Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Reykjavik, Iceland


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Number of sights 13 sights
Distance 2.2 km
Ascend 0 m
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Experience Reykjavik in Iceland in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in ReykjavikIndividual Sights in Reykjavik

Sight 1: Landakotskirkja

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Landakotskirkja, officially named Basilika Krists konungs and often referred to as Kristskirkja, is a basilica located in the western part of the Icelandic capital of Reykjavík and is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Reykjavík. It is the sole Catholic cathedral in Iceland.

Wikipedia: Christ the King Cathedral (Reykjavík) (EN)

179 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Landakotstún

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Landakotstún is an open area in the western part of Reykjavík. On the west side of the field is the main Catholic base in Iceland, Landakot Church with a parish hall and priests' apartments. By the field there is also Landakotsskóli and Landakotsspítali, which the church founded but is now part of the Landspítali University Hospital. The field itself is grassy, with trees and bushes, and there are walking paths and a swing court. Finally, there is a parking space in the northeast corner of the field. Around it are houses at Hávallagata to the south, Hólavallagata to the east and Túngata to the north, the latter of which is named after the field.

Wikipedia: Landakotstún (IS)

192 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Kyiv Square

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Kiev Square is a small square in the West Side of Reykjavík at the intersection of Garðastræti and Túngata. The square was originally created as a monument to the cooperation between Iceland and the Baltic countries.

Wikipedia: Kænugarðstorg (IS)

95 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Reykjavík 871±2

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Reykjavík 871±2

The Settlement Exhibition Reykjavík 871±2 is an exhibition on the settlement of Reykjavík, Iceland, created by the Reykjavik City Museum. The exhibition is based on the archaeological excavation of the ruin of one of the first houses in Iceland and findings from other excavations in the city centre. The exhibition is located in 101 Reykjavík, on Aðalstræti 16, on the corner of Aðalstræti and Suðurgata.

Wikipedia: The Settlement Exhibition (EN)

79 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Fógetagarðurinn

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The Sheriff's Park is a park on Aðalstræti in downtown Reykjavík, south of the Downtown Market and east of Hotel Uppsala. The Sheriff's Park is one of the oldest public parks in Reykjavík. It is the oldest planted tree in Reykjavík, a silver rowan that was planted in 1884. The park is on the corner of Aðalstræti and Kirkjustræti, behind the National Telecom House. Today, the garden is mostly paved, but the original trees still stand. The cemetery stands on the site of the former Vík Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Reykjavík.

Wikipedia: Fógetagarðurinn (IS)

201 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Alþingisgarðurinn

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AlþingisgarðurinnGhislain Mary from Paris, France / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Parliament House garden is an ornamental garden behind the Parliament House. The park is one of the first organized ornamental gardens in Iceland. The parliament garden was to a large extent the handiwork of Tryggvi Gunnarsson and there he chose a burial place.

Wikipedia: Alþingishúsgarðurinn (IS)

277 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Bæjarins beztu pylsur

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Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur is a small chain of hot dog stands located in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Wikipedia: Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur (EN), Website

60 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Steinbryggjan

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The stone dock is a sloping pier loaded with a stone, which now lies for the most part under Tryggvagata. The part that was previously under the parking lot next to the Customs House near Central Bakki in Reykjavik harbor has been made visible in connection with construction at Hafnartorg. The dock walked out of the Post Office Street near the house of Eimskipafélag Íslands. The stone dock was clearly visible until the Second World War. The Steinbryggan was originally built by the Reykjavík Municipal Fund in 1884 and was then very expensive, but was a improvement compared to the small wooden docks out of the Reykjavík Fjords lamb, which were privately owned by merchants. Nine years later, in 1893, the pier was damaged in the storm and Tryggvi Gunnarsson was hired to work on repairs. After that, the pier was often called Tryggvasker. Steinbryggjan was the first destination of those who came to the country after it was built and in the early 20th century. When Fridrik 8 came to the country in 1907 he went to land on the stone bridge. Thirteen years later when Kristján 10th King of Iceland and Denmark and Queen Alexandrina came to visit in 1921 they went to land on a red dragon after the stone bridge.

Wikipedia: Steinbryggjan (IS)

144 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Reykjavik Art Museum

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Reykjavik Art Museum

Reykjavik Art Museum is the largest visual art institution in Iceland. It occupies three locations in Reykjavík; Hafnarhús by the old harbour (64.1490°N 21.9406°W), Kjarvalsstaðir by Klambratún (64.1378°N 21.9135°W) and Ásmundarsafn in Laugardalur (64.1416°N 21.8853°W).

Wikipedia: Reykjavik Art Museum (EN), Website

69 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: Reykjavik Museum of Photography

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Reykjavík Museum of Photography, in Reykjavík, Iceland, preserves about five million photographs by professional and amateur photographers, from around 1870 to the present century. The collection includes studio portraits, and industrial, advertising, press, landscape and family photographs.

Wikipedia: Reykjavík Museum of Photography (EN)

309 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 11: The Icelandic Phallological Museum

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The Icelandic Phallological Museum, located in Reykjavík, Iceland, houses the world's largest display of penises and penile parts. As of early 2020 the museum moved to a new location in Hafnartorg, three times the size of the previous one, and the collection holds well over 300 penises from more than 100 species of mammal. The museum also holds 22 penises from creatures and peoples of Icelandic folklore.

Wikipedia: Icelandic Phallological Museum (EN), Website

200 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Arnarhóll

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Arnarhóll is a hill next to the centre of Reykjavík, Iceland's capital city. It is named after Iceland's bequeathed first settler, Ingólfur Arnarson. Icelandic ministries are situated near it and events take place on it.

Wikipedia: Arnarhóll (EN)

414 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 13: Harpa

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Harpa is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. The opening concert was held on 4 May 2011. The building features a distinctive colored glass facade inspired by the basalt landscape of Iceland.

Wikipedia: Harpa (concert hall) (EN), Website


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