[Iceland self-help] I can’t get out in a snowstorm! Had to visit Reykjavik, the Penis Museum, Hallgrim Church, must-visit mutton soup, Toning Lake.

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We went to Iceland for a self-guided tour in February. It happened to be the cold winter in Iceland (the ultra-low season when no one wanted to come). Originally planned to only walk in downtown Reykjavik for half a day. Unexpectedly, due to the bad weather and strong winds, the market was out. The roads in the district were sealed, and the LOCAL TOUR that was originally arranged was cancelled, and I spent a whole day in the urban area inexplicably. But also because of this, we just have more time to visit Reykjavik.

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The climate in Iceland is really terrifying. It is several times stronger than the typhoon in Taiwan. It seems to be blown away when you walk on the road. Let me show you the pictures that have not been edited under strong winds. Is there anything beyond recognition?

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There’s nothing we can do in the bad weather during the journey. We have to comfort ourselves and walk around Reykjavik, because this can make up for the regret of not visiting the city in front. In fact, the slow pace is not bad (self Comfort and comfort)

Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and the northernmost capital in the world. Most of the attractions in the city can be reached on foot. This article will also introduce the must-see attractions in the city of Reykjavik and the food that must be eaten. ! In addition, we didn’t exchange Icelandic currency at all during our trip to Iceland, so we stupidly swiped it with a card. I have to say that Iceland’s electronic currency is very developed, and there is really no use of cash. ❤️

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▲Walking on the streets of Iceland, you can vaguely see the sea and icebergs in the distance

Iceland landmark-Hallgrímskirkja Church

A must-see church when you come to the city! Even if you don't have a special past, you will be there unknowingly during the shopping process. Hallgrímskirkja Church has a very special appearance. It is arranged like layers of basalt. It stands out among the few high-rise buildings in Reykjavik and is very conspicuous. I heard that taking the elevator to the observation deck of the church overlooks the city of Iceland, and under the snow on the roof in winter, it is more romantic.

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▲A lot of people sitting and praying inside the church.


  • Address: Hallgrímstorg 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Opening hours: summer (May-September) 9:00-21:00, top floor closed at 16:30 / winter (October-April) 9:00-17: 00, top floor closed at 20:30
  • Cost: Free in the church, 1000ISK for adults on the viewing platform, 100ISK for children

Eye-opening Singularity Pavilion-Penis Museum

In fact, there are all kinds of wonderful museums in Iceland, each of which is very eye-catching, but if you are free, you can visit the famous penis museum (this kind of museum should not be available in Taiwan). There are more than two hundred weird penises in the museum. Except for land animals and sea animals, most of them are whales, and they also house human penises-a member of the Iceland National Handball Team in 2008. It is a very novel experience. Many school children also come here to teach outside the school.

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Penis Museum

  • Address: Reykjavik Laugavegur 116
  • Opening hours: 11:00~18:00
  • Cost: 1500 ISK

Good to love, good to buy-Various souvenir shops in Iceland

There are actually many souvenir shops in Iceland. You can see one in almost two or three steps. Although each of the souvenir shops sells the same content, they can’t help but go in and stroll around after seeing the window display. Because the things in Iceland are so cute! Icelandic horses, PUFFIN birds, etc. have been made into many souvenirs. Although the unit price is not cheap, I always want to buy a few to go home as a souvenir?

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▲I really like the cute houses with snow roofs like Iceland

All kinds of souvenir shops

  • Address: Around Langavegur
  • Time: about 9:00AM~21:00PM

ProvinceGood Friends in Pouch-Bonus Supermarket

Piggy Supermarket is definitely a good friend of Iceland tourism. Since Iceland's consumption is too high, cooking in Iceland can save a considerable amount of travel expenses. There is everything in the piggy supermarket, for example, any food that needs to be cooked, or heated food, etc. are sold. If you don't have much idea about the part to eat, you can buy some simple food in the supermarket! However, because the opening hours of Xiaozhu Supermarket are relatively limited, if you can't keep up with the opening hours due to time constraints, you can still purchase from 10-11!

