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Árbaer Open Air Folk Museum

Árbaer Open Air Folk Museum (Arbaer, Reykjavik) – a.k.a. Reykjavik City Museum, Árbær was an established farm well into the 20th century, and the museum opened there in 1957. Árbær is now an open air museum with more than 20 buildings which form a town square, a village and a farm. Most of the buildings […]

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Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall

Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall (Sprengisandsleið) – located 6 ½ hours northwest of Reykjavik, this waterfall is only 20 meters in height. Yet, the ballast columns that frame it, and the water’s powdery blue color (confirming its glacial origins) make this natural site a worthy destination for many eco-tourists and nature lovers. Visitors who go through the moonscape-like […]

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Austur

Austur (Austurstraeti 7) – located at one of Reykjavik’s major shopping streets, this is a popular nightclub among both locals and visitors. Unlike some of the capital’s nightspots, which are casual (with drinking being the main activity), this is a full-fledged nightclub, with live DJs and a dress code that matches Austur’s sleek interior. International […]

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Argentina Steakhouse

Argentina Steakhouse (Barónsstíg 11, Reykjavik) –– Argentina Steakhouse has been a classic with Icelander´s since 1989 when the restaurant opened its doors. Being in downtown Reykjavik, Argentina Steakhouse is conveniently located for all visiting the Icelandic capital. Meat and fish, grilled Argentinean style using wooden coal, is the restaurants main fare. The outstanding skill and […]

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Kringlan

Kringlan (Kringlunni 4-12, Reykjavik) — this is the largest shopping mall in Iceland, with over 180 stores (along with restaurants and other amenities usually found in such shopping centers). Unlike its competitor (Smaralind) – which is toward the city’s outskirts, Kringlan is located in the heart of Reykjavik. Retailers found there include: Adidas, Benetton, Ecco, […]

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CAR RENTALS

CAR RENTALS – the following car rental agencies operate in Reykjavik: Avis: +354 591 4000 Budget: +354 562 6060 Europcar Iceland: +354 568 6915 Hertz: +354 522 4400 Reykjavik Rent a Car: +354 569 3300 Sixt: +354 540 2220

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Akureyri Museum

Akureyri Museum (Adalstraeti 58, Akureyri) – this museum, located in the north central part of the country (almost 5 hours northeast of Reykjavik) offers two permanent exhibitions depicting the history of the area from settlement to modern times: “Eyjafjorður from Early Times” and “Akureyri – the Town on the Bay”. Many interesting and unique artifacts […]

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About Iceland

  Iceland, a once-unpopulated country, was first settled by Norwegian Vikings, with a settlement in the country’s capital (Reykjavik) established back in 870 AD. Since then, Iceland has been subjected to rule from both Norway, as well as by fellow Scandinavian power Denmark — including the 17th century, when Denmark and Norway were under a […]