The Icelandic Phallological Museum is one unique museum with a large variety of phallic specimens that also include almost all types of mammal specimens. With more than 200 specimens and 93 animal species that range from mice to whales, this museum features fascinating exhibits and makes for an interesting visit.
Sun Voyager is a beautiful landmark in Reykjavik and boasts of designs by Jón Gunnar Árnason, a famed architect. Also known as Sólfar, this steel-ship features tridents symbolizing magic and proudly sits at the seaside. Being the last design of the architect, it is believed that the ship is a mark of healing and faith and is also interpreted as a ship that transports the spirit to the afterlife.
Soft blue swirls of mineral-rich water and gently billowing steam that rises from the water's surface make up the magnificence of the Blue Lagoon. A gigantic geothermal spa that has effectively ridden numerous individuals of skin ailments, this man-made lagoon is one of Iceland's finest, and most visited attractions. Situated on a large lava field, the water in the lagoon is typically fed by the output of Svartsengi, a geothermal power plant that lies adjacent to the lagoon. Sulfur and silica are prime ingredients that lend the warm waters of the lagoon its curative powers, drawing eager visitors from across the world. Visitors can apply the famous silica mud mask and see its skin-restorative powers for themselves, or feel the warm gush of the lagoon's waterfalls as it takes away any semblance of soreness from their muscles. There is also a sauna room, and a restaurant on site.
Located by a beautiful beach, Garðskagaviti Lighthouse was built in 1897. A new lighthouse of the same name was again built in the year 1944 on the same location, as people argued the former to be too small. The place host thousands of migratory bird species in their nesting season and thus acts as a major tourist attraction. The place is known for its scenic views and bird photography. The island remains closed between the 1st of May till the 1st of July.
Few people are aware of Reykjavik's connection with punk in the 70s (through the 90s); a connection so strong that it deserved to have its own little museum. Housed within a former underground public toilet in the city, this museum was inaugurated by none other than lead singer of British punk band the Sex Pistols, Johnny Rotten. It narrates stories of these eventful decades through a series of interesting memorabilia, from instruments to old photographs and posters. Visitors can also listen to punk classics through old-timey, pull-down headphones.
Immerse yourself in the world of whales at this fascinating museum which offers a plethora of information regarding the majestic creatures. Life-size models will welcome you as you step into the space specifically designed to evoke a sensation of being submerged underwater. Put on a pair of goggles and engage in some virtual reality fun, or walk around the expansive exhibition hall to admire the models on display. You can also make a pit stop at the on-site cafe or browse through funky souvenirs at the shop located within the premises.