Iceland - all you need

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Anna Sigríður Pétursdóttir

Iceland - all you need

I have put together a list of things that may help you decide what to do while you enjoy your stay in Iceland. Both helpful tips, as to how to get around, to must see and nice to see trips.

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Where to eat out

Nice restaurants if you are not in the mood to cook tonight.

Image - Eldofninn pizzeria
Eldofninn pizzeria
Anna Sigríður:This place is just a few minutes by car from our home in Fossvogur. (maybe around 10 to 15 min walk) The pizzas are great! Maybe a bit pricey but what isn't in Iceland ;)
Image - Apotek Restaurant
Apotek Restaurant
Anna Sigríður:This is a really nice high end restaurant. Great food and service.
Image - Hlemmur Mathöll
Hlemmur Mathöll
Anna Sigríður:Cozy food stall if the family can´t decide on a one place.
Image - Grandi Mathöll
Grandi Mathöll
Anna Sigríður:A really nice food-stall so everybody can get what they want.
Image - The Coocoo's Nest
The Coocoo's Nest
Anna Sigríður:This is a great place but quite small so it can be difficult to get a seat at busy hours like lunch and dinner.
Image - Grillmarkaðurinn
Anna Sigríður:Love this place, if you want a juicy steak or a great burger this is the place. I would order a table on the weekend at least.
Image - Wake Up Reykjavík
Wake Up Reykjavík
Anna Sigríður:Take a food tour with Wake up Reykjavík. Great way to try all the nice food Reykjavík has to offer. My nephew owns this company so that´s also why I love it so much! Look them up on Trip advisor.

Where to Grocery shop

Where to go to shop for dinner.

Image - Bónus
Anna Sigríður:This is the cheapest one and has many locations around Reykjavík and beyond.It should have everything you need.
Image - Krónan
Anna Sigríður:This one is also cheap and might have a little different selections and more variety than Bónus if you are looking for something special.
Image - Hagkaup
Anna Sigríður:This one is not cheap but has a lot more selections. So if you want to be sure to find that strange sauce for that particular casserole you should find it here. I would though not do my whole grocery shopping here.
Image - Nettó
Anna Sigríður:If you see these stores they are also a good option. They are not the cheapest ones but not the expensive ones either, so somewhere in the middle. They have a great health food section.

Swimming Pools

You have to take a dip while in Iceland.

Image - Laugardalslaug
Anna Sigríður:A very popular one, great if you want to swim as it´s 50 m long. This one is closest to our home so we visit a lot.
Image - Sundlaugin Versölum (Salalaug)
Sundlaugin Versölum (Salalaug)
Anna Sigríður:We visit this one frequently.
Image - Sundlaugin í Kópavogi (Kópavogslaug)
Sundlaugin í Kópavogi (Kópavogslaug)
Anna Sigríður:This one is very nice and has three nice slides.
Image - Árbæjarlaug
Anna Sigríður:This one is in the neighbourhood where I grew up so I have been here many times. I was even there for the groundbreaking ceremony.

Day trips from Reykjavík

Day trip tours.

Image - Seljalandsfoss
Anna Sigríður:This a really nice Waterfall and great to visit as a part of a day trip to South Iceland
Image - Into the Glacier: Classic Tour_38910
$ 149
Into the Glacier Classic Tour | Meet on Location
Anna Sigríður:This can be a daytrip as well. I have been here it´s pretty cool in all the sense of the word.
Image - BEST OF ICELAND ( Golden Circle, South Coast & Northern Lights ) _63703
$ 222
Best of Iceland Tour: Golden Circle, South Coast and Northern Lights
Anna Sigríður:This is a great package to see all the best of south Iceland. If you will only do one tour I would recommend this one!
Image - Reykjadalur
The Reykjadalur Hot Spring Hike on Your Own
Anna Sigríður:Such a lovely walk, I really recommend. It´s about 45 minutes drive from our home. The hike will take a few hours, just depends on how long you want to soak in the hot spring.
Image - Arnarstapi
Anna Sigríður:Beautiful place on a beautiful day. Takes around 3 hours to get there but Snæfellsnes has some nice places on the way.
Image - Jökulsárlón
Anna Sigríður:This is a very popular tourist place and there is a reason why. But if you plan to have this as a part of a daytrip you should leave early. It takes over 4 hours to get there from Reykjavík.
Image - Secret Lagoon
Secret Lagoon - We Kept It Unique For You!
Anna Sigríður:I have not been her yet but everybody say it´s nice. I think its very touristy though but definitely something you can do on your own with a GPS.

For the Kids

What to do to entertain your kids while in Iceland!

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Picking Wild Berries In Iceland
Anna Sigríður:If you are in Iceland during the berry season (mid to late August) this is always a fun thing to do. The tricky part can be to find the perfect berry spot.

On the side

Something extra!

Image - Brauð & Co
Brauð & Co
Anna Sigríður:This is my favorite bakery. I love their sour dough bread and their buns are to die for. It´s a bit expensive but worth every krona!
Image - Ísbúð Vesturbæjar
Ísbúð Vesturbæjar
Anna Sigríður:Icelanders are very proud of their ice cream. We eat it all year round... rain or shine. This one is one of my favorite. Ask for the "old Ice cream" when you get there.
Image - Ísbúð Huppu
Ísbúð Huppu
Anna Sigríður:Another Icecream shop. Love this one as well.
Image - Valdís
Anna Sigríður:This one is very popular, they make there own Icecream with so many delicious selections.
Image - SKÚBB Ice Cream
SKÚBB Ice Cream
Anna Sigríður:As you can see we are an Ice-cream nation. I have only tried this place ones but it was really good!

Nice but not necessary

If you want something a bit extra but can definitely go home happy even if you didn´t go.

Image - Snorkel Between Continents In Silfra | Free Photos  _116049
$ 156
Snorkel Between Continents In Silfra | Free Photos
Anna Sigríður:Haven´t done this yet, but so sure it´s amazing!

Wonderguide map

  1. Premium Airport Transfer - Keflavik To Reykjavík
  2. Airport Transfer w/ Hotel Drop Off - Keflavík To Reykjavík
  3. Cars Iceland - Car Rental Iceland
  4. Eldofninn pizzeria
  5. Apotek Restaurant
  6. Hlemmur Mathöll
  7. Grandi Mathöll
  8. The Coocoo's Nest
  9. Grillmarkaðurinn
  10. Wake Up Reykjavík
  11. Bónus
  12. Krónan
  13. Hagkaup
  14. Nettó
  15. Laugardalslaug
  16. Sundlaugin Versölum (Salalaug)
  17. Sundlaugin í Kópavogi (Kópavogslaug)
  18. Árbæjarlaug
  19. Seljalandsfoss
  20. Into the Glacier Classic Tour | Meet on Location
  21. Best of Iceland Tour: Golden Circle, South Coast and Northern Lights
  22. Arnarstapi
  23. Jökulsárlón
  24. Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon
  25. Brauð & Co
  26. Ísbúð Vesturbæjar
  27. Ísbúð Huppu
  28. Valdís
  29. SKÚBB Ice Cream
  30. Snorkel Between Continents In Silfra | Free Photos

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