• Home
  • Popular sights in the capital area

Popular sights in the capital area

There is so much to see here in Reykjavík. There are monuments and historical buildings in the city center and all kinds of interesting museums and galleries spread around the capital, and lets not forget about the beautiful nature spots in all corners of the city!

Alþingi - Parliament House

Parliament House, which stands on Austurvöllur square, was built in 1880–81.

Whales of Iceland

The Whales of Iceland Exhibition consists of 23 man-made life size models of the various whale sp

Mount Úlfarsfell

Úlfarsfell is a mountain located in Mosfellsbær, a town which is a part of the Reykjavík capital are

Saga Museum

From the time of the earliest settlers, history is brought to life in a unique and exciting way.<

Selja­tjörn Pond

In the center of Seljahverfi in Breiðholt is a large green area around a man-made settling pond call

The National Museum of Iceland

The National Museum displays objects that provide insight into Icelandic cultural history - displ

Mount Esja

The mountain Esja (914 m (2,999 ft)), often called Esjan, is situated in about 10 km to the north of

The pond and Hljómskálagarðurinn park

Few open areas in Reykjavik occupy a more solid place in the hearts of the city's inhabitants than T

Laugardalur valley and park

Laugardalur valley and park is undoubtedly the most popular outdoor area of Reykjavik, as the area i

Hallgrímskirkja church

Hallgrímskirkja stands guard over Reykjavík.

Reykjavík Art Museum - Hafnarhús

The old harbour warehouse, Hafnarhús, offers a progressive exhibition program with local and inte

Videy Island

Unspoiled nature reigns on the island of Viðey, which has a unique place in Icelandic history.


Not too far from the centre of Hafnarfjörður rest the remarkable solfatara fields of Krýsuvík, where

Reykjavík Museum of Photography

The museum’s exhibitions focus on Icelandic photography, works from Collection and works of forei

The Punk Museum

The Icelandic Punk Museum salutes the Icelandic punk and new wave scene that started in Iceland i

Hafnarfjörður Museum

Hafnarfjörður Museum is a museum of cultural artefacts and photographs of Hafnarfjörður town.

Museum of Design and Applied Art

the only design museum of Iceland

The Island of Grótta and Grótta Lighthouse

The island of Grótta is a unique natural pearl in the western part of the capital region.

Hafnarborg – Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art

Hafnarborg – the Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art was founded in 1983, becoming the h


Öskjuhlíð is a beautiful woodland area surrounding Perlan—one of Reykjavík's stunning landma

Árbær Open Air Museum

Árbær was an established farm well into the 20th century, and the museum opened there in 1957.

Reykjavik Family Park and Zoo

Reykjavik Family Park and Zoo offers great fun all year round.

Reynisvatn lake

Reynisvatn is one of many small lakes within the city limits of Reykjavík and is located in Grafarho

Klambratún park

Klambratún is one of the largest public parks in Reykjavik and puts a great look on the Hlíðar neigh

Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre

Harpa is one of Reykjavik‘s greatest and most distinguished landmarks.

Elliðavatn lake

Elliðavatn is a lake situated in the area of Reykjavík.

Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir

Kjarvalsstaðir houses the works of one of Iceland’s most influential and recognised artists, Jóha

The Icelandic Phallological Museum

Housing the worldʹs largest collection of penises, the Icelandic Phallological Museum offers visi

Mount Helgafell

Formed in the late Ice Age when a volcano erupted under a glacier, today Helgafell Mountain anchors

The Settlement Exhibition

The Settlement Exhibition - Reykjavik 871± 2 deals with the settlement of Reykjavík.

Heiðmörk nature reserve

Heiðmörk is the largest outdoor area in the vicinity of Reykjavík and belongs to the Green Scarf tha

City Hall

City Hall is the home of a huge 3D printed map of Iceland on the ground floor.

Hallargarðurinn public park

Hallargarðurinn at Fríkirkjuvegur is a beautiful public parks in Reykjavik.

Reykjavik Botanical Garden

Reykjavik Botanical Garden is a living museum in the open air.

Old Harbour

The old harbour is the heart of Reykjavík and the catalyst to its formation.

Perlan Museum

Perlan resembles a pearl sitting on top of Reykjavík.

Maritime Museum

The Reykjavík Maritime Museum is located by the old harbour in Reykjavík, in a building that was

Grandi Area

Just off the city centre lies Reykjavík’s old harbour area known as Grandi.


Elliðaárdalur (Elliða river valley) is one of the largest green areas within the urban center of Rey

Reykjavík Art Museum - Ásmundarsafn

The sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893–1982) designed, worked and lived in this beautiful building