One of my favorite things about the city of Reykjavik was how every available space was decorated with street art. As I wandered around, I marveled at the murals on the sides of buildings, paintings in alleyways and doodles scrawled across scaffolding and walls. Each day that I walked around this colorful city, I noticed a new (to me, at least) piece of art.
It became almost like an easy treasure hunt through the city to find the best pieces of street art, which could be uncovered around almost every corner. Each piece was so thoughtfully done and perfectly placed, unlike other cities, where the artwork can be scribbled and overlapped.
One of the best things about Reykjavik, is that it’s small and easy to explore. That being said, there are also so many nooks and crannies that could almost go unnoticed but house such beautiful paintings. I walked up and down the main streets of Reykjavik just to see what kind of art I could find in the hidden corners of the city.
I have no doubt that this constant search for more and more street art contributed to the ten miles of walking I each day while in Iceland. It made scouring the city for affordable places for dinner or for the best happy hour deals all the more fun.
I loved how vibrant, whimsical and unique each painting was. The one above was my absolute favorite, and I got to pass by it each time I walked to and from my hotel, Hotel Holt.
Scouring the city for great street art was definitely one of my favorite ways to pass the time in Reykjavik. To read more about all of my favorite things to do in this beautiful city, check out my post “How to Spend the Perfect Day In Reykjavik” on The Pin the Map Project, where I will now be posting from time to time (in addition to Rebecca Wanderlusting, of course).
Have you been to Reykjavik, Iceland? Which piece of Reykjavik street art was your favorite?