Visit Reykjavik and experience the irresistible charm of one of the most interesting alternative destinations in the world.
At the end of Flaxafloi Bay, off the southwest coast of Iceland, lies Reykjavik, the capital and largest city of the northernmost island nation in the world. Surrounded by a natural landscape of unparalleled beauty, crystalline glaciers, geysers and warm volcanic earth, full of inexhaustible energy, Reykjavik deserves a place on the list of the most interesting alternative destinations in the world, sample of the inexhaustible creative culture of its inhabitants.
A place of unique tranquility and contact with nature, Reykjavik is constantly renewed, through the constant sense of energy and vitality that governs it. Beautiful colored wooden houses, spread along the coastal front, one of the most sparsely populated capitals in the world and reveal, under the veil of fog, a residential environment, capable of leaving an indelible mark on every visitor.
Wide boulevards and three large building blocks house the monuments of Reykjavik's recent historical past and dynamic present and unfold the special physiognomy of the city.
Start the tour of the waterfront of the city with the emblematic sculpture of the traveler Helios, which clearly refers to the Viking ships and be impressed by the size and aesthetic perfection of Hallgrimurkirkja, a church-symbol of Reykjavik and visible from a distance of 20 km, due to its significant height. From the bell tower of the Lutheran church enjoy the most beautiful panorama of Reykjavik and the wider area. See Harpa, a futuristic concert and conference venue, as well as Perlan, a center of Icelandic arts and culture, along with numerous museums in the city center. Complete your tour of Laugavegur Avenue with its shops and quaint cafes, letting the pulse of the modern city take over.
Food and local cuisine
Icelandic cuisine presents a wide variety of dishes with excellent quality ingredients. Meat and fish dishes (mostly dried) have a prominent place in Icelandic flavors. Try whale or shark at selected restaurants, svid (fermented lamb head), puffins (smoked or grilled in select stores), dairy products such as skyr (reminiscent of yogurt and very popular) and try brennivin , Iceland 's national drink from potatoes and cumin), as well as polo prints, the country' s foremost dessert.
Best time to visit Reykjavik
Ideally choose the period from May to August. The prevailing climate and temperatures are ideal for a comfortable and relaxing trip, while the hours of light during the day increase significantly.
How to use transportation in Reykjavik
Transfer from/to Reykjavik
Keflavικk Airport, Iceland's largest airport, is located approximately 50 km from the center of Reykjav and serves international flights. The transfer from the airport to the city is done by bus (No. 55.15 €), which departs from the only terminal of the airport. Alternatively you can rent a semi van car. And in this case, avoid expensive taxis.
Choose to move around the city on foot, due to the ideal size and the short distances between the monuments. This will make it easier for you to feel the pulse of the city. Alternatively use city buses. Avoid taxis, as they are the most expensive means of transportation. There is no metro or train in Reykjavik.