From Iceland — Gym, Swim, Sing & More: Birna María Másdóttir's Perfect Day

Gym, Swim, Sing & More: Birna María Másdóttir’s Perfect Day

Gym, Swim, Sing & More: Birna María Másdóttir’s Perfect Day

Published March 6, 2020

Hannah Jane Cohen
Photo by
Art Bicnick

Birna María Másdóttir, or MC Bibba, is a radio personality at Útvarp 101 and fitness influencer. Here’s how her perfect day in Reykjavík would shape up.

First thing in the morning

The first thing I’d do is get a cup of coffee, sit down with my dog and turn on the radio. We do a lot of podcasts at Útvarp 101 so I’d take this time to relax and check them out.

Mid-morning

Of course, my perfect day includes the gym. I’d head to World Class Kringlan and do some olympic lifting. Afterwards, the perfect way to end the gym is with a swim. My favourite swimming pool is Árbæjarlaug because you don’t have to stand up to move from one hot tub to another if you want. I’m lazy! But a gym-and-swim is so routine for me it could not not be part of my perfect day. Then it’s time to treat myself, maybe with a massage or facial at Natura Spa.

Birna María Másdóttir

Birna María Másdóttir at Mjölnir. Photo by Art Bicnick

Lunch

I eat a lot because I train a lot. For a perfect lunch, I’d head to SKÁL at Hlemmur Mathöll, where I can mix small plates together and make my own nice meal. I would definitely have the carrots, potatoes, or just the brunch. Of course, I would end my meal with a cinnamon bun from Brauð og co.

In the afternoon

On my perfect day, I’d want to be surrounded with the perfect people so I’d take all my friends in a fancy limo to my summerhouse near Þingvallavatn. It’s basic, I know, but I love driving up to Þingvellir and walking in nature, where there is no one else around. Afterwards, we’d maybe head to Adrenalíngarðurinn to face challenges like climbing and swimming and just get the adrenaline pumping. You’ll feel like a child again!

Evening

Dinner would be at my favourite place, Sumac. It’s fresh, different and they have great veggie and vegan options. Afterwards, I’d keep it fancy at Bíó Paradís for one of their ‘Mamma Mia!’ sing-along screenings. That’s the best movie ever and the vibe there is so good.

Once the film ends, I’m dragging everyone to karaoke, maybe at The Irishman Pub or Gummi Ben. No matter where, if we get the mic, it’ll be ok.

Birna María Másdóttir

Birna María Másdóttir at Mjölnir. Photo by Art Bicnick

In the heat of the night

I recently got into yoga meditation. It’s so good to refresh and get ready for the next day. I always go to Yoga Shala in Skeifan—they have the best yoga classes there. On my perfect day, they’d have a late-night class e and I’d spend some reflecting and relaxing.

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