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▲I bought an isey yogurt which I heard is delicious

Piggy Supermarket (Bonus)

  • Address: Around Reykjavik
  • Business hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:00~18:30 Friday: 10:00~19:30 Saturday: 10:00~18:00 Sunday: 12:00~18:00

Symbol of the Icelandic spirit-Viking Fishbone ShipSun Voyager

The location of the Viking fishbone ship was the place where the Vikings first landed in Iceland, and a monument built two hundred years after the founding of the country. In addition to admiring this great artwork, you can see it overseas. To the snow-capped mountains at the other end of the coast (limited in winter), it was super shocking!

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Picture taken from Pixabay @ carolinw

It’s a pity that the wind along the coast is really strong, and the weather is so bad that there is no way to take pictures. I only took a few pictures as a souvenir.

Viking Fishbone ShipSun Voyager

  • Address: Sæbraut, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Opening hours: open 24/7

Delicious and affordable snacks in Iceland-Lamb Hot Dog Burger

When you come to Iceland, you must come and try Iceland's lamb hot dog burger! Because we traveled to Iceland in winter, the warmth of the first bite of the hot dog fort was really comfortable! Although you can see many vendors selling lamb hot dog in Reykjavik, the most famous one isBæjarins Beztu Pylsur, Translated as the best hot dog in town.

Hot dog buns usually contain many ingredients and sauces such as ketchup, mayonnaise, raw onion, mustard, etc. If you don’t want to add anything, you can inform in advance. We think that since we have all come to Iceland, we must eat the original flavor! Although they are vendors, they can also swipe their cards. As expected, it’s Iceland. If you don’t have enough change, don’t worry, just come and eat!

Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur Lamb Hot Dog Burger

  • address:Tryggvagata 1, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Price: Hot Dog Burger 450ISK, Soft Drink 250ISK
  • Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday: 10:00~01:00 Friday to Saturday: 10:00~04:30

IcelandMust visitmutton soup-Icelandic Street Food

We heard about it before we set off for IcelandIcelandic Street Food, This super powerful mutton soup, this one is located inLækjargataOn the road, the sign is black sheep with white background and Icelandic Street Food is printed on it, which is very conspicuous. The meals in the store are mainly mutton soup and fish stew, bread, etc. with different cooking methods. The mutton soup is divided into the following three prices: the price of styrofoam bowl is 1490ISK, the price of bread bowl is 1999ISK, and the styrofoam The bowl with three slices of bread is 1690ISK, and the above price can be refilled again.

We chose the bread bowl that day, mainly because it was too cool and too hungry. In addition to drinking the soup, we can eat up the whole bowl. We also love Iceland even more because of this bowl of soup. I highly recommend this lamb Soup!

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Icelandic Street Food is located atLækjargataOn the street, it's very obvious. (The picture is taken from the official website)

Icelandic Street Food

  • address:Lækjargata 8, 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
  • price:Mutton soup $1,490ISK~$1,990ISK/bowl (can be refilled once for free)
  • Opening hours: 08:00~23:00

Quiet Swan Lake next to the city — Tjörnin Lake

After eating the mutton soup, walk a little further and you will reach the tranquil Tuoning Lake. Since it was not early when we visited Toning Lake, there were only a few tourists left by the lake, and there were many swans and ducks on the lake. Inhabit here. If you are tired of walking in the city and want to find an elegant and peaceful place, you must be right here!

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▲The weather was really bad that day, so I can only take pictures like this


  • Address: Fríkirkjuvegur, directly opposite the National Gallery of Iceland
  • Opening hours: open 24/7

In fact, Iceland is not only fascinating in its magnificent natural scenery. If you taste the food in these cities and visit these cultural attractions, it is also a good flavor! The above are the sights and must-eat foods we think we can go to when we come to Reykjavik, to share with you?

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