A Reykjavik Photo Story



As mentioned in my last post,  I will never be as comfortable with words as I am with images. I’m still going to keep writing, but I would like to start posting a lot more photo stories. Some of you suggested that I post captions under each photo, so I have done just that.


The city is full of quirky art pieces, like this one advertising a knitting club


A young girl walks through the city centre with her mother, dancing on a small patch of grass


Hallgrímskirkja; an iconic church in Reykjavik that was designed to resemble the basalt columns of Reynisfjara


A postal box in the main square


So, that’s where I left my pile of puffins


Kolaportið is Iceland’s only flea market


Reykjavik as seen from the top of Hallgrímskirkja


One of the many Icelandic flags around town


Even the babies are stylish in Reykjavik


Thanks to Iceland Unlimited for lending me their ‘bike with character’ to cruise the waterfront and Sólfar, the Sun Voyager sculpture


Traditional Icelandic wool lopapeysas



Hjartatorg, or Heart Square in Reykjavik is a designated graffiti park


Dining in the city centre


Grass covering the entrance of a local shop on Laugavegur street


Kolaportið is Iceland’s only flea market


Admiring the habour


Marilyn in a local store display


Local police


The beautiful Reykjavik skyline


Hjartatorg, or Heart Square in Reykjavik is a designated graffiti park


Your guess is as good as mine


A hákarl shack, for drying fermented shark meat. Yes, it smelled lovely


Colourful houses


Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur: the pride of Iceland


Just imagine soft jazz music playing in the background and warm sun beating down from above. Heaven in the harbour


Inner streets


One of the many eclectic thrift shops on Laugavegur


Icelandic navigation


Harpa concert hall looks like the Rainbow Fish


Reykjavik is one of my favourite cities. What is your favourite city?

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13 Responses to “A Reykjavik Photo Story”

  1. nicole
    September 12, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    I’m in love with that bike. And look at that church! Wow, it doesn’t seem like the typical churches in Europe, in terms of architecture. Very pretty photos. =)
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    • Seattle Dredge
      September 12, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

      I know, right! It’s got to be my favourite Church, it’s so cool 😀

    • Lauren @ Beautiful Fight
      October 7, 2013 at 11:39 am #

      I heard the church is supposed to resemble a volcano since Iceland has so many volcanoes. 🙂
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  2. Dominic
    September 13, 2013 at 3:44 am #

    Great pictures, thumbs up!
    I’ll be in Iceland in three weeks. Any recomendations on what is a must-see?

    My favorite cities by the way:
    Hong Kong, Marrakech, Iringa (Tansania), Freiburg (Germany)

    • Seattle Dredge
      September 13, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

      Ooh, love Marrakesh.

      hmm.. in Reykjavik visit Hjartatorg (Heart Square), climb the tower of Hallgrímskirkja and buy crepes at Kolaportið fleamarket and eat them in the harbour. Depending on where you’re going in Iceland (basing in Reykjavik or driving Ring Road), my fave places are Reynisfjara Beach and the abandoned plane on the south coast and the whole Myvatn area in the north :]

  3. Must for Wanderlust
    September 13, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    Your photography just continues to impress me! & the fact that I have a slight obsession with Iceland helps too… Loved this. x
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    • Seattle Dredge
      September 13, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

      Ah, thanks! I share your Icelandic obsession. Have you been?

      • Must for Wanderlust
        September 14, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

        No! My obsession has sadly not been fulfilled, but it will be on my way home from Ireland, I’ll be spending a month touring the country & even though it’s over a year away I find I stalk Iceland more than any other country… Is it possible to be in love with a country without having been? Haha 🙂 x
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        • Seattle Dredge
          September 14, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

          Ooh, I’m excited for you. I think I was also in love with Iceland before I ever went too 😀

  4. Ryan
    September 14, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    Allllllll the colors! Amazing photos, as always 🙂
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  5. Lauren @Beautiful Fight
    October 7, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    My husband and I went to Iceland for two weeks in June this year and loved Reykjavik! It was the perfect size city! We stayed at the new HI Hostel Loft and loved the location too. It was right next to all of the shops and really close to Hallgrimskirkja.

    • Seattle Dredge
      October 7, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

      Agreed, Reykjavik is perfect. Ooh, I was there when it opened, but didn’t get a chance to check it out. I love the other HI Hostel downtown though :]

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