I love it when you don´t have to plan your whole vacation from minute to minute. I have traveled around the world and a big part of being somewhere is to bumble around, enjoying, drinking coffee and getting the atmosphere.
Some people that travel to Iceland understandably want to get into the nature as soon as possible and skip experiencing the beautiful city of Reykjavik and amazing possibilities there.
Please wait a minute before doing that.
The city is located in nature with the sea surrounding it, mountain circle visible from everywhere, a salmon river running through it and hiking possibilities all around.
If you want to go a tiny bit further you have mountains to hike, ski slopes to try and horses to ride.
The buildings and culture of Reykjavik is something different from everything I have experienced. The nearness of culture all around in architecture, sculptures, music, painting and other visual arts is one of the things that makes the city so special for tourists.
Just strolling around the center, breathing in the the air, sometimes fishy air, going to the harbor to see the boats come in or go out, drinking coffee and looking at peaces of arts on the walls of the buildings in the harbor area.
That´s a lovely way to enjoy a morning in Reykjavik.
In the afternoon you can visit one of the many interesting museum in the Reykjavik area or simply jump into a warm geothermal pool anywhere in the Reykjavik area.
Life can be very simple sometimes.
If you would like to know more about the hidden pleasures of Iceland and Reykjavik, have a look at your possibilities for an authentic and personalized vacation in Iceland.