Tour operators & travel agents
Tour operators and travel agents have their work cut out for them when it comes to choosing between the numerous stunning locations in Iceland. We understand that tourists are excited about visiting glaciers, geysers and black beaches, but we would like to suggest that tour operators and travel agents plan a day in Reykjavík for every visitor.
Reykjavík, the world’s northernmost capital, is a friendly city that offers a surprising number of things to see and do. Whether you are seeking the bustling energy of a cosmopolitan city, the thundering thermal energy in the ground beneath your feet, or the serene energy of the surrounding landscape, Reykjavík promises a memorable visit for everyone!
Reykjavík's energy also drives the city’s cultural scene. From the avant-garde to the historical, Reykjavík’s galleries, museums and theatres support a vibrant and sophisticated artistic culture; moreover, annual festivals, special exhibitions and stage productions mean that the cultural calendar is always full, with plenty for visitors to enjoy.
Below is a compilation of practical info and things to see and do.
Passports, Visas and Coronavirus
Before you travel to Reykjavík it's important to be aware of the passport and visa regulations regarding entry to Iceland. All visitors to must carry a passport, valid at least 3 months beyond the return date
Tourist Information & Booking Centers
Are you in need of some assistance with tour bookings? Would like some safety advises about traveling in Iceland? Or just curious about our beautiful city? Here are information centers with staff members that are happy to help!
Currency, Credit Cards & Banks
The monetary unit of Iceland is the Krona (ISK). As a method of payment, Icelanders use almost exclusively credit and debit cards. Thus credit and debit cards are accepted in most shops while foreign currencies are very rarely accepted in Iceland. We have a 4 number pin code system, most operators are using a chip confirmation so a pin is neccessary.
Explore the city using our local bus service and you're sure to discover something that you wouldn't get to see on the usual tours! Whether you have a particular destination in mind or would just like to experience Reykjavík city like a local, using the local public transport service makes for an economical and interesting experience.
Proper preparation is the key to traveling successfully.
If you prefer to set your own pace, rather than travel by public transport, coaches or on organised sightseeing tours, there are plenty of options for exploring Reykjavik on your own with a number of car rental companies in Reykjavík offering all car types and sizes.
Swimming in Reykjavík
Swimming pools in Iceland are nothing like in most European Cities. If you truly want to follow in the footsteps of the locals, you should visit one of Reykjavík's 17 swimming pools.
The Capital Area
The Reykjavík Capital Area is the country's largest and most populated city and currently home to 232.070 people (2019), that's two-thirds of the entire Icelandic population!
What to see and do
Whilst the downtown area of Reykjavík has the highest concentration of cultural institutions, it also has an extraordinary number of restaurants, bars, shops, tour operators and quirky attractions. So whatever you choose to do it's almost guaranteed that your stay in Reykjavík will be memorable!
Reykjavík Festival City
Reykjavík City is a hotbed of activity all year round, with a remarkable number of annual festivals and seasonal events attracting countless festivalgoers and media attention from around the world.
Reykjavik City Card
The Reykjavík City Card offers free entry to a great selection of museums and galleries, all swimming pools in Reykjavík and free unlimited travel by bus within the Reykjavik Capital Area. In addition, the card also gives you a free ferry trip to Viðey island and discounts on various tours, in shops and on services.