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A morning in Reykjavik

If you’re searching for an unforgettable long weekend abroad, a road trip Iceland will not disappoint. Start with a short visit in Reykjavik, the world’s northern most capital, rent a car and drive past glaciers, black sand beaches, waterfalls and active volcanoes. Even for just a long weekend you will be amazed by Iceland’s natural wonders.

We (me and my boyfriend) started our long weekend Iceland with a morning in Reykjavik. Reykjavik is a little city you can see easily see by foot in one day. I’ve made a map including our walking tour, photostops and sights, which you can find below.

Getting there:

We flew with WOWair from Amsterdam in three hours to Iceland’s Keflavík International Airport. From the airport we took the latest scheduled FlyBus to Reykjavik, which takes approximately 45 minutes and cost around EUR 19,00 (ISK 2,500) for a return ticket. When you arrive early and you are planning a road trip, I’d recommend you to rent a car at the airport. A car rental near the airport is Enterprise.

After a night sleep in Bushostel in Reykjavik we started our Reykjavik city sightseeing morning walk. Our first stop would be the famous Iceland Hallgrímskirkja Church.

Hallgrímskirkja Church

Hallgrímskirkja church is Reykjavík’s main landmark and opens at 9.00 am. You can take the elevator to the highest floor to have the highest view of the city, the ocean and the nearest mountains. The costs of the elevator are EUR 8.00 (900 ISK).

At the bakery Braud & Co, near the Hallgrímskirkja church, you can grab a breakfast or some pastries.

We continoued our walk to Laugavegur, the shoppingstreet of Reykjavik where you’ll find tourist shops, supermarkets, restaurants and street art. After buying an Iceland fridge magnete souvenir we had lunch at Lemon, that offers fresh juices, smoothies and delicious sandwiches.

Sun Voyager sculpture

After our lunch we continued our walk to the Sun Voyager sculpture, a beautiful statue that represents the dreams of hope, progress and freedom. From the Sun Voyager you’ll have an amazing view of the ocean and the nearest mountains.

Arnarhóll

Our next stop was Arnarhóll, a hill with a statue of Ingólfur Arnarson on the top. Sit down on one of the benches on the top of the hill to enjoy the view of the Old Harbor and Harpa.

Back to the start

From Arnarholl we walked via the lovely Skólavörðustígur, the art street of Reykjavik, back to Hallgrímskirkja church. From the Church we walked to the BSI Bus Station, to rent a car with Enterprise car rentals to continue our Iceland roadtrip weekend. Check out my South Coast roadtrip here: South Coast Iceland

If you have more time to spend, you might want to visit the following sights in Reykjavik:

  • Lake Tjörnin
  • Landakotskirkja Church
  • The Old Harbor
  • Inside Harpa Conference Center

Hallgrímskirkja Church

Reykjavík’s main landmark Hallgrímskirkja Church

Lunch at Lemon

Lunch at Lemon

Street Art in Laugavegur street

Lovely wooden house in Reykjavik

A beautiful statue that represents the dreams of hope, progress and freedom. From the Sun Voyager you’ll have an amazing view of the ocean and the nearest mountains.

Arnarhóll, a hill with a statue of Ingólfur Arnarson on the top

Arnarhóll, a hill with a view of Harpa and the Old Harbour

Skólavörðustígur, the art street of Reykjavik

Hallgrímskirkja Church, look up

 

 

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    Like
    September 17, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Like!! Really appreciate you sharing this blog post.Really thank you! Keep writing.

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    Frank
    July 25, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Gave blog en mooie foto’s. Enjoyed it.

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      Thea.Photo
      July 26, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      Dank je wel, Frank! Leuk te horen!

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    Leanne
    July 23, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Nice blog !!! I loved it . So great you could use my google road map ….

    • Reply
      Thea.Photo
      July 24, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Thanks Leanne! Your google road map of the south coast and golden circle tour were really helpful! Many thanks! I will post a blog with photo’s thereof shortly 🙂

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