Overview Reykjavik

Visiting Reykjavik

A clean and friendly town, Reykjavik is easy to navigate and even easier to love. Prices are high—dining out can send trip costs into the stratosphere—but the unique culture and world-famous nightlife make it impossible to turn in early, particularly during summer, when it’s bright by night. These extra daylight hours prove fortuitous, as there is a long list of art and music venues to explore. Nearby, the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa are a natural remedy after all-night festivities.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing... Read More
A clean and friendly town, Reykjavik is easy to navigate and even easier to love. Prices are high—dining out can send trip costs into the stratosphere—but the unique culture and world-famous nightlife make it impossible to turn in early, particularly during summer, when it’s bright by night. These extra daylight hours prove fortuitous, as there is a long list of art and music venues to explore. Nearby, the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa are a natural remedy after all-night festivities.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Reykjavik

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Festival of the Sea

Written by Joy S on 22 Aug, 2013

There are many festivals year round going on in Reykjavik. We discovered during our visit that the Festival of the Sea was happening on our last full day in the city. We were excited about experiencing a festival and decided to go along…Read More


Horse Riding

Written by Joy S on 21 Aug, 2013

In all of my travel planning for this trip, one of the things regularly listed as a must-do experience was a horse riding trek on a pure bred Viking horse, exclusive to Iceland. I thought this sounded like a fun family thing to do,…Read More


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The Old Harbour

Written by Joy S on 18 Aug, 2013

The old harbour in Reykjavik is a great place to visit with so much to see - lots of different types of boats coming and going, plenty of places to explore and lots to keep children amused.Amazingly, the harbour here was only built between 1913…Read More


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Great Lunch Spots

Written by Joy S on 19 Jul, 2013

A few times during our week in Iceland, when we were out and about in the countryside, we brought picnics and lunched al-fresco. However, we also found some great places for inexpensive and tasty lunches in the city.Svarta Kaffi was one of the first…Read More


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Reykjavik Walking Tour

Written by Joy S on 03 Jul, 2013

We found this walking tour advertised on line on the Goecco website. It sounded interesting and a good way to get your bearings when you first arrive in the city, so we decided to try it out on our first afternoon in Iceland.The tour…Read More


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Apartment Rental in Reykjavik

Written by Joy S on 28 Jun, 2013

We couldn't decide whether to choose a hotel or an apartment when we were planning our Reykjavik holiday, but in the end, opted for an apartment because of the flexibility this would allow us with meals. There are actually quite a few very nice…Read More


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Reykjavik Overview

Written by Joy S on 21 Jun, 2013

Reykjavik, situated on the west coast of Iceland and the world's most northerly capital city is a really great place to visit. We based ourselves in the capital during our week in Iceland. We did venture beyond the city, but there is enough in…Read More


Hardly a Whale of a Time!

Written by dangaroo on 20 Apr, 2009

Elding is the no.1 whale sighting tour company in Reykjavik, running boats from their harbour every couple of hours, you will likely be handed a leaflet at some point or another during your stay in Europe's most northerly capital city. Now unless you are a…Read More


The Most Over-Rated Capital City?

Written by dangaroo on 20 Apr, 2009

The problem I find with travel reviews, in particular those you can find in guide books is that they rarely say anything negative about a place at all. Therefore you often have an idyllic view of somewhere before having gone there. Summing up Iceland's capital…Read More


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General info about Iceland

Written by msusman on 07 Apr, 2001

Everyone speaks English. I didn't want to be the type of tourist who assumes that everyone will speak English, so I tried to learn a few words, but I couldn't find any good pronunciation guides or phrasebooks. It didn't matter -- people were happy to cut off…Read More


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