Harpa, Icelandic Hot Dogs & Popular Sites | Reykjavík, Iceland

Well we've finally reached the end of our Iceland trip and it only took a year and a half! For our last couple of days in Reykjavík, Markus and I tried to pack in as much as possible. I think it was the best way to end our trip, since we spent so most of our trip rushing from place to place. We spent most of our days walking around the city and taking in the more popular spots in town and all of them were great!

It's strange to say, but I had the best hot dog in my life in Iceland. When I was doing research on Iceland, every person suggested going t Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur, a famous hot dog stand that has been in business since the 30s. It's been voted "best hot dog in Europe" many times and I couldn't agree more. The hot dogs are steamed and lamb-based and mixed with beef and pork. We ordered "one with everything" and it came with ketchup, sweet mustard, remoulade, fried onion and raw onion. We liked it so much that we went two days in a row! I never tasted anything like it and seriously still crave those sweet dogs. 

Markus and I wandered the streets and came across the Sun Voyager, this awesome Viking Ship sculpture near the shore. We also found this cool mini-arcade where we ended up visiting twice since we enjoyed playing vintage arcade games. They also had vintage toys and Markus was able to find some rare ones too! 

After we stuffed our faces with hot dogs, Markus and I headed over to Harpa, a famous concert hall known for it's beautiful design. The hall was completed in 2011 and was inspired by the basalt landscape that is found throughout Iceland. I loved the look of this building and that the Icelandic people are so proud of their beautiful country and try to emphasize their uniqueness, even in architecture. Reykjavik is truly a beautiful city and one that I wish we had more time to explore. 

So that's it for Iceland, I know it seemed like I was living in that country for the past year with all the photos and posts! I'm so happy to finally be done and now onto the next trip!