Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Reykjavík Basics

Where to say:
Center Hotel Klopp
Klapparstig 26, Reykjavik 
Buffet breakfast included
Central location. A block from Laugavegur, the main shopping street.

Foss Hotel Baron
Baronstígur 2-4, Reykjavik
Buffet breakfast included
Across the boulevard from Sculpture and Shore Walk and a short walk to Höfdi House.

Where to eat:
It is expensive to eat out in Reykjavik. If you're on a budget, it might help to buy food at the supermarket. There are several supermarkets conveniently located in the city center or try the Thai Restaurant on Laugavegur where the food is delicious and reasonably priced. 

Catfish at Sushi Samba

Samba Sushi
Japanese and South American Fusion cuisine.
Thingholsstraeti 5
View their menu here:  sushisamba.is
This is an expensive restaurant. Prepare to pay at least $30.00 for the dish shown above.

Pearl Cafe
Perlan
Open from 10 a.m. To 9 p.m.
www.perlan.is
Perlan is a destination on its own. It sits on a hill and has a 360° view of Reykjavik. There's a bus that stops at the bottom of the hill which is a short easy climb to Perlan. The Café serves hot and cold dishes including soup and pizza.

Baejarins Beztu
Tryggvatagata 1 (across from the harbor)
This is a popular hotdog stand. Tourists love to take their selfies here with hotdog sandwich in hand. One hotdog and fries add to 600 ISK or $4.50.

Baejarins Beztu

Ruan Thai
Laugavegur 59 on the second floor (above the supermarket Krónan)
Good food and reasonably priced. Attentive and friendly service. 
Two dishes and beverages for $30.00. See their menu here: ruanthai.is

Supermarkets:
Krónan Supermarket on Laugavegur 59

10-11 Supermarket on Hverfisgata 

Sightseeing:
Grayline Tours
grayline.is
We took Grayline Tours to the Golden Circle, the Blue Lagoon and the Northern Lights.

Airport Transportation:
Flybus
From Keflavik airport, they will drop you off at their station in Reykjavik where you will board a smaller van to your hotel. You save when you purchase a roundtrip ticket. They have a counter outside the arrivals area at the airport.

The airport transfer can also be made with a stopover at the Blue Lagoon. There are lockers at the lagoon where you can store your luggage while soaking at the lagoon.

Currency:
Icelandic króna (ISK).

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Images by TravelswithCharie


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