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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”
357 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Harpa Concert Hall is a beautiful piece of Architecture. Inside you will find designer goods and restaurants”
233 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. ”
98 locals recommend
History Museum
“For the history buffs who want to learn all about the vikings and the sagas.!”
153 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Kringlan is the largest shopping mall in Reykjavík. Kringlan offers a wide variety of over 180 shops, a selection of places to eat and a range of services. At Kringlan you will find everything from a public library and a cinema to some of the finest fashion shops and restaurants in town. We are situated in the heart of Reykjavík, but don’t worry - there’s plenty of parking space Kringlan offers free rides from Reykjavik center to Kringlan on every hour from 10am - 5pm - Kringlan´s shuttle bus departures from Tourist information at City Hall.”
112 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!”
264 locals recommend
Pool
“My favorite swimming pool in Reykjavík area. Opens at 6:30 and has hot tubs, sauna, cold tub, diving board and a steam room.”
233 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 ”
180 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“This is the most popular restaurant in downtown Reykjavík.! And one of the best. ”
158 locals recommend
Bistro
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“Local hang out. Good food and alway crowded. Nice atmosphere. You can not make a reservation here. ”
174 locals recommend
Pool
“You can't go visit Iceland without taking a swim in one (or ten) of it's swimming pools. Laugardalslaug is our favourite.”
201 locals recommend
Hot Spring
“A famous hot spring in South Iceland. This is the landmark from which the word “geyser” was derived and is now used to name several hot springs around the world.”
58 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Popular sightseeing spot in Iceland. Experience dynamic nature. You can walk down to the point where water falls. ”
51 locals recommend
Bakery
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“My favorite bakery <3. Many locations with amazing sourdough bread and baked goods. The cinnamon bons are to die for! Vegan options. All organic and amazing ”
133 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. ”
124 locals recommend
Hostel
“It is a very nice, lively place to hang out with friends. They often have live music playing and they have a blackboard full of house brewed beers that you must try! There is a great mix of both tourists and locals. The food is also amazing. Must try the Kex Burger! ”
106 locals recommend