Reykjavik is a colorful, inviting city with dozens of attractions and deals on Reykjavik business class seats.
Hallgrímskirkja Offers a Soaring Experience
Iceland’s tallest church, Hallgrímskirkja is a stunning tower over Reykjavik. Standing 244 feet tall, the Lutheran church is imposing and graceful. Designed by Guðjón Samúelsson, the church took more than 40 years to complete. Its modern structure was designed to mimic the basalt columns formed by Icelandic lava flows. The resulting church is an unforgettable structure that is unlike any other church you’ll see in Europe. It’s so distinctive that visitors often spot it in-air from the comfort of their Reykjavik business class seats.
The fascinating church has many notable features and sites:
-The statue of Leif Erikson in front of the church was a gift from the United States.
-The church is known for its 49-foot-tall pipe organ. The organ operates 5,275 pipes and weighs 25 tons.
-In contrast to the exterior’s gray, stepped concrete, the church interior is dazzling. Pure, smooth white walls soar up to vaulted ceilings, lending the interior an ethereal ambiance.
-The pulpit’s vividly colored stained glass windows are equally inspiring. One of the panels depicts a glass reproduction of the "Hymns of the Passion" manuscript.
Walk Through Icelandic History at the National Museum
Enchanting and educational, the National Museum of Iceland is a revelation. The museum details the history of this unique northern country, from its 9th-century settlement to today. More than 2,000 artifacts fill the museum, showcasing various elements of life in Iceland. The museum also cleverly weaves interactive exhibits into its permanent collection to create a multimedia wonderland. These interactive displays allow visitors to talk with an early chieftain via phone and hear stories of life in medieval Iceland. In addition to its expansive collection of Icelandic society, the museum also hosts temporary exhibits. The ever-changing temporary exhibits ensure you’ll keep booking Reykjavik business class seats for years to come.
Some of the museum’s most exciting and interesting features include:
-The spectacular carved Valþjófsstaðir door, created in the 13th century;
-A Romanesque carved wooden "Christ the King" from about 1200 B.C.E.;
-A bronze figure of Thor, believed to date back to 1000 B.C.E. and
-Guðbrandur’s bible, the first Icelandic translation of the Bible, printed in 1584.
Travel the Golden Circle to Revel in Iceland’s Uniqueness
Iceland boasts fabulously interesting terrain and geologic features, luring many to the route as soon as their Reykjavik business class flights land. The superb Golden Circle is one of Iceland’s most famous day-trip routes encompassing the country’s unique geology. The 147-mile route showcases incredible geysers, mossy tectonic rifts and tranquil waterfalls. While tours are available, many visitors prefer to drive the route themselves. This self-guided tour of the Golden Circle allows travelers time to enjoy the many sights at a leisurely pace.
Some favorite visitor spots along the Golden Circle are:
-Þingvellir National Park, where visitors can admire the beautiful Öxarárfoss waterfall, revel in the dramatic tectonic rifts and snorkel the glacier water of Silfra;
-Laugarvatn Fontana, where steam baths hover over actual geysers;
-The Geysir geothermal area, featuring the Strokkur geyser that erupts every 5 to 7 minutes;
-The gorgeous Gullfoss waterfall;
-The Friðheimar greenhouse;
-The historic Skálholt cathedral and museum;
-Kerið crater and
-Hiking around the warm river in Reykjadalur.
Discover the Seafaring Ways of Iceland at the Vikin Museum
Reykjavik’s old harbor is a delightful relic of Iceland’s past and a modern showcase of local history. It’s no surprise, then, that an old fish factory on the harbor is the site of a compelling seafaring museum. The Vikin Museum, also called the Maritime Museum, gives an authentic view of the sea’s role in Iceland’s settlement and development. Visitors learn how the country’s fish industry arose and grew and how the sea influenced national culture.
The museum explores how Iceland's dispute with the United Kingdom for water and fishing rights erupted into three Cod Wars. Visitors can also see some of the tools used by early fishermen and discover the world of female fishers.
With its dockside location, the museum also offers some captivating, real-life exhibits.
1.The Óðinn Coast Guard vessel rests in the harbor next to the museum. The ship played a role in the country’s victories in all three Cod Wars. Today, visitors can tour the ship and learn about the country’s coast guard.
2.Magni, Iceland’s first steel ship and an important tugboat, is located near the dock for visitors to explore.