Reykjavik Photo Diary

Hey guys! I’m just exhausting all my photos from Reykjavik/Iceland whilst I’m doing my essays because I’ve literally run out of words and I don’t have the time to go anywhere interesting in the UK to tell you about! (I don’t even have time to leave the house. send help/pizza)

I previously mentioned how much I love Reykjavik, and I just want to reiterate that love in photography form. This is such a bright little city! It’s full of culture, colour and coffee shops, aka the three vital Cs. I’ll make a post in a few weeks about my favourite places to eat in Reykjavik, but for now please enjoy/be inspired by these photos!

Reykjavik Harbour
Downtown Reykjavik is home to a pretty nice harbour. It’s almost like the sea got the memo about being colourful because it’s a mad shade of blue, even on stormy days! I went whale watching with Elding (100% recommend unless you get seasick), and clocked I should definitely take another trip around there when it was sunny. (which is just what I did)

Reykjavik Harbour | Maps of Pangea

Reykjavik Harbour | Maps of Pangea

Reykjavik Harbour | Maps of Pangea

Reykjavik Harbour | Maps of Pangea

Reykjavik Harbour | Maps of Pangea

Reykjavik Harbour | Maps of Pangea

Reykjavik Harbour | Maps of Pangea

Downtown Reykjavik
This is the oldest part of Reykjavik, and probably the most colourful! On a sunny day (or hour to be honest considering Icelandic weather) it’s so quiet and serine. Plus it’s home to Reykjavik’s only fairy rock! I went on the Reykjavik walking tour (well I went on half of it because I was ill lol bad times) and they showed us all the places to see in this area, along with all the history behind it. If you’re going to Reykjavik and haven’t checked them out, do. it. 

Downtown Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Downtown Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Downtown Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Downtown Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Downtown Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Downtown Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Downtown Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Downtown Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Downtown Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

City Centre
The city centre (well, the main few streets) have some of the best cafes and shops there is. Plus, possibly the funkiest church?? If you didn’t already know, Reykjavik is home to this bad boy:

Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Which costs about £4 to go up and you get some sick views!

Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Hell yeah. And because of the cray cray Icelandic weather, you only need to really stay up for half an hour max to see the view under all different types of weather. True story.

Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Giant cookies? I’m in.

Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Oldest Restaurant cafe in Iceland! I’m not going to lie, I didn’t actually go in. I found it after I’d already found 3 cafes I’d declared my love for and I’m a creature of habit… But I wanted to throw it in so I could potentially be like “Look at me, i’m so cultured, look at this old cafe I didn’t go in”

Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

No idea why this graffiti is here, or why it’s in German, but I love it.

Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Cheeky

Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Reykjavik surrounding area
If you made the good decision to go in the summer, good for you I’d recommend a hike round Mount Esja. I was so ready to do this but I got flu, and then it snowed. Like. I don’t think it would have been a great idea for a semi-sick clumsy person to try and head out into the unknown and do a solo hike up a mountain in the snow. But, whatever, maybe that’s just me being a worry whale…

Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea

Speaking of whales… whale watching!

Reykjavik | Maps of Pangea
Confirmed: Iceland is the end of the rainbow

So there you have it! If that doesn’t inspire wanderlust in you then I’ve clearly not done my job. Oops. Anyway so when you’re considering Iceland, don’t skip out on Reykjavik, aka my new favourite European city!

If you're heading to Iceland, don't miss out Reykjavik. I spent most of my time hanging out in this funky little city and it was awesome! Click through to see my photo diary and get some Iceland inspo!
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Liz Wilson

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