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What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?

Anything other than the tourist treks around the golden circle. 95% of the country doesn't have any tourists and is just as good as the 5% every tourist goes to. - Nov 27, 2017
Again, the great outdoors: northern lights, whale watching, hikes, visiting waterfalls, glaciers, hot pots, etc. - Jun 23, 2015
Too many to name. This is a city where something is always going on - the periodic email that goes out listing "things to do" is many paragraphs long. - Feb 13, 2013
Traveling around Iceland, seeing volcanos, horse back riding, geothermal swimming pools and hot tubs. There are a number of nice restaurants and bars in Reykjavik, though it is expensive. - Jul 29, 2011