Things to do in Reykjavik
Although a beautiful, cosmopolitan, vibrant and charming city,
many of Iceland''s best tourist attractions are actually located
outside of its capital Reykjavik. However, luckily for visitors,
Iceland is a small country - and none of the tourist attractions
mentioned here require a significant amount of travelling to get
As far as attractions in Reykjavik are concerned, don''t miss the
Botanical Gardens, which are full of interesting indigenous plants
and trees; the Einar JÃ³nsson Museum, displaying works by Iceland''s
greatest sculptor; Hallgrimskirkja, one of the weirdest, most
grandiose churches on the planet; and, to satisfy your Viking
curiosity, the National Museum, Saga Museum and the Reykjavik City
Museum (which features live actors and historical renactments).
Outside of Reykjavik, however - as one enters Iceland''s
remarkable hinterland - is where the real tourist gems are found.
Be sure to check out the Blue Lagoon, a man-made geothermal spring
and spa; Geysir, the world''s original hot spring; the truly
transcendent Gullfoss Falls; Thingvellir National Park, with its
incredible hiking trails; and JÃ¶kulsÃ¡rlÃ³n, a glacial lagoon full of
eerie, luminous-blue ice bergs.
No matter what you decide you to see and do in the ''Land of Fire
and Ice'', one thing is for sure: don''t forget to take a camera
along with you, as Iceland is a country uniquely full of sights
that beggar belief.