Lake Tjornin
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Neighbourhood: Miðborg
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  • nadi
    Israel1,282 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice to stroll
    Nice lake in downtown Reykjavik surrounded by flowers . Nice to walk, to relax and to enjoy the quietness. I hate the grey building of the city hall on the bank of this lake - Another example of ugly new architucture in this city.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Bill C
    Vancouver, Canada4,610 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Place for a Morning Run
    This small lake was near my hotel and I found it to be a great place for a morning run. There is a road that divide the lake into a north section and a south section. I preferred running around the south section compared to the north section. There are benches and a few interesting sculptures next to the lake.
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 August 2023
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia18,233 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Lake by the City Hall
    Tjornin is a small lake in downtown Reykjavik. It's set just by the modern Reykjavik City Hall. After visiting the City Hall (free entry) we took a very pleasant walk around the lake. Many ducks and swans and terrific city views from its banks. Highly recommended if weather's good.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 November 2023
  • Lainie L
    New York City, New York468 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lake Endur (Icelandic word for ducks!)
    The lake was a few minutes walk from my hotel and right on the main road so it can't be missed. I had beautiful weather nearly the whole time I was visiting Iceland and the day I walked over was no exception. This is a great place for a run and to sit and feed the many, many ducks that hang out here. There's so much noise and quacking it's kind of funny. It should be renamed Lake Ducks because it really belongs to them!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 March 2024
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Lainie L
New York City, NY468 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The lake was a few minutes walk from my hotel and right on the main road so it can't be missed.

I had beautiful weather nearly the whole time I was visiting Iceland and the day I walked over was no exception.

This is a great place for a run and to sit and feed the many, many ducks that hang out here.

There's so much noise and quacking it's kind of funny.

It should be renamed Lake Ducks because it really belongs to them!
Written 30 March 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Tjornin is a small lake in downtown Reykjavik. It's set just by the modern Reykjavik City Hall.
After visiting the City Hall (free entry) we took a very pleasant walk around the lake. Many ducks and swans and terrific city views from its banks. Highly recommended if weather's good.
Written 16 November 2023
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Wanderer
Holbeach, UK396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Lovely views of the city as you walk around the lake, doesn't take too long to walk around. Nice place to take a picnic for lunch and watch the ducks, geese and swans
Written 15 November 2023
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK5,794 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This was right by our hotel and our room had a view of the lake which was lovely. There were many ducks and swans around and it was very picturesque. Lovely area for a stroll or quiet sit down.
Written 12 November 2023
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Bill C
Vancouver, Canada4,610 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
This small lake was near my hotel and I found it to be a great place for a morning run. There is a road that divide the lake into a north section and a south section. I preferred running around the south section compared to the north section. There are benches and a few interesting sculptures next to the lake.
Written 31 August 2023
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nadi
Israel1,282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Nice lake in downtown Reykjavik surrounded by flowers . Nice to walk, to relax and to enjoy the quietness.
I hate the grey building of the city hall on the bank of this lake - Another example of ugly new architucture in this city.
Written 5 August 2023
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D38lawn
Stoke-on-Trent, UK577 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
A lovely peaceful place to visit. Plenty of benches to relax in and loads of sculpture to marvel at, or be confused by! A lot of these produced by Icelandic women artists.
Written 12 July 2023
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ11,825 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
On the last leg of our Arctic Journey, my wife and I enjoyed walking by this lovely lake near our hotel. There were lots of ducks, swans and other lovely creatures on the water. One morning we saw a beautiful white swan in all of its regal glory.

During our walks in downtown Reykjavik, the weather was lovely and we quite enjoyed walking around the Lake Tjörnin as well as just sitting by the lake and taking in the gorgeous landscapes.
Written 27 May 2023
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Veronica Hunter
Medford, NJ6,028 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Google maps allowed me to self tour Reykjavik.
I entered the park to continue my daily walk, seeing geese and ducks, I shared rye bread
with them.
Written 19 May 2023
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Paul Legate
United Kingdom21,909 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
Tjörnin is a prominent lake close to Reykjavik City Centre. The lake is quite scenic and is a nice area to walk to from the city. There are some notable landmarks dotted around the lake including Reykjavik City Hall and various museums. Unfortunately when we were in Reykjavik the weather was inclement so we were not able to explore it as much as we wanted. We hopefully can visit it again when the weather is more agreeable.
Written 10 February 2023
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