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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday

A pleasant walk around this lake, open space and a graveyard, surrounded by interesting streets. This is an easy way to enjoy the city whilst getting some peace and exercise. We found a house with a whole family history pinned outside - fascinating and a...More

Thank Mabelle P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Many different birds to feed here. They are very friendly and seem used to people. If you go to Bonus and grab a cheap loaf of bread to feed them they would love it.

Thank Adventure809910
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Swans and ducks everywhere! Bit of a madhouse when they start competing for food - out Dog wouldn’t know which way to turn if he was here!

Thank Ciarrai2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides the ducks and many swans to watch, there were several cafes to enjoy coffee or lunch. There is also shopping around the beautiful lake, also.

Thank Jacqueline G
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely space Reykjavik has provided for people to catch their breath, feed the water fowl, and enjoy some peace! It's lovely to walk around and people watch, too.

Thank C-02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice area to get out, see some beautiful art around Reykjavik and be in the center of the city. Buses are easily accessible, the Tourist Center is local and the space is quite open and beautiful. There is a variety of art...More

Thank Sheila F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Tjornin Lake is near the centre of Reykjavik in Iceland. There is a lovely walking path around the lake. The lake is home to make local birds. There are a couple of cafes and an information centre at one end of the lake. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's center Reykjavik, yet very serene. On a sunny day, the water is so still that it looked like a mirror! Accessible, close proximity to Hallgrimskirkja, city center and many restaurants.

Thank Winnie1405
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking around the lake and feeding the birds. It was just a peaceful quiet place. It was very clean as well, which has got to be a challenge with so many birds.

Thank MMinUSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked around town at night and ended up here to see the statues. Little did we know that it would be dark enough along the lake that we got to see a faint glimmer of the Northern Lights. Every other day of our trip was...More

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baiyor
29 May 2018|
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Response from RomanKnight224 | Reviewed this property |
If it’s on the ice a nice easy walk in 20-30mins. If it’s off the lake on the road 30mins.
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WackyHoney
6 September 2016|
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Response from Caseyjones63 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the lake was still frozen when we visited last week. People were walking on it but I didn't see anyone ice skating.
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