The Everything Guide — The Reykjavik Grapevine

Iceland: The Everything Guide
How this guide works:
So, you’ve decided to come to Iceland. This guide aims to help you make the most of your time here with some useful tips, guides, cheats, and easy bookings for any trips you have in mind.
The Basics:
  • Airport Bus to Reykjavík
    You need to get into town. It’s easy enough: there’s a bus seat for every new arrival. Pre-ordering is a bit cheaper, and lets you skip the queue at the airport. Click below and you can get this out of the way.
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  • The Blue Lagoon
    You could also jump straight into the Blue Lagoon spa, located near the airport. You can bus there, store your luggage, and soak in the milky water before heading into town. Click below to reserve your spot.
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  • The Golden Circle
    This tour takes you to see the explosive Geysir, the thundering Gulfoss and the tectonic crack at Þingvellir. It’s an easy daytrip that’s like a tasting menu of Icelandic nature.
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  • The Northern Lights
    You’re in luck! This time of year, the Aurora Borealis are dancing in Iceland’s skies. A northern lights trip maximises your chances of seeing them by leaving the city lights, and dodging cloud cover.
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  • The Famous Hot Dog
    If it’s good enough for Clintons and Kardashians, it’s good enough for us. Get a pylsur—the Icelandic take on a traditional hot dog—for an on-the-go snack. We recommend ordering a zen-like “one with everything.”
    2024-06-17 12:00:00 2024-06-17 12:30:00 Atlantic/Reykjavik Hot dog at Bæjarins Beztu Get the "one with everything". Tryggvagata 1, Reykjavík 101, Iceland
  • Hallgrímskirkja
    Reykjavík’s central landmark, take an elevator up the steeple of this iconic church for a panoramic view that'll also help you get your bearings in the city.
    2024-06-17 13:00:00 2024-06-17 13:30:00 Atlantic/Reykjavik Hallgrímskirkja church Enjoy the view. Skólavörðuholti, Reykjavík 101, Iceland
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