A gallery of stunning graffiti in Reykjavik, Iceland

There really is some amazing graffiti in Reykjavik, Iceland

This past March I had to opportunity to visit Iceland and had an absolute blast. The second I landed in Reykjavik I knew I was going to have a blast and believe you me it more than met my expectations, but that is story for another time. The very first thing I noticed, while walking to my hostel, was the amount of graffiti all over the city. There was even graffiti out front of the church. After I checked in, instead of going for a quick jet lag snooze I grabbed my camera and went out to get some snaps of the stunning graffiti this city had to offer. I ended up getting really lucky as it was 6am and the streets were empty. I was able to have the streets to myself, well besides the odd drunk person. The photos I took in the gallery above are only about a quarter of the ones I took. Reykjavik has some incredible graffiti all over the city and it would probably take me a month to get them all. So if you are ever in Reykjavik, Iceland and are looking for a cheap way to take in the culture then just walk around. Every corner, alley way, lane way and street has some form of original and amazing art!

For more galleries and photos be sure to check out our photography around the world section where you can see posts like: A day and a half of frolicking around Amsterdam and Pictures from around world at 30,000 feet.

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  1. Kevin,

    Great images, even better artwork. You know, I’ve never really understood how they do it so precisely.. I guess I should look into it.

    • Kevin Lydon

      You know what? I have never really fully understood how they do it so precisely as well. Anytime I mess around with spray paint I always end up getting it all over me.

      Thanks for the comment.

  2. I don’t know how I missed so much street art in Reykjavik. Come to think of it, I remember one painted wall, but that’s all. I will definitely have to look out for more on my next trip back! 😀

    • Kevin Lydon

      Yeah it is absolutely everywhere. I guess there is just so much to see in Iceland that you wouldn’t think to look for graffiti….

      Thanks for the comment!

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