Reykjavik: the magical capital of Iceland, as if from a fairy tale

Hallgrimskirkja Church / Photo: envato
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In the ethereal realm of Iceland, where heaven kisses earth, lies the enchanting capital city of Reykjavik.

The charming metropolis, which is often called the northernmost capital of the world, is proof of the harmonious coexistence of the greatness of nature and vibrant urban life. Step into this Nordic gem and you'll be mesmerized by a landscape that seems almost otherworldly, with geothermal wonders, glaciers and cascading waterfalls blending seamlessly with a colorful cityscape pulsing with culture, art and cuisine.

When to Reykjavik?

The ideal months to visit Reykjavik are from June to August, when the city enjoys mild summer temperatures. During this period, you will be treated to extended daylight hours, perfect for more exploration and adventure amidst the phenomenon of the midnight sun. However, if you are an avid northern light hunter, consider visiting during the winter months from September to April.

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What should I see in Reykjavik?

Reykjavik boasts countless attractive attractions that cater to every traveler's desires. The Hallgrímskirkja church in the center of the city stands as a sublime testament to modernist architecture, and its tower offers a panoramic view of the city. The iconic Lutheran Church in Reykjavik with its 73-meter tower is also a great starting point for discovering the Icelandic capital.

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Equally great is the view from Perlan, a revolving restaurant and natural history museum housed in a building with a revolving glass dome.

If you want to delve into the rich history of Iceland, visit the National Museum of Iceland. This one offers an immersive journey through time and displays artefacts that tell the fascinating story of the island. The Harpa Concert Hall with its stunning glass construction and unique program is also a real feast for the eyes.

And no visit to Reykjavik would be complete without a relaxing soak in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, a serene oasis surrounded by lava fields. Here you can immerse yourself in the rejuvenating geothermal waters of this world-famous spa. For a more adventurous experience, drive around the Golden Circle, where you can marvel at the geothermal wonderland of Geysir, the immense beauty of Gullfoss and the historic town of Thingvellir National Park.

Strokkur Geysir / Photo: envato

Which dish to try in Reykjavik?

Get a taste of Iceland by enjoying a plate of traditional Icelandic lamb stew known as “Kjötsúpa”. The rich and hearty dish perfectly sums up the country's rustic culinary heritage. Combine it with a slice of freshly baked rye bread spread with creamy Icelandic butter for an authentic gastronomic experience.

How to explore Reykjavik?

Exploring Reykjavik is easy thanks to an efficient public transport system that includes buses and trams. However, if you want to explore the city at your own pace and venture into the Icelandic wilderness, consider renting a car. Taxis and ride-sharing services are also available for convenience.

Lighthouse in Reykjavik Harbourn / Photo: envato

How much is a plane ticket to Reykjavik?

You can fly from Vienna to Reykjavik with WizzAir for as little as 84 euros. You can search for flight tickets according to your vacation date HERE.

Accommodations in Reykjavik:

Center Hotels Arnarhvoll

This elegant hotel in the center of Reykjavik offers panoramic views of the city and the bay. Its modern design and comfortable rooms make it perfect for travelers who want to enjoy the pulse of the city.

Hotel Ódinsvé

The boutique hotel in the trendy 101 district exudes charm and sophistication. With its well-equipped rooms and proximity to Reykjavik's cultural hotspots, it is an excellent choice for an unforgettable stay.

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