How to Spend a Day in Reykjavik

After our 3 day road trip in the southern part of Iceland – my husband and I spent a day exploring Iceland’s capital. It’s a colorful and lively city and definitely worth some of your time to check it out!

I recommend starting your day off with breakfast at Braud & Company. The cinnamon rolls live up to the hype it receives online! It’s a small bakery… so be prepared for a line and eating outside, as there’s only a couple seats inside.

After you’ve finish carbo loading… now is a good time to visit the famous Hallgrimskirkja Church in Reykjavik (it’s a short walk from Braud & Co). Being the tallest church in Iceland, the Lutheran church is synonymous with the Reykjavik skyline and it’s one of the most famous landmarks in Iceland. It’s worth a peak inside to see the pretty pipe organ. I found it interesting the seats were able to reverse to view the organ playing… as the organ and pipes are at the back of the church. The church is free to enter, but there’s a fee to climb the clock tower.

Next on your list is to check out Rainbow Street and the surrounding blocks. It’s a nice area to do some souvenir hunting at their local shops. Einstock Bar is a cute place to stop for a drink and people watch with their views of Rainbow Street.

Don’t miss a walk along the harbor for those mountain and sea views. Be sure to stop for photos at the Sun Voyager Sculpture. It resembles a Viking ship… but it’s actually an ode to the sun and was the winner in Reykjavik’s 200th anniversary in 1986.

I suggest ending your day at the BrewDog brewery for a local beer and dinner. We found both the beer and food surprisingly tasty! They put their twist on a some classic American food. Being a wing connoisseur – my husband recommends ordering those with your beer! 🙂 

Enjoy your day in Reykjavik!

Until the next adventure – bon voyage!


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