Reykjavik Attractions

Top Things to Do in Reykjavik, Iceland

Things to Do in Reykjavik

Top Attractions in Reykjavik


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  • Angela H
    2 contributions
    Do make sure to visit Perlan. We learnt so much at this terrific museum about Iceland, its past and present. There's a good restaurant on top, too, with great views in all directions. An easy walk from the centre of Reykjavik.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Shannon ML
    3 contributions
    Attended a small Jazz show in late July 2022. What a lovely evening - the music the views, and pre-concert cocktails at the bar downstairs. If you have the opportunity, see something here. You won't be disappointed.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • InvernessGal
    Bellevue, WA130 contributions
    We weren't planning on going up the bell tower but we were so glad we did. The views were amazing. We almost jumped out of our skin when the bells rang. The church and the bell tower were an unexpected delight.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • LSQRD1
    Kent, OH664 contributions
    We enjoyed a nice walk to this museum from the main downtown area. There are many artifacts on display and lots of things to read. It provided a fine introduction to the history of Iceland. Overall, this provided a nice context at the start of our visit to Iceland.
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • ValerieBenn
    Jacksonville, FL88 contributions
    Vey informative exhibits about Northern Lights. Wish had more "video" of the real thing. Great for those who come in summer or winter time with not so great viewing opps.
    Written 19 March 2022
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  • Matthew D
    6 contributions
    This was one of my favorite museum experiences in Iceland. While it looks small when you first walk in the museum actually boasts multiple floors of the history of Reykjavik from settlement to modern day. This was souped with amazing high tech exhibits and a breathtaking view of the first home built in the city. The museum itself was clean and visually stunning. Another highly recommended museum in Iceland.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Chris T
    El Cajon, CA23 contributions
    We where in Reykjavik for a few days after a cruise.. I recommend the hop on and off bus. It was a great way to see the city and figure out what you want to see. The bus was nice but there schedules are not very accurate so be patient. Everyone talks about the hot dogs and how good they are. They were good not the best I have ever had but worth the try.. the sun voyager is really cool and a great place for a photo.
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • TTB_NY
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands258 contributions
    This was a really cool place that was totally worth the cab ride from central Reykjavik. We went mon a gorgeous day and enjoyed being outdoors while increasing our knowledge of Iceland’s rich history. This is a great trip for friends, like us, or couples, and families with young children. Highly recommend.
    Written 30 July 2022
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  • Nidess08
    Hartford, CT20 contributions
    A fun jaunt in an older section of Reykjavik. It is full of tourist oriented shops, but good for a quick bite and a nice walk, plus shopping and window shopping with a ice cream or lookoomas.
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • Timothy B
    Bath, UK8 contributions
    Laugardalslaug is the heart of the city. It's where the locals go to relax and it's a wonderful facility.
    Yes, the paint is flaking and yes, it doesn't look bright and shiny, but it has by far the best facilities in the city, and the prices are extremely reasonable.

    It's essential that you follow the guidelines and shower properly before you go in. For people that prefer privacy there are individual cubicles available.

    The best experience is had by alternating the hot tubs something like this: 42c, 5c, 42c, 5c, 44c, 5c, 43c salt. The 5c is amazing and well worth acclimatising to.

    For those who are 'proper' swimmers, there are 50m outdoor and indoor pools and both are excellent. For families, the kids' areas and slides are great fun.

    If you're looking for the full experience, after your visit turn right out of the door and walk 100m to the Pylsuvagninn (hot dog wagon) and have an Icelandic-style hot dog.
    Written 20 July 2022
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  • Miles Archer
    Boca Raton, FL7,314 contributions
    I have an affinity for lighthouses. I like to view them from up close and like to climb them when thar is allowed. I live in Florida wihich has hundreds of miles of oceanfront and dozens of lighthouses, many of which I've visited.
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Marci L
    31 contributions
    Visited Videy Island while the rest of the family went fishing. Absolutely no regrets. Took a public bus from Reykavik city center to bus stop nearest the Videy ferry. Used City Pass to get a ferry ticket. Then took ferry to the island. There are lots of well marked and interesting trails on the island and lots of waterfowl. Highly recommend.
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • alexajente
    Los Angeles, CA13 contributions
    First, I wish I had gotten the name of the badass AF gentleman in charge of the museum, because as we left, both my teen daughter and I agreed he was the absolute coolest Icelander we met during our entire stay (and we met a lot of cool Icelanders). He's like the Icelandic Henry Rollins, somehow embodying the essence of punk while still being warm and making you feel completely welcome (no easy feat). The museum is small but immersive. I walked away with a solid primer on Icelandic punk. I had known nothing of the music scene there prior to the Sugarcubes, but I still learned more than I knew about them too, and what Bjork's journey was after that. I am definitely going back the next time I am there, both to experience it again and to thank Icelandic Henry Rollins (I hope you read this, my friend) for catching my daughter covertly Shazaming what he was playing and turning her on to Slade. Tak!
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Shannon ML
    3 contributions
    Took our 14 and 9 year-olds...turned out to be a great science lesson. Not necessarily a must see, but certainly entertaining!
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Wesley C
    Tucson, AZ7,759 contributions
    Very nice museum highlighting the importance of fishing to Iceland's economy and history. Still accounts for large share of Iceland's foreign trade. The model ships were my favorite exhibit. If you're going to be in Reykjavik for several days, consider investing in a City Card. The Maritime Museum and most city/national museums have free admission with your City Card.
    Written 13 July 2022
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