Reykjavík Things to Do

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    Gullfoss.
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Reykjavík

  • 1. Hallgrimskirkja

    While visiting Hallgrimskirkja do not miss the opportunity of visiting the observation tower which gives the visitor a splendid view over the city. Tickets are 800 kroner to take the elevator to the...

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  • 2. Blue Lagoon

    It was August, it was +6 and rain, and we were sitting neck-deep in Blue Lagoon in the water +38 and even the cold rain, which was falling on our heads didn`t bother us. The experience is absolutely...

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  • 3. Perlan - The Pearl

    4 out of 5 stars

    There are telescopes on the view deck that you can see through if you have a few coins to spare, but it is not necessary as there is an excellent view of the old town and the nearby peninsula. Among...

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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

    This pavilion was constructed in 1923 and was the first building in the city that was solely to be a music venue. This is where the park that it was in got its name as Hljoniskallin (pavilion) Park....

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  • 6. Sólfarið - The Sun Voyager

    Reykjavík is surrounded by sea and we have many beautiful waterfronts. The northern waterfront is a popular place for jogging and strolling. From there you have a great view of Esjan, which is...

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  • 7. Harbor

    There are many interesting things to see including different types of boats, ships in dry dock, modern yachts, restaurants and craft shops. In one or two places you will see a very informative sign...

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  • 8. Churches

    Háteigskirkja is a church that i noticed when i was wandering through Klambrastun Park and i had to go and investigate as it looked so beautiful in the distance with 4 black spires appearing in the...

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  • 9. National Museum of Iceland

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    PHOTO 1 A four man fishing boat that was built in 1898 by Bjarni Olafsson that was named Meira-Gardsbaturinn which had a shallow draught, easy to row and very seaworthy. In 1911 it was sold to Jon...

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  • 10. Geysers

    It is hard to perceive it as a wonders of nature, because it looks more like Hollywood special effects or something. And a big difference with Yellowstone, USA, because in USA you can see the actual...

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  • 11. Whale and Puffin Watching

    i wrote a tip earlier regarding my whale watching tour which turned out to be not very successful as only two whales were momentarily spotted and most people did not manage to catch a glimpse of them....

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  • 12. Free Things To Do.

    Reykjavik is a very pleasant city to walk around in. It is compact and very easy walkable. There is a very relaxed atmosphere ... You can't tell it's a nation's capital, it almost feels like a lovely...

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  • 13. 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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  • 14. 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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  • 15. Adalstraeti 10

    The Official Tourism Center is located at Adalstaeti 2 and is certainly worth a visit. The staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and are willing to explain in great detail the answer to any question...

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  • 16. 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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  • 17. 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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  • 18. 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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  • 19. 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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  • 20. 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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  • 21. Hofdi House - Höfði House

    Initially Hofdi House was the residency for the French Consul in 1909 but later it became the home of one of Iceland's famous poets, Einar Benediktsson , before becoming the home of the British...

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  • 22. Arnarhóll Hill and Settlement

    This is an amazing exhibition that should not be missed because in 2001 an archaeological site was discovered which turned out to be the oldest evidence of ea humans in Reykjavik. During the...

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  • 23. Þingvellir

    Iceland is a volcanic land and you can understand it better not when you see the sleeping volcanoes, but when you see this kind of landscape which is completely different from anything you have seen...

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  • 24. 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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  • 25. Radhus - City Hall

    The beautiful city hall lies at the northern end of Lake Tjornin at the edge of the water and anyone may enter. At the ground floor there is a topographical map of Iceland, perhaps the only reason for...

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