Reykjavik

The volcanic island with hot springs, geysers, glaciers and powerful waterfalls. The city of Reykjavik is full of life day and night.

Facts
  • Iceland's Capital
  • Oldest parliament in the world
  • Many active volcanoes
  • Good shopping possibilities
  • Wonderful hot springs
  • Close to the Golden Circle
Practical

About Reykjavik

The capital never sleeps – whatever the time of year. City and cosy charm, nightlife and wellness – Reykjavik is Iceland’s highlight.

Experience the attractions of hot springs, the mist above the glaciers and dormant volcanoes. Even dogsled trips are available in the region. If you have more time, we recommend a whale safari and a ride on horseback in the fantastic scenery on the wonderful Icelandic horses.

Summer in Reykjavik is lively and unique. The sun hangs in the sky more or less 24 hours a day, and the local population enjoy the summer light to the full. Trendy haunts are open 24-7, and if you’re not sleeping during the day, there are museums to suit all tastes.

Health resorts, wellness treatments and geothermal springs are other defining characteristics of the capital. The Blue lagoon is a balm for body and soul with its mineral salts and algae.

Out into the world

Reykjavik is quite unique. Enjoy a couple of relaxing days before continuing your journey elsewhere in the world. Or fly directly with Air Greenland from Nuuk to Keflavik International Airport. From here the gateways are open to the USA, Asia and Europe.

Did you know?

  • Reykjavik means the smoking bay – or the smoke cove.
    The world’s oldest parliament, Thingvellir, is found in Iceland. The Icelandic Vikings gathered here in former times.
  • In the middle of the city is Tjörnin, which is one of Iceland’s biggest breeding grounds for water birds.
  • The fabled Snæfellsnes glacier is also known as the place at which Jules Verne chose to begin his ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’.
  • If you love art, then make sure you visit the Center for Icelandic Art. Here you can see video works and presentations of the best contemporary Icelandic artists.

Transportation and Hotels in Reykjavik

How do I get there?

From Nuuk there are direct flights to Keflavik International Airport all year round. From the airport, transfer is easy to the capital of Reykjavik, located 40 km north of Keflavik.

Where to sleep?

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