Most people travel to Iceland for the unique landscapes and outdoor activities such as Southern Iceland, The Geothermal Circle at Rekyjanes, Kirkufell, The Blue Lagoon, Northern Lights and more. It is definitely worth setting aside at least one day to explore the capital city of Reykjavik where there is shopping, food, a beautiful church and several museums to choose from.
Hallgrimskirkja is the main Church in the center of Reykjavik. It cost 900 ISK but is well worth the price of admission. The inside of the church is simple yet beautiful and the views from the tower overlooking all of Reykjavik are incredible. Reykjavik is a really colorful city and it’s most apparent from the views in Hallgrimskirkja.
Harpa is an event center in Reykjavik. There is a 360 degree cinematic experience which discusses the history of Iceland and mentions various sights. This cinematic experience costs 1.500 ISK. Harpa is a beautifully modern building that you are free to walk through, there are a couple gift shops inside. There are lots of concerts and events playing at all times and you can check the schedules here.
There are several different types of museums in Reykjavik and surely something to appeal to everyones taste. The only museum we visited was The Icelandic Phallological Museum mostly because it was the most unique and the only of its kind in the world. The Icelandic Phallological Museum cost 1.700 ISK.
There are tons of Gift and Specialty Shops along the main roads in Reykjavik. If you’re looking for authentic Icelandic items you are sure to find them in Reykjavik. Popular Gifts include: Icelandic Wool, Blankets, Sweaters, Lava Jewelry, Blue Lagoon Skin Products, Omnom Chocolates, Winter Gear.