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About Reykjavik

Iceland is famous for its awe-inspiring nature with volcanos and glaciers explaining its other name – the Land of Fire and Ice. The capital of Reykjavik is where most tourists base themselves as they balance their stay with exploring Iceland and hanging out in the city of Reykjavik. 

With a population of around 350,000 people, Iceland has a diverse community including musicians, artists, fishermen, farmers and tourism operators. This creative, hard-working group welcomes travelers and is always ready to share Icelandic folklore.

Best Time To Visit And Weather

The best time to visit depends on why you are going to Reykjavik. 

June to August are the summer months with up to 21 hours of sunlight. These long days are a phenomenon called midnight sun. Winter is the best time to see the Northern Lights. It’s also the perfect time for glacier hiking and ice climbing, with easy to extreme tours to cater to every fitness level. 

Keep this in mind when you book your flight to Reykjavik from Toronto. There are many great Air Canada flights to Iceland. You will land at Keflavik International Airport. Reykjavik Airport is used for domestic flights. 

Where To Stay In Reykjavik

Reykjavik has a host of great accommodation options to suit every budget. Rooms can fill up fast when there are festivals or major events happening, so always book in advance. Here is a sample of the great accommodation you can find in Reykjavik. 

Reykjavik Residence Hotel is an immaculate and modern place to stay. In the city center, this casual apartment hotel is near Hallgrímskirkja Cathedral and Harpa Concert Hall. Staff is friendly and you will feel right at home. 

Hotel Odinsve offers cozy rooms that are fresh and stylish. This 50-room boutique hotel has an in-house restaurant with a Scandinavian-inspired menu. You are near all the shopping and nightlife. This hotel makes an excellent base for travelers visiting Reykjavik. 

Grand Hotel Reykjavik is the place to stay if you appreciate great service and modern facilities. The rooms are decorated in a modern style and you can enjoy the hotel’s restaurant, bar and spa. 

Things To See And Do In Reykjavik

In Reykjavik, Laugavegur is the main shopping area. Meaning “wash road”, it used to lead to the hot springs in Laugardalur, where in the olden day the women of Reykjavík took their laundry to wash. It was built in 1885 and is a charming historical shopping street with many fashionable and exclusive stores to explore. There are also heaps of bars, nightclubs and restaurants. 

You’ve probably never seen such a modern-looking cathedral as the eye-catching concrete Hallgrimskirkja church. Standing 74.5 meters high, it is the largest church in Iceland and one of the country’s tallest structures. The lovely church is dedicated to the famous Icelandic poet Hallgrímur Pétursson, author of the Passion Hymns. 

Perlan (The Pearl) is a museum planetarium, observation deck and restaurant on Öskjuhlíð Hill. It has a rotating Perlan glass dome giving epic views of the ocean and surrounding hills.  

Another stunning building you can’t miss is Harpa which is the concert hall and conference centre on the waterfront at the Old Harbour. The Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and Icelandic Opera can be found inside, and many festivals and events are held there. Take a look around, enjoy the cafe and some shopping, see a free exhibition and view the short 360° movie on Iceland’s natural wonders in the Iceland Expo Pavilion.

If you want to connect with nature without leaving the city, Tjörnin is a lovely little lake next to the Reykjavik City Hall and several museums. Take a walk, feed the birds, and get some photos of the scenic lake that locals and tourists alike enjoy all year round. If you are there in winter, you will see people ice skating on the lake. 

Hire a local guide and see ice caves, The Golden Circle, geothermal pools and waterfalls. Since the weather can be unpredictable and harsh for safety reasons, a guide is always wise, especially if you like to explore off the beaten track. If you are a confident traveler hiring a vehicle and driving yourself is a great way to have a flexible schedule and meet the locals along the way. 

Iceland’s food is amazing, with an abundance of fresh seafood, local produce and locally made beverages. 

Since Iceland is so remote, they usually cook with ingredients they can farm locally, so dishes focus on meat, potatoes, berries, seasonal fruit and vegetables, and seafood. This also means the cuisine is fresh and of good quality. 

More Highlights Of Reykjavik

  • Buy souvenirs including Omnom chocolate, Viking art and a bottle of Brennivín
  • Take a photo of the sun voyager, a steel boat sculpture by the ocean
  • Roam around the open-air museum of Árbæjarsafn dating back to the 19th century
  • Watch locals make gorgeous traditional arts and crafts such as weaving, silversmithing and wood carving
  • See a live concert performed by The Icelandic Symphony Orchestra
  • Take an elf tour and find out why the locals believe these creatures are real
  • Tour the National Gallery of Iceland that is full of treasures
  • Listen to live music at The Nordic House
  • Visit the beach and lighthouse near Grótta

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