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Travel Tips to Reykjavik (KEF)
Reykjavik - Experience the capital of Iceland
A country full of sagas and heroes, music and adventure - Iceland has both history and modernity to offer. Visitors can enjoy the best of both worlds. You can also find beautiful landscapes and very special cuisine here. Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik, has transformed into an impressive urban paradise. Book your flights to Reykjavik to experience this fascinating country for yourself.
The best travel tips for Reykjavik
- One of the most remarkable buildings in Reykjavik is Perlan (“The Pearl”). This beautiful building is home to exhibition spaces, a museum and an excellent restaurant.
- Just like other places in the Northern Hemisphere, Reykjavík is close to the routes taken by whales on their journeys through the oceans. Book a tour and observe these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.
- Only a few minutes away from the main island, you can find Viðey Island, where visitors can discover natural wonders and a unique location in the country’s history.
Booking flights to Reykjavik will allow you to travel through time, in that you can visit the National Museum. Guided tours through the exhibits will show you the country’s exciting history. Attend a performance at the Icelandic National Opera, which is known for its vibrant productions.
The pleasant side of Reykjavik
The Reykjavik City Museum offers visitors an insight into the long and fascinating history of Iceland and of the city itself. Learn more about the basics of archery in a lesson at the Bogfimisetrið Center. Many cheap hotels in Reykjavik offer you the right accommodation for this and many other attractions.
Plan your vacation to Reykjavik
Iceland is located between the Arctic and the more moderate seas further south, therefore the weather can differ vastly from day to day - it can even change drastically from hour to hour. During summer, it is typically rather warm, which is why this is a popular time for tourists to visit. Visit flydoha.net to find cheap flights to Reykjavik between June and September.
Reykjavik – Tourist attractions of the “smoky bay”
The translation of Reykjavik alone - “smoky bay” - indicates what you can expect from the northernmost capital city in the world. Like all of Iceland, the area surrounding the city is dotted with steaming springs and geysers. The Reykjavik of today, originally founded by the Viking Ingólfur Arnarson, presents itself as an upwardly-mobile city with countless tourist attractions and points of interest. The city is primarily known for its numerous museums, where you can see a clear depiction of the history of Reykjavik and Iceland. First and foremost are the Icelandic National Museum, the Maritime Museum and the open-air museum, Árbærund.
From Vikings to modern times
The museum that Icelandic people are most proud of is without a doubt the Icelandic National Museum, which has been around since 1863. The main theme of the museum is the story of how Iceland came into being, and the life and culture of residents since the first settlers arrived in 870, up until today. You can admire weapons, items related to daily life, jewelry and numerous displays of Icelandic religious art. The museum’s real showpieces, however, are a bronze statue of the Icelandic god, Þór, a beautifully-carved church door from Valþjófsstaður, and a silver hammer bestowed upon the god Thor.
Experience pure history in the open-air museum Árbærund
The Árbærund Open-Air Museum is located in the Árbær district and is a recreation of a typical nineteenth century Icelandic settlement. A single former farmyard has now become a village consisting of more than 30 huts and houses taken from the old Reykjavik and other regions of Iceland. At the museum, you can see for yourself how the people of Iceland lived and worked 200 years ago. The museum employees will also help you to appreciate the craftsmanship shown by fishermen and goldsmiths, which is also a very interesting experience. Other gems include a church made from turf, a printing workshop and an old steam locomotive.
Shipping has shaped the history of Reykjavik
A crucial economic sector for Reykjavik is, and always has been, shipping. A display composed of many different topics at the Víkin Maritime Museum allows you to learn some interesting things about the development and history of the city’s harbor. The museum places a focus on commemorating the countless sailors who lost their lives at sea. Another focus of the permanent exhibit is providing a detailed insight into the day-to-day lives of fishermen. Close to the Maritime Museum, you can also find ships for whale-watching trips. You can always find cheap flights to Reykjavik with FlyDoha.
Insider Tips for the island capital, Reykjavik
Reykjavik is the northernmost capital in the world. Several rural spaces and islands belong to the municipal area. The first settlement came into being on the site of the current major city as early as the ninth Century. Reykjavik is a multi-faceted city with a lot to discover, from a rich culture including numerous festivals to impressive buildings. Countless tourist attractions draw many visitors to the city each year. However, there are also some hidden spots to discover that can enrich your time in the city. The people of Iceland are known to be open-minded and sociable. You can familiarize yourself with the culture and the people in a relaxed atmosphere.
View over the whole city: Hallgrimskirkja
The Hallgrimskirkja is an impressive piece of history. The parish church is Evangelical-Lutheran and is the largest building of its kind throughout the entire country. It is considered to be the landmark of Reykjavik. Planning of the church began as early as 1929, however construction only began in 1945. The construction progressed in three stages: The crypt, where the chancel is located, was built in 1948, the imposing church tower in 1974, and the nave was completed in 1986. The church stands on a hill in the middle of the city and protrudes majestically above the rooftops of Reykjavik. It can be visited daily. There are regular services, and foreign visitors are welcome to attend. The panoramic view in particular is worth a visit: From the observation deck, visitors can look out over the whole city of Reykjavik!
The Solfar sculpture on the coastal road in Saebraut
North of Reykjavik, located on the coastal road, you can find the attractive “Sun Voyager” sculpture. In Iceland, it is also known by the name ‘Solfar’. This was created by Jon Gunnar Arnason. He lived from 1931 to 1989, studied art and presented the sculpture on the coastal road in Saebraut in 1986. The spectacular artwork depicts a Viking ship sailing north and is made entirely out of stainless steel. Visiting at sunset offers you an extraordinary photo opportunity. The masterpiece can be visited 24/7.
Useful information on volcanoes at The Volcano House.
There are more than 200 volcanoes in Iceland, forming 30 different volcanic systems. There is an eruption every 4 to 5 years. The Volcano House in Reykjavik provides detailed information on the volcanic activity in Iceland. Several times a day, visitors are shown documents related to the eruptions that occurred within the last decade, and there is a comprehensive display on the subject. The display includes a multitude of semi-precious stones, mineral samples, lava and information related to the topic of volcanoes. Book your flights to Reykjavik with FlyDoha and allow yourself to be amazed by the Volcano Museum, churches and sculptures!