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Trail running training log for the UTMB circuit and other random thoughts

Top 9 things to do in Reykjavik

Lately a few of my friends have asked me for recommendations on things to do in Reykjavik, Iceland. Thought it would be great to post a list of suggested activities for all to see…

Top 9 things to do in Reykjavik, Iceland  

    1. Check out the gastropub at Kex hostel for delicious food and a great atmosphere. Even better, watch a live performance there.
    2. The Lebowski bar is really fun. And yes, it’s exactly what is sounds like, a bar themed after the big Lebowski. Wear your bathrobe and bring your appetite for white russians.
    3. Discover some amazing music (like this) at the store/label 12 Tonar .You can go in and listen to CDs and they’ll make you an espresso. It’s a really fun way to spend a rainy afternoon.
    4. Eat a hot dog from the hot dog stand Baejarins Beztu Pylsur.  I repeat, eat a hot dog from the hot dog stand.  This is a very important part of the Icelandic Experience.Pilsur
    5. Go to the Hallgrimskirkja, the largest church in Iceland and take the elevator to the top and get a  view of the whole city.
    6. Try some traditional Icelandic food at Café Loki – (across from the Hallgrimskirkja).
    7. Catch a movie at Bio Paradis.
    8. If you are in Reykjavik over midsummer, run the Midnight Sun Run. The race is set for June 24, 2013. It is a beautiful 10km race and the race include entry to a geothermal pool after the race (located a 2 min walk from the finish line).
    9. Eat Skyr. It will give you superpowers.Skyr
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This entry was posted on May 16, 2013 by in Iceland, Running, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , .
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