How to Spend 24 Hours In Reykjavik

Here’s how to spend 24 hours in Reykjavik!

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland and home to over 65% percent its people offers a small-town charm. Getting from one place to another is quite easy: it takes very little time even on foot! This means you can pack quite an amount into 24 hours in your itinerary. With several tourist attractions within walking distance of each other – you can enjoy some nice exploring between long flights abroad!

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Spend 24 hours in Reykjavik Iceland

Experience the Street Art and Shopping

Reykjavik is a must-see for any art lover. The concrete buildings make great canvases and you can find artists painting them all over town! With street vendors selling tasty hotdogs, your trip won’t be complete without shopping at one of these trendy stores. Sometimes they have unique paintings that will look good anywhere in your home. After that, head down into the city center where there are plenty more restaurant options available.

Hallgrímskirkja is the tallest church in all of Iceland

Visit Hallgrímskirkja

Hallgrímskirkja is the tallest church in all of Iceland. It’s not just a coincidence that its design resembles this country’s landscape – from rocks and mountains to glaciers!
Plus, the interior has something special for visitors. You can go up on top if there are no line and enjoy a 360 degree view of the city.

Lunch At The Laundromat Cafe

The Laundromat Cafe is a cozy little spot in the heart of Reykjavik. It boasts an emphasis on modern and quirky decorating styles. Plus delicious food options for all diets (plant-based burgers anyone?), this place really does have something that’ll appeal across demographics! You can indulge in some excellent coffee or avocado toast while looking at these striking artwork displays. There’s also child-friendly space downstairs where families will feel right at home during their stopover. Better than fastfood chains any day!

See the Beautiful Harpa Building

The Harpa Concert Hall is one of the most popular attractions in Reykjavik. The building opened to rave reviews in 2011 and has quickly become a must-see for visitors. You won’t miss out on seeing this architectural wonder if you’re planning your trip anytime soon.

Appreciate The Sun Voyager Sculpture

The artist behind this sculpture wanted to create something that was both solar-powered and representative for mankind’s desire to explore. This famous piece represents the hope in finding something new, never before seen by man.
You may be able spot Mount Esja from one side if you get lucky enough with clear skies!

Enjoy a 360° View From The Perlan Building

Next, at this prominent landmark in Reykjavik, you can enjoy both beauty and function. The structure has a glass dome perched atop the city’s six reservoir tanks. Here at independence Hall national museum there exist many different exhibitions from around Iceland.

Try the Local Brews at Kaldi Bar

Kaldi Bar is a must-visit for anyone looking to indulge in some of the best cocktails and beers around. There is an expertly curated selection that includes unique Icelandic microbrews. There are also delicious hand-tossed pizzas. It’s easy see why this bar has quickly become one our most favorite watering holes!

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Local Icelandic dishes

Explore Culinary Delights

Icelandic food is some of the most unique and delicious in the world. And Reykjavik is the perfect place to sample it. A hub for seafood, you can find everything from traditional dishes like saltfish and dried stockfish to more modern creations. And of course, no trip to Reykjavik would be complete without trying their famous Icelandic fish soup. But Icelandic cuisine isn’t all about seafood. You can also find plenty of meat, dairy, and vegetable dishes to enjoy. So whether you’re a foodie or just looking to try something new, Reykjavik is the perfect place to indulge your culinary curiosity.


With a 24 hours in Reykjavik, you’ll be able to explore the most famous tourist attractions. Nevertheless, if it’s not enough time for your adventurous spirit, book at least one more day of exploring! There are so many things worth seeing you’ll be sure to enjoy your short time in the city.