City card

Reykjavík City Card

Reykjavík City Card

From US$ 32.90 per person

Receive free entry to a great selection of museums and galleries, all swimming pools in Reykjavík and free unlimited travel by bus within Reykjavik city center. Benefit from a free ferry trip to Viðey Island and various discounts on tours and in shops.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Valid 1 - 3 days
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Make the most of your time in Reykjavik with an easy to use city card
  • Enjoy free entrance to all the city's museums along with 7 geothermal pools
  • Travel from attraction to attraction for free with unlimited access to the buses
  • Experience the vibrant cultural scene and the stunning natural landscape
Full description
Explore the world’s northernmost capital at your own pace with a Reykjavik City Card, and discover dozens of things to see and do. Experience the bustling energy of a cosmopolitan city, the thundering thermal energy of the ground beneath your feet and the serene atmosphere of the surrounding landscape. From the avant-garde to the historical, Reykjavík’s galleries, museums and theaters support a vibrant and sophisticated artistic scene, along with annual festivals, special exhibitions and stage productions that keep the cultural calendar full year round. Benefit from free entry to a great selection of museums and galleries, access to all the geothermal swimming pools in the city and free, unlimited travel by bus within the capital area. In addition, the card includes a free ferry ride to Viðey island, along with discounts for services, tours and shops.  Admission to museums is free of charge for those under 18 years of age, but there are fees for children aged 6 and older on city buses and the ferry to Viðey Island (aged 7 and older). There are also entrance fees for children (aged 6 and over) at the thermal pools and at the Animal Zoo and Family Park. (aged 5 and over). To accommodate families, a special children’s city card is available at a significantly reduced rate. Cards are valid for the same duration (24, 48 or 72 hours). Senior visitors (aged 70 and over) do not pay admission to the thermal pools. In addition, the National Museum, Culture House and National Gallery of Iceland offer seniors (aged 67 and over) a 50% discount on admission.
  • Entrance to all Reykjavík city museums
  • Entrance to the National Gallery and National Museum
  • City bus for all greater Reykjavík areas
  • Entrance to 7 geothermal pools in Reykjavík city
  • Ferry ride to Viðey island and the Family Park and Animal Zoo
  • Various discounts for restaurants, shops and selected tours
  • Geothermal pools in the surrounding municipalities
  • Entrance to privately owned museums and galleries in Reykjavík
  • Entrance to museums and galleries in surrounding municipalities
  • City bus for greater Reykjavík areas
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Please collect your card from one of the listed collection points in Reykjavík. · Reykjavík Art Museum Ásmundarsafn - open every day 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM · Reykjavík Art Museum Hafnarhús - open every day 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM · Reykjavík Art Museum Kjarvalsstaðir - open every day 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM · Reykjavík City Museum Árbær Open Air Museum - open every day 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM · Reykjavík City Museum Maritime Museum - open every day 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM · Reykjavík City Museum Museum of Photography - open every day 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM · Reykjavík City Museum The Settlement Exhibition - open every day 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM · Whats'on Tourist Information - open every day 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM · Reykjavík City Hall - open 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (closed during weekends) · Reykjavík's Service Center Borgartún - open 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (closed during weekends)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that the National Gallery and National Museum have different opening times in the summer and winter. Both museums are closed on Mondays in the winter and have shorter opening hours for the remaining days during the week
  • Museum admission is free for everyone a few times a year (e.g.: Culture Night around mid-August and Museum Night during the Winter Lights Festival). Museums might have a free admission day when celebrating a special occasion, but this does not happen often
  • Most geothermal pools have different opening hours for summer and winter, as does the ferry to Viðey island
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 88 reviews

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Love the usage of the citycard. It was relatively easy to get it from a pickup point. Didn’t know at first that was necessary so the bus drivers were quite confused. Everyone was nice about it though. Wish I could’ve seen more around the time I went. Would definitely use it again if I decide to travel by bus.

January 19, 2022

Worth it to take in the city

Used this card to access the buses, the swimming baths and the zoo. It was definitely good value for money but each time we used it we were challenged. However, even though some bus drivers didn't know what the card was, they did let us on! I would recommend getting the printed ticket if you don't fancy debating what it is you are trying to pay with every time you go somewhere though!

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February 24, 2017

The exchange of the voucher for the city card was problematic because of the voucher in German. Unfortunately it was not possible to get a clear map of the traffic connections.

November 30, 2021

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