Reykjavik - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips
- The National Museum will give you a rundown of Icelandic history from settlement in the 9th century to modern day.
- Reykjavik’s most famous landmark, Hallgrímskirkja church, offers an unmissable view of the city from its tower.
- Reykjavik Botanical Gardens are a great place to discover thousands of subarctic plants and flowers, as well as a cute cafe.
- Sparkling on the edge of the harbour, Harpa is Reykjavik’s cultural center and concert hall. Book a show or just take in the beauty of the building and the harbour views.
- Visit on of the many art galleries and exhibition spaces in Reykjavik to appreciate the art of Iceland.
- The Viking Maritime Museum is a must for both adults and children.
- If you want to get outdoors without travelling too far from Reykjavik, Mount Esja is only 20 minutes from the city center.
- The Blue Lagoon is close to the Keflavik airport and is a fantastic pit stop on your way to or from a visit to Reykjavik.
- Reykjavik is expensive. Buy local food from grocery stores and cook your own food where possible. Take advantage of happy hours to save on alcoholic drinks.
- The bus service Straeto is cheap, reliable and easy to use within Reykjavik. After walking, it’s your best transport option.
- June to August are the most popular months to take a trip to Reykjavik, but are also more expensive. For budget travellers, May and September are good options.
- Don’t bother with bottled water - Iceland water is clean to drink.
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