Q&A: What to do on a prolonged stopover in Reykjavik?

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I’ve bought a inexpensive moody to a US though have a large stopover in Reykjavik. What’s a best approach to spend my time?

A prolonged layover is an event to supplement a small journey to your trip. Stopping over in Reykjavik offers many:

Reykjavik’s Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon Spa, Iceland
Blue Lagoon Spa (c) Sharron Livingston

This is a good event to take a drop in a Blue Lagoon – one of Iceland’s best-known geothermal baths. It’s located about 20km south of Keflavik and several train companies can convey we there from a airport. Alternatively we can collect adult an outing during a airfield kiosk. Entry is a small costly (35 euros) though suppose how good it would feel to knowledge a surreal inlet of a extraordinary blue-water. Its colour is subsequent from a skin-brightening silica. Avoid queues by engagement in advance.

Read also: Iceland Ring Road – Iceland’s highway to healthy phenomena

Fish and chips

For lunch take a train to Reykjavik and cocktail into Icelandic Fish and Chips on Tryggvagata 11, where chips are roasted in a oven and fish is boiled in spelt beat and down with organic beer.

Lamb prohibited dog

Or conduct to a Old Harbour to Baejarins Beztu Pylsur where they offer a poetic lamb prohibited dog (Bill Clinton desired his). You can eat it on a leg as we wander along a gulf where charming boats incline on their lees. Perhaps check out a street-art stage around Hvefisgata.

Whales of Iceland Museum

Whales of Iceland Museum, Reykjavik
Whales of Iceland Museum, Reykjavik (c) Milan Nykodym

It might be too cold to go whale examination (or maybe we can’t fit it in) so a choice is to see 23 life-size indication Moby Dicks during Whales of Iceland Museum (24 a – get 15% bonus when engagement online).

Flea market

If we occur to be there over a weekend we could check out a lonesome Kolaportid flea marketplace for a commemoration or a downy jumper.

Coffee at Reykjavik City Hall

The Reykjavik City Hall built in 1992 might demeanour a bit drab though inside is a large 3D map of Iceland. You can squeeze a coffee here while holding in a perspective over Lake Tjornin outward while a swans boyant opposite it.

The best perspective over a city

View from Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik (c) Christine Zenino

Talking about views a best is to be had during Hallgrimskirkja, a largest – and many tangible – church in Iceland. It took 38 years to build a Expressionist styled building and from a 73-metre high spire we can see an expanded perspective over a city.


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