Things to do in Reykjavik

THINGS TO DO IN REYKJAVÍK

Art & colored houses in Reykjavik

Over the span of the last few years, the art scenario in Iceland has been budding quite appreciably. A number of art galleries and street arts have found their home in this city. With the liberty to paint the houses the way they dream, Reykjavík’s citizens haven’t held back! Taking a leisurely stroll in the streets of this capital is 10/10 suggested.

Eat at the best bakery in Reykjavik

What better way to start your day than by adding a little sweetness to it? I mean quite literally. The local bakery, Braud & Co. serves it all! Be it their famous cinnamon buns or sourdough bread as well as the buttery pastries that’ll melt in your mouth. Don’t let its quirky vibrant exterior fool you, once you enter inside, you’re definitely going to be up for some delicious surprises.

Eating & shopping

Who can go wrong with eating and shopping? Absolutely no one, especially Reykjavík. Ranging from Mexican to sushi and local fish to Icelandic beers, this place has it all! It’s basically a foodie’s paradise.

As for shopping, Laugavegur street is highly recommended. There you’ll find almost everything. Be it branded shops or cute little cafes or restaurants if you get peckish while shopping!

The Hallgrímskirkja

Standing tall and proud in the heart of Reykjavík is this church, the Hallgrímskirkja. With its exquisite built and Excellent location, it gives you an amazing view of the entire city and the scenery around.

THINGS TO DO AROUND REYKJAVÍK

Day trip: Thingvellir National park

This trip will be like hitting two birds with one stone, metaphorically speaking of course. You can conveniently fit in the Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, the Gullfoss waterfall, and Hrunalaug hot spring. It’ll just be over 3 hours of driving and yet the destinations along the way will totally be swoon-worthy.

Blue Lagoon

With its healing and therapeutic properties, at an optimal temperature of 38°, this milky water is like a warm hug after a hard day. Merely 40 minutes away from Reykjavik is the Blue Lagoon, one of the best and one of its kind, hot springs in Iceland.

Day trip: Waterfalls

If you’re an early riser, this one’s for you. Leave early and marvel at the gorgeous south coast with the waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, the cliff at Dyrhólaey, and vast black beaches. It’ll be a 5.5 hours total drive.

Camping in your car is an option too if you’re willing to take it slow.

USEFUL TIPS FOR REYKJAVÍK

Rent a camper van in Reykjavík

In our opinion, the best way to explore Iceland and make it full of the adventure that it is, is by a camper can. You can find various agencies willing to rent you a camper van. One of them being, Happy Campers. Be their guest and embark on your beautiful journey!

Best time to travel to Reykjavík

If you’re looking for the best time to travel seasonally, then June until September are your months. However, if you’re looking for fewer tourists and relatively cheaper prices then the low season is the time you should go. No matter when you go, it’ll be worth it!

Affordable hotels in Reykjavík

The variety of hotels is quite notable, but the prices may not be for everyone. The rate is 4 to 5 times higher than that of camping in Iceland. But hey, if you’re a camper van, you can always camp at a camper resort. It’s just a mere 8 minutes away from the town.

Some affordable hotels to look for-

– Base hotel

– Atlantic apartments

– Guesthouse pavi

We’d suggest you to stay in an Airbnb though!