Four days in Reykjavik

Cait

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Cait

 
My husband and I visited Reykjavik for 4 days (before heading onto Paris) -- but we could have stayed longer! Four days is the perfect amount of time to experience Reykjavik and see a few of the wonders Iceland has to offer. I can't wait to go back for more adventures!

Lunch at Ramen Momo

Ramen Momo, Tryggvagata, Reykjavík, Iceland

Warm up with the most delicious ramen at Ramen Momo! A small but special place (with vegetarian options!)

Bike tour of Reykjavik

reykjavik bike & segway tours

Fun way to tour the city and learn a little bit about the history and culture!

Grab a Hotdog

Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur, Reykjavík, Iceland

The most famous restaurant in Iceland…is a hotdog stand. No joke, people in Iceland are obsessed with hotdogs for some reason, but they are really good. This is the best/most famous one and there are a few of them around the city (and open late for drunk food!)

Whale Watching

Elding, AEgisgardur, Reykjavík, Iceland

Wear your warmest clothes and spend the morning whale watching off the coast of Reykjavik! We booked all planned stuff through Reykjavik Excursions, they were great and super easy

Visit to Hallgrímskirkja

Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland

Vegetarian Lunch

Gló, Laugavegur, Reykjavík, Iceland

Before or after your visit to Hallgrímskirkja, stop by Glo for some delicious vegetarian food!

Grab beers at Laundromat Café

The Laundromat Cafe, Austurstræti, Reykjavík, Iceland

Laid back, hipster bar. Good for chilling with a beer before dinner. Yes, people can do laundry here too

Order a flight at Micro Bar

Micro Bar, Vesturgata, Reykjavík, Iceland

Beer flights and local craft beers. Very chill, no frills

Dinner at Tapas Barinn

Tapas barinn, Vesturgata, Reykjavík, Iceland

Tapas Barinn serves Icelandic tapas and is a great way to try a wide range of Icelandic dishes (we did it for our first dinner in Iceland).

Dinner at 3 Frakkar

3 Frakkar

3 Frakkar was my favorite meal of all, really great traditional Icelandic cuisine. We made reservations in advance, which I’d recommend since it's popular!

Before-dinner drinks at Snaps Bistro

Snaps Bistro, Þórsgata, Reykjavík, Iceland

We went here for a drink before dinner at 3 Frakkar, but I’ve heard it is an awesome spot for dinner too

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon Spa, Reykjavík, Iceland

Hands down my favorite thing on the trip and a MUST SEE. Bright blue hot springs in/surrounded by black volcanic rock. It’s really one of the coolest places I’ve ever been, the pools have bars you can swim up to and everything. You get a wristband when you arrive that locks/unlocks your locker and you use to pay for anything while you’re there

Golden Circle: Geysir

Geysir, Iceland

This is part of the "Golden Circle." You can book this on a tour bus or rent a car and drive it yourself. We rented a car and I definitely recommend doing it this way. You can go at your own pace (slower or faster) and makes the drive more fun and independent. The terrain, open fields, etc outside the city are gorgeous. It basically feels like you’re in the North in Game of Thrones (not sure if you watch and get that reference). If you pack a lunch and some snacks, there are a million cool views to stop and take it all in.

Golden Circle: Pingvellir

Þingvellir, Iceland

Another stop on the Golden Circle -- It's a national park, so make sure you're dressed warm and wearing hiking boots/sneakers

Golden Circle:

Gullfoss Falls, Iceland

You'll be at the top of a huge waterfall at this stop on the Golden Circle

 

Lunch at Ramen Momo

Eat
Ramen Momo, Tryggvagata
Warm up with the most delicious ramen at Ramen Momo! A small but special place (with vegetarian options!)
 

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Bike tour of Reykjavik

Get Around
reykjavik bike & segway tours,
Fun way to tour the city and learn a little bit about the history and culture!
 

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Grab a Hotdog

Eat
Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur, Reykjavík
The most famous restaurant in Iceland…is a hotdog stand. No joke, people in Iceland are obsessed with hotdogs for some reason, but they are really good. This is the best/most famous one and there are a few of them around the city (and open late for drunk food!)
 

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Whale Watching

Explore
Elding, AEgisgardur
Wear your warmest clothes and spend the morning whale watching off the coast of Reykjavik! We booked all planned stuff through Reykjavik Excursions, they were great and super easy
 

View on Map

 

Visit to Hallgrímskirkja

Explore
Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavík
 

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Vegetarian Lunch

Eat
Gló, Laugavegur
Before or after your visit to Hallgrímskirkja, stop by Glo for some delicious vegetarian food!
 

View on Map

 

Grab beers at Laundromat Café

Drink
The Laundromat Cafe, Austurstræti
Laid back, hipster bar. Good for chilling with a beer before dinner. Yes, people can do laundry here too
 

View on Map

 

Order a flight at Micro Bar

Drink
Micro Bar, Vesturgata
Beer flights and local craft beers. Very chill, no frills
 

View on Map

 

Dinner at Tapas Barinn

Eat
Tapas barinn, Vesturgata
Tapas Barinn serves Icelandic tapas and is a great way to try a wide range of Icelandic dishes (we did it for our first dinner in Iceland).
 

View on Map

 

Dinner at 3 Frakkar

Eat
3 Frakkar,
3 Frakkar was my favorite meal of all, really great traditional Icelandic cuisine. We made reservations in advance, which I’d recommend since it's popular!
 

View on Map

 

Before-dinner drinks at Snaps Bistro

Drink
Snaps Bistro, Þórsgata
We went here for a drink before dinner at 3 Frakkar, but I’ve heard it is an awesome spot for dinner too
 

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Blue Lagoon

Explore
Blue Lagoon Spa, Reykjavík
Hands down my favorite thing on the trip and a MUST SEE. Bright blue hot springs in/surrounded by black volcanic rock. It’s really one of the coolest places I’ve ever been, the pools have bars you can swim up to and everything. You get a wristband when you arrive that locks/unlocks your locker and you use to pay for anything while you’re there
 

View on Map

 

Golden Circle: Geysir

Explore
Geysir, Iceland
This is part of the "Golden Circle." You can book this on a tour bus or rent a car and drive it yourself. We rented a car and I definitely recommend doing it this way. You can go at your own pace (slower or faster) and makes the drive more fun and independent. The terrain, open fields, etc outside the city are gorgeous. It basically feels like you’re in the North in Game of Thrones (not sure if you watch and get that reference). If you pack a lunch and some snacks, there are a million cool views to stop and take it all in.
 

View on Map

 

Golden Circle: Pingvellir

Explore
Þingvellir, Iceland
Another stop on the Golden Circle -- It's a national park, so make sure you're dressed warm and wearing hiking boots/sneakers
 

View on Map

 

Golden Circle:

Explore
Gullfoss Falls, Iceland
You'll be at the top of a huge waterfall at this stop on the Golden Circle
 

View on Map