafnarfjörður Thermal Pools - Sundhöll Hafnarfjarðar, Ásvallalaug & Suðurbæjarlaug - 2 for 1 off admission
  • Seltjarnarnes Thermal Pool - 50% off admission

Don't miss out on these incredible deals - get your City Card today and start experiencing Reykjavik like a VIP!

Card Details

  1. Reykjavik City Card 24 hours ISK 4.600

  2. Reykjavik City Card 48 hours ISK 6.400

Reykjavik City Card 72 hours ISK 7.890

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