Here are the top 15 tourist attractions to see in Reykjavik:

1. Northern Lights

4.5 /5

6 km
from city center
1 out of 15
places to visit in Reykjavik

An evening that entails views of the Aurora Borealis.

2. Golden Circle

4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 15
places to visit in Reykjavik

A trip around the city exploring the area's geology.

3. Vikings Horse Riding

4.2 /5

5 km
from city center
3 out of 15
places to visit in Reykjavik

Experience horse riding on Icelandic horses like Vikings.

4. Puffin Express Cruise

3.8 /5

7 km
from city center
4 out of 15
places to visit in Reykjavik

A short trip to Akurey for birding.

5. Reykjanes Peninsula

3.8 /5

55 km
from city center
5 out of 15
places to visit in Reykjavik

A site of geothermal / volcanic activity and natural beauty.

6. Blue Lagoon

3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
6 out of 15
places to visit in Reykjavik

A famous attraction that is a geothermal spa.

7. Whale Watching

3.7 /5

7 km
from city center
7 out of 15
places to visit in Reykjavik

A half-day trip where you can watch whaling activity prevalent in Iceland.

8. Bessastadir

3.6 /5

9 km
from city center
8 out of 15
places to visit in Reykjavik

Presidential residence

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9. Hallgrimskirkja

3.6 /5

6 km
from city center
9 out of 15
places to visit in Reykjavik

A sight of beauty, this church dominates Reykjavik's skyline.

10. Reykjavik 871 Settlement Exhibition

3.5 /5

6 km
from city center
10 out of 15
places to visit in Reykjavik

An archaeological site that showcases Reykjavik's history.

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11. National Museum

3.5 /5

7 km
from city center
11 out of 15
places to visit in Reykjavik

A museum that gives an overview of Iceland's history.

12. Harpa

3.4 /5

6 km
from city center
12 out of 15
places to visit in Reykjavik

A cultural centre that hosts a concert hall.

13. Icelandic Phallological Museum

3.4 /5

5 km
from city center
13 out of 15
places to visit in Reykjavik

A quirky attraction in Reykjavik is this museum hosts phalluses from all kinds of species.

14. i8

3.3 /5

7 km
from city center
14 out of 15
places to visit in Reykjavik

A modern art gallery.

15. Old Reykjavik

3.3 /5

7 km
from city center
15 out of 15
places to visit in Reykjavik

A visit to the old part of town where you can see the evolution of Icelandic settlements.

FAQs on Reykjavik

How can I commute within Reykjavik?

Walking in Reykjavik is highly recommended as a lot of tourist attractions are within walking distances. Cycling is also a popular means of getting around the city since Reykjavik has an excellent sidewalk and cycle-lane system that covers the entire city. City Walks Maps are available at Tourist Information Centres for reference. Reykjavik also operates an excellent public transportation system of buses called Straeto that cater to tourist places in and around the city as well as long-distances between 7 AM and 11 PM daily. The bus fare is ISK 350 and you are expected to tender exact change. If you need two buses to reach your destination you should ask the driver for a return ticket that is valid for 75 minutes. A good option for intra-city travel is to buy a Reykjavik City Card that is valid for 24, 36 or 72 hours of unlimited travel (prices range from ISK 3500 - 5500). A great thing about the City Card is that it allows you free entry to a lot of museums, galleries and all pools in Reykjavik. It also gives you a free ferry ride to Videy Island and discounts on other tours. If you plan to use rent a car to travel to visit nearby places expect that to cost ISK 5000 - 12000 per day for rental and fuel expenses depending upon the type of car.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Reykjavik?

The top sightseeing places in Reykjavik are Northern Lights , Golden Circle , Vikings Horse Riding, Puffin Express Cruise, Reykjanes Peninsula, Blue Lagoon.

What are the top activities in Reykjavik?

The top activities in Reykjavik are Golden Circle Tour and Kerid Crater Day Tour, Northern Lights Classic Bus Tour, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and South Coast Day Trip, South Coast and Glacier Hike Day Tour from Reykjavik , Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Full Day Bus Tour , Shared Bus Transfers between Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport (KEF) and Blue Lagoon.

What are the top hotels in Reykjavik?

There are 429 Hotels in Reykjavik which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Reykjavik are Laugavegur Penthouse Apartment, Vaktahouse, Private Grand Villa, Ocean View Luxury Apartment in Central Reykjavik, Greenkey Apartment M14, Hólmgarður 44. You can see all the hotels in Reykjavik here
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