48 Hours With Reykjavik City Card

 In History & Culture, Photoblog, Things to do

Before this summer I decided that this was going to be the summer I would visit all the museums in Reykjavik, to at last become a tiny bit cultural. Well the summer flew by and I explored Icelandic nature like never before but still not a one museum or gallery visit. To motivate me I decided to get a Reykjavik City Card for me and my little girl Isold, and picked a 48 hour card since it’s perfect for a weekend. Here is a list and photos of the places we went to.

Reykjavik Art Museum

Reykjavik Art Museum is Located in three places and we went to the one by the old harbour in Reykjavik. To my surprise, Isold enjoyed this museum due to it’s large screen exhibition which I also found interesting.

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reykjavik art museum
reykjavik art museum

National Gallery of Iceland

National Gallery of Iceland contains some of the most famous Icelandic paintings and is a must visit. Isold could not get enough of a current exhibition called NERVESCAPE VII and was mesmerised by the colours and soft texture.


Maritime Museum

It was definitely interesting to visit the Maritime Museum and learn more about fishing history in Iceland. We both enjoyed it equally but did not know until afterwards that it’s possible to take a tour on a ship called Óðinn. We have to go again!

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Laugardalslaug Swimming Pool

I’m not sure if it’s because I learned to swim in this pool or because of it’s variety of pools and hot tubs but Laugardalslaug is my favourite pool in Reykjavik. It was the perfect Sunday activity which was without questions followed by ice cream shopping.

Other Recommendations

If you are in Reykjavik with kids or simply an animal lover the Reykjavik zoo and park is a great place to spend few hours.

Taking the ferry over to Videy which is a small Island, bringing a picnic basket and wine does not sound bad at all.

The Reykjavik City Card also includes bus fares that take you all over the city.

If we would have been travellers in Iceland I would have chosen the 72 hour card to enjoy Reykjavik’s culture to the fullest.

You can buy Reykjavik City Cards here.


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