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Culture of Reykjavik. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Reykjavik One of the most remarkable and historically significant sights of Reykjavik is the Church of Hallgrimur. This majestic building is the highest in the city, its construction was finished quite recently, in 1974. The construction of the church lasted for more than 30 years, today everybody wishing to get on the top of the bell tower can enjoy beautiful panoramic breath taking view of the city and nearest suburbs of Reykjavik.
Reykjavik offers its guests more than two hundreds of restaurants, bars and cafes, which specialize in various culinary trends. The Sjavargrillid restauran offers its customers to try the … Open
The Art Gallery is one of the most interesting cultural spots of the city. The matter is that not only famous masters represent their works in the gallery, but amateurs and promising beginning artists do as well. Often the gallery holds selling exhibitions of picture and statuary artworks. Travelers usually buy local artists’ works as memorable souvenirs.
Hafnarfjordur is a suburban district of Reykjavik which is a very interesting place for curious travelers to visit. Its popular name is “City of lava”. The name was given to the place because of its location on the scaled lava formation named Burfell, which was formed as far back as 7 thousand years ago as a result of the volcano erupting. Hafnarfjordur offers several establishments attracting traveler’s attention. Copyright
A great number of worldwide festivals are organized in the capital of Iceland. Tourists will have a chance to visit various gastronomical and cultural establishments and take part in various … Open
There are the famous Art Center, which has become a place of holding various cultural events, the Folklore Museum and the Sea Museum. The suburban district also offers an interesting thematic park “Vikings’ village” to visit; fancy dress performances and fantastic feasts are organized for its visitors. Art admirers will like to visit the National Gallery of Iceland, housing the biggest art collection of the country.
The old Power Plant in Reykjavik Hundreds of pictorial artworks of 19th -20th centuries are exhibited there. The exhibition offers famous works by Pablo Picasso, Karel Appel, Edward Munch, Hun Hartung and other globally known artists. The Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum is a recommended cultural spot to visit. The museum is devoted to life and work of this famous sculptor and artist. It is located in the snow-white building of a unique architectural form, which was constructed following an original project of the sculptor. Asmundur Sveinsson lived exactly there, the part of his house is reequipped into a studio. The museum is embraced with a beautiful garden featuring several dozens of sculptor’s works by the master.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Reykjavik and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Reykjavik and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Reykjavik

Blue Lagoon
Where: 240 Grindavik, Reykjavik; Telephone: +354 420 8800;
National Museum
Where: Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik; Telephone: +354 530 22 00;
Reykjavik Park And Zoo
Where: Hafrafelli/Engjaveg, Reykjavik; Telephone: + 354 575 78 00;
The Thermal Beach In Reykjavik
Telephone: + 354 551 66 30;
The Hallgrimskirkja Church
Reykjavik Art Museums
Telephone: + 354 590 1200;
Reykjavik City Museum
Where: Kistuhyl 4, Reykjavik; Telephone: +354 411 63 00;
Geysers, Glaciers, Waterfalls and Volcanoes
Whale Watching
Horseback Riding
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♥   Art museum 'Reykjavík Art Museum' Reykjavík, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Iceland

There are many places of religious significance in Iceland. Landakotskirkja in Reykjavik is one of the main attractions of the city. This magnificent Catholic church is a high-rise neo-Gothic structure that has been open to believers since 1929. Numerous arches inside the church create an unusual effect of flying and striving towards heaven. Here you can see the statue of St. Thorlak, the patron saint of Iceland, a statue of Christ carved from cedar wood, and a wonderful 14th-century statue of the Virgin Mary. A Lutheran church with a high tower in Reykjavik, Hallgrimskirkja, is located in the heart of the city. It is dedicated to Hallgrímur Pétursson, a famous Icelandic poet of the 17th century. It houses a Sunday school, art exhibitions, and organ concerts. One can reach a 74.5-meter-high church tower by elevator to admire the beautiful view of the city. In front of the church stands a statue of the Viking Leifur Eiriksson, the first European to set foot on America. … Open
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Reykjavik

Culture guide to Reykjavik. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Reykjavik: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Reykjavik. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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