The Best of Reykjavik, Iceland

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  • Iceland

  • Reykjavik

  • Adventure Travel

  • City Travel

  • International Travel

  • Nature Escapes

  • Spas

  • Volcanoes

  • Waterfalls

Reykjavik Iceland
Curator’s statement

Iceland is an absolutely magical place. The waterfalls are ethereal and the Blue Lagoon is a dream. Being in Iceland makes you feel like you are on a completely different planet and it is absolutely worth a visit at least once in your lifetime. Here you can also try curious cuisine and new dishes like shark, whale, and of course, the dear Icelandic lamb. Breathe in the Icelandic air, enjoy the views and take plenty of pictures to commemorate your visit as it is swoon-worthy everywhere you look!

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Where to stay in Reykjavik, Iceland

Silica Hotel

Just a short walk from the Blue Lagoon, Silica offers comfortable, minimalistic rooms and a private bathing lagoon reserved for hotel guests.

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Fosshotel Reykjavík

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Things to do in Reykjavik, Iceland

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Volcanoes and Glaciers

Iceland is called the land of fire and ice so be sure to hit some of their iconic volcanoes and glaciers on your trip! Fagradalsfjall Volcano and Sólheimajökull Glacier are absolute must visits. You can't predict when a volcano will erupt, but if you time it right, the view of the lava flowing out of the volcano is incredible. There are a ton of tours that will take you for volcanic hiking adventures, too!


Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss and Gullfoss waterfalls are absolute winners and score some of the most liked shots on Instagram. Pro tip: you can walk behind Seljalandsfoss and even bring an empty reusable water bottle to fill up!

Spas & Lagoons

You must visit one of the breathtaking Icelandic blue lagoons, take a pick between the Blue Lagoon and Sky Lagoon – both equally luxe. The price of admission at the Blue Lagoon includes a drink and mud mask. Sky Lagoon is just as beautiful but more man-made and closer to Reykjavik city center.

Golden Circle Tour

Rent a car or book a tour to visit some of the hotspots in Iceland. Most of these tours include stops at Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Great Geysir and Kerid Volcanic Crater

Eat & drink in Reykjavik, Iceland

food in Reykjavik Iceland

Reykjavik Kitchen: Small, family owned restaurant with incredible seafood. Be sure to try the coffee rubbed salmon!

Cafe Loki: Great for those looking for an authentic Icelandic meal. They offer delicacies like shark, whale and Icelandic lamb.

Matarkjallarinn: A foodcellar located right in the middle of Reykjavik city center and worth a visit. Hlemmur Food Hall: A modern gourmet grill and wine bar in downtown Reykjavík. 

Blackbox Pizza: For travelers who are craving some digs from home – this pizza is it! 

Seabaron: The lobster soup here is absolutely amazing! They also offer minke whale on the menu.

Grillmarkaðurinn: Classy upscale dining in the city center.

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