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Last minute activities to do in Reykjavík

Are you arriving in Iceland on a short notice and maybe not fully planned your stay in Reykjavik? Or do you maybe just have a gap in your program?
Here are a few activities that you can do last minute on your holiday in Reykjavik:

Hið Íslenzka reður safn (The Icelandic Phallological museum)

Is located at Laugavegur 116 and is probably the only museum in the world containing a collection of phallic speciments belonging to all the various types of mammal found in a single country.

The Icelandic Phallological museum contains a collection of over two hundred penises and penile parts belonging to almost all the land and sea mammals that can be found in Iceland. They have everything from whales to the Homo sapien.

 

The Whales of Iceland Museum

Maybe you do not have time to go on a whale watching tour? Or maybe you just forgot to book a trip and now it is too late? Fear not as the Whales of Iceland Museum is a great way to get to know the whales and to see the actually size of them up close and personal is breathtaking. They even have activities for the young ones.  The Wales of Iceland musem is in downtown Reykjavik at Fiskislóð 23 which is close to the old harbor and only a 15 minute walk from the city center.

 Whales in Iceland

Photo by Pascal Mauerhofer

Go Swimming

Icelanders love to go swimming all year round. There are very many swimming pools in and around the capital that you can visit in any weather altough we do recommend the Laugardalslaug and Sundhöllin in Reykjavík. Icelandic people go swimming in any weather as long as their feet can stay on the ground. Here you can find swimming pools near you: Swimming pools in Iceland 

Laugardalslaug 

Hallgrímskirkja

For a small fee, take in the breathtaking view in the clock tower in the tallest building in Reykjavík and get incredible shots of the City.

It is named after an Icelandic poet Hallgrímur Pétursson who wrote the Hymns of the passion.

The church was designed to mimic the Icelandic landscape and we think has beem done beautifully.

Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík

Photo by Ferdinand Stöhr

Saga museum

Icelandic history comes alive in the Saga museum located at Grandagarði 2, near the above mentioned Whales of Iceland museum and only a 15 minute walk from the city center.

They have recreated historical moments in the most authentic way possible. Icelandic historical figures made life-like and clothing,weapons and everyday objects were constructed using traditional methods.

Saga museum Iceland

 

FlyOver Iceland

They use state-of-the-art technology to give you the genuine feeling of flying.

They are Reykjavíks newest attraction and have a wrap-around screen, full motion seating for a true sense of flight, wind and scents that make this experiance a genually realistic and amazing.

FlyOver Iceland is a very interesting experiance that we genually do recommend everyone tries out.

FlyOver Iceland is located at Fiskislóð 43, so also near Whales of Iceland and Saga museum so it would also be perfect to make a day of it and visit all three places.

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