My Holiday to Iceland-Reykjavik

On our last full day in Iceland, we had time to explore Reykjavik which is Iceland’s small and quirky capital city.

We started our day as we did every other, with a cinnamon roll from the hotel’s cafe.

Covered in caramel pieces, our hotel did the best cinnamon rolls we’ve ever tasted.

As our hotel was in the Harbour area, we stopped to admire the boats on our walk into central Reykjavik.




We made the most of being by the sea.

Before stopping to admire the modern and beautiful Harpa concert hall.

The final pit-stop on our walk was to see the Sun Voyager sculpture. Despite looking like a Viking ship, it’s an ode to the sun, hope and dreams.

And then we was in central Reykjavik.

We passed colourful street art.

Before stopping at the Sandholt Bakery, where we shared a delicious and gooey, caramel covered cinnamon roll. 

Some of the delicious cakes on offer at Sandholt.

Then it was time to see Reykjavik’s most famous sight, the Hallgrimskirkja Church.

Hallgrimskirkja is the largest church in Iceland, standing at 244ft.

The church was designed to represent the mountains, glaciers and landscapes of Iceland.

Whilst the outside is intricately designed, the inside is more simple in style like most Icelandic churches.

Once inside we purchased a ticket to take the lift to the top of the church.

View of Reykjavik’s colourful buildings from the top.

As Reykjavik’s a small city, you can see most of the area from up high.

After Hallgrimskirkja, we passed some colourful and interesting shops.

Street art.

Before stopping to share a bowl of spicy noodle soup at Noodle Station.

Some really delicious chips with dips at Reykjavik Chips.

And doughnuts from Dunkin’ Donuts. My favourite was the Double Strawberry one.

We spent some time browsing the shops, before taking a scenic walk back to the hotel.

The Harpa concert hall at night.

Reykjavik at night.

After relaxing in the hotel, we headed out to eat at Hard Rock Cafe.

As we wasn’t that hungry, we opted for the share nachos not realising how huge the portion would be!

After dinner, we spent our last evening in Reykjavik drinking cocktails at our hotel. 

Sad to be leaving the next day, but happy to have fallen in love with Iceland.

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32 thoughts on “My Holiday to Iceland-Reykjavik

  1. Holy moly why does your dunkin donuts doughnuts look SOOOO much better than the ones here in the USA lol not fair. But those cinnamon buns, esp the one with the caramel pieces on top- mouth watering. The Iceland views are stunning I can’t get over the Harpa Concert Hall and the inside of that church, just wow. I’m in love with how high the ceilings are in there, absolutely beautiful!!!

    xo, JJ

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    • Haha we have a few places that sell Dunkin’ Donuts over in the UK and they’re all nutty. So I can’t eat them. Iceland’s one had so many nice looking doughnuts in theres☺ The cinnamon rolls in Iceland are hands down the best I’ve had 😍 I wish we’d gone inside Harpa. It looks beautiful inside. The church is so unique. I loved all the high ceilings too xx

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  2. Hallgrimskirkja is SO cool! When we talked up to it, the sun was shining in just the right place so it was beaming from behind the peak, it was really magnificent. The interior was much more stark than I thought it would be.
    Awesome overview of your trip! 🙂 Maybe one day I’ll do a Throwback Thursday with mine.

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    • It is such a cool church. I love the unusual design of it. Did you go to the top? That sounds lovely. The sun was so low when we visited, but it looked really nice still 😊 Thank you. Yes I’d love to see a throwback post or some pictures from your trip☺ xx

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