What to do in Reykjavik, capital of Iceland
Here we are at the end of our trip to Iceland, we started from HERE (TRAVEL TO ICELAND: part 1) and now here we are at the end, find out what to do in the beautiful and characteristic Reykyavik!
Until now we walked aroung with our GoPro and camera to capture the magic of the Northern Lights, but a Reykyavik has brought with us the drone!
I used it little in the days before, the wind was strong, but in the city thanks it we took pictures like a postcards!
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What to do in Reykjavik in two days
Reykjavik, the northernmost capital of the world, in the land of ice and fire, in a few years has become a real city in which 60% of the population of the entire island lives.
Do not expect a city with dark streets, Reykjiavik shines in color and liveliness, leaving the tourist amazed!What to do in Reykjavik | The must-see attractions on a trip to Reykjiavik are:
• The heart of the city is Tjörnin Lake where you can see numerous birds of more than 40 different species taking flight; walks through the main street Laugavegur, entering the shops, it will be nice to immerse yourself in the Icelandic atmosphere between buildings with picturesque facades and green gardens.
In the park surrounding Lake Tjörnin you can visit the beautiful town hall, the Parliament building and Domkirkia cathedral.
• The Hallgrimskirkja church can be seen from a distance, with its 75-meter-high façade being the symbol of the city. From the top you will enjoy a beautiful view of the city!
Also the interior deserves attention, Hallgrimskirkja is the largest church in Iceland and is named after the pastor and poet Hallgrimur Petursson, author of Passiusalmar!
• Visible from far away, the Harpa Concert Hall is a splendid glass auditorium that houses the Symphony Orchestra and the Opera. It deserves to be seen for its particular architecture; the evening is even more beautiful, when the lights are reflected in the water of the bay making everything more fascinating.
• We move a little from the center, and with the car (we will leave it at the airport before the return flight) we reach Perlan, the ultramodern Museum of the Icelandic Saga. We will see it immediately thanks to its famous iridescent glass dome of Perlan; inside the Viking Saga Museum, recreates the historical events and everyday life belonging to the Icelandic people for over a millennium. From the panoramic terrace you will have a view of the entire city! Breacktaking!
Where to eat in Reykjavik
In Reykjiavik there are plenty of restaurants! I want to suggest just one that deserves a dinner! The Salka Valka is a small but delicious place where Iceland traditional plokkfiskur is delicious, especially accompanied by a good viking beer.
We spent six full days in Iceland, and now we come back (unfortunately) at home!
We will return, perhaps in the summer to see the phenomenon of the sun at midnight, the largest glacier in Europe, the Vatnajökull, discovering the north of this island that has so much to give!
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