By K W Warburton, The Reluctant Spoonie
Looking to visit a small city with clean air and attractions within walking distance of each other? Then Reykjavik, Iceland is the place for you. Like all of the Scandinavian countries, Iceland is expensive, but the views and amazing street art makes it worth it. Here are three places that I visited in Reykjavik which were accessible to me as someone with a disability.
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The Icelandic Phallological Museum, Laugavegi 116
This small quirky museum is situated on the main shopping street in Reykjavik and boasts to have over 200 penile specimens. The collection started out as a joke between co-workers and grew from there until it was too big to be kept at home. There are plenty of chairs to sit on whilst you listen to the audio tour (in English).
Entry price: 1,500 ISK (Audio tour +300 ISK)
Pro Tip: Take your own headphones
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Viðey island is situated to the north of Reykjavik and you can get there on the ferry from the Harpa (20 mins) or Skarfabakki pier (5 mins). There are some steps up from the ferry port to the main building. There are many things to see around the ferry port if you don’t want to walk far such as Viðey house and the Imagine Peace Tower. If you want to walk further afield, there is an abandoned village to the East and a large pond and artwork by Richard Serra to the North.
Ferry: 1, 550 ISK (1, 400 ISK for disabled passengers)
Pro Tip: Wear walking boots
Hallgrímskirkja is the large church in the center of Reykjavik. Its unusual architecture makes it a must see. You can go up the church tower to get some amazing ariel views of the city. There is a lift, but it doesn’t take you all the way to top and you will have to walk the last two flights of stairs yourself.
Church tower: 1000 ISK
Pro Tip: Send one person from your group up the tower to get pictures