The world’s most northerly capital
combines colourful buildings, quirky, creative people, eye-popping design, wild nightlife and a capricious soul to devastating effect.
In many ways Reykjavík is strikingly cosmopolitan for its size. After all, it's merely a town by international standards, and yet it's loaded with excellent museums, captivating art, rich culinary choices, and funky cafes and bars.
When you slip behind the shiny tourist-centric veneer (it is a great base for tours to the countryside) you'll find a place and a populace that mix aesthetic-minded ingenuity with an almost quaint, know-your-neighbours sense of community.
Add a backdrop of snow-topped mountains, beautiful coastline and crystal-clear air,
and you, like many visitors, may fall helplessly in love, returning home already saving to come back.
Reykjavik Farm Animal Park 500m
Reykjavik ice skating rink 500m
Kringlan shopping mall 1km
North Atlantic Ocean Seashore 1km
City centre 3km