Iceland is a fantastic trove of some of the world’s best geological wonders, and the Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik is the perfect home base for starting your explorations. For city attractions, do not miss the best shopping on Laugavegur Shopping Street or dinner at the Pearl, with its futuristic ambience and expansive city views. Coffee and pastry culture, as well as a plethora of outdoor outfitters, give you a glimpse into Icelandic life. Further afield lie the unforgettable glaciers, geysers, waterfalls and hot springs that make the island famous. A must-visit, the Blue Lagoon, a popular geothermal spa, is only 35 kilometers from Reykjavik. On cold, dark evenings, the Northern Lights might make an appearance, and will be the perfect climax for your trip to this wonderful country.
Attractions within 1 kilometer of the hotel
- Althingishusid – The Icelandic House of Parliament, which was built in 1880-1881 and has previously housed The National Library, Archives and Museum.
- Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur – Famous hot dog stand with the best hot dogs in town since 1937. Selected as best hot dog stand in Europe by The Guardian in 2006.
- Hallgrímskirkja – The Church of Hallgrímur is the largest church in Iceland, named after the poet and hymn writer Hallgrímur Pétursson.
- The Culture House – Built in 1906 to house the National Library and National Archives, and became a part of the National Museum of Iceland in 2013.
- HARPA - Concert Hall, Conference Center and one of Reykjavik’s most distinguished landmarks since 2011.
- The Icelandic Opera – Founded in the late 70’s and resided in an old theatre in downtown Reykjavik, but moved to the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center in 2011.
- Laugavegur – The main shopping street in Reykjavik which name means “Wash Road”, houses many of the coolest shops and bars in Iceland.
- National Museum of Iceland – Explore permanent and temporary exhibitions on Icelandic history, heritage and culture.
- The Old Harbor – Charming area of old green fisherman houses, which are home to plenty of shops, galleries, tour options, restaurants and more.
- The Pearl – Fine dining and a fantastic atmosphere in this dome of glass and steel.
- The Seamen’s Museum – Learn all there is to know about Iceland’s maritime history.
Other popular attractions
- The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa – 35 km
- Geyser hot springs - 125 km