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Reykjavik Tourism: Best of Reykjavik

About Reykjavik
For most Icelandic visitors, Reykjavik is the gateway to wilderness adventures just beyond it, like Geysir Geothermal Area, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Þingvellir National Park. It’s also an excellent jumping off point for chasing the Northern Lights, which you can spot from September to April thanks to those longer, darker nights. But the city itself deserves its own days on your itinerary as an epicentre of Icelandic culture. Start by digging into Nordic food (order anything with fish or lamb), then dive into Reykjavik’s legendary music scene—local indie and electronic musicians fuel its nightlife. If you time your visit for February, you’ll catch the Winter Lights Festival, where light installations brighten city streets. After a full day of exploring, warm up in one of the area’s many hot springs, like the popular Blue Lagoon or Sundhollin Public Baths, a local favourite.

Travel Advice

Essential Reykjavik

Itineraries from real travellers

First-hand info from the Forums

Explore Reykjavik by interest

Next-level Northern Lights

Experience the ultimate light show

Get your culture fix

Art galleries, punk museums, and more

Go beyond the city limits

Epic trips you can do in a day