Reykjavik, Iceland

Our Iceland/Ireland trip is around the corner and one of the many interesting places we are going to is Reykjavik: the capital of Iceland. To dip your feet in the culture of Reykjavik, here is a list of a few fun places to be at in Reykjavik.

Top five places to visit in Reykjavik

Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights)

The Northern Lights are one of the most exhilarating creations of nature. These lights are created due to the interaction of the earths atmosphere and the suns electronically charged particles that create different patters of colors every single day! Because we are going in October, we might be lucky enough to see these lights.

National Museum

The museum is known for displaying artifacts from the early settlements to the modern ages and is definitely a must visit for history enthusiasts. We definetley recommend going to this museum as tourists always get a more engaging and enlightening experience when they know how the city (the modernization of it) came into existence before they get a chance to explore it.

Hallgrímskirkja

Hallgrimskirkja, the tallest church in the city, makes the perfect postcard-picture to send to your loved ones back home and is the “north star” of Reykjavik because it is visible from 20 kilometers away. At the top, you will be welcomes by the most picturesque panoramic view of Reyjkavik.

Laugavegur

The “commercial artery” of downtown Reyjavik, Laugavegur is one of the oldest shopping streets of the city. It is always fun to walk around and get to know the culture of the city when you are standing right amidst the hustle and bustle. This street is also home to numerous nightclubs and restaurants like Newbury street in Boston.

Harpa

Harpa is a concert hall and conference center in Reykjavik known for its award-winning architecture. It is definitely worth to stop by for one of Reykajvik’s famous music shows.

Two interesting restaurants to eat at in Reykjavik

Grillmarkadurinn

Grillmarkadurinn is one of THE best restaurants in Reykjavik, co-founded by Hrefna Rósa Sætran! Their ingredients are bought from the locals and are best known for Nordic and Scandinavian traditional food but with a modern twist in style.

Svarta Kaffid

Polar opposite of Grillmarkadurinn, Svarta Kaffid a cozy cafe in Laugavegur. Its a family owned restaurant where you can experience cheap and good food.