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Reykjavik Harbour
Reykjavik Harbour

Reykjavik Harbour

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Sights and Museums, Landmark, Harbor or Marina
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Sculpture & Shore Walk, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
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The Harbour at Reykjavik are like most harbours around the world, where a number of ships arrive at and depart from. It's also a place, where these ships lay low during a bad weather or so. Moreover, ... Read more
it's the hub of Reykjavik fishermen, who carry their fishing business everyday. So, if you're new in the city or you just want to buy some fresh fish, you should drop by here.

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Pennsylvania, USA

Picturesque old harbor, which dates to 1913. Some good restaurants here, plus the maritime museum and tours like whale and bird (puffin) watching, and Northern Lights excursions. Lovely to just look out across the bay at the snowy mountains. One of the harbor’s newer attractions (2011) is Harpa, Reykjavik’s glimmering, glass concert hall. It’s home to the Icelandic Opera and Iceland Symphony Orchestra; a conference hall is attached. If you want to stay in the harbor, Icelandair’s Hotel Reykjavik Marina is a great choice.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Reykjavil Harbour is a great waterfront area with a long walking path and beautiful views. There's a very busy highway that runs along here, as well, so be careful walking/crossing. Harpa is down in this area, along with the Sun Voyager sculpture.

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Foster City, California, USA

Old Harbour area is where you can get on a whale watching and puffin tours. It is also home to the Víking Maritime Museum.

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Sacramento

We walked around the harbor during the day and got some great pictures. It is a tad touristy.

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Quezon City, Philippines

The harbor is a great place to explore when in Reykjavik. It is a few minutes walk from the city center. Nice views and very relaxing. Many dining places around the area. There are also water activities tours like whale watching, etc.

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San Francisco, California, USA

A lot of tours jump off from here, and it's interesting to come down here and watch the wildlife, listen to the harbor sounds, and enjoy the scenery.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Whale watches, seafood restaurants, and a colorful fishing fleet are just a few of the things to draw you to Reykjavik Harbour. The area is becoming more and more touristy. But it's the view--the dark sea, the snowcapped peaks, the glacier on a clear day, and the sun that barely sets during the summer months--that will make you stay on the waterfront.

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very interested to walk around the old Harbor , visit the whale watching center right in front of the wheal hunting boats ... Ironic as it sounds, also nice and plenty of restaurants

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Bedford, New Hampshire, USA

The harbour area of Reykjavik is only steps away from the downtown center, but opens up into expansive views and tranquil paths along the water. This is a beautiful place to step out of the hustle of a major city and just take in a nice day.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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One of my very last moment before heading for the BSI for my bus to the airport was coming to the waterfront, all my luggage in tow and light rain falling upon my face. From the Harpa Concert Hall to the hills along the horizon, it's a great spot to catch some fresh air (because, you know, there's none of that in Iceland) and an expansive view.

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Pittsford (town), New York

The harbor is just on the edge of central Reykjavik. It is worth walking around to see the working fishing boats. You can also set in the Harpa concert hall and view the area - especially when it rains (which it does often).

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Reading, UK

Very much a working harbour, but there are some interesting walks to be had around this.

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Torrington, Connecticut, USA

This is the place to go for the view. If you like to take pictures, this is the spot. I remember taking pictures of the sunset here after midnight. During the day, the massive ships and small boats side by side make for great photos.

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Centennial, Colorado, USA

Not too much to do but it made for a pleasant wander amongst the boats. It's very much a working harbor and it's fun to walk through and see how tied to the ocean Iceland is.

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The Hague

Not much to see on the spot by itself, but a good place to find a boat tour for whale seeing.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

This is a great place to get a sense of how inextricably connected Iceland's history is to the sea.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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It's really a relaxing and pleasant area - there are a lot of shops, cafes and restaurants. There are also lots of opportunities for whale and puffin watching tours offered there.

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Very cool if you have never seen large ships on dry land!

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Emeryville, California, USA

Worth seeing.

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