Reykjavík, Iceland. En route to our week-long tour of the Faroe Islands, we spent a day here in transit, exploring the world’s northernmost capital. Jetlagged and pressed for time, our brief tour consisted of a good deal of walking the downtown area and hitting as many tourist landmarks as possible. And there’s lots to see and do in this clean and attractive city.
Hallgrimskirkja cathedral overlooking Laugavegur, downtown Reykjavík.
Starting out at the Fiskihöfn old fishing harbour, we make our way along the waterfront into the city centre and the popular shopping district of Laugavegur. Of course we had to stop for some fish and chips (pretty common tourist fare) and Icelandic-style hot dogs, the wildly popular street food.
Here, a small collection of photos from our Reykjavík exploration on foot.
Old Reykjavík harbour.
Romance at the marina.
Ready for adventure!
An old fishing boat.
At the Reykjavík Maritime Museum.
Fishing vessels docked at Fiskihöfn, large and small.
Mosaic mural at Tollhúsið, Reykjavík’s customs building.
Exploring the quiet side streets of downtown.
One of the many fish and chips restaurants near the harbour.
Harpa Concert and Conference Centre.
Harpa is home to Iceland’s national opera and symphony.
Inside the award-winning architecture.
Along the waterfront. Who started this rock stacking craze, anyway?
Sólfarið – The Sun Voyager, a sculpture in stainless steel.
Hallgrimskirkja cathedral, whose 73m tower dominates the city’s skyline.
Strolling (and trolling) the downtown shopping district.
The burden of work!
Menntaskólinn, the oldest junior college (high school) in Reykjavík.
Part of the Old Town with Dómkirkjan church in the back.
Your pictures of Iceland are truly incredible. I am definitely going to there some day.
Thanks very much, Victoria!
Good stuff to read. loved all the pictures especially the picture of the Old Reykjavík harbour.
Here is my experience in Reykjavik
Thank you Sudeepta, and the link to your blog. Lots of good info there – I’d love to do a return trip to Iceland and explore properly. Your site will be helpful!
Your pictures are amazing!!! Thanks alot. I definitely get to do this one day!
Thank you Andrea for stopping by!
Awesome..Beautiful Places!! I definitely get to do this one day!
Wonderful country to visit.
Thank you, great place to visit!
Beautiful photos! Iceland has been on my mind since a while back. Will get there one day – I hope.
Thank you! I was only there for few days on transit, so barely scratched the surface. Have a few more pics coming, but definitely worth a proper trip (I’d say minimum 2 weeks). I hope to be back there too.
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