Whether you’re an art lover, history buff, or just seeking the ethereal Northern Lights, Explore Reykjavik and Beyond offers a little bit of everything. It’s a tour of the capital city and surrounding natural beauty that’s perfect for families, couples, solo travelers, and groups.
Take in the sights with a walk around the town and visit one of Reykjavik’s many museums. The Saga Museum brings Iceland’s early history to life through wax figurines, and there are also several other historical venues. Alternatively, you can learn about Iceland’s rich natural and geological heritage at Arbaer Open Air Museum and the Maritime Museum. And if you’re interested in science, make sure to stop by the Science Center and Observatory.
Reykjavik Revelations: Exploring the Capital and Beyond in Iceland
If culture is more your thing, Reykjavik’s burgeoning art scene is sure to delight. The country’s largest art museum is Kjarval Museum, but you can find dozens of smaller galleries and sculptural exhibits throughout the city, such as Mengi, Berg Contemporary, i8, ART67 Gallery, Gallery Fold, and the Reykjavik Arts Centre. You can also check out the incredible street art in Reykjavik, with mesmerizing artwork adorning buildings all over town.
In addition to art, Reykjavik is a foodie’s dream. Try local cuisine, which focuses on lamb and seafood, in one of the city’s many restaurants. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, sample some Icelandic delicacies such as fermented shark. Wash it down with a shot of Brennivin, the nation’s black death schnapps. It’s a popular dare for Icelanders and foreign visitors alike.…