The world’s northernmost capital city, Reykjavík, is a heady mix for the first time visitor.
By day, its pretty streets can lead you from the old harbour to the stunning opera house at Harpa, from the symbolic sculpture of Solfar to the bird-filled Lake Tjörnin, by way of a multitude of eclectic shops, intriguing museums and galleries, funky street food vendors and cute cafes.
By night, its bustling and vibrant downtown quarter offers you a happy amble amongst a world class line up of bars, restaurants and live music venues.
All this is yours to enjoy, while surrounded by breathtaking mountains and the wide expanse of Faxafloi Bay, where summering whales, dolphins and puffins alternate with the wintertime Northern Lights in capturing your attention with wonder and joy.
A range of recommended restaurants, cool cafes, bustling bars and hip street food joints.
A fascinating mix of museums, galleries, art installations and more things to do on “weather” days.
Exploring the city on foot and looking for street art and sculpture.