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In Reykjavik’s city center, most tourists use the white tips of the  Hallgrímskirkja Church to help find their way around – you’re never lost in the city if you can find the “big white church” (a nickname much easier to pronounce). The church is a Lutheran church and is the sixth tallest building in Iceland. It was designed in 1938 […]

The Best View in Reykjavik: Hallgrímskirkja Church


If there’s one souvenir that embodies Iceland, it’s the lopapeysa – a traditional Icelandic sweater with a distinctive pattern. These sweaters are made by hand with sheep’s wool and incredibly warm. They can also be incredibly expensive, going for over 30,000 ISK in the stores that line Laugavegur street, Reykjavik’s main shopping drag. For a cheaper (but still high-quality) version, […]

Shopping at the Kolaportið Weekend Market


Swimming is one of the most popular activities in Iceland. In fact, all Icelanders are required by law to learn swim and there are hundreds of pools located all over the country, with dozens in Reykjavik itself. Like the Blue Lagoon, these pool aren’t naturally occurring hot springs, but the water does come from sources deep below the ground. All […]

Reykjavik City Pools