Reykjavik is the northernmost capital in the world and is believed to be the first permanent settlement in Iceland.
Even it is a small city there are so many things to do and see while in town. Museums, churches, concert hall and souvenir shops, bars and restaurants are just some of the things which should be included in your holiday list when visit Iceland. Why don’t you spend a few nights in the city and explore its attractions?!
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Here are the top 5 Reykjavik things to do
One of the biggest buildings from Iceland, Hallgrimskirkja is a Lutheran parish church open in 1986. The church is the biggest of its kind from the country and has 74.5 meters high. It is so tall that it is visible from almost all Reykjavik areas.
The church has a very impressive shape! It is like a rocket taking off, like magma erupting from a volcano! The designed was inspired by local basalt landscapes. For a small fee, you can climb the stairs up to the building from where you have a beautiful view of the city of Reykjavik.
2. Harpa Concert Hall
A very modern building completed in 2011, Harpa Concert Hall is the main concert hall and conference centre from Reykjavik. It is conveniently located right near the water in Old Harbour. The design of the building was inspired by the local landscape, is a very futuristic construction.
Harpa is the host of many festivals and events, being one of the most interesting Reykjavik things to do. Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and Icelandic Opera are located in Harpa Concert Hall. The acoustic of the building is absolutely impressive, so if you have the opportunity to book a ticket and enjoy each moment spent there.
3. Sun Voyager
One of Reykjavik symbols, Sun Voyager is a stainless steel sculpture of a Viking boat located pretty close to the Old Harbour. It was designed by Jon Gunnar Arnason but unfortunately, the creator died before seeing this work done.
The ship points north and was set to point north over the bay to the Esjan mountain.
Perlan building is an emblematic construction for Iceland. 6 huge reservoirs with more than 4 million litres of hot water and on top, a beautiful glass some, all of them located on a hill are part of Perlan building. Visiting this building is one of the best Reykjavik things to do. Inside you can find a very beautiful restaurant with tasty food, a museum and an observation deck. Walking along the museum is like a trip along Iceland. Glacier and Ice exhibition, telescope and information panels are some of the things which could be found inside. It is a very interesting experience and worth visiting when in Iceland!
5. Blue Lagoon
Is anybody who did not hear about Blue Lagoon!? I don’t think so! As you know, this place is the most famous spa in Iceland. Its mud and water are good for your skin and health. The spa is located very close to Reykjavik so visiting it is a very simple thing. Book in advance your tickets because it is very crowded, especially in high season.
In 2018, a very modern and stylish hotel opened inside the Blue Lagoon so you can spend a night in this unique place. You don’t have to rush back to Reykjavik! Enjoy your spa hours and had a good night sleep at the hotel build inside the lagoon named The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland
Although it is a small city, Reykjavik has many beautiful places. Reykjavik things to do list is full of interesting places and unique attractions which should not be missed!