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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
National Park
“Thingvellir National Park is an area of historical and geological significance. You will se this area on your Golden Circle trip. ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Pool
“The local swimming pool. Within walking distance just over the hill by Hallgrímskirkja. We love to go there as often as possible. We have heated pools and hot tubs, saunas and steam baths. A bit pricey but worth it. If you're staying for a longer time or are planning to go a few times, I'd recommend buying a pass with ten entries, it's much cheaper and the pool is worth visiting often.”
  • 236 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Kringlan is the largest shopping mall in Reykjavík. Kringlan offers a wide variety of over 180 shops, a selection of places to eat and a range of services. At Kringlan you will find everything from a public library and a cinema to some of the finest fashion shops and restaurants in town. We are situated in the heart of Reykjavík, but don’t worry - there’s plenty of parking space Kringlan offers free rides from Reykjavik center to Kringlan on every hour from 10am - 5pm - Kringlan´s shuttle bus departures from Tourist information at City Hall.”
  • 112 locals recommend
Pool
“Our neighbourhood swimmingpool. 10 minute walking distance. An outdoor swimming pool. With a slide, hot tubs and a 50 meter swimming pool. Icelanders are very fond of their swimming pools. It´s a wonderful way to spend time with the family and to renew in between trips. ”
  • 205 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“At Perlan , a 20 minute walk, there is a beautiful view of the city,and in clear weather you can see Snæfellsjökull in the distance. There is a café and a restaurant at Perlan and there are exhibitions about glaciers and an amasing icecave/tunnel. It is located on a hill with beautiful walk paths in a wooded area,called Öskjuhlíð.”
  • 182 locals recommend
Route
“Main street for shopping souvenirs and other thinks also restaurants and bars”
  • 158 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Located in a beautiful green area,perfect for a walk or a picnic. One of the cities best art museum. A nice café at the museum.”
  • 126 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Smáralind is in a 5 min driving distance (20 min walking). One of our two biggest shopping malls. Smáralind has a varied selection of stores.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Hot smelly water - what’s not to like?? Try to get here early to avoid the crowds. Or visit later on in the day. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Popular sightseeing spot in Iceland. Experience dynamic nature. You can walk down to the point where water falls. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Hot Spring
“A famous hot spring in South Iceland. This is the landmark from which the word “geyser” was derived and is now used to name several hot springs around the world.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A must see while in Iceland. An hour and 15 minute´s drive from Reykjavík. Beautiful and magnificent waterfall. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Hostel
“It is a very nice, lively place to hang out with friends. They often have live music playing and they have a blackboard full of house brewed beers that you must try! There is a great mix of both tourists and locals. The food is also amazing. Must try the Kex Burger! ”
  • 106 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Bus number 12 stops in front of the building and can take you here. It is close to the start of the main shopping street.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Bathing Area
“One of the oldest lagoons in Iceland. Secret Lagoon is a natural hot spring and are located in the small village called Fluðir. I will recommend that you call the place before going there to book a time. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Garden
“Right next to The Family Park and Zoo in Laugardalur you'll find the less frequently visited inner-city paradise of Grasagarðurinn; the Reykjavík Botanical Gardens. The park is home to over 5,000 different species of plants, as well as an idyllic pavilion-with-a-pond café.”
  • 65 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Scenic Lookout
“At Perlan , a 20 minute walk, there is a beautiful view of the city,and in clear weather you can see Snæfellsjökull in the distance. There is a café and a restaurant at Perlan and there are exhibitions about glaciers and an amasing icecave/tunnel. It is located on a hill with beautiful walk paths in a wooded area,called Öskjuhlíð.”
  • 182 locals recommend
Hostel
“It is a very nice, lively place to hang out with friends. They often have live music playing and they have a blackboard full of house brewed beers that you must try! There is a great mix of both tourists and locals. The food is also amazing. Must try the Kex Burger! ”
  • 106 locals recommend
Food Court
“Hlemmur,a central bus station,a food court,and first stop on the way to Laugavegur. Laugavegur is a shopping street with all kinds of shopping,restaurants,museums and bars.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Café
“Small and cozy restaurant in the heart of the town Selfoss. Located beside the grocery store Krónan. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great food, friendly staff in a small town. Great to walk along the sea. Makes sure they have table for you before hand.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Farm
“Amazing restaurant that serves lunch inside their greenhouse. They have the worlds best tomato soup in our opinion. They are very popular so you will need to book a table.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Museum
“Great exhibitions for the whole family. I believe you can take a free shuttle departing from Harpa Concert Hall.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“Tryggvaskáli is a beautiful a'la carte restaurant that emphasizes on high quality cooking with a focus on raw materials from the province. With respect for the work of farmers, chefs prepare a really high quality food, Icelandic and foreign cooking methods mix together pleasantly. Tryggvaskáli is the oldest and most beautiful house in Selfoss, built in 1890. Experience good food in a unique house with a beautiful view of Ölfusá river. Winter opening - open every day from 17:30 to 22:00. Open from noon for groups.”
  • 24 locals recommend

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