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Come visit the capital and largest city in Iceland, Reykjavik! While this island might be small in both size and population, it has a lot of culture and heart, something you cannot miss by taking the public transportation everywhere. Book your next car hire through our online comparison portal HAPPYCAR where you can choose your car size, your pick up location and the type of insurance. We compare the prices of providers from all over the world to make sure that we find you the best deals out there for your magical Iceland vacation!
Reykjavik is the heart and soul of Iceland. It is located in the southwestern part of the island and it is the center of culture, the economy and government activity. The history of this city stretches back to 874 AD, when it started out as one of the first settlements on the island. There was no urban development in what is now known within the city limits, which includes the time when it was given city status in 1786. While Iceland is considered to be a hidden treasure, the capital has been growing in both size and dominance. It is even ranked among the greenest and cleanest cities in Europe and the world!
There are so many unique things to do in Iceland and Reykjavik in general. You can go on a wale watching tour provided through the Edling Wale Watching tours. They provide more than just whales though, as you can see puffins or the norther lights.
For adrenaline junkies, you have the option to test yourself against the challenges Iceland has to offer. You can take specific tours that allow you to make the most of your vacation by doing outdoorsy things like hiking, fishing, and everything that has to do with nature.
If you come during the the peak time to see the Northern Lights, between September and mid-April, you can experience something truly awe-inspiring and majestic. Make sure that you plan to come on a day when the moon is gone otherwise it can obstruct your view!
One of the most popular destinations is the Blue Lagoon, a thermal bath located close to the Reykjavik airport making it a great place to go when you have a long layover. There is a hotel connected to it so you can extend your layover visit into the whole weekend.
Food & Drinks
There are so many wonderful places to eat here, so you need to make sure you have enough time to do so!
If you want to experience Reykjavik like the locals, you can make your way over to the Slippbarinn where you can eat and enjoy some music. There is a wide range of guests, from DJs to jazz, you will not be disappointed when you come for the festivities!
If you want to eat something else, you can make your way to the Mar Restaurant. The specialties here Icelandic specialties but with a twist! They are inspired by South American and southern European dishes. Many of the dishes here include the local meats such as fish and lamb.
For those who cannot choose one place to eat, you can take a tour of the different restaurants on the food tour through Reykjavik. You can walk around to see the city while tasting amazing local dishes from six different restaurants. A guide comes with you on the tour so you can have all of your food questions answered.
There is so much to do in this city and HAPPYCAR is here to help you make the most of it. Book now and have your dreams of an Icelandic adventure become a reality!