Reykjavik Weekend Breaks

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Planning a short break to Reykjavik? Check out Travel Library's recommended Top 10 Things To Do in Reykjavik. It's a perfect companion for weekend city breaks to Reykjavik. Once you've been you can add your own tips and suggestions to help other visitors.

Tjornin

the lake in the centre of the old town with its pleasant park with paths for jogging and bike trails. The oldest part of the town lies between the lake and the harbour. The newer part of the city lies to the east with its shops, cinemas and theatres. Everywhere can be reached on foot without difficulty.

Hallgrinskirkja

Skolavorduholt, Tel 510 1000 - This immense church was designed to resemble a mountain of basaltic lava. The view from the top of it's 75 meter tower is worth the trip up the lift.

Icelandic Phallological Museum

Laugavegur 24, Tel 566 8668 - This museum claims to be the only museum in the world to have on display the entire collection of penises from all the local mamals, excluding man.

Volcano Show

Hellusund 6a, Tel 551 3230 - A 2 hour long award-winning film that has been locally made and gives a good insight of what it is like to live under these volcanic conditions. The films are screened in English at 8pm, Tuesday to Saturday.

Oskjuhlio

these huge tanks have become a land mark for Reykjavik. They are used to store goethermally heated water for the city's use. Above the tanks is the Perlan Restaurant, a cafeteria, a wax-works museum and a good viewing area.

The family fun park and zoo

Laugardalur, Tel 585 7800. Very popular and is situated in the huge park south of Reykjavik HI Hostel. Equipped with child-sized earth-moving equipment, a mini driving course, a Viking longship, farm animals, seals and reindeer.

Botanic Gardens

Laugardalur, Tel 553 8870 - To wander through these gardens is a very pleasant call. Enterance is free and there is a large range of Icelandic plant life and a stunning display of seasonal flowers.

Arbaejarsafn

This open air museum (Tel 577 1111) portrays life in the early years. It includes a collection of old homes and buildings all laid out on approximately 12 hectars of land. The 25 minute audio-visual presentation on Reykjavik's history is not to be missed.

Heidmork (Heath Woods)

southeast of Reykjavik and Ellidavatn lake is an immense city park (2800 hectare). There are plenty of trails, picnic spots and vast forested areas.

Vik Wool

Hafnararstraeti 3 is where you can buy your woollen sweaters and other woolen goods as well as a good selection of souvenirs at competitive prices.

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