Use this Reykjavik rundown to see the great attractions of the city. Reykjavik is a fast-growing tourist destination in Europe. The blend of civility and nature that Iceland offers is attracting travelers from all over the world…hopefully including you!
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Day 1: Getting Cozy in a Cozy City
You will not need a car for this itinerary, as Reykjavik is a very walkable city! The cobblestone streets are packed with tourists on a mission like you to have a great time.
- SOD: Arrive and instantly be excited at the futuristic-looking Keflavik International Airport
- When in Iceland you have to go to the Blue Lagoon Spa and there are even shuttles that take you directly from the airport to the spa and then the spa to the airport. The lockers in Blue Lagoon are also large enough to fit your luggage
- EOD: Enjoy the first meal in Reykjavik with some of the famous Icelandic hot dogs and enjoy the nightlife of your first night
Day 2: Seeing Those Ice Sights!
On the way to each of the days, activities keep your eyes open for the Elves scattered around the city! Icelandic mythology is filled with tales of elves.
- SOD – 11:00: Explore the brutal history of Vikings and go to the Saga Museum. At the Saga Museum, you can dress up like Vikings and take awesome pictures
- 11:10 – 13:00: In a place with as much natural beauty as Iceland, run into the Volcano House and learn about the nature of the country
- 13:15 – 14:00: Head down to the water and snag some good pictures at the Solfario, better known as Sun Voyager. If you’re lucky you’ll see whales peeking up above the water
- 14:05 – 17:00: Get right into the action and immerse yourself with a professional guide in various kinds of Reykjavik activities and tours
- 17:00 – EOD: Even if you’re not seeing a show at the famous Harpa Music Hall. Go in and enjoy the beautifully designed building, after all, it’ll be hard to resist when you see its glowing walls in the night sky
Day 3: Wrapping it All Up
If you’ve moved ahead of schedule and seen more of the city than you’d thought on day one, take the short drive over to the Golden Circle (there are buses) for a day outdoors! But if not, there are more activities to keep you busy in the city.
- SOD – 11:00: Kind of weird, but super cool. Start your day with a bang at the Icelandic Phallological Museum
- 11: 25 – 14:00: After a full day in Iceland’s capital city, learn a little bit about the history of this great country at the National Museum of Iceland
- 14:20 – 18:00: One of the most iconic sights of Reykjavik and all of Iceland, go pay a visit to Leifur Eriksson at Hallgrimskirkja and take the elevator to the top for a great view over the city. Around Hallgrimskrikja there are a lot of restaurants and stores, spend the remainder of daylight enjoying the city
- 18:00 – EOD: Icelandic Cuisine consists of fresh food from farms and the wild. Even though this is a short trip, treat yourself to Iceland’s most prestigious and one of the coolest looking buildings around at Perlan
Day 4: Departure
Four Days is not a long time in such a wonderful country. In fact, by only being around Reykjavik you haven’t even scene Iceland’s greatest spectacles. Update your bucket-list and make way for more amazing Iceland vacations in the future.
- SOD: Depart from Reykjavik to the airport
- EOD: Don’t worry, you’ll be back, fly out of the Keflavik International Airport
Estimated Price: $350
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After your post, my desire to visit Iceland became bigger! I feel like flying there immediately after reading it.
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