Reykjavík Things to Do

  • Gullfoss.
    Gullfoss.
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  • Gullfoss.
    Gullfoss.
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    one of the walk ways
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Reykjavík

  • 1. Perlan - The Pearl

    4 out of 5 stars

    There are 3 view-dials on the panoramic platform at Perlan the "Pearl". I think everybody, who visits Reykjavík, visits Perlan, as it is one of the landmarks of Reykjavík with very good views of the...

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  • 2. Hallgrimskirkja

    Hallgrímskirkja is our biggest church (kirkja=church) and is named after Hallgrímur Pétursson, a reverend and hymn writer (1614-1674) who wrote the beautiful hymns "Passíusálmar" which are Iceland's...

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  • 3. Blue Lagoon

    When my friends heard I was going to Iceland, they all said, "You GOTTA see the Blue Lagoon!" OK, so we stopped by here on the way to catch our flight home. It was fine, if a bit pricey (As of April...

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  • 4. Golden Circle Tour

    5 out of 5 stars

    Reykjavik Excursions runs many excursions from the BSI Bus Terminal including the very popular Golden Circle which takes you outside the city to see some of the natural wonders of Iceland. This day...

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  • 5. Lake Tjornin

    Tjörnin pond is a park area behind the city hall. Along the shore are many sculptures, which makes sense, as the pond is at the center of the Reykjavík Museum Walk. There are grassy areas to picnic,...

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  • 6. Sólfarið - The Sun Voyager

    The shore walk is a pedestrian walkway between the old harbor and the ferry terminal for Viðey Ferry Terminal. Viðey island is where the Imagine Peace Tower, an installation by Yoko Ono stands. One of...

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  • 7. National Museum of Iceland

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The National Museum is a must visit in Reykjavík. It conserves a varied selection of relics that testify to the cultural history of the Icelandic nation. It is an extremely interesting museum on 3...

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  • 8. Churches

    There is a park on the corner of Aðalstræti and Kirkjustræti which is called Fógetagarðurinn or The Governor's park named after Skúli Magnússon, governor. Skúli Magnússon was the Icelandic governor...

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  • 9. Harbor

    The harbour area which we call Grandi is one of my favourite places here in Reykjavík. It has got a very relaxing feeling to it and I love going to Kaffivagninn, the fishermen's café, and just walk...

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  • 10. Whale and Puffin Watching

    I fyou want to take the tour, be prepared: apparently dolphins = whales. so you might see only few dolphins jumping. if you are lucky; first time we didn't see anything, so we got other tickets (that...

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  • 11. Geysers

    Iceland has given the world a word -- Geyser. Home to the original Geysir which has since retired. Not to worry, the Strokkur Geysir has taken its place, erupting every few minutes. This stop on the...

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  • 12. Adalstraeti 10

    Towards the south side of the street you can see these colourful buildings. These are part of the Hotel Reykjavik Centrum. The hotel opened about 10 years ago. The houses were rebuild to look like the...

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  • 13. Hafnarfjördur

    I thought that this was going to be an "off the beaten path" tip, but it shows up in the list here. Hafnarfjarðar was recommended to me by a local and I am forever grateful. I will build a separate VT...

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  • 14. Þjóðmenningarhúsið - The Culture house.

    Here is my previous tip on the history of the Culture House, or Safnahúsið as it has been renamed the Culture House. The Culture House reopened in April 2015. It no longer has the old manuscripts on...

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  • 15. Gullfoss - Golden Waterfall

    A stop on the Golden Circle Tour is Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall. The waterfall is fed by a glacier. You will be told a story about Sigríður Tómasdóttir who is credited as the savior of the area for...

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  • 16. Free Things To Do.

    There are a lot of free things to do in Reykjavík, check out these museum etc. I have added tips on most of these places. The National Gallery of Iceland. This is a museum of contemporary art. Free...

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  • 17. Radhus - City Hall

    The first thing to do after visitting tourist information was to visit Reykjavik City Hall .It was completed and inaugurated on April 14th 1992.It's on the northern shore of Lake Tjornin.It looked...

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  • 18. Árbæjarsafn - Reykjavík City Museum.

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Árbæjarsafn museum is an open-air museum - it was opened in 1957 and old houses from Reykjavík have been relocated there from the center of Reykjavík - and form a small village. In the summer time...

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  • 19. Hofdi House - Höfði House

    For people interested in world history and global politics, this is a place you should put on your list. Here, the negotiations between Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan came to a breakthrough -it...

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  • 20. Þingvellir

    Þingvellir translates as Parliament Plains and is the sight of the first parliament from 930 AD. Here the leaders would meet and stand on the platform to discuss their issues decide on what actions...

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  • 21. Reykjavik 871

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    During construction for a new hotel in 2001, a Viking-era longhouse was discovered under the streets of Reykjavík, and it has been preserved right where it was found (the hotel was completed,...

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  • 22. Alþingi - Parliament Building

    The Parliament building was built in 1881 and the architect was the Danish F. Meldahl. The building was made out of dolerite which was found in Skólavörðuholt a little below where Hallgrímskirkja...

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  • 23. Imagine Peace Monument

    If you are in Reykjavík during the darker months, you may witness the Yoko Ono art installation The Imagine Peace Tower. The light is on Viðey island, but is visible from Reykjavík. The tower is lit •...

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  • 24. Austurvollur

    Reykjavík's main square, Austurvöllur, is located in the heart of the old city, and contains the city's main cathedral and the Parliament building. The square was originally part of the hay fields of...

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  • 25. Videy Island

    4 out of 5 stars

    Viðey is an island off the shore of Reykjavík and it only takes 5 minutes to sail there with Viðeyjarferjan ferry. It is 1,6 km2. In Viðey was an Augustinian monastery from 1235-1539 and excavations...

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