Reykjavik

Going to be in Reykjavik for 3-4 days. What should I do here?

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  1. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Damn I need that kind of money wtf

  2. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Does the strip club still exist on the main street? Don't go there - they are scammers / will rip you off.

    Definitely check out the church, it's nice in and out.

    Get the hotdog. You'll know exactly which one if you google the city name and hotdog. It's just that good.

    Fish and chips. Cod is godly tasty there.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      how good could it be?

  3. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is becoming a popular meme destination for us Americans since it's technically the closets flight to Europe for us. Been thinking about it too. What do you do there other than sit in the hot spring?

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Look at active volcanoes and glaciers I guess.

  4. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Reykjavík runs out of sights after a half day which leaves you with the nightlife or hiring a car and looking at natural stuff. With a few days to play with you could explore the south coast which is where most of the Google image search pictures come from. Myvatn area up top is nice as well. If you like driving you can circumnavigate the island on Route 1.

    Blue Lagoon is very well known and a huge tourist trap. Spend 5% as much going to any municipal pool; they’ll have a hot tub and Icelanders to talk to.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      The ring road is one of the best road trips in the world. I don't respect anyone who's been to Iceland and hasn't driven it.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Its also worthwhile prefacing the ring road with the awfully fricking slow speed limits.
        The whole island is capped at 55kph in the fastest sections.

        You might think there is nobody around for kilometers, and you could be right, but we set our cruise control to 55kph as advised and it was amazed the amount of times a lone police car would pull over the big Land Rover Discovery full of Americans speeding ahead of us.

        Trying to get into Þingvellir Natoinal Park whilst stuck at 50kph was excruciating. But the speeding fines are not worth it

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          >The whole island is capped at 55kph in the fastest sections.
          90 m8
          The open road is mostly 90 km/h. I can't think of a road that is signed at 55 km/h.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        They’ve changed the definition of route 1 so the eastern bit no longer involves gravel roads and a merciless series of steep switchbacks up a hill pass. I prefer taking the 939/95 rather than hugging the coast for that section although it is bumpy

        Its also worthwhile prefacing the ring road with the awfully fricking slow speed limits.
        The whole island is capped at 55kph in the fastest sections.

        You might think there is nobody around for kilometers, and you could be right, but we set our cruise control to 55kph as advised and it was amazed the amount of times a lone police car would pull over the big Land Rover Discovery full of Americans speeding ahead of us.

        Trying to get into Þingvellir Natoinal Park whilst stuck at 50kph was excruciating. But the speeding fines are not worth it

        90km/h

        You can do faster in quiet rural stretches. My one time ever I got pulled over for speeding was in Iceland. I played dumb and said I thought the limit was 120 like on the continent. Cop clearly couldn’t be bothered with the paperwork to issue a fine with my funny foreign licence so I got away with a telling off

        https://i.imgur.com/fKgvFdq.jpg

        I was thinking of going to Iceland when I run out of money to walk out into the wilderness and die and so hopefully no one ever finds my remains

        Iceland is patrolled by hikers and sheepherders. To successfully do this you’ll need to get into the central highland plateau and just walk into oblivion. Even then it’s criss crossed by 4x4 tracks and they’ll send out search parties when they realise you’re missing. Hard way to go anon. You’re better off getting a job flipping burgers in any globohomosexual place

  5. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do the usual touristy shit first. Get it out of the way

    Fly Over Iceland (basically Soarin if youve ever been to Disney)
    Whale Museum
    Go on a Whale Watching Tour
    Visit the Hallgrimskirkja Church and go up to the bell tower for the views
    Visit the Perlan Science and Culture Museum
    Get Ice Cream in any of the ice cream stores
    Get the hot dogs
    If you want to a Spa, my suggestion would be do the Sky Lagoon over the Blue Lagoon. Blue Lagoon is a tourist trap, although its a nice stop on the way from the airport. Sky Lagoon is a more premium experience. Just watch out for the Penis Police in the changing rooms. They love calling out shrewd Americans who refuse to go naked in the showers. They will watch you scrub your dick to make sure its clean
    Go to Le Kock for the Poor Mans breakfast. Pretty good pastry, drink and snack for a not a lot of money.

  6. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Einar Jónsson Museum, it's right next Hallgrímskirkja. If you don't want to go inside, still go into the attached sculpture park, it's free and well worth it.
    The national gallery The permanent installation has a lot of nice landscape paintings, a good look at Iceland in the 19th/early 20th century.
    Go on a Golden Circle tour if you don't have a car.
    If you do have a car, drive the golden circle and expand from there. I recommend stopping in Selfoss, where there are replications of old lost buildings in a new urbanist style down town area.

  7. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was thinking of going to Iceland when I run out of money to walk out into the wilderness and die and so hopefully no one ever finds my remains

  8. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Years ago I did a golden circle tour in a day, got a nice mix of nature, geysers, rivers, waterfalls, landscape. It's tourist shit but would recommend if you haven't seen much of iceland before.

    [...]

    If you're autistic and unable to socialize, no.
    If you're somewhat normal, yes.
    Don't (you) everyone.

    https://i.imgur.com/fKgvFdq.jpg

    I was thinking of going to Iceland when I run out of money to walk out into the wilderness and die and so hopefully no one ever finds my remains

    Sounds like an awful way to go, even doing something menial like giving English lessons online is enough to make a good living in an inexpensive country.

  9. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Two things to note:
    1. Iceland has a rather limited gene pool compared to other countries, so local Icelanders have accidentally dated/fricked their own biological relatives.
    They don't have to be as careful about that with foreigners. When most other girls are interested in a foreigner, they think "he's cute" or "he's sexy," but these girls think "he's not my cousin."

    2. Unrelated to the previous point, but if you're actually interested in dating, it's normal in Icelandic culture to frick on the first date. They're more likely to frick first, before ever considering themselves boyfriend & girlfriend. You might've interpreted this component of their culture as an "easy lay." Supposedly this is to measure their chemistry/sexual compatibility. If she doesn't deem you compatible, you'll have gotten one frick out of her, but you'll probably have to move on.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Good place to go to meet girls?

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Don't bother. Iceland wants to improve the gene pool and your IQ is obviously below 100.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Just go to any bar or club and try to look as non-Icelandic as possible.

  10. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Approximately what percentage of Icelanders speak English?

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      all of them

      Anons who have been, will Reykjavík suck if I don't drive?

      no, but your bound to the city and tourist destinations served by tour companies. The bus is good enough, just prepare for the moronic payment system before you arrive

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      98%. They had English broadcast TV before Icelandic thanks to the US military station. The other 2% are a bunch of elderly farmers, literal morons and some immigrants. Any Icelander a tourist is likely to meet will be able to talk passable English and often better than you.

      For baby’s first iceland trip you’ll be fine as Reykjavík is small and walking is the best way to soak up the vibe. If you want to see the nature you have to accept whatever your bus tour options are. Anything else is essentially inaccessible without a car. Roads outside of route 1 and urban areas can be in terrible condition.

  11. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anons who have been, will Reykjavík suck if I don't drive?

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