Colourful and Energetic
The colourful and energetic Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland, a land of glaciers and geysers, erupting volcanoes and the magnificent midnight sun. The city is very easy to explore by foot due to its compact size, but there are enough attractions, museums, galleries and shops to keep you busy during the whole of your stay.
This modern city, the world's northernmost capital, has often been called Europe's hottest city and not without a reason. Reykjavik's many bars and restaurants, cafes and clubs will certainly live up to your expectations, whilst the beauty of the unspoilt nature in the city's vicinity is sure to leave you gasping for breath.
Reykjavik's highest and most imposing structure with its stark, light-filled interior and architectural resemblance to basaltic lava, a great view from the tower brilliant for photos, this is a must see.
A walk through landscaped gardens leads to the top of Öskjuhlíd Hill and Reykjavik's architectural masterpiece - the Pearl. This magnificent glass structure, which houses a revolving restaurant perched atop hot water tanks. Unforgettable!
Öskjuhlíd Hill, Reykjavik.Website
Iceland's National Gallery houses a permanent collection of paintings and sculpture by Icelandic and International artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. It also stages temporary exhibitions of Icelandic art. Some outstanding, fascinating pictures
The museum is situated in three different points around the city, each offering a wealth of Icelandic culture. It houses changing exhibitions of work by modern Icelandic and international artists in a variety of media.