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“feed the ducks”(21 reviews)
“beautiful lake”(20 reviews)
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Reykjavik, Iceland
Ways to Experience Lake Tjornin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning area of the city which can be enjoyed by all. Really feels like a little part of nature in the middle of this amazing city.

Thank Phil K
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the very heart of Reykjavik, this small lake became a favorite of ours forty years ago when first assigned to our embassy in Iceland. Full of ducks most of the year which love to be feed, nice paths all around. Just a pleasant oasis....More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A calming presence after the craziness of shopping along Laugavegur. The lake/pond is next to the Visitor Center and you can enjoy it from inside the center or go outside and walk around it.

Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice scenic Lake in the heart of Reykjavík. We enjoyed a nice walk around and saw many ducks and some bird life. It’s centrally located by the City Hall and tourist information office. Don’t go out of your way to see it,...More

Thank KayMacTravel7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a lake with nice views and surrounded by impressive buildings with some birdlife . Central and City Hall (with Tourist Information Office) make it convenient

Thank KirraMelbourne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The vistas, scenery, history and birdlife here are excellent. Such a treasure for central Reykjavik!

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to just casually walk around, this might be your spot. But I went here as one of the last places I saw before my flight back.

Thank HM543
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Lake Tjornin is right in front of city hall and really helps to accentuate the building and surrounding part of the city. It is nothing too spectacular by Iceland standards, but really adds natural balance to the city walk.

Thank NewManDue
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Nothing special to see there in daylight, but it may be cool to experience it at night. The view is not spectacular in any way.

Thank Siamak J
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Take a walk around this little lake, there are a lot of birds to see and you will have a nice view on the city.

Thank JeanetSchuurman
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28 May 2018|
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.
5 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.