Things to do near Sky Lagoon

By Aashima

There are a lot of attractions you can visit near Sky Lagoon that will enhance your Icelandic experience.

The best way to do so is to visit all the sites and then relax at the lagoon to eliminate fatigue.

But with so many options, choosing which attractions to see can take time and effort.

Here are all the popular places and things to do near Sky Lagoon that you can explore.

1. Perlan Iceland

Opening Hours: 9 am to 10 pm
Best time to visit: June to August
Location: 4.7 km from Sky Lagoon

Perlan is a famous building in Iceland that lets visitors explore the country’s nature through science and a human perspective.

It’s an observation deck that gives a 360-degree view of Reykjavik and its surroundings. 

Visitors can experience volcanoes, a man-made ice cave, the Northern Lights, and the ocean through its exciting exhibitions.

It is a complete package with a restaurant, bar, cafe, ice cream parlor, and gift shop for visitors.

2. Hallgrimskirkja

Opening hours: 8 am to 10 pm
Best time to visit: June to August
Location: 6.3 km from Sky Lagoon

After a mind- and soul-healing relaxation at Sky Lagoon, you can visit the living Parish church, Hallgrimskirkja.

At 74.5 meters in height, it is the tallest church in Iceland.

It is one of the most famous sites in the country, with thousands of people visiting this church daily.

Admission to the church is complimentary, while entry to its tower is 1,000 ISK ($7).

3. National Museum of Iceland

Opening Hours: 10 am to 5 pm
Best time to visit: September to April
Location: 7.6 km to Sky Lagoon

The National Museum of Iceland has an impressive collection of 2,000 artifacts.

Visitors come here to learn more about Icelandic history, which takes you from medieval times to contemporary culture.

The most iconic piece in the museum is the 1150 AD carved Valpjofsstaour church pine door.

You can find the museum right next to the University of Iceland.

4. Sun Voyager

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours
Best time to visit: Mid-May to July
Location: 8.4 km to Sky Lagoon

Sun Voyager is a sculpture located next to Sæbraut Road in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Made by Jón Gunnar Árnason, it is described as a dream boat or an ode to the sun.

Many visitors enjoy visiting the Sun Voyager as it is a great photo opportunity, especially with Mount Esja in the background.

After your day at the Lagoon, you can watch the magnificent sculpture at sunset.

5. Reykjavík Art Museum Hafnarhús

Opening Hours: 10 am to 5 pm
Best time to visit: June to August
Location:  8.5 km to Sky Lagoon

The Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhus is Iceland’s most significant visual art institution.

It is famous for occupying three locations in the state: Hafnarhús by the old harbor, Kjarvalsstaðir by Klambratún and Ásmundarsafn in Laugardalur.

The works of renowned painters as well as emerging artists are displayed in six galleries.

Admission to the museum is 2,150 ISK ($16) for adults.

However, if you are on a budget trip to Iceland with your family, this Reykjavik Hop on Hop off sightseeing bus tour will be perfect for you.

On your journey on the bus, you can pass through all the famous attractions of Iceland with a multilingual audio guide.

This bus tour price starts at 4,894 ISKS ($37) and is valid for 24 or 48 hours (depending on your chosen option).

6. Golden Circle Iceland

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours
Best time to visit:
September to March
Tour Duration: 11 hours

The Golden Circle of Iceland covers three of Iceland’s amazing geological wonders: Thingvellir National Park, The Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall.

These three geological attractions are a stunning waterfall, a geothermal spa, and a UNESCO world heritage site.

This 186-mile (300-km) scenic circular route starts and ends in Reykjavik.

You can easily visit the Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon on a luxurious combo tour at 24,234 ISK ($183) per person.


What is Hallgrimskirkja known for?

The Parish church is distinctively known for its curved spire and side wings.

Hallgrimskirkja has been famous for being an important symbol of Iceland’s national identity since 1986.

It is also named after the famous Icelandic poet Hallgrmur Pétursson, author of the Passion Hymns.

What is the sun ship in Reykjavik?

The sun ship of Reykjavik is called the Sun Voyager.

It is an iconic statue made by Jón Gunnar, unveiled for the 200th birthday of the Icelandic city.

Located on the city’s seaside, the statue is built with stainless steel and is interpreted as a dreamboat or an ode to the sun.

What is famous in Iceland?

All three lagoons: Blue Lagoon, Sky Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Northern Lights, Golden Circle, and Mount Keilir—are the most famous in Iceland.

Iceland is also famous for its rugged land and scenery, rich history, and connection to the Vikings.

It is also known as the Land of Fire and Ice due to its contrasting landscapes.

How to get to Perlan from the city center?

You can get there by car, bicycle, bus, taxi, or walking.

Walking from the city center to Perlan will take about 30 minutes, while the taxi takes 5 minutes.

The bus has a regular schedule, and buses 18 and 13 stop close to Perlan, Iceland.

How much does the National Museum of Iceland cost?

The price for adults to enter the National Museum of Iceland is 2,500 ISK (US $19).

While the rate for kids under the age of 18 is free.

For students, the entry price is 1,200 kr (US $9.10).

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Aashima is an avid traveler who seeks out thrills and lives a simple, peaceful life. Bright clear skies are her calling.