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Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrmskirkja Church and Downtown Reykjavik
Hallgrmskirkja Church and Downtown Reykjavik


Introduction

Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland.

Where You're Docked

Large ships dock at a pier by the ferry terminal approximately 3km east of the downtown. Shuttles are usually provided into the city though you can take a long walk by following the paved path by the water. Cruise ship schedule http://www.faxafloahafnir.is/en/port-of-reykjavik-and-port-of-akranes/


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Money and Tipping

Iceland's currency is the Krona (ISK). Euros are widely accepted but ask first. A small tip (5-10%) is not expected but appreciated when dining in restaurants or taking a taxi.

Local Transportation

The downtown area is fairly small and walkable. City Sightseeing operates hop on, hop off buses. Public bus information here http://www.straeto.is/english

Hotels

Search hotels in Reykjavik here

Sights

  • Blue Lagoon - these manmade, geothermally heated pools provide a great and relaxing way to spend a morning or afternoon. The lagoon is 40 minutes away from downtown. Tour companies run express buses hourly from the BSI bus terminal. Open daily 9am in the summer and 10am rest of the season. Entry 30 Euro includes locker (towel rental extra). http://www.bluelagoon.com/
  • Hallgrmskirkja Church - this unique looking church is a symbol of the city. There is a lift to a viewing deck on the top. The Leif Eriksson Memorial is outside.
  • Harpa Concert Hall - You can wander around both the inside and outside of this building to admire the architecture and views. Tours are also available. https://en.harpa.is/
  • Perlan (Pearl) - A hot water storage facility transformed into a tourist attraction with restaurants and observation decks. Free.
  • National Museum of Iceland - Small museum located on the southwest corner of the pond (Tjorn). Entry 1200 kr.

Shopping & Restaurants

The main shopping streets are Skolavordustigur leading from the church and along Laugavegur and Bankastraeti.

A popular hot dog stand, Baejarins Beztu Pylsur, has various locations in the city. Original location is on Tryggvagata street near Harpa Concert Hall.

For casual dining options downtown, try the Laundromat Cafe, Pizza with No Name and Icelandic Fish and Chips.

Post Offices

There is a post office downtown on Posthusstraeti Street.

Internet

Restaurants and cafes may have free Internet.

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Downtown Area

Weather

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