5 Things to do on a long layover in Iceland

DATE : May 19, 2017

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Iceland is on the rise as the new hot destination for adventurous travelers. One of the reasons for this is because Icelandic airlines now offer cheap flights between North America and Europe with a long layover in Iceland. With limited time in Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital, maximizing your activities is key.
You might not have time to drive down the southern coast to explore some of the other amazing sights in Iceland, but here are 5 fun things you can do on a long layover in Iceland that are relatively close to Reykjavík.
Explore Reykjavík on a walking tour Reykjavík is a beautiful little city that’s absolutely worth spending some time. As soon as I arrived I joined a free walking tour that was fun, informative, and a great way to dive right in to learning about the city.

One of my favorite places in the city was Hallgrímskirkja, a uniquely shaped church with a stunning pano..