Between deep, churning blue seas and snow-capped mountains lies a small city with a big personality. The world’s most northerly capital, 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.
From mystical waterfalls to tranquil lakes, you’ll love a cheeky paddle at these watering holes.
Forget fairy tales, real life is where it’s at with these swoon-worthy sites on the agenda.
Accessible only by boat or strenuous hike, these hostels fall far beyond the typical tourist's radar.