10 Things to Do in Reykjavík, Iceland

10 things to do in Reykjavík

Things to do in Reykjavík, Iceland – We’ve heard so much about Iceland.  And the photos we see on social media show a fantastic destination that you absolutely want to include on your travel list.

 The landscapes of this country are like a fairy-tale. On summer days, the sun declares present all hours, and the winter is indulged at the dance of fire and frost.

 In this article, we will travel to the capital of Iceland, Reykjavík, presenting the 10 things you can do.

#1 Trip to Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Just a 2-hour drive from the capital separates you from this place where you will discover the diverse landscapes of Iceland as well as the unique Snæfellsjökull glacier. And take lots of pictures in the mountain Kirkjufell (most photographed).

#2 Spa Day at the Blue Lagoon

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One of the most visited geothermal spa! You can find it on the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula (30min from the capital) and be prepared to get impressed by the milky blue waters, rich in minerals.  Don’t keep yourself back from indulging in the various natural treatments offered in the place. 

#3 Whale Watching 

Get on a boat from the port of the capital, and enjoy a wonderful excursion watching the whales. Of course, the most popular place is the town Husavik, as it seems to be whales’ favorite destination. It is about 6 hours’ drive from Reykjavík or 1 hour with the plane.

 #4 Day Trip at the Golden Circle 

The Golden Circle is one of the most popular sightseeing routes in Iceland. You will discover the Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss waterfall. We recommend you book a package that includes activities such as snorkeling or diving.

#5 Watch the Northern Lights

Things to do in Reykjavík

A unique phenomenon that you should experience! The months March and September are the brightest for the northern lights.

#6 Admire the Dynjandi Waterfall

Although the Dynjandi Waterfall is quite far from Reykjavík, it is worth a visit. Situated on the Dynjandivogur Bay, and is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Westfjords part of Iceland.

#7 Visit Hallgrimskirkja

An impressive building that represents the largest church in Iceland. You can admire the city and the mountains from the top of the church.

#8 Stroll at Laugavegur

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Take a stroll at the primary shopping street of town and home to many bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.

#9 Dining at Perlan

Perlan is a landmark for the city where hosts an exhibition, a planetarium, an observation deck, and a restaurant. Here, you will enjoy excellent Icelandic cuisine, and you will admire the city from above as it is located on the top of Öskjuhlíð hill.

#10 Relaxing at Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach

Have some relaxing moments at this lovely beach with an artificial hot spring.

There are many things to see and do in Iceland that certainly, one-time travel is not enough!

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