Excursions in Reykjavik

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From its modern-day attractions to its unique history, there's plenty to see and do in Reykjavik.

Sculptures are everywhere in Reykjavik, but to see one of the city's most iconic pieces, walk along the waterfront towards the Sun Voyager sculpture (known as Solfar).

This steel sculpture was designed by Jon Gunnar Arnason to mimic a Viking ship. With a backdrop of Mount Esja, it looks even more spectacular during sunset.

1. Volcano House

Volcano House is an interesting museum that focuses on the volcanic eruptions of Iceland. It is free to enter and shows exhibitions that highlight the geological history of the country.

It also houses a cinema that screens two documentaries about volcanoes every hour. The first one focuses on the 1973 eruption of the Westman Islands and the second is about the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in South Iceland.

There are several different exhibits inside the Volcano House, including a collection of volcanic rocks and lava that you can touch. In addition, you can take a look at photographs of some of the most stunning eruptions in Iceland.

This small and quaint museum is one of the best things to see in Reykjavik, and it's worth visiting even if you don't have much time. Its free exhibition of lava and rock is a great way to learn about the geology of Iceland, and its film screenings are informative and entertaining.


2. Reykjavik Maritime Museum

If you're a history buff and are looking for a good place to spend a few hours, Reykjavik Maritime Museum is a great option. It's dedicated to the city's rich fishing history and is located close to the harbor.

The museum's permanent exhibition is comprehensive and well-laid out. It takes you through Iceland's history from the time of settlement to modern times and covers everything from navigation and fish finding to the evolution of fishing vessels, trade routes, and fish processing.

In addition, the museum has temporary exhibitions devoted to fishing and the ocean. There's also a cafe with a great view of the harbor and a daily tour of the coast guard vessel Odinn.


3. Tjornin

Tjornin (the pond) is a popular strolling spot in Reykjavik, where you can watch the different bird species that live here. It’s also a great place to relax and take in the views of the city centre reflected on the pond’s surface, especially in the summer.

A quaint, quiet lake surrounded by a string of colorful homes in the heart of Reykjavik, Tjornin is a favorite of locals for a stroll and to feed the ducks, swans, and geese that swarm around the shoreline. This picturesque pond is a must-visit attraction in Reykjavik for its quiet atmosphere and variety of birdlife, including rare species like Arctic Terns.

The shores of the lake are dotted with a few notable landmarks, including the monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat and postmodern Reykjavik City Hall on the northern bank, as well as the Althingi Parliament House on the eastern side. There are several other places to see in the area, including a secluded park and the National Gallery of Iceland.


4. Videy Island

Just a short ferry ride from the city center, Videy Island is a unique combination of history, art and nature. Its tranquillity and sense of bygone centuries makes it a favorite with both locals and visitors alike.

The largest of Kollafjordur Bay's islands, Videy is home to some of the earliest settlements in Iceland. You can wander barefoot on black beaches, hike, rent a bicycle or take in the impressive works of art.

There are daily ferries to the island from Skarfabakki and Old Harbour piers in the summer and on weekends in the winter. It's free with the Reykjavik City Card.

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