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See Reykjavik from the Observation Deck of the Hallgrímskirkja Church

Locals consider the Hallgrímskirkja Lutheran Church a symbol of Reykjavik. It has a height of 75 meters. Its construction was carried out from 1937 to 1986. The building looks like a geyser because of the tower, which has a stepped shape. If you decide to visit the attraction, you can view the famous Viking monument before entering it. According to legend, the Vikings are the discoverers of the American continent. You will get the opportunity to see the interior of the church. It is characterized by asceticism. You will have the opportunity to listen to a mechanical organ and go up to the observation deck. The city and its surroundings are visible from there.
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 … Open

Visit the Observation Tower of the Building Located on Perlan Hill

There is a building on Perlan Hill. It is the city's boiler house and cultural center of the same name. It has the shape of a large flower. Each of its 6 "petals" is a reservoir filled with hot water. It is taken from a thermal spring.
The shopping and entertainment center occupies the central part of the building. You can visit it to visit souvenir shops, the Saga Museum, and the winter garden. You will also have the opportunity to have lunch at the restaurant. It has a rotating floor. It makes one complete turn in 2 hours. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the panorama of the surrounding area during your stay there. You can also climb the building's observation tower to enjoy the beautiful view of Reykjavik. Copyright
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Visit the Ice Bar

An interesting attraction is located in the center of Reykjavik. This is the Kaffibarinn bar. It is unusual in that it is completely made of ice. It even has furniture made of ice. Even the glasses are made from frozen glacial water. The temperature in the barroom is minus 5 degrees Celsius. If you go into it, you will get the opportunity to put on a Thermo raincoat and drink coffee or mulled wine.

Activities in Reykjavik

Are you a fan of outdoor activities? You can find something to do during your stay in the Icelandic capital. For example, you can take an exciting trip through the glaciers or a jeep safari in the picturesque surroundings of the city. You can also go cycling along the Atlantic Ocean coast or try to catch salmon or trout in the rivers that flow near Reykjavik.
1. The peak of the tourist season in Reykjavik falls within July and September. The season features mild and cloudless weather. However during winter time the city hosts several great … Open
The Islenski Hesturinn equestrian center is located in the city. You can learn to ride a real Icelandic horse there. It looks like a pony. If you feel a lack of adrenaline in your blood, you will get the opportunity to go kayaking on a mountain river, go diving in the clear water of a tectonic fault, or snowboard on the side of a volcano.

Climb the Mountain Esja

If you prefer mountain tourism, you can drive 10 kilometers from the city to make the ascent of mount Esja. It protects the city from bad weather. The mountain is an extinct volcano. Its height is 914 meters. You will be able to choose one of the marked trails depending on your current level of physical fitness. You can enjoy amazing panoramic views of Reykjavik and the Atlantic Ocean coast from the top. You will also be able to sign in the guest book, so as not to offend the elves. According to local legends, they live on the mountain.
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Go on a Whale Tour

Many travel companies operate in Reykjavik. Their staff organizes 3-hour excursions in the open ocean. You can spend time watching killer whales, seals, and blue whales. First, you can come to the Old Port and board a large boat. After that, you can go to the cabin. The guide will show their description there. Then you will have the opportunity to see the puffin birds. They are a symbol of the country. You can also admire the heads of mammals at close range. They appear above the waves of the Atlantic. You will be able to see their long backs as they dive.
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Notable celebrations and festivals in Iceland

Sjómannadagurin festival is held in the first week of June. It is also called the Festival of the Sea or Fisherman's Day. Icelanders are very respectful to people whose professional activities are connected with the sea since it gives the inhabitants of the island its generous gifts. During the festival, on the island, there are all sorts of sports competitions and historical reconstructions. The most important and favorite holiday for Icelanders is Independence Day celebrated on June 17th. The festivities include all kinds of concerts, theater performances, dance battles. … Open
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