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10 Remarkable Things to Do in Reykjavik, Iceland

Sonali Pimpale Aug 2, 2019
With surreal natural beauty, colorful buildings, and a bountiful of eccentric attractions, the charm of Iceland’s capital is impossible to resist!

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Feel like a giant atop the Hallgrímskirkja.

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The goliath church is one of the tallest structures in Iceland, and is the supreme ruler of Reykjavík’s skyline. Go up to the viewing platform for magnificent views of the city.

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Be dazzled by the Harpa!

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The beautiful, shimmering building is a concert hall and a conference center, and a wonderland for architecture buffs. Treat your ears and soul with melodious performances or get a guided tour to gawk at the phenomenal architecture.
Explore an indoor ice cave, enjoy a northern lights planetarium show and experience the power of the formidable forces of nature at Perlan, an incredible museum housed in a majestic domed building.

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Stroll along the beautiful Tjörnin lake.

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Admire the lovely homes and the grand City Hall situated on the banks, and feed the squawking flocks of ducks and geese that call the lake their home.

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Rejuvenate yourself in a geothermal spa at the Blue Lagoon. A dip in the soothing azure waters will infuse you with new life.

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Rever the other-worldly beauty of Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).
If you cannot rest without a scientific explanation of this awe-inspiring phenomenon, the Aurora Reykjavík information center will be happy to sate your curiosity. As a clear sky is conducive to fully enjoy the lights, make sure to check out the weather conditions before your visit.

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Visit the dual waterfall Gullfoss, the geysers and springs of Haukadalur valley, and Þingvellir National Park at Golden Circle, a tourist route that leads to South Iceland.
Trace the fascinating history of the country at the National Museum of Iceland, through riveting exhibits right from the Viking settlements to the modern times.
Be charmed by the quaint little Icelandic buildings at Árbær Open Air Museum.
The unique museum provides an interesting look into the life and work of the locals during old times.

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Join a whale watching tour between April and October to ogle at whales and puffins.