Best Place to Watch the Sunset
Seeking sunlight in Iceland is a bit like being married to a fisherman — you either get none at all or you get all of it at once. But we have earned it, damnit, so we’re going to sit here at Gróttuviti and watch it go down. And it’s going to be romantic, Pétur, and then you’re heading back out because all you do is shout at the handball and eat kótilettur. When the conditions are just right, there really is no better place to catch Iceland’s magical summer skies.
Viðey Ferry Terminal
By the big rock there’s a tiny yellow beach, which (until now) has been a well-kept secret spot for sunset watching. In fact the whole Laugarnestangi area and the area around the Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum is one of the best spots you’ll find in Reykjavík. And since the view is not blocked in any direction, you can walk along the path and get a full widescreen vista of the summer solstice fireworks for the whole duration.
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