Iceland is often referred as – “Land of Ice and Fire”.
You can find pristine nature with volcanoes and geothermal heat along with the many glaciers and glacier lagoons. There’s so much to explore – Iceland culture, nature, wilderness….all in one place!
Iceland’s treasure is its people, friendly, warm and with a smile. You will enjoy a walk around town, relax in the the local swimming pool, buy local produce and a chance to mingle with island creatures. Sustainable use of food resources is very important to Icelandic people. “Locally grown” and “slow food” are ideal phrases for Icelandic cuisine.
1) Visit Reykjavik’s SWIMMING POOLS :
f you’re staying in central Reykjavík, your choice would be – Sundhöll Reykjavíkur, situated close to Hallgrímskirkja Church.
One of the largest pool in Reykjavík, is Laugardalslaug pool. You can find here a sports hall, botanical garden, family park & zoo, sculpture museum, large gym, Spa and skating rink. Laugardalslaug is the place where you can find wealth of attractions for the entire family.
Relax in geothermally warmed up water by Reykjavík beach, Nauthólsvík, and a small foot bath called Kvika, found by Grótta Lighthouse. Both of these small pools have free entry.
2) Visit HALLGRIMSKIRKJA CHURCH.
3) Reykjavík’s SHOPPING STREETS Laugavegur and Skólavörðustígur are stocked with big brand names, mixed with small stores featuring local designers. You will also find souvenir shops, jewelry designers, and outdoor clothing stores. Shopping malls Kringlan and Smáralind offers up to 150 stores under one roof.
4) Experience Reykjavik’s NIGHTLIFE : Bars and cafés offer live music at night, and the city is bustling with all sorts of live entertainment.
5) Enjoy the Reykjavik LOCAL CUISINES : mostly include seafood and lamb. Try fish of the day in one of Reykjavik’s restaurants. One of the Popular dish is Matur og Drykkur (cod’s head cooked in chicken stock) or for the most daring, you can visit BSI bus terminal and scout for shop – Fljótt og gott. Here you can purchase a traditional cuisine – a boiled sheep’s head .
6) Visit the HARPA CONCERT HALL/OLD HARBOUR : Harpa Concert and Conference Hall is an impressive glass building situated by the old harbour of Reykjavik. It’s worth a visit to this iconic building for its architecture.
7) CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR : The Icelandic Christmas period is a mixture of religious practice and traditional folklore, which begins on December 23rd and January 6th . Plenty of food to be eaten, people to meet and crackling fireworks.
New Year’s Eve is probably the biggest party of the whole year in Iceland.
8) See the NORTHERN LIGHTS, one of the biggest reason to visit Iceland. Complete darkness is a must to truly enjoy the northern lights. The best season to see the northern lights in Iceland is from September to mid-April – these are the months where there are full dark nights. Most of the time, viewing is highly influenced by weather conditions which may be unpredictable from time to time specially during winter months.
9) Complete the Iceland visit with few TOURS departing from Reykjavik – Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, Whale watching and many more that’s on offer….
We wish you a great trip exploring REYKJAVIK & ICELAND !!!!!
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