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Here are Popular Things To Do in Reykjavik

Romantic hotels in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is a small city, so it’s best to explore the city on foot. There is also a regular city bus that can take you around the city.

Eat at The Best Bakery in Reykjavik

What to do in Reykjavik before 9 am? Go get one of the famous cinnamon rolls at Braud & Co. They have dough bread and buttery pastries, all made locally. Due to the crazy colorful exterior, most visitors look inside and will be positively surprised by what is inside the building.

De Hallgrímskirkja Church

On a hill in the center of Reykjavik is the most famous Church in Iceland: the Hallgrímskirkja. The church is unique, modern and high, giving you a great view of the whole city and its surroundings.

Art & colored houses in Reykjavik

Iceland’s art scene has grown over the past decade. Numerous small galleries opened and numerous parts in the city have street art. Reykjavik residents are allowed to paint their home in any color, which gives Reykjavik some super colorful streets. Walking through the streets of this city is highly recommended!

Food & Shopping

The food scene in Reykjavik is diverse, you won’t be bored as a true foodie. Mexican, Sushi, local fish, beer. It’s all in Reykjavik!

Shopping is best on Laugavegur street. You will find a mix of branded shops, restaurants and cafés.

All things to do in Reykjavik

If you are in Reykjavik and don’t have time to follow a route through Iceland, you should also explore the area around the city. Iceland is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world and you have to see that with your own eyes.

The Blue Lagoon

From Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon is only 40 minutes away and cannot be missed. It is one of the best Hot Springs in Iceland. The milk water is a relaxing 38 degrees and they say it is also medicinal.

Day Trip To Thingvellir National Park

In a day you can easily organize a small road trip visiting Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall and our number one natural hot spring in Iceland: Hrunalaug. The total round trip is just over 3 hours drive (more than a full day).

Day trip: waterfalls

If you leave very early you can also admire the spectacular south coast with the waterfalls Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, the cliff at Dyrhólaey and wide black beaches. The total ride is 5.5 hours.

Useful Tips for Reykjavik

Inexpensive hotels in Reykjavik

Reykjavik offers a wide range of hotels, unfortunately, the prices are about 4 to 5 times higher than camping in Iceland. If you have a camper, camp at Camper Resort! Only 8 minutes outside the city. The most affordable hotels are:

Rent a motorhome in Reykjavik

Iceland is best explored by motorhome or car. Happy Campers has a perfect camper that you can take with you on your route through Iceland.

Best time to visit Reykjavik

June to September is usually seen as the best time to travel. On the other hand, in the off-season, everything is a little affordable, and the number of tourists is pleasantly low.

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