Explore Reykjavik by Foot

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5 miles

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Loop

Added by Stephen Catalano

Urban hiking in Reykjavik is the perfect activity for a travel day.

This is the perfect activity if you're staying in Reykjavik and you need to burn a few hours before/after a flight. If you're in downtown Reykjavik, I recommend heading down to the water. This walk is a great chance to snap some photos of the town (very walkable), people (super friendly), and landscape (its even nice in Reykjavik). 

A place called Reykjavik Rost is a little cafe along the harbor (waterfront) for a good cappuccino. 

Oh and there are a ton of old Land Rovers to see, if you're into that sort of thing (like me). 

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3 months ago

So many things to enjoy

Reykjavik may be a small city however it surely is lovely! So if you are into urban hiking as the original post suggests, then it is perfect! I also agree that you should walk along the sea, but remember to check the viking vessel and also the famous opera. Explore also the main streets of the city, where you will find nice small shops and wonderful cafes. There are many street festivals as well (e.g. when we were in the city there was this amazing bacon festival! ) that you will enjoy.

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