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Reykjavik Sightseeing: Harpa Concert Hall

Harpa Concert Hall is an iconic Reykjavik landmark
Harpa Concert Hall is without a doubt one of the most iconic landmarks in Reykjavik city. The architectural wonder attracts a significant number of locals and tourist every year. It’s located by the harbor on Austurbakki street, just a couple blocks from downtown. This is a one of a kind stop on your Reykjavik sightseeing adventure. Harpa Concert Hall...

What to Do in Bad Weather in Iceland

Laugavegur street during a storm in Iceland
Icelanders love to talk about the weather. This is probably because it has such a huge impact on our daily lives. We’ve braved massive amounts of snowfall, hurricane force winds, and torrential downpours more times than we care to count. This extreme weather is simply par for the course of living on such a small, stormy Island. While it's...

WOW Citybikes: Reykjavik on Two Wheels

WOW citybikes has signature purple bikes to rent all around Reykjavik
Looking for a quick, cheap, easy, environmentally-friendly way to get around Reykjavik? Then look no further than WOW citybikes. For less than the price of a bus ticket, you can rent one of the airline company’s signature purple bikes for up to thirty minutes. With eight bike stations in the city, it’s easy to rent, ride, and return your...

Iceland’s Viking Past: The Settlements and The Sagas

Iceland's Vikings contributed to their history, language, and culture
Iceland is a unique place for many reasons. Not only is it a small island with fiery, active volcanoes and frosty glaciers, it also has a fascinating history. To me, one of the most interesting things about Iceland is that the modern-day inhabitants descended from the Vikings. This is not hyperbole. These Nordic conquerors settled the island in the...

Whale Watching in Iceland – Gentle Beasts in Arctic Waters

Whale tail in Arctic waters in Iceland
The whale watching pursuit has begun. You're out on a boat in the middle of Húsavík’s Skjálfandi Bay and your eyes are peeled. When will the gentle beast poke its head out of the water? Is that a tail over there to your right? Whale watching in Iceland as one of the coolest, most fun activities you can do...

Reykjavik Sightseeing: Hallgrímskirkja Lutheran Church

Sunset view from the back of Reykjavik's iconic Hallgrímskirkja
One of Reykjavik's most iconic structures is the Hallgrímskirkja Lutheran parish church. Sitting atop a hill at the end of Skolavordustigur street in downtown Reykjavik, this holy place has come to symbolize not only Iceland's capital but the country itself. Standing proudly at 74.5 meters (240 feet), it is the tallest church in Iceland and one of the country’s...

24 Hours in Reykjavik: How to Spend Your Evening

Harpa Concert Hall lit up at night during 24 hours in Reykjavik
So you're on a layover in Reykjavik, and you only have 24 hours in Iceland. What's the best way to spend your time during your stopover? There's a lot to cram into your day if you want to see everything. Hopefully, we gave you some ideas and pointed you in the right direction with our two posts on what...

24 Hours in Reykjavik: How to Spend Your Afternoon

People walking in downtown Reykjavik during a 24-hour layover
Let's continue our adventure-packed 24 hours in Reykjavik. In part one, we started off the morning with breakfast at one of Reykjavik's best bakeries and continued on with some sightseeing and outdoor activities. Now it's lunchtime, and you're hungry. Let's grab a quick bite to eat in one of Iceland's most iconic hot dog stands and then either head...

Iceland for Foodies: Best Bakeries in Reykjavik

Baker preparing bread in one of Reykjavik's best bakeries
Visiting an Icelandic bakery is a must on your trip to Reykjavik. When you stroll down the streets of our charming capital, smells of freshly baked bread waft through the air. A quick walk downtown can result in your taste buds salivating and your stomach rumbling. Reykjavik has an ever-growing food and beverage scene that is perfect for foodies...

Must Eats for Foodies in Reykjavik: Hlemmur Food Hall

Lights illuminate Hlemmur Food Hall, a destination for foodies in Reykjavik
In recent years, Reykjavik has undergone a significant culinary transformation. This change is undoubtedly a reaction to the tourism boom. Innovative chefs and restauranteurs are changing the city’s gastronomic landscape every day. So, this raises the question: if you’re a foodie and you find yourself in Reykjavik looking for a genuinely salivating culinary experience, where should you go to...

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