Reykjavik – 24 hours

Reykjavik

BREAKFAST
Grai Kotturinn
Tiny 50’s style café frequented by artists and serves fantastic breakfasts at cheap prices.
Address: Hverfisgata 16a, 101 Reykjavík
Tel: +354 551 1544

MORNING
Whale Watching
First tours start at 9am and last 2.5 to 3.5 hours. See the gentle giants in their own environment. Wrap up warm though!
www.elding.is
www.specialtours.is

LUNCH
Baerjarins Beztu Pylsur
The best hot dog stand in Europe. Believe it or not hot dogs are an Icelandic speciality.
Address: Tryggvagotu 1, 101 Reykjavik

EARLY AFTERNOON
Free Walking Tour
Tours take place twice a day, 7 days a week, from Laekjartorg Square and are just over an hour long. In the tour you’ll see the Althingi Parliament, Old Cathedral, Church Hallgrimskirkja, City Hall, National Theater, and Harpa Symphony Hall, to name a few. You’ll learn about Reykjavik’s buildings, history, culture, parliament, vikings, folklore, famous people and the arts.
www.freewalkingtour.is

LATE AFTERNOON
The Cinema
Get an understanding of how Iceland was made in volcanic eruptions and why it is still so volcanically active. Get to know in depth some of Iceland´s most precious places. All on film.
Address: Old Harbour Village no2, Geirsgata 7b, 101 Reykjavik
Tel: +354 898 6628
www.thecinema.is

DINNER
Fiskmarkadurinn
Fantastic restaurant that uses the freshest ingredients from local fisherman and farmers. Serves everything from Scandinavian to Sushi.
Address: Adalstraeti 12, Reykjavik
Tel: +354 578 8877
www.fiskmarkadurinn.is/english

EVENING
Harpa Concert Hall
Enjoy a night watching one of the great concerts on offer whilst also enjoying a drink in the bistro or bar.
Address: Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavík
Tel: +354 528 5000
www.en.harpa.is

STAY
Minna-Mosfell Guesthouse
A cosy place to stay, just outside the city. Located in the centre of the peaceful and quiet Mosfellsdalur valley. During cold winter nights the northern lights dance above the farm.
271 Mosfellsbær.
Tel: +354 669 0366
www.minnamosfell.net

About the Author