Turf House

Want to see something unique? Go to Iceland! You can see homes throughout the City of Reykjavik (if you look for them) and in other parts of the country where the rooftops are covered in turf. I found it pretty unique & interesting. There’s lots of interesting & unique things to eat, drink, and see in Iceland.

Graffiti in Reykjavik, Iceland.

In addition to having a lot of awesome murals, Reykjavik, Iceland also had a lot of impressive illegal graffiti. Some of it was impressive and some of it was crap, but it was nearly everywhere… billboards, buildings, walls, fences, and even storefronts along busy streets.

Mural in Reykjavik, Iceland…

This was probably one of my favorite murals in Reykjavik, Iceland out of the many murals across the city… and there were many great ones, too. If you like murals, craft beer, nightlife, unusual food, and well organized tours… Then do put Reykjavik on your list!

Mural in Reykjavik, Iceland.

One of the many murals I saw in Reykjavik, Iceland last month… not the most artistic mural I’ve seen, but definitely impressive because of its size. If you enjoy looking at murals, then Reykjavik’s a good city just for that reason, but it’s also good for many other reasons (from good local craft beer to craft coffee to well organized tours, etc.).

A Rare Icelandic Beer…! Hvalur 2, by Bruggus Stedja!

A rare Icelandic beer I had while I was in Reykjavik, Iceland last month. This really is a rare beer, because you can’t find it in the United States & it’s difficult to find in Iceland. I had to contact the brewery directly for a special delivery! The beer is called “Hvalur 2” and it’s brewed by the brewery, “Brugghus Stedja.” What makes this beer special is that it’s brewed with fin whale testicles, which are smoked with sheep dung. I highly recommend this rare beer for the adventurous traveler! 

Inside of the Hallgrimskirkja…

By all means, the Hallgrimskirkja Church/Cathedral is a landmark worth seeing if you’re visiting Reykjavik, Iceland (whether for a long visit or a short visit). It was completed in 1986 (year before my birth), but took 41 years to build and was designed by architect(s), Gudjon Samuelsson and was designed in the “Expressionist” architecture and designed in a way to resemble the basalt lava flows of some of Iceland’s landscapes. It’s a Lutheran Church…

Murals of the World.

Another one of many murals I saw during my trip to Reykjavik, Iceland last month. If murals are your thing, Reykjavik may be your city.