Reykjavik

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wondering what to do in Reykjavik? From the Phallus museum to the Northern Lights, there are plenty of things to see and in Iceland's capital city.

For adventurers and explorers, there are so many things to do in Reykjavik. Why not take a day trip and tour the city's surrounding countryside? Here you can try snowmobiling, ice climbing or skiing. Families looking to explore more leisurely outdoor pursuits can hike a number of trails at Thingvellir national park. For ardent thrill-seekers, diving between tectonic plates of the Silfra fissure is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Back in the city proper, there is plenty of culture to soak up on the streets of the capital. Reykjavik is not short of museums – like the Reykjavik Museum of Photography in the city's library and Reykjavik Art Museum located in a renovated 1930's fish warehouse. The Harpa Concert Hall is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike as are the many public parks throughout the city. With so much going on, you will never be short of things to do in Reykjavik.

The mittens, made with native wool, are ideal stocking stuffers.

Guide Ragnar Lovdaltakes you to the eerily silent Langjökull glacier, rumored to shelter Iceland's elves year-round.

This trendy watering hole located down a small side street can be tough to get into. Prominently featured in the film 101 Reyjkavik, Kaffibarinn has been deemed (unofficially) one of the world's coolest bars.

Although chilly outside, it’s still hot (after eight years) inside this supernova nightclub with a spacious stage, where a galaxy of gorgeous carousers can make live videos of themselves.

Occupying a former paint store, this bistro  is located just next door to the city's hottest shopping district. Ground zero for people watching — the second-floor bar has a picture window overlooking the street — Kaffi Solon is an artsy venue with more than just eats.

Ground zero for the city's gay scene, this raucous venue in the nightclub district hosts DJ-spun music four nights per week. Billing itself as the "hottest gay bar in Iceland," Q-Bar serves as a meeting spot days and a hopping dance club most nights (typically Wednesdays through Saturdays, consis

This tiny boutique in the city's main shopping district sells the quality womens fashions of native designer, Guðrún Kristín Sveinbjörnsdóttir. Combining classic stylings with quirky Icelandic design touches, Guorun crafts feminine pieces that are one of a kind yet affordable.

Offering an Icelandic take on luxury wear, this destination for designer womens knits is adjacent to the city's artsy waterfront district.

At the 200,000-square-foot spa, six tubs and an outdoor pool are filled with the Laugardalur Valley’s healing thermal waters.