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Tourist Activities in Reykjavík over Christmas

Visit Reykjavík has compiled a comprehensive list of services and activities offered to tourists in the capital region over the holidays, including information on the opening hours of restaurants, museums and swimming pools.

It is becoming increasingly popular to visit Iceland during the holiday season and tourist agencies have received complaints that there is not enough on offer in Iceland’s capital at this time of year, according to a press release from Visit Reykjavík.

However, this holiday season tourists will be able to choose from a broader range of services and activities than in previous years and Visit Reykjavík is also keen on informing visitors of the opening hours of restaurants and service outlets.

On December 31, most swimming pools will remain open until 12:30 and Laugar Spa and the Blue Lagoon will not close until 4 pm on New Year’s Eve. A total of 24 restaurants will be open on New Year’s Eve, which is a new record.

Click here for a listing of restaurants and their opening hours over the holidays and here to learn more about activities on offer during Christmas.

Below is a list of activities and services available around New Year’s.

December 31:

Árbaejarsafn guided tour at 1300

Reykjavík Art Museum Harbour house 10-14

Cultural House / Thjómenningarhús open 9-12

Landnámssýning / Settlement Exhibition 10-14

Bláa lónid / Blue Lagoon 10-16

Fjölskyldugardur /Family Park and Zoo 10-12

Skautahöll/Skating Hall 10:30-15:00

Thermal pools in Reykjavík:

Árbaejarlaug 08:00-12:30

Breidholtslaug 08:00-12:30

Grafarvogslaug 08:00-12:30

Kjalarneslaug 10-12:30

Laugardalslaug 08:00-12:30

Sundhöllin 08:00-12:30

Vesturbaejarlaug 08:00-12:30

Laugar Spa 08:00-16:00

Hreyfing Spa / Health Club 09:00-15:00

Tourist Info – Adalstræti 09:00-16:00

January 1:

Reykjavík Art Muesum harbour house 13-17

Cultural House 14-16

Settlement Exhibition 13-17

Blue Lagoon 10-20

Reykjavík Park and Zoo 10-17

Haunted Walk of Reykjavík at 20:00

Thermal Pool Laugardalslaug 12-18

Tourist Info, Adalstræti 11-14

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