Since the opening of low-cost airlines, Iceland and its capital Reykjavík, the northernmost in the world, have continued to gain visitors. Many of them stay in the city, by the way. It must be said that the Nordic city and its 130,000 inhabitants are not lacking in attractions and will meet very varied expectations. The Reykjavík tourist guide will invite you to some unusual experiences that no other city offers in its catalogue, from walks in volcanic terrain where geysers and fumaroles release their plume to moving whale watching. And what about swimming in hot springs in the midnight sun or under the ghostly waves of the northern lights? Without even leaving the centre of Reykjavík, there are many activities: art galleries for aesthetes, history museums such as the Sagas museum, which tells the story of the Vikings of Iceland for civilization buffs. Lake Tjörnin and its colourful little houses are perfect for a stroll, while Laugavegur Street will delight partygoers! From the great musical celebrations of the summers without night to the small cozy and warm covenants, landmarks of winter, Reykjavík conceals a thousand secrets that each season lets flourish.

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When to go to Reykjavík?

When to go to Reykjavík? Whatever the season, take into account that the weather is constantly changing. Nothing is ever taken for granted in Iceland! The beautiful morning sun can suddenly hide behind a thick fog, the western side of the fjord so sunny can give way to the rainy eastern side, etc. Iceland is visited more and more all year round; and if the summer period represents the big tourist season when everything is open (certainly the best time to go to Reykjavík), the rest of the year benefits more and more from being visited to discover fewer people and new and different atmospheres each time. When to go to Reykjavík? Preferably between May and September, when the city is celebrating and the sun hardly sets. It is at the summer solstice, on June 21, that the midnight sun is at its peak.

How to go to Reykjavík? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

While agencies specialising in stays in Iceland already existed, since the boom in low-cost flights, weekend and short stay packages have multiplied, offering travellers combined offers (flight + accommodation in Reykjavík) at rather attractive prices. Depending on your departure dates, check out the current offers.

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The average price of a return flight from Western Europe to Reykjavik varies greatly depending on the season. The price variation also depends on the company borrowed and, above all, on the time required to book. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. Prices are generally cheaper on low cost airlines, although they tend to be as high as those of regular airlines during school holidays.

Air travel is a popular domestic mode of transport for Icelanders: almost all cities have their own aerodrome and several large cities are served by local airlines. Reykjavík Domestic Airport, near the city centre, should not be confused with Keflavík International Airport, 50 km from the capital. In the city, outside the old centre where walking is adequate, you can use the 23 bus lines running in Reykjavík, or a taxi.

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  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
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  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
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  • Tailor-made trip
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  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

When to go to Reykjavík? Whatever the season, take into account that the weather is constantly changing. Nothing is...
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Weather forecast

Reykjavík's weather depends on an oceanic subpolar climate identical to Greenland. Due to its location on the ocean...
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Budget

The currency used in Reykjavík is the Icelandic Crown. In this country, which is heavily dependent on imports, the c...
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Formalities

Stay less than 90 days. For any stay of less than 90 days, a valid passport or identity card is suf...
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Health

There is hardly any particular precaution to be taken before departure. Although no specific vaccinations are require...
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How to travel by yourself?

The average price of a return flight from Western Europe to Reykjavik varies greatly depending on the season. The pri...
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How to get organized?

While agencies specialising in stays in Iceland already existed, since the boom in low-cost flights, weekend a...
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Getting around

Air travel is a popular domestic mode of transport for Icelanders: almost all cities have their own a...
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