Reyk PinkKEX HOSTELGraf Gulfoss Geysirharpa Harpa BLUE LAGOON

Here’s a throwback tour through my travels in Iceland a couple of months ago… 

Some girlfriends and I rented an Airbnb apartment in central Reykjavik and spent three nights exploring both the city itself – and some of the ethereal landscapes further afield. We covered the main tourist spots, but really want to return to see some of the locations further afield, like Vik.

Reykjavik is totally walkable and we discovered some great hangouts (see guide below) within a short stroll’s distance from our flat:

Kex Hostel

Reykjavic Roasters

Mikkeller & Friends (the unnamed pizza restaurant upstairs is worth the wait)

The Laundromat Cafe

The sights:

At the Blue Lagoon, we risked death to our phones to snap selfies (one mobile was successfully dunked) and overcame a fear of showering naked just to tick this off our list…

On the Golden Circle tour, we visited Thingvellir National Park, the Geysers and Gullfoss Waterfall. Sadly no puffin sightings, but we did enjoy complimentary songs performed by the tour guide.

We also stopped by the Harpa Concert Hall for the beautiful architecture and the serene views over the water.

Still continuing a tour of Scandinavia – any recommendations welcome!

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