6 Hours in Reykjavik

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This Summer I chose an extended stopover in Iceland and ventured out for six hours to explore it's largest city, Reykjavik.

Despite the chill in the air, the foreboding clouds, and the fact that my body was still at 1am local time I thoroughly enjoyed the first stop on my European adventure! I am completely inspired to make it back to Iceland soon to see all of the natural wonders it has to offer.

Prikid Restaurant

Prikid

My first priority was breakfast (more so coffee) and I was happy to find Prikid was open and had seats available downstairs. I totally indulged in a breakfast of champions while gazing out of a window with sill lined in old magazines. Prikid has the cluttered charm of a place thats been around for a while, which is why I don't doubt it's claim one bit that it is the oldest restaurant in Reykjavik.

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Harpa Concert Hall

After my belly was full and my body was warm I began my aimless wander. I walked down to the port and over to the famed Harpa Concert Hall (Icelandic Opera). It was so stunning I actually forgot to take many pictures of it! The massive glass structure reminded me of the children's book Rainbow Fish.

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My feet also took me to some slightly smaller and less shiny houses as well.

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Hallgrimskirkja Church

I walked my way back through the heart of town and followed the rainbow-paved road to the iconic cathedral Hallgrimskirkja.

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I took the slow elevator up the clock tower and I was stunned by this amazing view of the Icelandic capital.

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After admiring the city and a rainy jaunt in a statue garden across from the cathedral, I rushed back to the bus that would shuttle me back to the airport for my next destination, London!

 
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