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What to Do in Reykjavik

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Despite its modest size, visitors are rarely stuck for something to do in Reykjavik. The city offers a range of sights, from the scenic Tjörnin lake to the more dramatic Hallgrimskirkja church and the glittering Harpa concert hall, which hosts world-class concerts and events. There are museums and galleries aplenty, plus a host of interesting events and festivals year-round.
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Tjörnin, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
The natural beauty of Iceland is well renowned , esp. its mesmerizing landscape comprising waterfalls, volcanoes, hot springs, and glaciers. But equally appealing is the perfect cityscape of its capital city! Strolling on the streets of Reykjavík...
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Hallgrímstorg 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
As soon as we got to Iceland, the first thing we did was go out and wander around Reykjavik. We soon found ourselves at Hallgrimskirkja and decided to go up to the top and were rewarded with a great view of the whole city. But it was so cold and...
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Laugavegur 116, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland
Surely the world’s only museum to showcase the phalluses of an entire nation's mammalian wildlife, Iceland’s Phallological Museum is somewhat unique. Despite its obvious quirk factor, the museum is actually an interesting...
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Rekagrandi 14, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Tall ships are often stationed in Reykjavik Harbor, although this one was quite a sight. The Statsraad Lehmkuhl, a square-rigged sailing ship, was docked there on a summer afternoon when I watched a shipman climbed across the bow's rigging to...
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Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Harpa is the new concert hall recently completed. The structure consists of a steel framework clad with irregular-shaped glass panels of different colors. It is located near the Old Harbor of Reykjavik.
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Suðurgata 41, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
The National Museum of Iceland is a great spot to find out about the nation's fascinating past. The permanent exhibition stretches right back to the first settlement and comes up to the present day, and contains some 2,000 objects plus around...
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4, 110, Kistuhylur, Reykjavík, Iceland
A deliciously nostalgic ode to a simpler time, the open-air museum was created in 1957 out of a fear for the loss of 'old Reykjavík' and its rural charms. Constructed from the remains of abandoned farm buildings, the museum features guides...
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Rekagrandi 14, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
January evenings in Reykjavik can be pretty cold and windy. But after dinner one night we decided to walk home along the waterfront and past the Sun Voyager sculpture. We were the only ones out and were able to enjoy the lights of Reykjavik all...
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Aðalstræti 16, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Reykjavík’s Settlement Museum was established in 2001 after archaeological remains were discovered during an excavation. Said remains turned out to be the oldest relics of human habitation in the city, with some fragments dating to...
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Iceland
I read somewhere before I arrived that Icelandic landscapes looked like the moon. Nowhere was that more true than here.