12:54, Sun 6 Oct
Off to Reykjavik next week. Any recommendations of things to do/ places to see?

Is it really as expensive there as is made out? Any good and reasonably priced food and drink establishments?

Cheers/ takk fyrir
mad
12:59, Sun 6 Oct
Go to that spot where you can jump from one continent to the other except its a false claim as it is actually a baby continent being spawned in between N America and Eurasia. Still cool
13:10, Sun 6 Oct
Just moved here on Tuesday last week.

Hiring a car and driving yourself to the attractions outside of the city is the best way to do the tours... it also means you can visit other places off the beaten track and away from the hordes of tourists.

If you want to go drinking then it’s beat to follow happy hour around as you only end up paying about £3.50 a pint then.

Direct message me if you want anymore advice, I’m also happy to give you a free walking tour of the city.
13:48, Sun 6 Oct
The amount of people who book trips to places seemingly without knowing what's to do there, then asks a football forum for advice, astounds me.
13:58, Sun 6 Oct
Tandy
The amount of people who book trips to places seemingly without knowing what's to do there, then asks a football forum for advice, astounds me.

Tbf on almost every thread I've seen there's usually some very decent advice given... Especially on the weekly 'new york' thread.
15:50, Sun 6 Oct
Penis museum. Smaller than they say it is.

Also. Make sure you way the rotting fish. And horse.
15:53, Sun 6 Oct
Gullfoss, the cathedral, Thingvellir. All brilliant.

And you are almost guaranteed the northern lights. Just get out of the city when the night is clear.
16:15, Sun 6 Oct
Blue Turnip
Just moved here on Tuesday last week.

Hiring a car and driving yourself to the attractions outside of the city is the best way to do the tours... it also means you can visit other places off the beaten track and away from the hordes of tourists.

If you want to go drinking then it’s beat to follow happy hour around as you only end up paying about £3.50 a pint then.

Direct message me if you want anymore advice, I’m also happy to give you a free walking tour of the city.

I’d definitely take up this offer. I wasn’t keen on the city itself, I preferred Akureyri, but some of the places and sights further out are spectacular. It’s a nice drive down to Vik, and as I’ve probably said before, Mrs PD is under orders to throw my ashes into Gulfoss when the time comes.

I envy you, Turnip, and hope it works out for you.
08:24, Mon 7 Oct
Go to Paris instead, everyone loves it and its people.
DES
12:21, Mon 7 Oct
Tandy
The amount of people who book trips to places seemingly without knowing what's to do there, then asks a football forum for advice, astounds me.

It doesnt with me, exploring somewhere new is always part of the trip for me, I never do any research, just find out when we get there!
Recall finding that famous leper colony in crete, just by chance! Made it all the more awesome especially when I checked out its history!

KRO
12:27, Mon 7 Oct
Did it a few years ago, loved the place however given where its based, its very weather dependent on what you can and cant do. We had booked to see the northern lights but it was cancelled as the lights weren't there for that night. We did get a full refund though and they do offer to take you on a different day so I recommend doing that the first night. We also booked to do whale watching and that was cancelled due to a storm, so was really unlucky with it.

We did manage to do the blue lagoon, excellent albeit expensive but definitely worth it. We also did the golden triangle tour I think it was, this included the gulfross waterfall, tectonic plates and the geysers I think they're called, that was a really good day and worth doing to see the country.

Yes it is expensive, but it is worth it. I downloaded an app which had all the bars in Reykjavik listing what times each of them did the happy hour, so we'd go to one bar from like 4-6, then another 6-8 etc. We needed to do that otherwise drinks worked out around £9 or so. Some places even more expensive.

But yeh on the whole a wonderful place you'll love it.
12:28, Mon 7 Oct
Oh and try the whale steak - was really good. The fermented aka rotten shark was disgusting but is a local delicacy so worth a try still haha.
eat at Tapas Barinn and order the tasting menu
13:38, Mon 7 Oct
Tandy
The amount number of people who book trips to places seemingly without knowing what's to do there, then asks a football forum for advice, astounds me.

You have assumed that I haven't done any research and clearly underestimate the cultural richness of Blues fans.


Thanks everyone for suggestions.


Blue Turnip - PM'd you (tu)
15:05, Mon 7 Oct
it's a lovely, friendly, very chilled country and city especially. In the city they speak very good english, menus etc will be dual language.

The further out you go, the less they'll speak English.

Some of the tours are very good, but somewhat expensive. Golden Circle is great, geysers and hot springs with some stunning country side

Mount Esja is a good mountain to claim, there's a place people go, park up and climb (technically they climb the "mountain" next to it). Stunning views, very peaceful and tranquil.

Blue Lagoon always good, expensive but good. a lot of their socialising is also in geothermal outdoor pools which are peppered around the city aswell and quite affordable.

Food and drink is expensive there but you drink sensibly, a lot of local drink before going out so they essentially top up when out not drink to get drunk.