Reykjavík Region Tourist Traps

  • Náttúrufaæðisafnið (Natural History Museum)
    Náttúrufaæðisafnið (Natural History...
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  • Náttúrufaæðisafnið (Natural History Museum)
    Náttúrufaæðisafnið (Natural History...
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Reykjavík Region Tourist Traps

  • Restaurants closing time

    If you are planning a late dinner in Reykjavík, make sure it is before 10 p.m. After this time, bear stop serving food, while most restaurants close altogether.Fortunately for us, a friendly bar waitress told us that she knew of ONE restaurant -- Italia, at Laugavegur 11 -- that stayed open past 10 p.m. Since we were in the area, we quickly made...

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  • 24 hrs supermarket downtown Reykjavik

    A smallish supermarket downtown Reykjavik with a limited selection of foods and other items, it has a captive market during the wee hours. The price level nears the double of regular supermarkets, so avoid it if you can. Starve till the morning and move on to the Bonus supermarket. Half the price on most items!

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  • Blue Lagoon - There are better options

    The Blue Lagoon is probably the one thing people associate with Iceland and also the one thing that attracts most tourists. The lagoon is actually not a lagoon, but an artificial pool with hot water heated up by a heating station (or something like that). Sure, the water is nice and it's pretty cool to be able to swim in minus 30 degrees. But...

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  • 24 Hour Reykjavik Tourist Card

    If you intend to use a 24-hour Tourist Card to visit museums and galleries in Reykjavik, beware the opening times. Most are open from 11:00am-5:00pm, which means that you will have to rush through them to get any sort of value out of the card. But do you really want to do that?

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  • Volcano Show

    Well, everybody can decide is this a trap or not. I think it is an interesting film to watch, when you cannot really 'order' to real volcanos to do the show while you are in Iceland. Some might say this is just a trap, getting the feeling that it is a rip off. Well, these volcano shows have won prizes and several tourist groups come to see them...

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  • Tax free souvenirs

    There are great souvenir shops in Reykjavik! You can buy everything taxfree, you just let the shopkeeper fill out a form and hand it in at the money exhange counter at the airport.But ... it all stays extremely expensive even without the taxes! Make sure it doesn't say "Made in Taiwan" on the back!Visit www.vikwool.is for the real stuff ... Just...

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  • Natural History Muesum

    Well it is what it is. For a tourist it is a trap because all the exhibits were in Icelandic. To make matters worse, the whole museum is two medium sized rooms and several flights of stairs with displays. It's quite small and really not worth visiting. Look at all the stuffed wildlife and collected species. You might not be able to read the...

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