Help me!

By Traveller February 23, 2018
Reykjavik

Help me!

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By Savanna Traveller February 23, 2018

My friend and I came to Iceland at a very inopportune time in terms of weather... We've really tried to see the sights but with the combination of closed roads and just terrifying winds we don't really want to go outside. We're here for another two days (without a car) and are looking for things to do in town or accessible by public transit and of course that aren't too expensive. Is the Natural History Museum more worth it or the Art Museum? How about the flea market? What MUST we see!

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Try to went to the swimming pool, people say that it's worth it.
I didn't tried yet, I living here 8 months:)
Maybe today we will try to Mosfellsbær pool, also I want to try and Laudardalur pool in Reykjavik.
Do you was at Harpa concert hall?
Local February 24, 2018
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I would recommend going to the swimming pool... Sundhöllin (downtown Reykjavík) Harpa Conference House and then for shopping I would go to Kringlan. Hope this helps
Local February 23, 2018
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IAt Reykjavík's City Hall, you can purchase a City Card which will get you free admission, or a discount, to most of the museums on this list. You'll also receive a discount to numerous restaurants, free admission on the city buses and a free entry to Reykjavík's swimming pools.
f the weather is stormy, go to the Kringlan mall, where most locals do their shopping. Cafés, restaurants, boutiques, and a cinema: everything you need to survive a whole day of bad rain. There are free buses from the city center to the mall.

Harpa, the architectural wonder is something you will remember for sure. You’ll find a nice restaurant, souvenir shop, amazing view, free wifi and excellent program selection here.

The biggest flea market of Iceland, called “Kolaportið” is located a few minutes walking distance from Harpa. It is a huge building with full of exciting treasures and matchless characters.

J
Local February 23, 2018
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Hi Savanna! I think the natural history museum is worth a trip because there is a lot of information and history you can learn about Iceland! I spent over 3 hours there and I did not even finish! Very intresting to learn about Iceland's history. Also, I went to the flea narket also but I did not buy much. It is discounted things, if you would like go there! I'm also not sure if the national church of Iceland is open, but if it is you can pay X amount to see the view of Iceland!
Local February 23, 2018
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I'd say you're quite unfortunate with the weather. Winter in Iceland are quite unpredictable, but with the right mindset this can just be a part of the adventure. Surely, all the roads are closed (and for a very good reason), but there are things to do in Reykjavik. The Flea market is open on the weekends and running in the wind between coffees isn't such a bad idea. About museum, I guess it's entirely up to your taste. I personally prefer the National History Museum. Go to outdoor swimming pools such as Vesturbæjarlaugin! That's actually my favorite thing to do - especially in stormy weathers. Sundhöll Reykjavík has an indoor pool, if you're not excited about swimming outside.
Local Guru February 23, 2018
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Thank you Jonas :) What about the photography museum? Have you been there? We're actually right down the street from Laugardalslaug pool and that was WONDERFUL. We are also trying to go to this Japanese Comedy Film festival but it's invite only apparently. Have you heard of that?
The Photography museum is alright. It's been a while since I've been there though. I forgot to mention that there is the annual Icelandic Beer Festival in Kex Hostel, which might be interesting to sample local drinks. It started yesterday - and will end tomorrow.

Tomorrow is also a free guided tour at 14:00 of the Culture House. Might be interesting - as it houses some of nations cultural valuables.

Oh... and never heard about that Japanese Comedy Film festival. Sounds intriguing - and a bit odd choice for a festival in middle of February in Reykjavik.
Jonas Local Guru February 23, 2018
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The flea market is cool, I would recommend. We have some really fun museums around - I quite like the Saga museum which tells you the story of how this island was settled. They have some pretty cool wax figures and you can get a picture of yourself in chainmale afterwards. Grab a nice cup of hot chocolate at Mokka on Skólavörðustígur (the road leading to the cathedral). You could go swimming at Sundhöllin which has an indoor bit and is newly refurbished (swimming has been a national pastime since the Viking ages). Grab a few drinks at the local bars - there’s a very fun nightlife scene even during this weather. But the Icelanders won’t leave their houses till midnight because we like to drink at home (cheaper). Most of all just try to stay safe!
Local February 23, 2018
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If you want to do a pub crawl I’d recommend going Húrra, Gaukurinn, Kaffibarinn and Boston. Then come to Kíkí if you want a dance (I’m partial as I work there but we’ve won ‘best spot to dance the night away’ for three years running)
Soffía Local February 23, 2018
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Not expensive 😂😂😂😂😂 its iceland my dear...Harpa can fit what you want,the art museum is ok but i think you need to pay,check "the drunken rabbit" irish pub at night,its lively and the guiness is cheap..eyjar is pretty nice but its a bit far and cost a bit...
Good luck,if i was you ill do a massive pub crawl😉
Local February 23, 2018
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