A few words about Iceland's small, friendly and quirky capital city
Reykjavík, the world’s northernmost capital city, offers a surprising variety of cultural and social events, as well as an abundance of trendy restaurants, cafés and bars. It’s a great place for a city break and makes an ideal base of operations for going on day tours of nearby regions such as South Iceland, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula or the Westfjords.
Things to do in Reykjavík
Being one of Europe’s smallest capitals, downtown Reykjavík is safe and easy to traverse. You can see many of the city’s starring attractions on foot if you set aside a day or three.
You’ll find many museums and galleries throughout the city, with presentations ranging from Viking relics to modern art exhibitions.
As with the country in general, the city of Reykjavík is one of contrasts. Here, charming historical buildings of stone and wood mingle with imaginative modern architecture such as the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre.
The vast majority of restaurants, clubs, cafés and bars in Reykjavík are located on or around the main shopping street Laugavegur, so no one has to search far to find a venue to his or her taste. This density gives Reykjavík nightlife a unique feel, and its reputation for liveliness is well deserved – especially during the seemingly endless summer nights.