If you know of anywhere in Iceland it will likely be the city of Reykjavik. Keflavik Airport, the main gateway into the country is also close by.
Enjoy the Sights in Reykjavik
Identified by their brightly coloured exteriors, the buildings of the Old Town in Reykjavik are particularly cheery. The city is home to an impressive array of interesting attractions and places of historic interest to capture your imagination. Take some time and explore them all. From museums and galleries, fine dining and outdoor activities there’s plenty to keep you entertained.
The one sight you simply can’t miss is Reykjavik’s modern white church, Hallgrímskirkja. The church dominates the skyline and is visible from up to 20km away. The Church’s size and radical design caused much controversy but is now a revered landmark. Take the elevator up the 75 metre tall tower for impressive views of the capital and surrounding landscape.
The national museum and the art museum are both great spots to learn a little bit more about the local culture and Icelandic heritage.
Reykjavik’s sparkling Harpa concert hall is another of the capital’s gems. From the outside, Harpa dazzles the eye with an intricate lattice of convex and concave glass panels that sparkle at night like the switchboard of an alien spaceship. Whilst on the inside visitors can explore the shimmering interior with harbour vistas, or take a 45-minute tour of the hall as well as enjoy a season of top-notch shows.
Explore the Area in Your Hire Car
Head to the famous Blue Lagoon; a geothermal pool cum health spa. Once you arrive, the steaming surface will tempt you in on even the coldest of days.
Tackle a self-guided drive of the Golden Circle, a popular drive in southern Iceland. Take in the sights of Thingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss waterfall, and the geothermal valley of Haukadalur en route!