Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital, is home to candy coloured buildings, an eccentric and fun people and exciting nightlife. Visit stylish galleries, people watch from the pavement cafes and use it as a base to explore the Golden Circle. This city is a city of contrasts, contemporary architecture sits aside snow-capped mountains and icy seas. Visit for the culture, with masses of colourful festivals throughout the year or the unfamiliar feeling of partying through the White Nights in the summer.
One of Europe’s smallest cities but home to a multitude of events and festivals, a fascinating history rooted in great Sagas and diverse landscapes, Reykjavik combines modern trends with a wholesome feel, whether lit by the White Nights of summer or the spectacular Northern Lights of winter, Reykjavik is an eclectic city to visit and explore.
- Explore the galleries at Skolavorodustigur
- Drive out to the geothermal pools at Laugardalur
- Spend an hour or so at the Culture Centre at Harpa
- Wander the streets of Tjornin and the Old Reykjavik Quarter
- Take in a couple of the city’s best museums – Reykjavik 871+/2 and the National Museum
Beyond the Ordinary
Try one of the traditional dishes such as fermented shark meat and puffin jerky or something more current from the meus of Dill – part of the Nordic food trend.