A Perfect Day in Reykjavík, Iceland

Reykjavík surprised me with it’s colorful buildings, strong coffee + sweeping ocean views. It quickly stole a place in my heart and I can’t wait to return to explore again (and pick up some more modern art for our home).

Alan and I landed at Keflavík Airport mid-morning after a quick redeye from D.C. with WOW Air. First things first, we picked up our Jeep at Geysir Car Rental (their staff was wonderful to work with) before heading 30 minutes north to colorful Reykjavík. We ate a delicious lunch at Café Flóra (a hidden, local gem) + guzzled down a few coffees before climbing Hallgrímskirkja for views of the city. After lots of pictures we climbed down and admired colorful facades + graffiti in the 101 district on our way to the Old Harbour where we saw The Sun Voyager and fell in love with the modern architecture at Harpa.

After a  much-needed afternoon nap in our AirBNB (which was in the perfect location) we drove back towards the airport for a relaxing evening at The Blue Lagoon. I cannot recommend The Blue Lagoon enough! Yes, it is touristy… but for good reason! There is simply no place like it. We drank cocktails, applied silica mud masks and explored every inlet + cave. Alan and I both agreed that the experience was worth every penny and was so restful after a long day of traveling. We were so glad that we went in the evening during golden hour… the sky was beautiful + we had the lagoon nearly to ourselves (we stayed until closing).

The next morning we ate a few too many pastries at Sandholt Bakery before heading on a day trip to The Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

SleepAirBNB in the 101 District

EatReykjavík RoastersCafé FlóraSandholt BakeryKex Hostel

Explore: Hallgrímskirkja, Harpa, The Old Harbour, The Sun Voyager, The 101 District, The Blue Lagoon

ShopART67 Gallerí (loved this art gallery + found a favorite piece for our home!)

See our week-long Iceland Itinerary.

Follow our adventure on Instagram: #FousheesSeeIceland


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