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Sunny from Seattle asked

If you only had eight hours in Iceland, what would you do?

I will have a rental car and I have already done the Golden Circle and been to the Blue Lagoon. Should I just stay in the city? And if so, suggestions on what to see and do and is there a short road trip I could do?

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Dagmar from West Palm Beach

Stay in the city, go to the great cathedral and nearby totally icelandic restaurant, all local dishes. I don't remember the name, but I asked a local and found it.


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John from New York State
There are tour bus options depending on your interest, time of day and available time.
the blue lagoon is really wonderful and unique.

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Claudia from New York City
It all depends on the arrival time. If it's during the day, I suggest joining a walking tour (private or free) with CityWalk in reykjavik . Our guide Marteinn was amazing. He showed us places to eat, interesting sites and shared intriguing tales about Iceland. Here is the link: https://citywalk.is/
CityWalk also provides pub crawls and a unique tour called Money Talks in the evening. 
Hope this info helps.

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Sunny
We actually ddi the city with Marteinn 4 years ago. We had him all to ourselves, just the 5 of us. He was great and we really enjoyed the tour.
 

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Claudia
Oh wow! His Money Talks tour sound interesting.
 
 
 

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Mary from Leicester
If the weather is decent you might also consider visiting Reykjavik Open Air Museum,  a little way outside central Reykjavik:
https://visitreykjavik.is/arbaer-open-air-museum

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Sunny
Do you remember how much it costs? When I try and look it up it only tells me to purchase the city card which I won't need.
 

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It's 1700ISK for adults: http://borgarsogusafn.is/en/arbaer-open-air-museum/about-0
 
 
 

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Mary from Leicester
Assuming your '8 hours' is from ou'll need 1.5 hours each way to drive from and to the airport so you'll only have 5 hours to explore.
There's certainly more than enough to occupy you for 5+ hours in Reykjavik....and, frankly, it seems odd to visit a country and not visit its capital, which is a safe, friendly and very walkable place. So I suggest you drive to Reykjavik then walk around and enjoy the older part of town,  visiting some or all of its sites: the beautiful Hallgrímskirkja, the National Museum of Iceland, the 871?2 Settlement Museum, The Culture House - Museum, the The National Gallery of Iceland and more..... 
https://guidetoiceland.is/reykjavik-guide/top-10-things-to-do-in-reykjavik
https://visitreykjavik.is/reykjavik-hidden-gems
There are lots of places to eat in central Reykjavik but if you want to be  touristy, treat yourself to a hot dog from the same stand as Bill Clinton did: Baejarins Beztu Pylsur. It's on the corner of Tryggvagata.
 

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We have spend some time in the city on a previous visit and did a great walking tour. You mentioned a few things we didn't see though. I will keep those in mind. Thanks.
 
 
 

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