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Welcome to Pittsburgh: city of steel with a heart of gold. Pennsylvania’s second city (population 300,000) is a patchwork of steel and leafy parks set along the banks of three rivers. Steel City is an obvious nickname, referencing the industry that put Pittsburgh on the map, but it’s also the City of Bridges – there are 446 of them (that's more than Venice)!

In 2024, we begin regular flights to Pittsburgh from Iceland and Europe. Book now for your chance to explore this thriving American city that’s been flying under the radar.

And before you discover the bridges, the art, the sports, and the food that Steel City is renowned for, how about unearthing Reykjavík's city secrets? When you book a flight to Pittsburgh with Icelandair you can add a stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.

Pittsburgh

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Befolkning: 310.000Område: 151 sq kmTransport: Pittsburgh Regional Transport operates a bus (the 28X Airport Flyer) connecting Pittsburgh International Airport with downtown. Downtown Pittsburgh is very walkable and there’s public transport (bus, light rail, inclines) to the outlying neighborhoods and suburbs. Pittsburgh's Inclines are funicular railways that carry you up steep slopes to great viewpoints – perfect for sightseeing! There’s an app for purchasing transport city transport tickets and passes, but exact change is required when paying with cash. Travel between the downtown area and North Shore is free on the light rail system. Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft are popular. In fine weather, hire a bike and enjoy exploring Pittsburgh's riverside bike paths.Valuta: US dollarHippe kvarterer: Lawrenceville – East Liberty – Shadyside – Squirrel Hill – Strip District – South Side Flats

Exploring the city

You might not associate Pittsburgh with world-class museums, so prepare for a surprise! From its industrial beginnings, the city has transformed into a sophisticated city with first-class cultural institutions.

Although many people associate Andy Warhol with New York, the pop-art icon was born and raised in Pittsburgh. The Andy Warhol Museum is actually the largest museum in North America dedicated to a single artist, and it’s home to the largest collection of Warhol art and archives in the world.

More show-stoppers: the Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a wondrous place of dinosaurs and diamonds. Come face-to-face with a T-Rex skeleton and assorted dino-fossils, plus dazzling minerals, gems and jewels. The Carnegie Museum of Art, meanwhile, houses works by big-name impressionist painters, including van Gogh, Monet, and Matisse.

Pittsburgh activities

Prefer outdoor exploration? We got you! Take a stroll beneath the Pittsburgh skyline at Point State Park, where a large fountain marks the merging of the city's rivers. Or head to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, where a mammoth Victorian-era glasshouse is the star of the show. And be sure to take a ride on the historic Duquesne Incline, a hillside funicular railway, for panoramic views of the city's skyline and rivers.

For sports fans, Pittsburgh is a treat. It has yet another nickname – the City of Champions – and it's home to three major-league professional teams: the Steelers (American football), the Penguins (ice hockey), and the Pirates (baseball). See a game to soak up the best local atmosphere, and cheer along with some very devoted fans!

Where to eat and drink in Pittsburgh

There’s a booming food scene and lots of new restaurants helmed by creative young chefs, but Pittsburgh’s most iconic foods tend to be rustic and hearty.

Come hungry to try the revered ‘Primanti Brothers sandwich’, a grilled meat, melted cheese, and tomato sandwich served with French fries and coleslaw inside, not on the side. Not to be outdone, the ‘Pittsburgh salad’ involves lettuce and salad standards, topped with French fries. Fun fact: Heinz (famous for ketchup and other condiments) was founded just outside Pittsburgh in 1869.

Pittsburgh's industry made it a magnet for immigrants, and in turn they made a mark on local appetites. Pierogies are almost everywhere, as are all types of sausage. At dessert time, try the city's sweet pride and joy: burnt almond torte (cake with custard filling, topped with frosting and toasted almonds).

Beyond Pittsburgh

A car is useful for exploration, and within easy reach of Pittsburgh are plenty of hidden gems.

Pittsburgh is 45 miles (72km) east of the Ohio border, and crossing over to Cleveland is a fun way to spend a day, especially to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

South of Pittsburgh are the scenic Laurel Highlands, home to eight state parks, all free to visit. Begin a sightseeing loop with the caves and rock formations of Laurel Caverns, then head to Ohiopyle State Park for white-water rafting, swimming, hiking and biking. Check out the waterfalls and don’t miss the view from Baughman Rock Vista overlook.

Near Ohiopyle is Fallingwater, a must for fans of modern architecture. Fallingwater is a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935, built amid a forest and incorporating a small waterfall. It’s been labelled the best all-time work of American architecture, and is a Unesco World Heritage Site.

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