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How to explore the city of Reykjavik in Iceland

Updated: Jul 5, 2023

I traveled to Iceland for a week with EF Ultimate break for a wonderful and fun trip.

I left San Francisco on a Sunday afternoon and traveled by myself on a 11hr flight to Reykjavik

(however I did have a layover in Seattle).

My Travel Outfit/Necessities:

For size reference I am 5'3' and wear a size XS & S

I arrived in Reykjavik in the morning and EF took us on the best ever pink bus to our lovely cute boutique hotel called Grandi. Thirty minutes later after we arrived our EF tour director David took us on a 2 1/2 hour city walk tour all over the city of Reykjavik.

While we were walking through the city we went by the sea to where the whales are normally located. When we were there, there were no whales around, but they do come out.

We walked all over the city and went to get the famous Icelandic homemade cinnamon rolls at Braud & Co , they were so delicious. I recommend visiting and get a fun treat to enjoy. They tasted much better than the traditional American cinnamon rolls.

We visited the Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral. It was an amazing church. I wrote a prayer message for the community of the church to pray after their service. A place I definitely recommend taking a walk to and snapping a cute photo!

We walked on the famous instagram rainbow walk in the city where shops and restaurants are located. It's absolutely gorgeous at night when the church and city is lit up with lights.

We then took a visit the Harpa hall, the building that has cool ceilings and cute gift shop. It hosts events and concerts in the city of Reykjavik. Later on, (not pictured) we had our welcome dinner where we had connected and met more people in our 40 plus group.

What I wore later in the day?

All I can say is that the wind in Iceland had got to my hair!

I did not have time to change my clothes in the morning so I wore my travel outfit, which was great because it was comfortable.

Later on, for the welcome dinner I wore:

Keep an eye out for part 2 and more Iceland blog content!


Gaby Raouf


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