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Ranked #1 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Waterfalls
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Ranked #2 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
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Ranked #3 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
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Category: Museums
Owner description: Árbær was an established farm well into the 20th century, and the museum opened there in 1957. Árbærjarsafn is now an open... more » Owner description: Árbær was an established farm well into the 20th century, and the museum opened there in 1957. Árbærjarsafn is now an open air museum with more than 20 buildings which form a town square, a village and a farm. Most of the buildings have been relocated from central Reykjavik.Árbær Open-Air Museum tries to give a sense of the architecture and way of life and lifestyles of the past in Reykjavik and during summer visitors can see domestic animals. There are many exhibitions and events held at the Museum which highlight specific periods in Reykjavik's history. These include craft days, vintage car displays, Christmas exhibitions and much more. There is something for everyone at Árbær Open Air Museum. « less
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Ranked #4 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Owner description: Harpa, the concert hall and conference centre at the heart of Reykjavik is an award-winning building situated at the old... more » Owner description: Harpa, the concert hall and conference centre at the heart of Reykjavik is an award-winning building situated at the old harbour. Harpa opened its doors in 2011 and boasts a wide variety of hosted events where all musical genres play a part. Harpa won the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2013 for architecture. Harpa was designed by Olafur Eliasson, Henning Larssen architects and Batteri architects.Harpa is the residency of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, The Icelandic Opera and the Reykjavik Big Band. Harpa is a state of the art conference centre. Harpa was awarded the prestigious MICE Report award for best conference centre in Northern Europe. « less
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Ranked #5 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Ranked #7 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Religious Sites

The tower of Hallgrimskirkja is clearly visible from many points in Reykjavik and serves as a navigational landmark.  Completed in 1974, the splendid basalt cathedral is open... more »

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Ranked #8 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
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Category: History Museums
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Ranked #9 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Movie Theaters
Owner description: The Cinema at Old Harbour Village No2 is located in the loft of an old fishermen´s dwellings, where the fishermen used to... more » Owner description: The Cinema at Old Harbour Village No2 is located in the loft of an old fishermen´s dwellings, where the fishermen used to mend their nets, tar their boats, salt their fish and overnight in bed bunks. Redoing the loft the atmosphere of the old life was kept as much as possible, even so that the salt smell still lingers, but the main object was to provide ideal settings for showing quality Icelandic nature and documentary films. By reading the reviews of our vistors on The Trip Advisor pages it seems that we are having success ... « less
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Ranked #10 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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Ranked #11 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Art Museums; Historic Sites
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Ranked #12 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
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Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The exhibition provides insight into how people lived during the Viking Age, and how the Reykjavik environment looked like to... more » Owner description: The exhibition provides insight into how people lived during the Viking Age, and how the Reykjavik environment looked like to the first settlers. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an excavated longhouse, dating from the 10th century ad, preserved in situ. With the help of multimedia techniques and interactive features the original remains and Reykjavik's past are brought to life. The exhibition is suitable for all ages and includes an activity center for children. Audio Guides available in many languages. « less
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Ranked #13 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Ballets
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Ranked #14 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Operas
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Ranked #15 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Water Parks
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Ranked #16 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Owner description: The Wild reindeer of Iceland exhibition features the beautiful reindeer and is the perfect mix between nature, culture and... more » Owner description: The Wild reindeer of Iceland exhibition features the beautiful reindeer and is the perfect mix between nature, culture and latest technology. We offer cool interactive reindeer installations and an even cooler Reindeer parade artwork by 10 Icelandic artists. Have you ever seen reindeer 3D mapping artwork? We have it :) Welcome « less
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Ranked #17 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
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Ranked #18 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Parks
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Ranked #19 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Water Parks
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Ranked #20 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #21 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Lighthouses
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Ranked #22 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is a work of art conceived by the legendary artist and peace advocate Yoko Ono as a beacon to world... more » Owner description: The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is a work of art conceived by the legendary artist and peace advocate Yoko Ono as a beacon to world peace. It is dedicated to the memory of John Lennon.The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is located on Viðey Island in Kollafjörður and it's light is well visible from Reykjavík city and the capital area. Every year the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER emerges an hour after sunset between 9 October (Lennon's day of birth) and 8 December (Lennon's demise). In addition the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER emerges for one week on winter solstice, on New Year's Eve, for one week during spring equinox and few other selected dates. The ever changing weather conditions play an interesting part to the strength, intensity and brilliance of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER’S light. During it's lighting time guided tours are avaiable called the Imagine Peace Tour. The tour is dedicated to the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER and Lennon’s and Ono’s continuing campaign for world peace. It is run by Elding with departures from Reykjavík's Old harbour. The tour unites history, art and nature is an interesting way. « less
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Ranked #23 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
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Owner description: Volcano House is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the heart of Reykjavik. This is the place where one can learn... more » Owner description: Volcano House is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the heart of Reykjavik. This is the place where one can learn about the Icelandic volcanoes by watching high quality movies that were created for the Volcano House. Moreover, there is a great lava stones collection, souvenir shop and the collection of arts from famous Icelandic artists. We pride ourselves with of our multilingual staff many of whom have studied geology and so can add to the understanding of our customers. « less
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Ranked #24 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest

The Pearl is one of the more recognizable landmarks in Reykjavik.  The five immense hot water tanks are topped with a domed revolving restaurant with an atrium on the floors... more »

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Ranked #25 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Historic Sites; Islands

Videy Island is opposite the New Harbour in Reykjavik (where the Cruise ships moor).  It is accessible from the new Harbour (5 mins) and three times a day at lunchtime from the... more »

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Ranked #26 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Libraries
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Ranked #27 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Government Buildings
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Ranked #28 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Museums
Owner description: Gljufrasteinn - Laxness museum was the home and workplace of Halldor Laxness (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in... more » Owner description: Gljufrasteinn - Laxness museum was the home and workplace of Halldor Laxness (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955) and his family for more than half a century. It is now opened to the public as a museum, unchanged from when Laxness lived there. In the reception building you can buy tickets, souvenirs, books, and watch a multimedia presentation dedicated to Laxness’s life and work. Visitors can take walks in the beautiful countryside as well. « less
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Ranked #29 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
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Category: History Museums
Owner description: A Viking Museum that intimately recreates key moments in Icelandic early history, moments that have determined the fate of... more » Owner description: A Viking Museum that intimately recreates key moments in Icelandic early history, moments that have determined the fate of our people and which give a compelling view into how Icelanders have lived for more than a millennium. From the time of the earliest settlers, history is brought to life in a unique and exciting way, with life-like wax wax figurines. Visitors are guided through the museum with an audio-guide. « less
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Ranked #30 of 86 attractions in Reykjavik
Category: Art Museums

Ásmundarsafn (Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum) makes 1/3 of Reykjavík Art Museum, the other two being Kjarvalsstaðir and Hafnarhús. It is housed in a beautiful white domed... more »

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