A sculpture representing a viking ship by Jón Gunnar Árnason.

Reykjavík’s Top 10 Sights

There’s no shortage of things to see and do in Reykjavík. Spend your days browsing the top ten sights of the city–museums, cultural venues, art, architecture, and its natural beauty.

The town of Ólafsvík in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

Snæfellsjökull National Park, Iceland

The jewel of the western coast, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula has a taste of everything; many locals refer to the region as “Iceland in miniature.” Here’s a look at the region’s highlights, including climbing glaciers in Snæfellsjökull National Park.

Icelandic sheep.

Cultural Arts in Iceland

From music to literature to one-of-a-kind knitted goods, the arts in Iceland reflect the the values its people hold dear, such as community and tradition. Learn more about Icelandic cultural arts.

Visitors walk along a grassy ridge in Iceland's Highlands.

Iceland Highlands Travel Planning

Iceland’s uninhabited interior is home to an otherworldly landscape that must be seen to be believed. The scenery is wild and the land unforgiving; ensure your travel preparations are through before you strike out.

Lebowski Bar in Reykjavík.

The Best of Reykjavík’s Nightlife

Reykjavík may be small, but its nightlife is epic. Whether you’re up for some live music, want to dance, or a classic pub crawl, Reykjavík will not disappoint. Here’s where and when to hit the streets.

Campsite in Þingvellir National Park.

Iceland’s Golden Circle

Encompassing three classically Icelandic sights in South Iceland, the Golden Circle gives you a slice of Icelandic history at Þingvellir, a view of Iceland’s bubbling geothermal activity at Geysir, and a peek of a roaring, powerful waterfall at Gullfoss.

A woman at the annual Viking Festival in Hafnarfjörður.

12 Best Annual Festivals in Iceland

There’s always something going on in Iceland—and whether it’s the Viking Festival in June celebrating the country’s roots, or the huge Iceland Airwaves music festival in the autumn, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a round-up of the 12 best annual festivals and events.

A herd of sheep crossing the Ring Road in souther Iceland. Photo © Alexeys/Dreamstime.

Driving in Iceland

Having access to a car gives you the ultimate freedom in seeing Iceland on your own schedule. Use these tips on renting a car, respecting road conditions, and the rules of the road to make it a smooth ride.

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Moon Reykjavík

Iceland resident Jenna Gottlieb reveals the local secrets of the capital of her adopted country, from the colorful galleries and humming restaurants of the city to the nearby basalt rock peaks and gorgeous views of mount Esja. Gottlieb recommends unique trip ideas like “Reykjavik: The Urban Experience.” Complete with detailed information on enjoying the perfect […]