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Explore Reykjavik Iceland Tours

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, the top Iceland attraction - Reykjavik retains a global appeal, its creative locals forging the way in arts, culture and culinary circles. 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, explore the capital city with Reykjavik Iceland tours. Both literally and figuratively, Reykjavik is a breath of fresh air for travelers with its epic polar landscape, the glistening Northern Lights, pristine waterfalls, the geothermal famous Blue Lagoon and much more!
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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-neighbor’ feel making Iceland sightseeing perfect for first-time travelers.
  • 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. So, keep your eyes peeled for the best Reykjavik tours.
  • 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 tours in Iceland.
  • Come winter for other perks. With just four hours of sunlight per day, winters here can be grim for first-time travelers to the region, although Iceland attractions hold an otherworldly beauty in these months. Plus, you might land some crazy pocket-friendly deals in the off-season.
  • Stay safe. In 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 traveling out of Reykjavik for a trek on your own, be sure to inform others of your route. Solo travelers should walk in well-lit areas and remain cautious of strangers. Dial 112 for help in an emergency.

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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. A rich Viking history and ever-welcoming locals lend an appeal among tourists that won’t subside anytime soon.

Reykjavik is the first non-native English place to be designated a UNESCO City of Literature in 2011. It is the only place in the world with puffin breeding colonies. Being the most volcanic place on the planet, the country’s major energy source comes from geothermal energy, contributing to 90% of the heating requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Reykjavik?
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    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.

  • Q: How do I get around in the city?
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    This small city is best explored on foot. Alternatively, traveling by bike is a great, popular, and budget-friendly option in Iceland. Taxis are among the most well-regulated in the world with fairly priced charges. Reykjavik’s bus system is far-reaching and cheap, ideal for those seeking quick and cost-effective travel through Iceland’s capital. You can also book Hop-On Hop-Off Reykjavik tours to get extra bang for your buck.

  • Q: What are the top attractions to explore in Reykjavik?
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    Reykjavik is full of natural and rare wonders. On your visit, do visit major attractions like Blue Lagoon, Perlan Museum, Skógafoss, Thrihnukagigur, Skaftafell National Park, and so on.

  • Q: What are the top things to do in Reykjavik?
    A:

    This goes without saying but make sure to embark on a trip to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), do a full Golden Circle tour, and go whale watching on a boat cruise.

  • Q: Where to shop in Reykjavik?
    A:

    Laugavegur is the main shopping street in Reykjavik that runs through the center. Additionally, you can visit two famous malls - Kringlan and Smáralind.

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