When in Iceland
Explore the charming city of Reykjavik
Reykjavik is the capital and largest city of Iceland, which makes it the northernmost capital in the world. Reykjavik is a popular destination among travelers with a good reason. Population of the area is more than two-thirds of the entire Icelandic population. In Reykjavik you will find the heart of Icelandic culture, small colorful houses, creative people, wild nightlife and a lot of great museums and restaurants. The city is among the safest, greenest and cleanest cities in the world.
Reykjavik is a great destination for your trip to Iceland as most of the guided tours depart from there. If you are self driving, it’s also a great destination as you can easily drive to south, east and north Iceland.
Reykjavik is a unique city and there are so many things that you can see and do. We recommend that you take at least 1 or 2 days to explore the city so you wont miss anything.
Top things to do:
You can also go on guided city tours to explore the capital of Iceland with a local guide. Find city tours here.
You don’t need a car to explore the capital of Iceland. Most of the main attractions are located in downtown area. Accommodation in the downtown area is often more expensive than accommodation that is located only a short distance from the downtown area. If you are looking for an accommodation at a better price its no problem to stay in other areas of Reykjavik. If you have a car it usually only takes 5-10 minutes to drive to downtown from other areas. You can also use the public buses, most of them go to downtown Reykjavik where you can walk around and explore the city.
Post codes where you can walk to downtown:
Other post codes – only a short drive from downtown:
You can find endless of great accommodation in Reykjavik. Everything from small cute apartments to luxury hotels. Here below you can find a list of our favorite hotels in the city:
In Reykjavik you can find everything you wish for when it comes to eating and drinking. Icelandic food isn’t well known by the rest of the world. In Iceland, we have we have an abundance of fresh meat, fish and dairy and we also have long, dark winters where we spend a lot of time indoors. So we’ve kinda perfected this whole ‘cooking’ business.
But in Iceland you can find variety of both Icelandic food and food from all over the world.
Here below you can find restaurants and bars that we recommend: