As you’ll soon discover for yourself, Reykjavík is so much more than just a destination; it’s a place of exciting possibilities surrounded by incredible landscapes, where countless adventures beckon and a host of natural wonders await. Whether you’re seeking the bustling energy of our cosmopolitan city, the thundering thermal energy in the ground beneath your feet, or the quiet green serenity of the surrounding landscapes, Reykjavík promises a unique experience for all who visit!
Reykjavík may be one of the smallest capital cities in Europe, but it still packs a powerful cultural punch, where visitors can enjoy a multitude of various events and festivals all year round! With a fascinating history rooted in the great Sagas and its unique location within a land of diverse landscapes – all filled to the brim with beautiful nature, Reykjavík manages to combine a terrific blend of hip and wholesome, but without the stress that usually follows a cosmopolitan metropolis. In fact Icelanders are considered to be so easy-going and gregarious, that they’ve just added a new travel accolade to their growing collection, this time for being the friendliest nation in the world!
Whether illuminated by the unending daylight of summertime or the spectacular Northern Lights during the winter, Reykjavík has become a popular alternative travel destination for all seasons, offering a myriad of adventures and a paradise of possibilities for all who visit!
From the Vikings of old, to the architects and innovators of contemporary culture, many different groups have influenced the shaping of the capital area into the vibrant city it is today – a city which is said to buzz with creative energy and passion. This feel-good-factor people tend to experience whilst visiting could have something to do with the pristine air or pure drinking water, or perhaps it's the proximity of all those extraordinary natural wonders, such as volcanoes and glaciers. Whatever is it, one thing’s for sure, once you’ve been introduced, it’s hard to let go or say goodbye.
While Reykjavík maintains its small-town feel, it’s still a modern European capital with all the governmental institutions you’d expect to find in a metropolitan city, with the added bonus of having a unique spa and pool culture. Here you’ll discover a thriving culinary scene with many outstanding restaurants, and a diverse cultural life, with a variety of interesting museums, theatres, galleries, sports facilities and some first class universities. So however long you stay, we hope you’ll discover the energy of Reykjavík and share your adventures with your family and friends!