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Between deep, churning blue seas and snow-capped mountains lies a small city with a big personality. The world’s most northerly capital and fastest growing tourist destination, Iceland’s isolated Reykjavik retains a global appeal, its creative locals forging the way in arts, culture and culinary circles. A culture borne from the city’s intrinsic relationship with its turbulent natural surroundings, Iceland’s port city boasts grand galleries and museums, progressive urban design, hip cafes and restaurants, legendary nightlife and much more, all of which rests upon a resounding appreciation of the epic world around them. Whether it’s a dip in one of the city’s thermal baths, a hike in the nearby mountains or a scuba dive between tectonic plates, exploring is a must when visiting Iceland’s capital. Both literally and figuratively, Iceland’s Reykjavik is a breath of fresh air for travellers; its epic polar landscape, far-flung location and pack of ever-welcoming locals lending an appeal among tourists that won’t subside anytime soon.

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Our tips for Reykjavik-Iceland

  • Embrace the space. This compact city holds a sense of community often lost in many metropolises, with a ‘know-your-neighbour’ feel making Iceland sightseeing perfect for first-time travellers.
  • Dedicate time to the city itself. Don’t make the mistake of many tourists and leave only a night or two between your Iceland tours to spend in Reykjavik. A bounty of culture, art and history means you’ll never be short of things to do in Iceland’s leading city.
  • Wrap it up. The weather here is unpredictable at best so it’s always a good idea to have an extra (waterproof) layer handy on your Iceland day trips.

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Best time to visit
With a tumultuous winter climate, Reykjavik is best experienced in the summer months, when sunshine prevails and days stretch across 20 hours. As the most popular time of year to visit Iceland, those seeking a cheaper deal should opt for the less-busy months of May and September to get extra bang for their buck. With just four hours of sunlight per day, winters here can be grim for first-time travellers to the region, although Iceland attractions hold an otherworldly beauty in these months.
Getting around
A compact city, here’s our travel breakdown of the best ways to navigate Iceland’s isolated capital.
  • This small city is best explored on foot. When considering what to do in Iceland’s Reykjavik, travelling by bike is a great, popular and budget-friendly option in Iceland.
  • Taxis in Iceland are among the most well regulated in the world, so if you’re looking to get from A to B in a hurry, the charges will be fairly priced.
  • Reykjavik’s bus system is far-reaching and cheap, ideal for those seeking quick and cost-effective travel through Iceland’s capital. If you’re looking to explore further afield, many Iceland day tours offer cost-effective travel and activities ideal for those looking to see Iceland attractions on a budget.
Stay Safe
Reykjavik is a relatively safe city with markedly low crime rates. Keep these precautions in tow so your Iceland trip goes off without a hitch…
  • A polar climate, the main health risks in Iceland come from exposure to extreme weather. Wrap up warm to your keep the freeze at bay, and if you’re travelling out of Reykjavik for a trek on your own, be sure to inform others of your route.
  • Solo travellers should walk in well-lit areas and remain cautious of strangers.
  • Dial 112 for help in an emergency.

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