On a visit to Reykjavik you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Reykjavik. These places are what Reykjavik is all about. These must see places in Reykjavik will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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One of the most prime attractions in not just Reykjavik but the whole of Iceland, the Gullfoss Waterfall can barely be missed on any Reykjavik itinerary. The falls are a formation of the river Hvítá rushing down southwards creating a distinct “three step shape”. The entire place along with its adjoining area is a great pla...
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Skolavoroustigur 101, Reykjavik, Iceland
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
It took the architect Guojon Samuelsson over 34 years to build the 74 meters high church; unfortunately he could not live to see his marvelous design! Built in 1974 the aw-inspiring church is situated right in the center of Reykjavik, the columns are made out of volcanic basalt. It also features a gargantuan pipe organ designed by Johannes Klais &n...
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Suaurgata 41, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
The national museum of Iceland is nothing but an engaging thoughtful and informative collection of Icelandic cultural treasures. Established in 1863 with just about 15 artefacts, now houses a huge compilation of 300,000 artefacts and about 4 million photographs.
Divided into 3 floors the 1st and 2nd floor displays finds right from the Vikings age t...
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12:01 am - 12:00 am
Overlooking the whole of Reykjavik is The Pearl, a dome shaped building captivating millions of tons of hot water! The walk towards the dome itself is extremely refreshing with perfectly landscaped garden and artificial geysers. The building was designed by Ingimundur Sveinsson.
The dome houses a revolving an upmarket restaurant which gives an exqu...
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2,Austurbakki, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The Harpa Conference and Concert Center with its striking architecture, mainly dominated by a distinctive colored glass façade is one of the most important buildings in the city. The structure of this city attraction draws inspiration from the shape of the basalt landscape of Iceland. It is a beautiful place to be even inside, especially dur...
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105, Sundlaugavegur 30, Reykjavík, Iceland
06:30 am - 10:00 pm
Laugardalslaug is the largest pool in Reykjavik with great facilities. This place is most definitely a bliss for water babies with a 50-meter pool, four hot pots, Jacuzzi, thermal steam bath and an 86-meter-long water slide- to relax your day out!
Laugardalslaug has more in store for those who do not want to take a dip- A path around the pool for a...
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Sculpture & Shore Walk, Reykjavik, Iceland
Facing the splendid mount Esja is this landmark as designed and created by Jon Gunnar Arnason. This sleek structure resembles a Viking ship and was made in honour of the Viking voyages thereby was named ‘Solfar’ or Sun Voyager.
It sits amidst the vast Atlantic ocean and has happily made to almost every other postcard from Iceland! The s...
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10:00 am - 05:00 pm
The open air museum was founded to suffice the need to restore the old Reykjavik traditions. When the society saw the extreme modernisation and their culture losing its roots and the city council decided to establish a museum that preserves ‘Old Reykjavik’.
The visit takes you back in time with the array of houses, hay making, goldsmith...
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Tryggvagata 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
09:00 am - 10:00 pm
The volcano house showcases two films on the powerful volcanic eruptions in Iceland.
The film skilfully pictures the eruption on Heimaey on 23rd Janury 1973, the devastating eruption caused about 5000 of citizens to flee and be transported to Iceland another film documents the eruption in Eyafjallajokull. Along with what went during the eruption it...
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Laugavegur 116, 105 Reykjavik, Iceland
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
This is literally one-of-its-kinds Museum, with a display of phallic specimen of various mammals found in Iceland. The museum is a small room with the phallic specimen displayed in jars; it houses more than 283 such specimens of mammal’s like Whale, Polar Bear, Seals, Walrus and Humans. Apart from them it also houses 23 specimens of folklore!...
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Hverfisgata 15, Reykjavik, Iceland
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Reykjavik is a great blend of nature and history! So for the love of history Iceland brings to you the Cultural House which is an exhibition space for all things cultural! The building was constructed in1908 and was by far one of the finest architecture of the city at that time.
This elegant neo-classical building houses some very intriguing exhibi...
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Aðalstræti 16, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
09:00 am - 08:00 pm
It is also known as Reykjavik 871 +/- 2 The Settlement Exhibition. If you have a keen interest in history; this is the place to be! It is an absolutely brilliant exhibition showcasing one of the oldest relics of human habitation in Reykjavik. The major attraction of the exhibition remains the hall from the settlement age, excavated in 2001-al...