As well as being the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik is its biggest city and is packed with things to see and do: Blue Lagoon, Hallgrímskirkja, Laugavegur Street, whale watching from the Old Port... find out how to make the most of your time there!

Must do activities in Reykavik

Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is Iceland's most famous geothermal spa. Find out what makes it so special, its opening times and how to get there from Reykjavik.


The long and lively Laugavegur is the main shopping street in Reykjavík and the most picturesque area of the Icelandic capital's historical centre.


Its striking façade and 244 foot tall tower make Hallgrímskirkja, the largest church in Iceland, one of the most iconic symbols of Reykjavik.

Reykjavik Old Harbour

Restaurants, museums, cruises... discover what to see and do in Reykjavik's Old Harbour, which has become one of the city's liveliest neighbourhoods.

Tjörnin Lake

Located in central Reykjavik, Tjörnin Lake is a favourite spot for locals and tourists alike to stroll, birdwatch and even ice skate in the winter!

Sólfar, or Sun Voyager

Sólfar, or Sun Voyager, is a steel sculpture on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Discover why it's one of the most photographed monuments in Reykjavik.

Museums and galleries

National Museum of Iceland

The National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik is the best place to visit for a fascinating and in-depth journey through 1200 years of history.

Perlan Museum

The Perlan Museum in Reykjavik is a modern building in which the wonders of Icelandic nature are explored in a dynamic and entertaining way.

Árbær Open Air Museum

Árbaer is an open-air museum on the outskirts of Reykjavik that shows what life was like in Iceland in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Icelandic Phallological Museum

The Icelandic Phallological Museum is Reykjavik's most curious museum, housing an extensive collection of phallic artwork, penises and penile parts.

The Settlement Exhibition

The Settlement Exhibition is a modern interactive museum in Reykjavik built around one of the oldest archaeological sites in Iceland.

National Gallery of Iceland

Find out where, when and what to see at the National Gallery of Iceland, an important collection of 19th and 20th century Icelandic art.

What else to see in Reykavik?

Reykjavik Cathedral

Reykjavik Cathedral, despite its modest size and architecture, is the most important Lutheran church in Iceland. Discover its history and when to visit.

Icelandic Parliament

Discover the history of the Icelandic Parliament, also known as the Althing: the most important government building in Reykjavik and in the country.

Reykavik on a budget

Reykjavik City Card

The Reykjavik City Card is a tourist pass that gives you free entry to the top museums and attractions, unlimited use of city buses and a ferry ride!