Things to do in and around Reykjavik

The capital city area of Reykjavík and surrounding towns, is home to two thirds of Iceland’s 300.000 strong population. This city is vibrant and bubbling with artistic creativity, rich with history and at the same time very near to nature. Whether you’re visiting landmarks like Hallgrímskirkja church, Harpa concert hall and city hall, bathing in hot springs like Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach or enjoying some of the local parks and nature reserves, one thing is certain – you won’t be bored in Reykjavík!

Things to do in and around Reykjavik

The following chapter explores the multitude of things available within the city, that don’t necessarily have to take up a full day, or rely on a super-jeep or a bus for transportation. The city is filled with green areas, perfect for strolls and walks, such as the Laugardalur Valley, or Heiðmörk. For those travelling with a family, there’s plenty of things on offer as well, such as the Family Park and Zoo, and of course the ever popular geothermal pools. For those longing to walk, we even created our suggested walks, featuring some of the highlights of the city, with short description.

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For more information on things to do in and around Reykjavik, don’t hesitate to consult www.reykjavikcityguide.is, www.visitreykjavik.is, talk to your (should-be) friendly hotel lobby staff, or visit your nearest Tourist Information office, such as ITA, What’s On, ITM, Trip just to name a few.