A walking tour of Reykjavik
We always say that the best way to get the know a place is to walk around aimlessly for a few hours in the heart of the city (or town.) We did just this for around half a day in Reykjavik. We made our own walking tour of Reykjavik from Laugavegur shopping street to the Marina and all the way back to the hotel Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura.
We are going to share some of the cool things we seen on the way.
Early in the morning before our trip with Gray Line Iceland we were dropped in an industrial-like area to wait on the bus. To our delight there was a huge pastry and sandwich shop there where we got ourselves some yummy sandwiches. This was the first time we had come across and Illy in person!
We spent the rest of the morning snorkeling and did not get back to exploring until after lunch.
We wanted to be super-touristy and headed to Laugavegur shopping street to get our hands on some Dunkin’ Donuts and some gifts for our families. There is so much to see and do on this street, you could walk it for hours enjoying all the beautiful shops.
We then walked down to the Marina and enjoyed watching the boats. We came across some cool sculptures one of which was of a train!
We continued to follow the water along around the edge of the city which is where we came across an old abandoned boat and some really big boats in the water which were still in use.
Walking back to the hotel
After exploring in the main part of the city we decided to walk back to the hotel. This took us through the part of the city where the locals live and it was really cool to see the types of houses the real Icelandic people were living in. We came across the University, huge street art murals and beautiful green parks.
Back near the hotel you can take a full tour of the hill Öskjuhlíð outside. Check out how we found World War 2 remains on the hill. But if you want to visit it breifly as part of a tour you can visit a cool little camp at the bottom of the hill with huts made out of wood!
Taking a self-guided walking tour of Reykjavik is a great way to see lots of really cool stuff in a short time. The city is so small you could easily do all of this within a few hours.
Have you ever taken a walking tour of Reykjavik?