Join the locals by visiting a thermal pool, or immerse yourself in the tourist experience by boarding a boat tour. However you spend your trip, Reykjavik’s natural beauty will astonish you.
Iceland is one of the main places to see the Northern Lights and tours will regularly depart from Reykjavik’s Old Harbour. Enjoy the view out to sea before taking a visit to Reykjavik’s most famous hot dog stand, Baejarins Beztu Pylsur. Order yours with "the works" – ketchup, mustard, raw and fried onions and Icelandic remoulade – for a traditional treat.
Learn about the seafaring ways of Iceland’s ancestors, the Vikings, at Reykjavik 871±2, also known as The Settlement Exhibition. One of the main features of the exhibition is a longhouse which was built in the Viking Age. Interactive exhibits teach visitors about how these buildings were constructed and how archaeologists uncovered these fascinating artefacts.
As well as of museums, Reykjavik is a city of churches. Dómkirkjan, also known as Reykjavik Cathedral, is located next to the national parliament of Iceland in Austurvöllur, one of the main public squares in Reykjavik. Admire the cathedral's white painted exterior and step inside to view the religious artwork.
Hallgrímskirkja is one of Reykjavik’s most iconic landmarks. Climb to the top of the church’s tower and you’ll be able to get a fantastic photo of the city.
Sea swimming in Iceland might seem like a quick route to frostbite, but the sea at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach will pleasantly surprise because you it is actually warm! This man-made geothermal beach combines natural and geothermal seawater from the depths of the ocean to raise the water temperature. There’s even a hot tub for anyone who isn’t brave enough to take a dip!
Prefer a pool experience? Visit Sundhöllin, the oldest pool in Reykjavik. Facilities include an indoor pool, an outdoor jacuzzi, a sauna and a cosily heated outdoor hot pool.
Whether you’re an adventurer, a culture lover or a passionate foodie, you’ll find what you’re looking for and more in Reykjavik.
Shopping, Tours and Cafés
With its magnificent tower, this church is one of Reykjavík’s most famous landmarks, dominating the skyline and serving as a useful compass point.
Soak away your aches, get a massage treatment and swim in the milky blue waters of this mineral-rich geothermal pool sculpted by lava in Grindavik.
The dynamic architectural design and picturesque location of this modern civic building near the Tjörnin lakeside has made it a landmark in downtown Reykjavík.
This unusual glass-domed structure combines the practical aspects of the city’s water heating system with spectacular architectural vision.
From Viking feasts and battles to the independence movement of the 20th century, Iceland’s premier museum preserves every detail of the nation’s history.
Once a maritime and fishing precinct, the Old Harbour now buzzes with restaurants, cafés and tour boat operators.
A wonderland of volcanoes, sprawling glaciers, and black-sand beaches, the south coast is one of Iceland's most breathtaking natural attractions. This tour takes you to the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall, Sólheimajökull glacier, and Reynisfjara beach to see all Iceland has to offer.
Tumbling waterfalls, erupting geysers, and wild landscapes sprawling across 2 separate tectonic plates—there's a reason Iceland's Golden Circle is the country's most iconic tour. Discover the natural wonders of Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir hot springs, and the Gullfoss waterfall during this full-day road trip.
Experience the best of Iceland on a classic Golden Circle tour, capturing the wild and untamed spirit of the country as you visit stunning geothermal features in the Geysir area. Snap photos of dramatic waterfalls, learn about Viking heritage, and see where the tectonic plates of America and Eurasia meet and divide.
Visit the two major attractions of Iceland in one fun filled day! The Golden Circle with Thingvellir, Geysir & Gullfoss and the Blue Lagoon with Comfort admission tickets included plus a visit to the Kerid volcanic crater combined in a great experience.
Imagine all of the armor-clad adventure, fierce family feuds, and north-of-the-Wall drama of the critically acclaimed TV series Game of Thrones on this outing to filming locations throughout Iceland's rugged wilderness.
Discover 3 of Iceland's most beloved sights on this Golden Circle excursion followed by a soak in Secret Lagoon in a small group setting. Nature lovers and active travelers alike delight in this adventure over Hellisheidi pass to glimpse Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, and Gullfoss Waterfall.