Reykjavík Region Highlights
Friendly people and nature pure!
Expensive city, only ideal to visit in Summer
In a nutshell
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Hallgrimskirkja is the tallest and most impressive building in Reykjavic. It was designed to imitate a volcanic eruption and some say it also resembles a rocket ship. It was begun in 1947 but not finished until 1986. The exterior is striking and impressive whilst the inside is calm and peacefully plain. The 250 foot tower cost 700 ISK (£4) to climb...more
The Best Western was the perfect base camp for our 6 night stay in Reykjavik. It is close enough to...more
When my VT-friend Jonathan Barker came over to Reykjavík for a visit I accompanied him on a free tour of Reykjavík called the "Original Free Tour of Reykjavík" by the Goecco Eco Adventures of Iceland.The tour start at every day at 13:00 from the 15th of May until the 15th of September - come rain or shine.We met the tour guide by the Old harbour of...more
Laxnes Horse Farm is a farm just outside of Mosfellsbær on Route 36 heading towards Þingvellir. They offer a variety of horse tours, including multi-day riding tours, but we did the Laxnes Special, about a 2-hour scenic ride along the Kaldakvísl river towards Mosfellsbær and back. They picked us up at our hotel and shuttled us to the farm, where we...more
After a busy day of sightseeing, a couple on the tour bus suggested we try the coffeehouse in Álafoss. We had snacked on the bus and weren't super hungry so we both had a bowl of the traditional meat soup (lamb). We sat out on the deck and enjoyed having a blanket to warm up with while we ate. The meat soup was really good and the beautiful setting...more
Mosfellsbær is a great little town for hiking with many miles of paved greenways, bridle and hiking trails with easy access to the beach and mountains, all within a few kilometers. Heading towards the coast, there is a paved trail that leads past several horse pastures to a small peninsula jutting out into the cove where the Leirvogsá, Kaldakvísl,...more
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