Reykjavík Things to Do

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

  • 1. Hallgrimskirkja

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 2. 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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  • 3. 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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  • 4. Sólfarið - The Sun Voyager

    We had a little tourist map of Reykjavik, on which there was a dot for "Viking Boat" - well, I HAD to see that!! So my husband dutifully navigated the road along the coast until we found it. Turns...

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  • 5. Golden Circle Tour

    5 out of 5 stars

    I would have prefered to do this on my own, but tha´s only possible with a bicycle or a rental car since outside of Reykjavík public transport is not a real opion. Bustravel Iceland was the cheapest i...

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  • 6. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 10. 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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  • 11. 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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  • 12. National Museum of Iceland

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    It is not very big but it shows the history of Iceland very well with a lot of multimedia support. A great place to spend a rainy afternoon, 1500 ISK. Opening hours: Summer: May 1st - September...

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  • 13. Whale and Puffin Watching

    The absolute highlight of our stopover in Iceland! My husband is an avid birder, and this was on his Life List. I booked the Puffin Express Cruise to Akurey Island from Reykjavik through Viator, but...

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  • 14. 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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  • 15. Gullfoss - Golden Waterfall

    After I booked our Iceland stopover, I started researching things to do, and ran across Regina1965's tip on Gullfoss (found here: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/f4b0a/22aaab/). I immediately...

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  • 16. 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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  • 17. Radhus - City Hall

    This modernistic City hall is on lake Tjorn and was built in 1992 after a design contest. Inside is a 3d map of Iceland and a small café. Well worth a quick visit as the map gives a good orientation...

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  • 18. 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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  • 19. Botanical Gardens

    Hortus Botanicus Reykjavíksensis :) Botanic gardens are my favourite and I always seek them out when travelling abroad. The botanic garden in Reykjavík is right opposite "Reykjavík Zoo and Family...

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  • 20. Videy Island

    4.5 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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  • 21. 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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. 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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  • 24. Laugardalslaug Pool

    Included in the free attractions with my 72 hour City Card was entrance to any of Reykjavik's thermal pools so i decided to visit the largest one which is LAUGARDALSLAUG. Once i had changed i...

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  • 25. Maritime Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Brostur Njalsson exhibits some wonderful photographs of life at sea in the Maritime Museum. The three in the photo were part of a series of this particular ship in rough seas. As the text says only an...

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