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 safe (The Icelandic Phallological Museum)
Is located at Laugavegur 116 and is probably the only museum in the world containing a collection of phallic specimens 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 actual size of them up close and personal is breathtaking. They even have activities for the young ones. The Wales of Iceland museum is in downtown Reykjavik at Fiskislóð 23 which is close to the old harbour and only a 15-minute walk from the city centre.
Photo by Pascal Mauerhofer
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 although 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
For a small fee, take in the breathtaking view of 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 been done beautifully.
Photo by Ferdinand Stöhr
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 centre.
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.
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 experience generally realistic and amazing.
FlyOver Iceland is a very interesting experience that we generally 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.
Did you know that Icelandic people love Eurovision?