Reykjavik, the northernmost capital of the world, boasts a wide array of exciting activities and attractions. Reykjavik is pure, clean and vibrant -- creating the perfect settings for a relaxing yet refreshing vacation. With top-class restaurants and cuisine, unique culture, sparkling nightlife and amazing attractions within easy reach, Reykjavik has it all.
The large Reykjavík area is by far the largest municipality in Iceland. The capital area has about a total of 60% of Iceland’s population, or about 200 thousand people.
Ingólfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavík stands today. The town got its name “Smoky Bay” after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area and made such a deep impression on the first settlers.
Royal Treasurer Skúli Magnússon, known as the Father of Reykjavík, established wool workshops at Reykjavík as part of his effort to modernize the Icelandic economy. This led to the beginning of urban development at Reykjavík. The town of Reykjavík received its town charter in 1786.
The accommodation options in Reykjavík are very diverse and everything from small hostels to quality hotels. You can choose from multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, and the nightlife in town is always vibrant during weekends.