What an odd question and what an odd coincidence that it comes right after I read about an Icelandic rock collection that was sent to Gimli in Manitoba. As you can read in the article a 500kg rock collection was given by Snjólaug María Dagsdóttir and Þorsteinn Þorleifsson to the New Iceland Heritage Museum in Gimli, Manitoba.
Gimli is a Canadian town, with a large number of inhabitants which immigrated to there from Iceland in the late 1800s. The Icelandic descendants will now be able to touch Icelandic rock for the first time.
It would help if you mentioned what kind of stuff you like. My recommendation with Reykjavík is usually, not to spend too much time in Reykjavík. The good stuff is outside Reykjavík. However there must be something about Reykjavík. I recently met a guy in his thirties who had never gone further away from Reykjavík, than Hveragerði. Hveragerði is only 20 minutes away…
Must dos in Reykjavík:
Go for a swim. The public swimming pools in Reykjavík are excellent. There is one in every neighborhood and each one is unique. And don’t worry, people don’t do a lot of swimming, it’s all about relaxing in the hotpots. This is also the best place to meet Icelanders.
Check out the nightlife. Go downtown on a Thursday evening and get a quick scan of some of the spots. Then go again on a Friday or Saturday after midnight and find the action.
Walk around town and go to the top of Hallgrímskirkja church. Walking around downtown is always fun in any new city. To get oriented, start by taking the lift to the top of the Hallgrímskirkja church. There you get the best view over Reykjavík. Don’t forget to see the harbor.
From what I can find, Iceland is ragweed free. The three main culprits of plant allergy in Iceland are birch, grass and sorrels such as rumex acetosella.
Iceland sure is beautiful and constantly changing. Yesterday evening I was driving through the southern lowlands as I’ve done countless times. In my opinion this is usually the most boring part of Iceland. However it was amazingly beautiful in the never ending sunset along with a very low white fog that flowed over all of the farmfields. Farms appeared to float on a white, pinkish, cloud and the heads of sheep and horses stood out of the low lying fog. Wish I’d had a camera.
I spent my day walking around on top of the Vatnajökull glacier today, so thanks look look for this submission.