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A Rainy Day in Reykjavik

November 21, 2019

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A Rainy Day in Reykjavik

November 21, 2019

Reykjavik is one of the most charismatic and charming capitals in the world. It is also the northernmost capital in the world so it should come as no surprise if you get less than perfect weather on one of your days in the city. Don’t fret, we’ve got your back. Here’s a simple guide with some quick tips on how to enjoy Reykjavik indoors.

Experience Iceland

You want to explore Iceland in all its glory but the weather isn’t on board. All is not lost. FlyOver Iceland offers guests an immersive flight experience with state-of-the-art technology featuring wind, mist and scented special effects. This is an exhilarating journey that gives you unparalleled insight into this country of fire and ice, impressing seasoned locals as well as first time tourists.
Seeing a live whale swim by your boat is one thing (and a great thing we might add) but walking amongst full-sized replicas of them is something entirely different. The Whales of Iceland exhibition features 23 life-size models of the various whale species found around Iceland, including a blue whale (it is a very big building). It is both an informative and magical experience whilst truly putting things into perspective.
Perlan is one of those iconic buildings in Reykjavik, a glass dome sat on top of the city’s hot water tanks. Its observation deck offers visitors a 360° view of the city and its surrounding landscapes but on the lower levels, in between those tanks is a wonderfully informative exhibition called Wonders of Iceland, a northern lights planetarium and a real ice cave.
Click here for a list of more interesting indoor experiences related to Iceland.

Quirky Concerts in Reykjavik

Iceland has a seemingly endless list of talented musicians and there’s always an interesting concert available somewhere in the city. But the unrivalled national record for the number of talented musicians within one band is held by the National Symphony Orchestra. Check out Harpa’s website for tickets to their concerts and other events in this beautiful concert hall by the harbour.
For something a little more obscure visit artist run space Mengi on Óðinsgata. They host a variety of interesting concerts and art events and never fail to impress.

Great Museums in Reykjavik

For insights into the national psyche and history of Iceland, check out the National Museum of Iceland for your daily dose of Viking swords, skeletons and other treasures and the Culture House for a comprehensive walkthrough of objects that define this country.

Art lovers head straight to The National Gallery for a more conservative experience or the Reykjavik Art Museum for a more contemporary insight. Note the beautifully repurposed industrial buildings these museums inhabit in downtown Reykjavik.

Shopping in Reykjavik City

Laugavegur, Skólavörðustígur and Hverfisgata shopping streets (and their surrounding side streets) are a wonderful way to pass time partially indoors. You will have to jot between storefronts so if the weather is extra awful, there’s always the mall. Reykjavik has two full-sized malls, Smáralind and Kringlan. They are filled with shops, both local brands and international chains, as well as restaurants, cafés and movie theatres.

Do what the locals do in Reykjavik

And last but not least, we highly recommend the pools, the restaurants, the pubs, wine bars and bookstores, where you sit and enjoy your favourite something, a nice glass of wine or a book of edgy poetry, whilst observing the people around you and admiring the bad weather from a comfortable distance.

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A Rainy Day in Reykjavik

November 21, 2019

iStock-1151150610

A Rainy Day in Reykjavik

November 21, 2019

Reykjavik is one of the most charismatic and charming capitals in the world. It is also the northernmost capital in the world so it should come as no surprise if you get less than perfect weather on one of your days in the city. Don’t fret, we’ve got your back. Here’s a simple guide with some quick tips on how to enjoy Reykjavik indoors.

Experience Iceland

You want to explore Iceland in all its glory but the weather isn’t on board. All is not lost. FlyOver Iceland offers guests an immersive flight experience with state-of-the-art technology featuring wind, mist and scented special effects. This is an exhilarating journey that gives you unparalleled insight into this country of fire and ice, impressing seasoned locals as well as first time tourists.
Seeing a live whale swim by your boat is one thing (and a great thing we might add) but walking amongst full-sized replicas of them is something entirely different. The Whales of Iceland exhibition features 23 life-size models of the various whale species found around Iceland, including a blue whale (it is a very big building). It is both an informative and magical experience whilst truly putting things into perspective.
Perlan is one of those iconic buildings in Reykjavik, a glass dome sat on top of the city’s hot water tanks. Its observation deck offers visitors a 360° view of the city and its surrounding landscapes but on the lower levels, in between those tanks is a wonderfully informative exhibition called Wonders of Iceland, a northern lights planetarium and a real ice cave.
Click here for a list of more interesting indoor experiences related to Iceland.

Quirky Concerts in Reykjavik

Iceland has a seemingly endless list of talented musicians and there’s always an interesting concert available somewhere in the city. But the unrivalled national record for the number of talented musicians within one band is held by the National Symphony Orchestra. Check out Harpa’s website for tickets to their concerts and other events in this beautiful concert hall by the harbour.
For something a little more obscure visit artist run space Mengi on Óðinsgata. They host a variety of interesting concerts and art events and never fail to impress.

Great Museums in Reykjavik

For insights into the national psyche and history of Iceland, check out the National Museum of Iceland for your daily dose of Viking swords, skeletons and other treasures and the Culture House for a comprehensive walkthrough of objects that define this country.

Art lovers head straight to The National Gallery for a more conservative experience or the Reykjavik Art Museum for a more contemporary insight. Note the beautifully repurposed industrial buildings these museums inhabit in downtown Reykjavik.

Shopping in Reykjavik City

Laugavegur, Skólavörðustígur and Hverfisgata shopping streets (and their surrounding side streets) are a wonderful way to pass time partially indoors. You will have to jot between storefronts so if the weather is extra awful, there’s always the mall. Reykjavik has two full-sized malls, Smáralind and Kringlan. They are filled with shops, both local brands and international chains, as well as restaurants, cafés and movie theatres.

Do what the locals do in Reykjavik

And last but not least, we highly recommend the pools, the restaurants, the pubs, wine bars and bookstores, where you sit and enjoy your favourite something, a nice glass of wine or a book of edgy poetry, whilst observing the people around you and admiring the bad weather from a comfortable distance.

WoI DSCF9429
12218-157-199
Harpa_Bara Blog-----iStock-864430386

The RE blog

vaskur
Golden-Circle-and-Fontana-Steam-bath
Fjaðrárgljúfur
Into the Glacier
Eistnaflug_EydisKlaraThorleifsdottir
iStock-1151150610
RE63
JRJ09685-min Dress the Part
Thorsmork Panorama
Nature Pool
BlueLagoon1
Skógafoss waterfall Iceland hero mynd
RE05-Reykjavik Panorama
kirkjufell-12x7
Reykjanes

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