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Thursday, July 28 update: Icelandic Sagas– The Greatest Hits in 75 minutes

[Note: It looks like I forgot to post this! And I lost most of the pictures. Ignore all of that– it’s a good show!]

Icelandic Sagas– The Greatest Hits in 75 minutes is inappropriate for children. And my children really enjoyed it.

Here are the most important things to know:

  • The show is in Harpa. Everything in Harpa is free for kids 12 and under. Therefore, this show is free for kids 12 and under! More on this in a minute.
  • The stage is just a long “runway”, as you can see below. There are two rows of seats on each side. So you can have front row seats, if you want them. All seats are general admission.
  • Everyone needs a ticket, regardless of age. I think there were a few seats left for our show, but I can imagine the show might sell out.

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Daily update: Keflavik Fire Museum, Settlement Zoo, Kópavogur museums

During our last couple of days in Iceland, we went to a couple of lesser-known museums between Reykjavik and the Keflavik airport. Let’s start with the Fire Museum in Keflavik. When you’re driving to or from the airport, you may see a fire truck mounted on a sign way up in the air. It’s on your left driving from the airport. I didn’t get a picture of it from that side, but that’s the back of the Icelandic Firefighter’s Museum. This is all you’ll see at the main entrance:

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Thursday, August 4 update: Þúfa sculpture, Seltjarnarnes: Grótta lighthouse, Nesstofa Pharmacy Museum

We spent some time today (and yesterday) visiting some less popular attractions in and around Reykjavik. The first is one that I’ve seen from a boat in the Reykjavik Harbor, but I wasn’t quite sure what it was:

Þúfa sculpture from boat

Turns out it’s a climbable sculpture called Þúfa (or, I guess, Thufa.) You can see the spiraling pathway you walk around to climb to the top of the mound. Read more

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Saturday, July 30 update: Reykjanes Geopark, Kleifarvatn Lake, Seltún, Gunnuhver, Bridge between Continents

We spent the day today in Reykjanes Geopark.  Haven’t heard of it? Me neither, and I have no idea why. In my opinion, this area should be mentioned in the same breath as the Golden Circle.

Kleifarvatn

The Geopark takes up most of the Reykjanes peninsula, which is where the Keflavik airport is. At least I think that’s how big it is? Maybe the entire peninsula is the geopark? Maybe now I’m starting to see why this isn’t as popular as the Golden Circle … Read more

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Friday, July 29 update: Reykjavik Art Museums, National Gallery of Iceland, Volcano Show, Hljómskálagarður park

Today was a day to hit some lesser-known museums in Reykjavik. In particular, these are museums that you might have free admission to, if you bought tickets to other more popular museums.

First, the final museum in the Reykjavik Art Museum. For 1500 krona for adults (and free for kids!), you get admission to 3 museums, as long as you go on the same day. The most well-known of these by far is the one in the downtown harbor area, Hafnarhús:

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