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Have you ever wondered what the people of Reykjavik do on their off days? Here's your plan on how to spend the day in the charming capital of Iceland like a local.
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Street art, hip hostels and concert venues, exciting food...Reykjavik has all of it!
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If you're looking for a guide on what's noteworthy in Reykjavik in terms of architecture and design, this article is exactly what you are looking for.
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Looking for ways to save money in expensive Iceland? How about not spending any. Here are ten good ideas of what to do for free in the capital, Reykjavik.
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Few awesome choices to dine and wine while in Reykjavik!
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The stunning and the strange combine in the buildings of Iceland's capital. A walk around the downtown area shows off some unusual designs and hidden gems of Reykjavik's architecture.
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Beer was prohibited in Iceland until 1989, but since then the beer-culture has been blossoming. Craft beer has been gaining popularity the past years and is sold in many bars.
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Icelanders have a deep affection for coffee. As a result, there are a lot of places in the city where you can get high quality coffee. Here's a list of the 5 best places in Reykjavik to get your daily dose of caffein.
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Paying attention to statues and other outdoor art while travelling can be a great way to learn about the history and the culture of the place that you are visiting. Here are some of Reykjavik's greatest outdoor statues.
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Imagine Peace Tower is a powerful art piece by Yoko Ono, located on the island of Videy. It takes just a couple of minutes to go by ferry to Videy from Reykjavik Sundahöfn Harbour.
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Are you going to be spending the first 24 hours of your Iceland adventure in Reykjavik? This blog post guides you to the highlights of the capital...and some hidden spots too!
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Excellent list of bars in Reykjavik if you're looking for a trendy cocktail places, microbreweries or the most hip bars in this bustling city.
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A fun, insightful and helpful guide to help you navigate through top restaurants, shops and places of interest while walking down Reykjavik's main shopping street.
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Looking for a list of all museums in Iceland with a link to their websites (if they have one...)? Here you go!
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The locals in Iceland love their swimming pools, and you can be sure to find one in every neighborhood of the city. Here's how to choose between them.
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The best way to start a day in Reykjavík? With a kleina, snúður, or flatkaka. This guide to local bakeries highlights some of the best places to find Icelandic breads and pastries.
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OMNOM is one of Iceland's most prominent chocolate producers. OMNOM's chocolate is made from high quality organic cocoa beans, raw cane sugar and Icelandic milk. Chocolate-lovers have no excuse not adding this tasty tour to their Reykjavik itinerary!
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For visitors and residents alike, social dancing provides an entertaining and energetic night out. The Reykjavík swing dance scene, along with salsa and blues, is open to dancers of all levels.
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Short but great article from a couple of travelers who visited Iceland and wrote about their experience with camping in the Capital, Reykjavik.
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Eating out in Iceland is usually an expensive experience. Anyhow, there are good restaurants that serve reasonably priced food. Here's an article on the top four budget-friendly restaurants in Reykjavik.
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Kids experience the world differently and the usual tourist stuff doesn't always appeal to them. Here is a great summary of the most kid-friendly activities to try with your kids in Reykjavik.
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Most people that travel to Iceland don’t make long stops in Reykjavík. If you can tear your eyes from the beautiful mountains surrounding the city, you will notice that downtown Reykjavík is literally covered with outdoor art.
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One of the most comprehensive and detailed list of great ideas about what to do and see in Reykjavik. Twenty five ideas for your bucket list.
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The micro brewery and craft beer scene in Iceland has been growing fast in the past few years. Here are a few great ones to try out.
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No matter what day it is, there is always a great chance that you’ll find an exciting music event in Reykjavik during your stay. We chose some fantastic ongoing music events in the city that you should definitely check out when you are in town.
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Are you visiting Harpa while you're in Reykjavik? This quick guided tour takes you through areas at the Concert Hall that are restricted to the general public.
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Looking for a good spot in Reykjavik to have lunch? In this article, I've selected some Reykjavik restaurants that won't disappoint you.
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Being a native Icelandic foodie, living in San Francisco, I couldn't help noticing recently that TripAdvisor's restaurant rankings for Reykjavik are pretty bad. So, I figured I would share my alternative top ten list of restaurants in Reykjavik.
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It's great to get to know Iceland's delicacies at restaurants but it's even better to learn about Icelandic food traditions by cooking the food yourself.
