Top Tourist Destinations in Reykjavik Iceland

By | August 7, 2021

Situated on the Seltjarnar Peninsula, Reykjavik is the largest and capital city of Iceland. It is home to Sega and National museums. The rotating Perlan glass dome and the appealing Hallgrimskirkja church offer picturesque views of the nearby hills and the sea. Reykjavik is a complete package to unwind both mentally and physically. This blog post covers the top tourist destinations that are worth seeing:

Top Tourist Destinations in Reykjavik Iceland

Perlan Museum

Perlan Museum in Reykjavik Iceland is ranked among the most popular tourist destinations in Reykjavik. Surrounded by forest, Perlan is a museum featuring a rotating glass dome. It is located on the top of Öskjuhlíð Hill. It is a prominent landmark that a lot of tourists visit each year. It hosts an observation deck, an exhibition, a restaurant, and a planetarium. ‘’The Glacier Exhibition of Iceland’’ is one of its main highlights, which contains a 100 meters long ice tunnel that provides visitors with a look into the past, present, and future of the country’s glaciers. It is the world’s only museum with such a feature. It is the best place to experience the whole country from one location.

Hallgrímskirkja

Hallgrímskirkja or the Church of Hallgrímur is a Lutheran parish church that is widely known for its tall tower-like construction. It is 244ft tall and named after Hallgrímur Pétursson, the Icelandic clergyman, and poet (1614–1674). It is situated on the top of a hill close to the center of Reykjavik. Thanks to its tallest construction, it is observable throughout the city. It was designed by the state architect Guðjón Samúelsson to resemble mountains, glaciers, and trap-rocks of the country’s landscape.

Sun Voyager

Located close to the Sæbraut road, The Sun Voyager is a sculpture crafted by Jón Gunnar Árnason. Sun Voyager is referred to as an ode to the Sun or as a dreamboat. The artist wanted to convey a dream of hope, freedom, and progress.

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