Reykjavik is the capital and largest city in Iceland and is also the world’s northernmost capital of a sovereign state.
It is just minutes from magnificent unspoiled landscapes and natural wonders. No matter where you are in the city, you will see the picturesque mountain backdrop and with a quarter of the city devoted to open spaces it isn’t difficult to understand why a lot of tourists come here to recharge their batteries.
There are many thermal pools and spas in Reykjavik which are extremely popular and well worth a visit. If you want to take a dip in the Arctic Ocean, a visit to the thermally heated sandy beach at Nautholsvik is an amazing way to spend your day.
If you want a more active way to fill your day, there are an abundance of activities on offer here, mainly nature inspired. You are able to take in the incredible sights on horseback, bike or hiking if you prefer your feet to be firmly on the ground.
One of the main reasons that tourists from all over the world flock to Reykjavik is to see the Northern Lights. There are many tours leaving the city and these are around 3 hours long and unfortunately are dependent on weather. If you find that the weather lets you down, you are able to attend another day completely free of charge. This is an amazing sight and one not to be missed if you are visiting Iceland, the Northern Lights are definitely one to tick off your bucket list.
There are many boutique hotels, B&B’s or high end hotels in Reykjavik or if you want something away from it all then mountain lodges surrounding by spectacular views are available in the more rural locations in the city.
This city enables you to reconnect with nature and recharge your batteries. You will leave lighter than when you arrived.