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Running in Reykjavik is surprisingly nice and a great way to explore the city. If you are a runner travelling to Reykjavik, here are a few suggestions for you how to plan your 5k route.
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Eating out in Reykjavík is a great experience but it can also empty out your wallet pretty quickly. If you have access to a kitchen you should definitely consider cooking "at home". Here's a guide to Reykjavik's supermarkets and grocery stores.
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If you're looking to learn where the fashionable hipsters in Iceland dress up, this guide has all the best local spots in Reykjavik.
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If you're lucky, you might experience some sun while travelling in Iceland. I decided to share my go-to places in Reykjavik when the sun is shining.
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Here's my selection of Reykjavik's most remarkable buildings, both in terms of architectural and historical significance.
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Reykjavik Classics is a concert series featuring live classical performances at Harpa two times a day for the rest of the summer. Each concert is only 30 minutes long—a perfect addition to the mandatory visit to Harpa.
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Reykjavik has got a lot of fabulous restaurants but the price tag is often way too high. Here's a helpful article if you are looking for a decent restaurant in the capital without having to break the bank.
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Eating out in Reykjavik is generally quite expensive. There are nevertheless a few great options for good street food that are also budget-friendly.
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Are you spending a couple of days in Reykjavik and don't know yet what kind of adventures you want to experience? Check out this articles to get inspired.
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If you're staying in Iceland for more than a couple of days, changes are you'll encounter some rain. This travel blog has some great ideas about what to do.
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Great advice on how to make the most out of a short layover in Reykjavik, Iceland. Good overview of the options.
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Most blogs that tell you what to pack for your Iceland trip forget to mention that the dress code in Reykjavik is quite different from what goes in the wild. That's why we have chosen a few essentials you should consider to bring with you for the city.
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Exploring Reykjavik by bike is fantastic! It's even better if you have an electronic one, since there are quite a few hills in the city. The rental is located at Harpa Concert Hall.
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It's just fantastic to get to know places by running. Here are my favourite 10k running routes in central Reykjavik, in case you're bringing your running shoes to Iceland.
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Make the most out of your visit to Harpa Concert Hall by experiencing wonderful classical music in Eldborg, Harpa's main hall. There will be two performances a day throughout the summer of 2017.
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Although riding a TukTuks isn't common in Iceland, this tour is all about authenticity. You'll see the most prominent sights of the capital during the tour and stop by at an Icelandic granny's house.
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Whoops. If you're in Iceland during the summer I'm sorry to say that you are out of luck seeing the northern lights in the sky. However, the Aurora Center in Reykjavik has a great exhibition where the lights are always on display.
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When I'm in Reykjavik, I tend to work from various coffee shops in the city. I also like to mix things up a little bit and not always work from the same place.
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All travellers face the problem of dirty laundry every now and then. There is only one place that has self-service laundry in Reykjavik—The Laundromat Café.
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A short guide to finding the right gym to get your regular workout, or a completely new one, in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital.
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Heiðmörk is a forested parkland just 30 minutes away from Reykjavik. The area is ideal for all kinds of outdoor activities and hasn't been discovered by tourists yet.
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This article provides four excellent options for a day trip out of reykjavik if you're looking for some alternative options from the most touristy ones.
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If you love great food and want to know more about Iceland's incredible cuisines with fun, hungry and curious travelers this is the tour for you!
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If you’re the type of person that looks for good bookstores in every city you visit then you’ll not be let down by Reykjavik.
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Here's a comprehensive guide to the thrift stores of Reykjavik including a review about each store.
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The Magical History Tour is hoping to take you away! I'm not sure whether the Magical History Tour is as psychedelic as the one that the Beatles made famous, but I can tell you that it's a TukTuk tour with plenty of sight-seeing and history.
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A few great ideas about how to get to know Icelandic music and explore the vibrant scene while visiting Reykjavik.
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The fact that Iceland has a high number of excellent restaurants does surprise many travellers. Here's a great article about the créme de la créme of Iceland's gourmet restaurants and street food.
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Spending New Year's Eve in Reykjavik? New Year's Eve is probably one of the craziest nights in Reykjavik with fireworks being shot the whole night and parties everywhere.
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If you plan to spend December in Iceland, here are some of the must-know local traditions and activities, starting from the first days of December and all the way through Boxing Day.