Explore Reykjavik: bucket list

Explore Reykjavik, IcelandExplore Reykjavik, Iceland. Photo by Call Me Fred

Explore Reykjavik: bucket list for the traveler

The capital of Iceland, the largest and most densely populated city, is a real treasure in Europe with its traditions, authenticity, and modern drive.  The northernmost capital in the world, still keeping the heritage of Vikings, attracts guests looking for unimaginable scenes, unreal natural phenomena, and nightlife. 

Things not to miss in Reykjavik

  • Learn everything about mythical elves and trolls of Iceland in Elf School.
  • Visit the most famous Hallgrímskirkja church, Iceland’s national sanctuary, and a parish church.
  • Go whale watching in Faxaflói Bay next to Reykjavík to see the impressive “dance” of humpbacks, minke whales, and dolphins. 
  • Explore the colors, street art, and graffiti Downtown as part of the Wall Poetry project.
  • Relax after a long walk in the geothermal pools of Laugardalslaug and Sundhöll Reykjavíkur. 
  • Go clubbing till 5 am through the famous bars and clubs in the city center. 

Eat like a local in Reykjavik

  • Find Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur to taste the famous Icelandic hod dogs, also called the National Food of Iceland.
  • Try the traditional Hákarl — fermented shark meat in Islenski Barinn or Café Loki.
  • For authentic Icelandic food, visit Matur og Drykkur, a fine dining scene in Reykjavik.
  • Spend a few happy hours at the Reykjavik School of Beer, Iceland’s oldest brewery still preserving the brewing traditions of Vikings.
  • Enjoy your evening in Prikið, the oldest bar in Reykjavik that changes into a cafe in the morning.

Where to stay in Reykjavik

  • Enjoy Reykjavik from the comfort of your hotel room in a 5-star Reykjavik EDITION.
  • Find privacy and comfort in a 4-star Reykjavik Residence Apartment Hotel that embraces all the advantages of a hotel and private apartment.
  • You can still enjoy comfort without paying much by booking a room in a 3-star Hótel Múli.
  • The new social KEX Hostel is an excellent option in case you are on a budget.
  • Take a day tour to Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area, and Thingvellir National Park, and stay overnight in a luxurious Golden Circle & Fontana Wellness.

Reykjavik hotel selection by Eurodirections

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