Written by Michael

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The street art in Reykjavik saves it from being Europes dullest and most boring city.

Other than the street art, the nightlife is about the only thing going for it, if you can afford £10 per drink.

Ofcourse everyone goes to the country for the scenery and spa scene but if you’re spending a day off from that then you might find yourself stumped.

One thing that does brighten up the days in the capital though is the street art in Reykjavik.

If you walk through the city you will find many buildings covered in some of the most impressive murals I’ve ever come across.

black and white street art reykjavik

Pretty much every street you walk along through downtown Reykjavik will have some form of graffiti visible. Sometimes the mundane and ordinary graffiti is right next to some crazy murals that can captivate you for quite a while!

detailed street art on building side reykjavik

On a bus ride that me and Connor took through the city we were constantly amazed by new and even crazier street art around every corner.

grafiti mural of a pigeon

Some of them are just made from the simplest ideas, like this pigeon.

Gorilla street art in reykjavik

While others murals in Reykjavik delve into the psychological side of things…

phycological street art reykjavik

This one below was my favourite though; the quality of the street art is top notch and is contrasted against the rubbish and dirty land in front of it.

Stunning street art of a couple in reykjavik

And then why not just brighten up a building with some colourful street art….

colourful building in Reykjavik

If you ever do find yourself with time to kill in Iceland then check out the street art Reykjavik. There’s murals around pretty much every corner in the downtown area.

If you’ve seen enough of the street art and still have more time to kill you could check out the famous phallus (penis) museum that’s an interesting and rather different thing to see during the day.

Michael x

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20 thoughts on “Exploring The Crazy Reykjavik Street Art Scene.

  1. We loved the street art in Reykjavík too. We actually liked the city and found it walkable with lots of fun nooks and crannies (like the Whales of Iceland museum and way too many tasty restaurants to count). Food was crazy expensive all over Iceland though.

      1. Within the next couple of days, I hope to share some I’ve taken locally. I’m not good at getting them from original to the comp, so it may take a day or two with a little help from my friends. snickers loudly. but I shall prevail!

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