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Reykir Travel Guide

4.8
23 Verified reviews
Type
Locality
Destination
Rif, Iceland
Location
Hjaltadalsvegur, Iceland
Family Friendly
Yes
Average rating
4.8
Number of reviews
23

An old photo of the village of Reykhir.

Reykir is a tiny settlement in North Iceland. It is best known for its regional museum and the hot spring Biskupslaug.

The best way to visit this area is on a relaxed self drive tour. One of the best options for doing so is this 7-day Arctic Coast Way self drive, available in the summer months.


Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Willem Van Der Poll. No edits made.


The Reykir regional museum is a site of learning regarding the agriculture and fisheries of the area, and how essential they were for survival. There is a special exhibition of shark hunting, a practice which led to the creation of the Icelandic delicacy of hákarl—fermented shark.

Biskupslaug is a very small pool, but a beautiful temperature for bathing, making it an ideal stopping point for small groups travelling north Iceland. It is, however, on private property, so ask the farmer at Reykir before hopping in.

Reykir is close to the northern towns of Blönduós.