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Street Art in Reykjavík (including map)


In recent years, the streets of Downtown Reykjavík have filled up with ambitious murals of different styles and themes. Many have become well-known landmarks that both locals and visitors seek out.

Although street art has been a part of the city's culture for many years now, you could say Iceland Airwaves music festival is to "blame" for this recent trend. In 2015 & 2016 the festival paired visual artists with musicians to create "Wall poetry" in various locations. Many of these poems still live a healthy life on the walls of Reykjavík.

A great way to explore the city by foot is to chase these pieces of art from Hlemmur all the way to Grandi. On the way, you will see many of Reykjavík's best-known landmarks and attractions.

(click on the image for a high-res version of the map; below you will find the map on .pdf format.)

High resolution map on PDF-format.

Related attractions

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Ásvallalaug

Ásvallalaug is a new and impressive indoor pool complex with a special children’s pool with waterslide and toys, six hot tubs.
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Árbæjarlaug

Árbæjarlaug has an outdoor pool, indoor children’s pool, outdoor paddling pool, water slide and fountains for children, three hot tubs, steam bath and sauna
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Gröndal’s House

Visit a charming writer-illustrator’s home in the heart of the old town and learn about the history of the city at the dawn of the 20th century.
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Laugardalur Valley

Laugardalur (Hot Spring Valley) is a major centre for sports and recreation in the capital. In Laugardalur you will find a youth hostel, a campsite, and the largest outdoor thermal pool in Reykjavík, Laugardalslaug, in which you can swim all year round.