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…


Harpa Building In Reykjavik, Iceland.

This building is called the “Harpa Centre” and it’s in Reykjavik, Iceland… It sort of reminded me of the “Rundle Lantern” (another building) in Adelaide, South Australia, because of how they both light up. They’re both amazing in person.

Islenski Barinn in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Eating some typical Icelandic food at the Islenski Barinn (a bar, pub, and restaurant in Reykjavik)… eating dried haddock, fermented shark, butter, and drinking local beer. The fermented shark is a delicacy and is served in small cubes. If you stay as a guest at the Oddson Hostel, you can get a discount coupon for 15% off your meal at the Islenski Barinn (and coupons for other select restaurants). Islenski Barinn has many local foods and beers to choose from.

Islenski Barinn, a Restaurant in Reykjavik, Iceland.

A restaurant in Reykjavik, Iceland called “Islenski Barinn” that serves up some traditional Icelandic food like fermented shark, dried haddock, puffin bird, etc. Not to mention that there’s also a decent selection of local beers.

Mural in Reykjavik, Iceland.

One of many murals I saw during my short stay in Reykjavik, Iceland last month. If you like artsy cities and enjoy looking at murals, then Reykjavik is your kind of city.

Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik, Iceland.

The famous “Hallgrimskirkja” Cathedral/Church in Reykjavik, Iceland from my trip last month… This is the back of the church. This is a must-see attraction.

Micro Roast Te & Kaffi

From my recent trip to Reykjavik, Iceland last month… a picture from inside of Micro Roast Te & Kaffi, definitely a coffee shop worth stopping at if you’re in Downtown Reykjavik, if you like coffee & breakfast foods! I suggest their croque monsieur sandwich (jalapeƱo jack cheese) and cappuccino with a double-shot of espresso! Their cheese bagels and cafe au lait is also great…