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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.

Passport & Visas
A man holding a passport
Foreign nationals who visit Iceland must carry valid travel documents or identity cards that are accepted for border crossing.
Practical Information
The top of Hallgrímskirkja and overview of the city
Prepare yourself for your upcoming trip with all the information needed for a visit to Reykjavík
Currency, Credit Cards & Banks
Icelandic coins

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.

 

Public Transportation
Public buses driving

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.

Safe Travel
Dirt road

Proper preparation is the key to traveling successfully.

Rentals
A person opening a car door

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.

 

Geothermal pools in Reykjavík
Laugardalslaug swimming pool at night

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.

Interactive maps
Map of museums in Reykjavík

Our interactive maps make it a breeze to plan your trip to Reykjavík.

The City Areas
Hafnarfjörður harbour

The Reykjavík Capital Area is the country's largest and most populated city and currently home to 234.910 people (2020), that's two-thirds of the entire Icelandic population!

Reykjavík - something for everyone
Northern lights over Reykjavík
Although Reykjavík is not amongst the biggest cities in the world, it is big enough for everyone to find things and activities to their liking. From a vibrant culture scene, beautiful nature, and a music scene that rivals bigger cities, visitors should have no problem filling their itineraries with fun adventures!
Tourist Information & Booking Centers
Whatson on Laugavegur street

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 & booking centers with staff members which are happy to help!  

 

The City Card
Snowy  overview of Reykjavík
The Reykjavík City Card is the easiest and most inexpensive way to experience our favourite city!

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