Things to do in Reykjavik

Top Things to Do in Reykjavik

Things to Do in Reykjavik

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  • Brssjunk
    Tucson, AZ1,047 contributions
    The museum is located in one of the hot water tanks used for water storage for Reykjavik. There are 2 very special exhibits, the planetarium with a focus on the Northern Lights exhibit and the ice cave, but there is way more information available in the written materials in the exhibits and in the interactive displays. There is information on climate, the animals of the country, the geology, the bird cliffs and with the upper decks, wonderful views of Reykjavik. Fortunately, there are English Language translations on most of the exhibits and in the Planetarium.

    We were disappointed that they didn't offer a book for sale on the different exhibits in the museum. Rather they directed us to view the website.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • susan T
    Mount Pleasant, WI477 contributions
    A neat building to see both inside and out, even if you don't have tickets to attend an event there. It sticks out like a real gem along the waterfront. It would have been nice to attend a concert there.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • you will be able to see the city from a different point of view, you pay for the ticket at the shop inside the church.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • NanHB
    Montreal, Canada136 contributions
    Worthwhile exhibit. Helped us fill in blanks in knowledge we acquired on tours outside the city. A range of exhibits from a replica of a farmhouse to pictures, antiques, furniture etc. Nice coffee shop and small gift shop on main floor.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • ValerieBenn
    Jacksonville, FL88 contributions
    Vey informative exhibits about Northern Lights. Wish had more "video" of the real thing. Great for those who come in summer or winter time with not so great viewing opps.
    Written 19 March 2022
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  • Matthew D
    6 contributions
    This was one of my favorite museum experiences in Iceland. While it looks small when you first walk in the museum actually boasts multiple floors of the history of Reykjavik from settlement to modern day. This was souped with amazing high tech exhibits and a breathtaking view of the first home built in the city. The museum itself was clean and visually stunning. Another highly recommended museum in Iceland.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Jai S
    26 contributions
    Cool modern sculpture. Nice to take some pics. Only need 10 minutes or so and not too far of a walk from the main downtown area.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • JrnyJunkie
    Cleveland, OH788 contributions
    We had a private tour here that was very interesting and fun. Enjoyed seeing the old structures and interacting with the sheep and other animals. Could have spend more time here.
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • susan T
    Mount Pleasant, WI477 contributions
    Great place to shop and find interesting places to eat. We window shopped one day; walking up and down the street. Prices really vary so you need to keep track of the prices to get the best deals. Lots of shops with Icelandic souvenirs. Best place to buy Icelandic candy and chocolates are the grocery stores, though.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • Johannah M
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States65 contributions
    We were two daughters ages 12 and 14 and my husband and me. It was inexpensive for a family of 4. We spent two hours there. You get bracelets you have to scan to enter and leave. There are handicapped/family/gender neutral changing rooms with a key. There were many pools and hot pots of different temperatures. I wish we could have gone a second time!
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Stefan V
    2 contributions
    Rented a bicycle near the old harbour. They gave a good explanation of the route, so I reached the ligthouse easily. Very impressing place: Black beach an white tower.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Marci L
    31 contributions
    Visited Videy Island while the rest of the family went fishing. Absolutely no regrets. Took a public bus from Reykavik city center to bus stop nearest the Videy ferry. Used City Pass to get a ferry ticket. Then took ferry to the island. There are lots of well marked and interesting trails on the island and lots of waterfowl. Highly recommend.
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • alexajente
    Los Angeles, CA14 contributions
    First, I wish I had gotten the name of the badass AF gentleman in charge of the museum, because as we left, both my teen daughter and I agreed he was the absolute coolest Icelander we met during our entire stay (and we met a lot of cool Icelanders). He's like the Icelandic Henry Rollins, somehow embodying the essence of punk while still being warm and making you feel completely welcome (no easy feat). The museum is small but immersive. I walked away with a solid primer on Icelandic punk. I had known nothing of the music scene there prior to the Sugarcubes, but I still learned more than I knew about them too, and what Bjork's journey was after that. I am definitely going back the next time I am there, both to experience it again and to thank Icelandic Henry Rollins (I hope you read this, my friend) for catching my daughter covertly Shazaming what he was playing and turning her on to Slade. Tak!
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • susan T
    Mount Pleasant, WI477 contributions
    Interestingly quirky place to visit. The museum store is a unique place to shop, even if you don't go into the museum. One of a kind phallic items that you wouldn't find anywhere else.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • Wesley C
    Tucson, AZ8,137 contributions
    Very nice museum highlighting the importance of fishing to Iceland's economy and history. Still accounts for large share of Iceland's foreign trade. The model ships were my favorite exhibit. If you're going to be in Reykjavik for several days, consider investing in a City Card. The Maritime Museum and most city/national museums have free admission with your City Card.
    Written 13 July 2022
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