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Popular Sights in Reykjavík

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. Furthermore, there are so many beautiful nature spots in all corners of the city! There is so much to see here in Reykjavík. From the city center's monuments and historical buildings to all kinds of interesting museums and galleries spread throughout the capital, there's no shortage of cultural enrichment. Moreover, the city boasts an abundance of beautiful nature spots waiting to be explored in every direction.

Alþingi - Parliament House

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

Árbær Open Air Museum

Reykjavik’s open air museum, where you can stroll through the past and experience the way we live

Perlan Museum

Perlan houses a modern nature exhibition, a real indoor ice cave, a 4K planetarium, a 360° viewin


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

Viðey Island

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

Hallgrímskirkja church

Hallgrímskirkja stands guard over Reykjavík.

Sun Voyager

The Sun Voyager is a striking steel sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason, made to resemble a Viking ship

The Island of Grótta and Grótta Lighthouse

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

Mount Esja

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

Mount Úlfarsfell

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

Heiðmörk nature reserve

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

Klambratún park

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

Hallargarðurinn public park

Hallargarðurinn at Fríkirkjuvegur is a beautiful public parks in Reykjavik.

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

Sky Lagoon

Experience True Icelandic Bathing Culture at an Oceanside Geothermal Lagoon - Minutes from the Ci

Reykjavik Botanical Garden

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

Laugardalur valley and park

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

FlyOver Iceland

Discover glaciers, stunning fjords, and ancient mysteries!

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Selja­tjörn Pond

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


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

Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre

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

Maritime Museum

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

The Settlement Exhibition

Reykjavík, from settlement to the present day: The Settlement Exhibition – step into the

Saga Museum

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

Whales of Iceland

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

Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir

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

Reykjavík Art Museum - Hafnarhús

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

Hafnarfjörður Museum

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


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

Mount Helgafell

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

Elliðavatn lake

Elliðavatn is a lake situated in the area of Reykjavík.

Reynisvatn lake

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

Reykjavik Family Park and Zoo

Reykjavik Family Park and Zoo offers great fun all year round. Not just Farm Animals The Zoo has a

The Icelandic Phallological Museum

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

Museum of Design and Applied Art

The Museum of Design and Applied Art collects, preserves, researches and exhibits Icelandic desig

Old Harbour

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

City Hall

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

Grandi Area

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

Hvaleyrarvatn Lake

A picturesque lake surrounded by forest and greenery. 

Leiðarendi cave

Leiðarendi is a lava tube located in a lava field close to Bláfjöll, the Blue Mountains, in south