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Do & See
Glaciers, geysers, hot springs, and volcanoes are the exotic attractions that have drawn tourists to Iceland for a long time. Reykjavík itself has recently become one of the world’s greatest weekend destinations and hosts visitors from across the world. Reykjavik also offers splendid architecture, fantastic shopping, and a raft of cultural delights with Iceland’s amazing natural wonders just around the corner. There's lots to do and see in and around Reykjavík, and here's a list to get you started:
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Hallgrímskirkja — The Church of Hallgrímur

Hallgrímskirkja — The Church of Hallgrímur

Hallgrímskirkja is an iconic part of Reykjavik's skyline and at 74.5 metres tall it is one of the tallest structures in the country. The gigantic church on the hill was a controversial project, but Icelanders have come to embrace their monumental tower in all its brutalist glory. The concrete mountain which took over 40 years to construct was inspired by the unusual columnar basalt formations along Iceland’s coast. You can admire the building inside and outside, go to the top of the tower to catch the view or attend an organ concert. The church is named after Hallgrímur Pétursson — a 17th-century minister and poet who wrote the “The Passion Hymns”. The book remains popular to this day.
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Harpa

Harpa

One of Reykjavik's most iconic landmarks and a must-visit while in Iceland is Harpa, the city's concert hall and conference centre as well as home to the Icelandic Opera and the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. Located by the old harbour, near the centre of Reykjavik, this striking bit of contemporary architecture boasts a glass facade, which covers the entire building featuring honeycomb panels that change colours during the day as they reflect the sky and the ocean. At night, a light show makes the building look even more magical.
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Sun Voyager

Sun Voyager

On the waterfront, only a few minutes from Harpa, sits the most famous sculpture in Iceland, the Sólfarið or the Sun Voyager. Made of steel and resembling a Viking ship — although this was not the artist's intention — the Sun Voyager is, according to its creator Jón Gunnar Árnason, an ode to the sun, a dreamboat symbolizing the promise of undiscovered territory, the dream of hope, progress, and freedom. This is also one of the best spots for a picture in Reykjavik, with mount Esja providing the perfect backdrop.
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The Blue Lagoon
See Iceland's Northern Lights
The Golden Circle Route
The Icelandic Phallological Museum

The Icelandic Phallological Museum

The Icelandic Phallological Museum houses the world's largest display of penises and penile parts. It's really a one-of-a-kind. It succeeds in striking the fine balance between casual, bawdy fun and the analytical, scientific seriousness of a museum. At times you'll be a little uncomfortable, other times you'll laugh (it's encouraged), but in the end you'll learn a lot. The museum stays open longer than most other attractions in the capital, so it makes for a good evening activity and a nice change of pace compared to most of the other activities we did in Iceland.
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Reynisfjara Black Beach
Reykjavík Art Museum