An evening stroll in Reykjavik

I didn’t have much time in Reykjavik, but because the sun doesn’t set in May until nearly midnight, I had a few hours to wander around town and soak in some of the best bits.

My first destination was Hallgrimskirkja, the iconic and striking church that is one of the tallest buildings in Iceland. IMG_9466IMG_9494IMG_9469This church was designed in 1937 by Guðjón Samúelsson to emulate the Icelandic landscape – its rocks and glaciers, in particular. It took ages to build and the last bit wasn’t finished until 1986.

The rest of the city is a eclectic mixture of quirky buildings and colourful, Scandinavian designs, which makes for a fun wander. IMG_9476.jpgIMG_9487.jpgIMG_9491.jpgIMG_9488.jpgApparently the nightlife is legendary, but I didn’t savour it. However, I do hope that this is an accurate representation of it: IMG_9484.jpgIn any case, I do enjoy these NSFW souvenirs celebrating the powerful and impressive Icelandic nature. IMG_9481.jpg

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