Out and about
INEVITABLY, WHEN ‘out and about’, the primary goto places are wherever your gaze fancies. The natural aesthetics of Reykjavík account for the vast majority of landmarks and must-sees around the city, and this is largely thanks to the widespread, amply spaced nature of the capital in general.
Being very small in size, it has the feel of a coastal town, placed upon a backdrop of idyllic views, yet secretly embedding the serious and vital economic cogs that keep Iceland afloat.
Outside of your scheduled plans to this less appealing business underworld though, you’ll hardly notice it’s there, and can instead focus your attentions on the fantastically personable and sufficiently catered for eateries, retail outlets, museums, leisure facilities and nature trails.
So friendly are these service providers that they don’t even expect you to tip them as you venture from bar to bar, or restaurant to diner. And with more than 200 food & drink options, regular festivals, and a thriving art and music scene; you certainly won’t find yourself short changed if you’re looking to blow off some steam during your evenings.
And speaking of blowing off steam, volcanoes offer just one of the numerous daytime activities available in the area, as you begin your exploration around the one-of-akind island.
If you’re struggling to choose which landmark to visit next, then tour operators such as Choice Tour Iceland can be your guide; offering deals to show you the South Coast ‘Black Beach’, Blue Lagoon, glaciers, the Golden Circle, Reykjavík forest, Landmannalaugar mountains, the Snaefellnes Peninsula, and of course the Northern Lights.
The Skolaferdalag geysers are spectacular
Blue Lagoon, Reykjanes
Thingvellir National Park
Namaskard Skyjad ferdamenn