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Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour
"Your Reykjavik sightseeing tour includes short stops at the following attractions:BessastadirVisit the presidential residence at Bessastadir built between 1761 and 1766 and home to Iceland's president. You’ll also stop in the town of Hafnarfjordur famous for having one of the largest settlements of elves and other mystical beings known as the ""hidden folk."" You will also visit the old fishing harbor and when possible the famous fish market.PerlanIn Reykjavik you'll go to the Perlan building which was built on water tanks that hold the city's hot water supply. Here you can enjoy the spectacular view over Reykjavik and its surroundings from Perlan’s top-floor revolving restaurant.Hofdi HouseExplore Hofdi House in northern Reykjavi where the all-important summit between President Ronald Reagan and Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev took place in 1986. You will also visit Hallgrimskirkja (the largest church in Iceland and one of its tallest structures) the University of Iceland area and the old town center
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Gulfoss and Geysir Express Half-Day Trip from Reykjavik
"You will visit Thingvellir where the Icelandic parliament Alpingi was established in 930. It is here in this geologically unique place that the slowly diverging tectonic plates of America and Europe meet. In 2004 Thingvellir was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List. The to the spouting hot spring of Geysir and Strokkur. Continuing your journey to Hveragerdi a small but beautiful horticultural town you will see how geothermal energy has been harnessed for the unique greenhouse cultivation of all kinds of vegetables exotic fruit and flowers."""
From EUR63.00
 
Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik
"The tour begins with a visit to the Nesjavellir power plant a geothermal area in the picturesque landscape of Lake Thingvallavatn (this part of the tour may not be included in winter). This really is ""green"" renewable energy as more than half of Reykjavik's population gets its energy from the Nesjavellir geothermal plant. Your tour also includes a visit to Thingvellir where the Icelandic parliament Althingi was founded in 930 making it the oldest functioning parliament in the world. It is here that the slowly diverging tectonic plates of America and Europe meet. Your tour continues to the beautiful waterfall of Gullfoss a highlight of any visit to Iceland along with the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur. You will also visit Skalholt church
From EUR66.00

Reykjavik Art Museum Tips (6)

REYKJAVIK ART MUSEUM --- INTERESTING EXHIBITS

I found this Art Museum worth a visit as there were some interesting exhibits, and i believe that most works were from the Erro collection. Erro is an Icelandic pop artist who was born in 1932 who has donated many of his works to the museum. Erro made Paris his home and has lived there for years. The building is called Harbor house and it used to be a warehouse but was renovated and the Art Museum occupied the building since 2001.

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davidjo
Jul 21, 2015

Reykjavik Art Museum (Kjarvalsstaðir)

The Reykavik Art Museum is Iceland's largest art museum with its exhibits spread over three locations. Due to lack of time, I decided to visit Kjarvalsstaðir only. If you have enough time however, you can visit all three sites with the same ticket.
Kjarvalsstaðir's exhibition mostly consists of the work of artist Johannes Kjarval, but has also some works of other artists. That said, the focus here is on 19th and early 20h century painting. The exhibition was not bad at all and I found some works which appealed to my mind, but still I found this place disappointingly small. Maybe you should consider the larger Hafnarhus (or Asmunarsafn, if large sculptures are your thing) if you have only time for one of the three parts.

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Airpunk
Mar 11, 2015

Reykjavík Art Museum - Listasafn Reykjavíkur

The Reykjavík Art Museum is located in 3 different buildings, of which I have made other tips here, Kjarvalsstaðir, The Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture museum and Hafnarhús (Harbour house), where this Art museum is located.

Here you can see contemporary art and a permanent exhibition on the works of the Icelandic artist ERRO.

There is a restaurant in this museum with a beautiful view of the Reykjavík harbour and from time to time there are concerts there and competitions (f.ex. who is the best chef).

Hafnarhúsið was built in 1932-39 as a warehouse and offices for the Reykjavík harbour and was one of the largest buildings in small Reykjavík back then. It was used as a storage room for large amounts of fishing nets. And it housed the offices of Hafskip, one of our shipping companies, which was forced into bankruptcy in 1985.

The museum is open every day from 10-17 and Thursdays from 10-22.

Admission: ISK 1.000.

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Regina1965
Jan 28, 2012

Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir.

There are 3 museum which belong to The Reykjavík Art Museum, one of them is Kjarvalsstaðir, the other ones are Hafnarhús and Ásmundarsafn (see my tip). Kjarvalsstaðir was opened in 1973 and hosts a permanent exhibition of the beautiful work of Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885-1972) in Kjarval Hall. Kjarval was one of our most beloved artists, he was a legend in his own time and to own a Kjarval-painting is considered to be give you quite a status here in Iceland. His work is absolutely beautiful and he captures the essence of Icelandic nature in his paintings.

In other showrooms there are various exhibitions by Icelandic and international artist of the 20th century.

Guided tours in English are available at Kjarvalsstadir upon request.

There is a caféteria at Kjarvalsstaðir with a beautiful view of Miklatún park and Perlan, which is an oasis in the city by the crowded street of Miklubraut.

By the entrance there is a museum shop.

As in most other museums taking pictures if not allowed.

The museum is open from 10-17 and admission is now ISK 1.000.

Here is a 360° view of Kjarvalsstaðir art museum.

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Feb 01, 2011
 
 
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Listasafn Reykjavíku - Hafnarhúsið

Founded in 1973, The Reykjavik Art Museum has three locations. During my visit, I only called into two of them. The museum serves as the Institute of Contemporary Art.

The exhibitions were good, I even had a coffee and cake in the cafe. They were in fact using the rooms as a venue for a weekend long chess tournament.

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gordonilla
Jul 17, 2010

Reykjavik Art Museum

In addition to being an art museum the RAM is a great music venue during the Airwaves Festival and possibly at other times. The exhibitions are always fun including the work of the fabulously named Icelandic Love Corporation which seems to comprise of a group of mad girls having a great laugh. Should they require any assistance for the sake of art I stand ready to help;)

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May 08, 2008

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Hallgrimskirkja

Worth a visit to this unusual modern cathedral that dominates the skyline of the city. Take the lift to the top for great views across the city and harbour. It is extremely windy up there and in the...
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Hallgrimskirkja

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Perlan

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Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre

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Reykjavik 871

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Videy Island

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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