Iceland and especially Reykjavik have become popular destinations for cruise ships. When arriving via cruise ship it is essential to have some things in mind:
Check and verify your timings well. Your ship may leave at 5 PM for example but require you to be back at 4 PM. Same applies to departures. If you want to be sure and safe we recommend private tours. Like that we can adjust the schedule to your needs. In case of delays your driver can hurry or even better take some more time for you if you are right on time.
There are 3 main Piers used by cruise ships when reaching Iceland´s capital. We offer pick up from all three, just let us know where you will be arriving:
Miðbakki or the old harbour which is located Downtown right next to Harpa concert hall. It is used by smaller ships since it does not have the capacity for larger ships. Among these are for example the ships going whale watching. Here you do not have the pier but also a few small and very cosy seafood restaurants. You also can admire one of two locomotives which used to operate in Reykjavik until 1928. So this harbour is worth a visit. You can for example visit it during the Hop on Hop off.
Skarfabakki which is the main pier for cruise ships. It has a terminal building and a lot of space.
Sundabakki is used on days with a lot of arrivals and usually only used by cargo ships.