Within the city of Reykjavik itself you’ll discover much culture in the form of significant landmarks, informative museums and engrossing galleries, while the country’s natural prowess also finds a way into the core of the capital, discovered in the form of lakes, gardens and sweeping vistas. City breaks in Reykjavik have license for variety, a getaway which can incorporate cultural exploration one day, and whale watching the next.
There are a number of interesting and attractive landmarks awaiting your gaze during your Reykjavik city breaks – so make sure you don’t spend all your time in the museum. The city hall is an intriguing example of the country’s modern architectural vision, while the cathedral and the parliament building are two other sites that need ticking off your itinerary.
If a sparkling lake interests you more than a piece of bizarre modern art, you’ll be pleased to learn that Reykjavik boasts some wonderful natural attractions in and around its cityscape. Tjornin is a large lake found in the centre of town and is a great place to head for a picnic or to read a book, while a visit to the the wonderful Botanical Gardens will present a botanist’s haven. One of the country’s most breath-taking natural events can be enjoyed in Reykjavik – that of the Northern Lights. The phenomenon takes place mainly in the winter months during the early hours of the morning – but believe us, it is worth staying up for – bring a warm coat and some strong coffee!