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When it comes to city break destinations, you can’t climb much higher than Reykjavik. Europe’s most northerly capital invites its visitors to enjoy a laid-back way of life and nightlife to rival some of the world’s best – against a backdrop of mountains, volcanoes, geysers and glaciers. Visit thought-provoking historical sites and get your bearings from the dominating spire of Hallgrímskirkja Church. 

Things to do

You’ll find a wide range of activities in Reykjavik, including visits to interesting geothermal, historical and natural sites. Friendly and sometimes eccentric, this vibrant city is equally well placed for picturesque glacier walks as it is partying until sunrise. Here are just some of our favourite things to do in Reykjavik.

Guide To Reykjavik

Rekjavik Overview, Things To Do, Food / Drink, Nightlife, Weather, Useful Phrases

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Best time to visit: The long days and midnight sun of the summer make it a great time of year to explore all of Reykjavik’s surrounding natural wonders. Winter is the best time to see the Northern Lights.

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Fly to: Keflavik airport, around 50km southwest of central Reykjavik. 

Alternative transport: A weekly summer ferry service sails to Iceland from Denmark, via the Faroe Islands. A limited service continues into the winter months.

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