This compact capital is the perfect picturesque city to get lost in Icelandic culture. Bursting with quaint, colourful housing and an infamous nightlife, this enchanting destination has a little something that all the family can enjoy. Home to the majority of Iceland’s population, the city will give you an ideal introduction to the country, with plenty of chances for you to dip your toe into local culture including plenty of chances to shop at flea markets, visit volcanic craters and bathe in geothermal spas.
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With its beautiful coastal location, this city boasts breathtaking sights all year-round. Popular amongst locals is the Tjörnin – a small lake central to the city where you can take a breather to admire the sights and feed the ducks. The Klambratún is another must-see city centre location and one of the largest park areas in the city. It’s regularly host to a number of entertainment events as well as being home to the popular Reykjavik Art Museum. If you still feel like you haven’t had your fill of green space make the short trip to the free to enter Botanical Gardens, which boast of a vibrant collection of plants and flowers.
A trip to this capital isn’t complete without a visit to one of the city’s many geothermal swimming pools. The hot pots often serve as alternatives to pubs with the Laugardalslaug proving to be particularly popular amongst visitors and the Árbæjarlaug providing a more family friendly environment. All pools provide swimsuit and towel rental so you don’t even have to pack for the occasion! Of course no trip to Iceland is complete without catching a glimpse of the famous Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. The occurrence of this stunning natural phenomenon isn’t always guaranteed but darkness, clear skies and a check of the Aurora forecast on the University of Alaska website are all likely to give you a fighting chance at catching the magical moment for yourself whilst on a walk.
The chilly capital is also renowned for its infamous party scene, often being considered one of the best nightlife spots in Europe and a party destination for celebrities. Pub crawls have been known to start as late as 11pm with bars not filling up until around 1 in the morning. Most establishments stay open until 5am on Friday and Saturday (1/2am on weeknights) and a good handful also offer live music – listings for which can be found in free local English-language magazine The Reykjavik Grapevine.
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