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Best things to do in Greenland

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Church
“Beautiful church. It took aprox 17 years to build it. Make sure to go to the top to enjoy the view”
390 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Harpa is the iconic glass structure next to the harbor. It is the home of Icelandic Symphony Orchestra which plays every Thursday during the season in the 2000 seat hall Harpa also has a number of smaller auditoriums suitable for all kind of music and events. It's also a great spot to get a view of a good part of the harbor and the old city. https://en.harpa.is/”
264 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The oldest shopping mall in Reykjavík. 15-20 minutes walk from the apartment. ”
131 locals recommend
History Museum
“The National Museum of Iceland was established on 24 February 1863, with Jón Árnason the first curator of the Icelandic collection The museum offers a variety of fascinating exhibitions and one permanent display illustrating lavishly the story of Iceland’s past, from the medieval days of Viking settlements to current contemporary culture.”
175 locals recommend
Pool
“The local swimming pool. Swimming pools are a big part of Icelandic culture. We love to go hang out and chat in the hot tubs and relax in the steam baths and sauna. Take your own swimsuits and bath towels and be prepared to shower before and after in a shared locker room. This one is my personal favorite due to the circular steam room and variety of temperatures in the hot tubs. After you can grab a burger at Hagavagninn, a coffee at Kaffihús vesturbæjar, get one of the best cinnamon buns in town at Brauð og co. or go to Ísbúð Vesturbæjar for an ice cream. Icelanders are also crazy for their ice cream and the swimming pool / ice cream combo is popular all year round!”
298 locals recommend
Pool
“The most historic pool in Reykjavik. Recently renovated. Just a couple minutes walk from the apartment.”
254 locals recommend
Steakhouse
$$$
“This is the most popular restaurant in downtown Reykjavík.! And one of the best. ”
176 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“on top of Öskjuhlíð hill you can enter the Pearl, built on huge hot-water reservoirs and take the elevator up on 4th floor to enjoy the view. Or visit the glacier exhibition, or have a dinner on the 5th floor ”
191 locals recommend
Pool
“Laugardalslaug is a swimming pool located in Laugardalur area. It has nice hot tubs and an area with waterslides for kids to play. ”
217 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Reykjavík Art Museum is a dynamic and progressive scene which gives guests an opportunity to get to know diverse art and gain a deeper understanding of the historic, social, cultural and artistic context of different artworks. The museum exhibits work from Icelandic and international leading artists in Modern and Contemporary Art. ”
140 locals recommend
Lake
“Kerið is approximately three thousand years old, making it roughly half the age of most volcanic calderas found in Iceland. This is the major reason as to why Kerið’s slopes are red in colour, rather than a volcanic black; the iron deposits are, geologically speaking, fresh. This vivid redness is part of the appeal of visiting this crater. The crimson rocks contrast dramatically with their surroundings, particularly the intense azure colour of the waters within the crater lake, and the verdant bursts of vegetation. Kerið is approximately 55 metres (180 feet) deep, 170 metres (558 feet) wide and 270 meters (886 feet) in circumference. It is possible to take a path right to the crater’s edge, to fully encircle it, and to descend down to the pristine waters of the crater lake.”
39 locals recommend
Bistro
$$$
“Local hang out. Good food and alway crowded. Nice atmosphere. You can not make a reservation here. ”
188 locals recommend
National Park
“Þingvellir National Park is the only UNESCO World Heritage site on the Icelandic mainland and one of the three stops on the world famous Golden Circle sightseeing route The first thing that visitors to the National Park notice is its sheer aesthetic beauty; dried magma fields, covered in Icelandic moss, sit carved by glacial springs and surrounded by a bowl of ancient mountain peaks. Two of the greatest attractions in the park are the exposed North American and Eurasian tectonic plates; it is one of the only regions in the world where you can see geology such as this on land. Visitors are encouraged to walk along the North American tectonic plate, where they can read more about the area’s fascinating formation and history, before descending into the valley below. ”
109 locals recommend
Route
“Main street for shopping souvenirs and other thinks also restaurants and bars”
183 locals recommend
Café
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“ KAFFI KRÚS CAFE Restaurant, bistro, café and pizzaria. Kaffi Krús is an elegant but casual two floor restaurant in a old and charming house, located in the heart of Selfoss on route one. Kaffi Krús is known for the fresh fish of the day, great selection of cakes, thin crust pizza and much more. During the summer, tables are brought out to a cozy terrace sheltered from the wind where one can enjoy a meal, glass of wine or a cup of coffee. Food is served from 11:30 am until 10 pm every day”
39 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$$
“Great food, friendly staff in a small town. Great to walk along the sea. Makes sure they have table for you before hand.”
47 locals recommend