Good to Know in Iceland Here you’ll find the nitty-gritty nuts and bolts of life in Reykjavík. Althoug the capital of Iceland is a relatively small place, it may take some time to figure out how to navigate the city. Most of downtown can be covered by foot, but when you leave the centre things […]
Seltjarnarnes and Gardabaer Seltjarnarnes Seltjarnarnes is a small town situated on tip of the Reykjavík peninsula, with remarkable views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Kopavogur Kopavogur is Iceland’s second largest municipality. Just a stone’s throw from the centre of Reykjavík, the town boasts a number of remarkable sights and building including a modern dome-shaped church, a recital hall, a modern art museum and a natural history museum. Kopavogur is the perfect destination if you’re in the mood to get […]
Hafnarfjördur Just a short drive or a bus ride from Reykjavík centre lies the small town of Hafnarfjördur. While technically a suburb of Reykjavík, Hafnarfjördur is an independent community and this charming and vibrant seaside town is well worth the visit to get to know the local spirit.
The Northern Lights Iceland has plenty of natural attractions – glaciers, waterfalls, and black sand beaches – but one of the most popular sights in Iceland is not even on land, it’s up in the sky. The aurora borealis, or the Northern Lights are wisps of coloured lights that sometimes stretch across the arctic sky […]
Harpa Walking through the city centre, your eyes can’t help but be drawn to a glittering castle of glass and steel by the harbour, with a picture perfect backdrop of Mount Esjan on the other side of the water. Harpa, Reykjavík’s music hall and conference centre was completed in 2011 much to the joy of […]
Grandi Just off the city centre lies the old harbour area. Known as Grandi (which is Icelandic for Isthmus, a narrow strip of land connecting two larger bodies of land) the land was originally just a stretch of sand connecting Reykjavík to Örfirisey island but has been added to considerably in the years since. For […]
Trivia about Iceland Icelandic Gods Óðinn – Oldest of the Gods, very wise but sometimes tricky; God of wisdom and magic, strategy in warfare, travellers, merchants and poets.
Outdoor Areas in Reykjavík Reykjavík is a sparsely populated city so even though it covers a large area, there’s still plenty of room to breathe. The green spaces in the city allow residents to wander through nature, hike, or bike their way along the coastline or through the woods. Many of them are even interconnected […]
Shopping for Icelandic Design If you’re looking for a souvenir to take back home after a trip to Iceland, you’re in luck. Icelanders have a creative spirit, clearly visible in their design. Whether you’re after clothes, jewelry, lifestyle products or design items for your home, you’ll find what you’re looking for, probably along with a […]
Höfdi Höfdi House, built in 1909, is one of the most beautiful and historically significant buildings in the Reykjavík area.
Laugardalur Valley The Laugardalur valley is a Reykjavík neighbourhood that lies east of the city centre. Filled with parks, sport centres, and other recreational opportunities, Laugardalur is the perfect place to spend a sunny day.
Mont Esja Dominating the Reykjavík city skyline and providing a stunning backdrop to the capital area is the majestic Mount Esja. Its proximity to the city has given it a special place in the hearts of Reykjavík locals, most of whom would have no way of figuring out which way north is without a view […]
Iceland: Videy and the Peace Tower Enjoy a short trip with the Elding ferry service to the lovely island of Videy, situated in Kollfjördur just off the coast of Reykjavík.
Nautholsvik Most Icelandic beaches, with their jet-black sand and water temperatures in the low single digits, have nothing in common with their counterparts closer to the equator. The golden-sanded geothermal beach at Nautholsvik in Reykjavík is the exception that proves the rule; a little piece of a tropical paradise in the otherwise subarctic climate.
Reykjavík on Two Wheels Biking is an increasingly popular activity in Reykjavík, both as a hobby and as a way of transportation. The city has plenty of green spaces and there’s wilderness as well, just outside the city limits. Renting a bike to explore the city is not just a recipe for a great afternoon, […]
Parks in Reykjavík Parks in the city center From tiny little green oases surrounded by pavement and concrete, to airy green open spaces, the city centre has some lovely and historic parks. On a sunny day, there’s nothing better than to take a picnic out to any of these spots or get an ice cream […]
Who’s Who of Reykjavík Statues Walking through Reykjavík, especially in the city centre, you’ll notice several statues of notable Icelanders decorating parks parks and squares. For the uninitiated, these statues don’t mean much but if you’re curious to know what these people have done, read on:
Things to Do in and around Reykjavík : Historical Sites Reykjavík and the surrounding towns are home to two thirds of Iceland’s population of 330.000. This city is vibrant and bubbling with artistic creativity, rich with history and at the same time very close to nature. Whether you’re visiting landmarks like Hallgrimskirkja church, Harpa concert hall […]
Activités from Reykjavík Reykjavík and the surrounding area offer plenty of activities as well as standard day tours. Many of these activities can be added onto the tours, making for a fuller day with more than just enjoying the breath-taking nature, while other require a longer time or more dedication. Then there are even a […]
A Day from Reykjavík: Borgarnes & West of Iceland If the crowds on the south coast and the Golden Circle are not your thing, a tour of the west coast of Iceland might be just the ticket. The area has its share of natural wonders, with majestic waterfalls and deep lava caves, as well as […]