TIPS FROM THE ICELANDIC ARTISTS
We asked the Icelandic ICE HOT artists to share with you something Wonderful about our city. Take a look – more TIPS on our website under Practical Info – Explore Reykjavík
Katrín Gunnarsdóttir – Shades of History:
If you are in the mood for adventures, experience Icelandic nature not from a bus window, but on horseback. There are many options available, including half-day tours where they pick you up in Reykjavík and drop you off.
Sigurður Arent – Marble Crowd:
One of my favourite places in Reykjavík is the Öskjuhlíð park area south-east of downtown. Sitting on top of Öskjuhlíð hill is Perlan a glass dome perched on top of five disused water tanks. There you can find a very cool natural history exhibition and a cafe/restaurant with fantastic views over the city. Down in the wooded slopes below you will find great walking paths (although you should wear good shoes) and maybe you will stumble upon some WWII ruins like the old fuel storage or bunkers overlooking the domestic airport.
Bára Sigfúsdóttir Upside down:
Grótta light house and surroundings area is a great place for a walk/run. And Kvika, a small pool close by, is wonderful for foot baths. Its free entry, but you need to find it first. Ask me if you don’t manage and maybe we can go there together!!
Steinunn Ketilsdóttir OVERSTATEMENT/ OVERSTEINUNN: EXPRESSIONS OF EXPECTATIONS:
A dip in one of the local pools is a must while in Iceland. You’ll find one in every neighborhood and each one has its own charm, my favorites in Reykjavík are Sundhöllin and Vesturbæjarlaug. I love to go in the early morning while it’s still dark.