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What you should know about Reykjavik

Boasting hip clubs and bars, culture, art, and museums, all just a stone’s throw from some of the world’s most amazing natural wonders, Reykjavík is Iceland’s cool and quirky compact capital. A vibrant city, it’s fast becoming a must-visit destination thanks to its shopping and dining, glacier, volcano, and whale-watching tours, geothermic springs, and its famous skyline, where summer brings never-ending daylight and winter is a showcase for the majestic Northern Lights. A Reykjavík vacation is ideal for travelers wanting a city experience with outdoor options all year round.

Hotels in Reykjavík

Accommodation in Reykjavík offers a wide and varied choice from sleek urban apartments to trendy hotels. The Island Apartments and the Black Pearl are both luxury, Reykjavík apartments that receive high praise for their key locations, superior accommodations and upscale amenities. The Alda and Kvosin Downtown Hotel are prime examples of stylish central Reykjavík hotels that brim with contemporary Nordic design. Note, however, that these swish accommodations can be expensive, for a budget-friendly alternative Reykjavík hostels are a cheaper and very popular choice. Check out the Loft Hostel that offers inexpensive clean and comfortable accommodation in the heart of the city— it even has a rooftop terrace!

Things to do in Reykjavík 

A hotpot of culture and nature, Reykjavík is a buzzing destination that enchants. Visit the city’s museums of art and history for a spot of culture, enjoy a show at the theatre, or spend your nights dancing at the numerous venues popular for their live music. Take a trip down the streets where eclectic and vibrant houses stand shoulder-to-shoulder with ultra-contemporary, state-of-the-art buildings or make the most of Reykjavík’s gateway to Iceland’s key nature and outdoor pursuits with whale-watching in the Faxaflói Bay, horse riding on the unique Icelandic Horses, hiking the Esjan mountain or seeing the famed northern lights. Enjoy some relaxation time in the luxury indoor spas and geothermic springs; the Blue Lagoon is a recognizable wonder of the world and a popular place for pampering, saunas, and steam rooms. A vacation in Reykjavík offers an exciting world of music, art, nature, and exploration! 

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Despite its smaller-than-average city size, this compact metropolis packs a punch! It offers an abundance of shopping, culture, and nature combined with a lively nightlife and a wide choice of places to dine. Iceland’s capital is a lively getaway in a fun and exciting location boasting a cutting-edge music and art scene, drinking and dining hotspots, galleries housed in eclectic, colorful buildings, and popular spas and baths. All this in an area that’s just a stone’s throw away from the Reykjavíkian outdoor adventure and rugged pursuits. You can experience everything from touring the volcano to diving into the pristine waters of the Silfra.

How to get to Reykjavík

Keflavík International Airport is just 32 miles from Reykjavík and easily accessible to the capital with numerous transport options including taxis, buses, shuttles and car rentals. The number 55 bus and the Gray Line Airport Express are both direct routes that operate between the airport and the city with journeys taking just 45 minutes. Hopping into a taxi or hiring a car from the numerous onsite firms are alternative options with journeys into the heart of the capital taking just 45 minutes. If you’re planning on just staying in the city, then public transit should suffice as most attractions are easily accessible on foot.

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