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Nature, at superlative

Reykjavik is a destination for nature lovers, a family-friendly location that offers some of nature’s most spectacular views: the northern lights, beautiful blue lagoons, whale watching, horseback riding, air tours, boat trips and kayaking on the coast of the fjords. Every district of the city hosts a number of thermal pools, filled with geothermal heated water, and spas offering the renowned all-Icelandic volcanic treatments. Reykjavik boasts an enchanting blend of old timber houses and contemporary architecture, with a cozy atmosphere, vibrant street life, and the best shopping experience in Iceland.

Attractions in Reykjavik

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Qualities

  • Local's picks
  • Famous
  • Free
  • Cost money

Areas

  • Árbær
  • Breiðholt
  • Grafarholt
  • Grafarvogur
  • Háaleiti
  • Hlíðar
  • Laugardalur
  • Miðborg
  • Vesturbær

Types

  • Tours and Sightseeing
  • Tour
  • Landmark
  • Parks/Gardens
  • Historic site
  • Historic village
  • Sporting activities
  • Architectural building
  • Government building
  • Cruise/Canals
  • Zoo/ Farm
  • Beach
  • Extreme Sports
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    Gullfoss

    Massive waterfall
    Þufa +Add

    Þufa

    Artwork commissioned by HB Grandi
    Famous
    Locals' Pick
    Garden Party (3435136415) +Add

    Nordic House

    Architecture and design by Alvar Aalto
    Sun Voyager +Add

    Sun Voyager

    A fantastic dreamboat
    Elliðaárdalur +Add

    Elliðaárdalur

    A favorite local nature gem
    Locals' Pick
    Uploaded by Cynthia +Add

    Grótta Lighthouse

    Sentinel at the harbor
    Image of Eldhestar +Add

    Eldhestar

    Riding tours in the countryside
    Viking Ship Reykjavík +Add

    Reykjavik Bike Tours

    Reykjavik city tours & day tours
    Locals' Pick
    Úlfarsfell +Add

    Mosfellsbær

    Small and friendly town
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    Kópavogur

    Plenty to see and do
    Church of Hafnarfjörður +Add

    Hafnarfjörður

    Escape Reykjavik
    Famous
    Island 2013 018 Gardabaer +Add

    Garðabær

    Interesting tourist attractions
    Álftanes +Add

    Álftanes

    Charming Icelandic town
    Laugardalur +Add

    Laugardalur

    The city’s major recreational area
    Locals' Pick
    Höfði, guesthouse of the city of Rekjavík, place of the Rekjavík summit between Ronald Reagan und Mikhail Gorbachev in 1986 +Add

    Hofdi House

    A place where history was made
     Imagine Peace Tower +Add

    Imagine Peace Tower

    Tribute to John Lennon
    Famous
    City Hall +Add

    City Hall

    A modern architectural landmark
    Famous
    To the left, the black-hulled whaling ships. To the right, the red-hulled whale-watching ship +Add

    Hvalalif - Life of Whales

    Luxury whale watching tours
    Atlantic puffins (6203886084) +Add

    Special Tours

    Puffin watching
    Trekking accross the glacier tongue +Add

    Trek

    Eco-friendly hiking, trekking and glacier walks
    Mosfellsbær +Add

    Mosfellsbær Routes

    Hiking on beautiful trails
     Mount Keilir +Add

    Mount Keilir

    Spectacular natural attraction
    Krysuvik Geothermal Area +Add

    Krysuvik Geothermal Area

    Amazing landscape, out of this world
    Famous
    Laxnes Horse Farm, Iceland +Add

    Laxnes Horse Farm

    Adventure horseback riding tours in the countryside
    Útkot - Melar +Add

    Kidafell Farmhouse

    See the countryside
    Untouched +Add

    Icelandic Mountain Guides

    Tours in the mountains
    All Terrain Vehicles +Add

    ATV Adventures

    Eco tours and adventure tours
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    Guðmundur Jónasson Travel

    Tours in and around the capital
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    Hallgrímskirkja

    The stunning Lutheran church at the heart of the city
    Famous
    Locals' Pick
    Nesjavallavirkjun +Add

    Nesjavallavirkjun

    An interesting power station
    Dreamland +Add

    Grasagarður Reykjavíkur

    The botanical gardens
     Tjörnin +Add

    Tjörnin

    Perhaps the most beautiful lake in Iceland
    Famous
    Kleifarvatn Lake +Add

    Kleifarvatn Lake

    A wonderful lake, full of mystery
    Glymur +Add

    Glymur Foss

    A stunning waterfall
    Don't Be a Chicken +Add

    Fjölskyldu- og húsdýragarðurinn

    Reykjavik’s largest zoo
    Videy Island I +Add

    Viðey Island

    Paradise amid paradise
    Famous
    Iceland +Add

    Tourist Information Office

    Tourism info center
    Stofnun Árna Magnússonar +Add

    Stofnun Árna Magnússonar

    Research and historic preservation hub
    Image of Reykjavik Harbour +Add

    Reykjavik Harbour

    Heart of Reykjavik
    Famous
    Bush +Add

    Lake Rauðavatn

    One of the city's most popular lakes
    The last rays of the setting sun color Mount Esja on a cold winter day +Add

    Mount Esja

    One of Reykjavík's most distinguishing landmarks
    Famous
    Hallgrímskirkja and Leifur Eiríksson +Add

    Leifur Eiríksson Statue

    In tribute to a legendary adventurer and discoverer
    Famous
    Laugardalsvollur +Add

    Laugardalsvollur

    Reykjavik's soccer stadium
    Famous
    Heiðmörk +Add

    Heiðmörk

    Nature calls
    Locals' Pick
    Pond in the Park +Add

    Fossvogsdalur

    A lust green space not to miss
    Viking Arms and Armor +Add

    Viking Village

    The way it was back when
    Se acerca el día +Add

    Eskimos

    Outdoor adventure Iceland style
    Elliðavatn in sunset +Add

    Elliðavatn

    For the great outdoors person
    Iceland It’s An Eden +Add

    Eden

    For nature lovers
    The Culture House +Add

    The Culture House

    Iceland's national library