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9 Things You Must Do In Reykjavik, Iceland

9 Things You Must Do In Reykjavik, Iceland

on Dec. 22, 2013 by

Reykjavik is known as the City of Vikings near the North Pole. Iceland offers the most life changing experiences ranging from the Blue Lagoon to eating a piece of whale.

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Currently rated the friendliest nation in the world and I totally agree with this statement.

Places

  • 1. Seabaron

    World famous for the Greatest Lobster Soup and the place to eat a quality whale steak

    Geirsgata 8, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

  • 2. Hallgrímskirkja Church

    It is the largest church in Iceland with an incredible view of the city from the tower

    Eiríksgata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

  • 3. Harpa Concert Hall

    Gorgeous concert hall in Reykjavík which had a pricetag of €164 million

    Ingólfsgarður, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

  • 4. Eat Sheep Head

    You can order this odd dish from the BSI drive-thru surprisingly

    Gamla Hringbraut, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

  • 5. Blue Lagoon

    Relax at the worlds famous geothermal spa, conveniently located on-route from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik (just ask the bus driver)

    Path into the Blue Lagoon, Iceland

  • 6. Café Loki

    Renowned for serving the most delicious herring sandwich in Reykjavik

    Lokastígur, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

  • 7. The Sun Voyager

    Monument which contains within itself the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom

    Sculpture & Shore Walk, Reykjavík, Iceland

  • 8. Laugavegur Street

    Is the primary commercial artery of downtown Reykjavík and one of the oldest shopping streets

    Laugavegur 139, Austurbær Reykjavík, Iceland

  • 9. Reykjavík Harbour

    The Old Harbor in Reykjavik is a community of shops, galleries, electric bike and scooter rentals

    Mýrargata 8, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

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The Icelandic people are the most helpful and kindest people I have ever met. Reykjavik is a small town consisting out of only 120.000 people.

breathtaking view of downtown Reykjavik in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, Icelandbreathtaking view of downtown Reykjavik

Since I only stayed for 2 days it would be too much of a waste to spend my time travelling to natural sites far outside the city.

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I recommend staying for at least a week if you want to explore Iceland's nature and all its iconic sites.

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Upon arrival I had an upset stomach and had to attend the washroom for a while, afterwards I noticed an empty airport and I was locked in the wing since we were the last flight but luckily someone from immigration found me.

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Iceland is located in one of the most northern parts of the world so during winter there may be only sunlight for 4 to 5 hours per day.

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Upon departure at the airport I was even stupid enough to grab the wrong suitcase from bus. Worried out of my mind I eventually ran into the other person worrying crazy over her suitcase, it was a funny exchange.

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What to avoid in Reykjavik? There isn't much to avoid, Reykjavik is a very small town and can be easily explored within 2 days.

Icelandic currency in Reykjavik, Hofuoborgarsvaeoi, IcelandIcelandic currency

Iceland blew me away and I would definitely consider stopping over regularly on route to Europe. IcelandAir is one of the best airliners I have flown with, especially when getting served smoked salmon on rye for lunch.

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Must-see & must-do in Reykjavik:

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