6. Whale meat or sheep's head
You will really have to overcome a lot of apprehension, but those who are courageous in Reykjavík can try whale meat. There are several restaurants that offer it on their menu, especially those near the port. One of the best is Saegreifinn, a seafood restaurant that also serves kebabs with whale meat.
7. Whale & bird watching
Whales are much better observed in their environment. Whale-watching excursions depart from the harbor and make for an unforgettable experience. Among the most sighted species: minke whales, humpback whales, porpoises and dolphins. You can also visit the islands off Reykjavík during some excursions. The most famous is the island of Videy, where there is the "Tower of Peace," Yoko Ono's artwork made in memory of John Lennon. The islands and coasts are inhabited by different species of seabirds such as gulls, cormorants, northern gannets, arctic terns and, of course, puffins.
8. Go shopping!
Laugavegur, Austurstraeti, Laekjargata and Skolavordustigur are the main streets in the center where you can find the best shops. Technical outdoor clothing stores such as 66° North, Cintamani, Zo-On and Ice Wear are specifically recommended. Icelandic design has also become a real trend as exemplified by Kraum, Spaks manns spjarir and Jör.
9. Flea Market
It is worth visiting the Kolaportid flea market on the weekend to buy traditional hand-knitted sweaters (lopapeysa). The market is located downtown and since it is close to the port, it offers some unmissable delicacies, especially seafood. You can get great deals by having a good eye.
9 ½. The Northern Lights
Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights. You can also see them in the center, but if you want some more details… turn the page.