Reykjavik Tourist Attractions

Reykjavík, the world's most northerly capital, is Iceland's focal point and government seat. Colorful, with its low rows of brightly painted houses topped with equally-bright roofs, Reykjavik is unlike any other European capital.

Swimming Baths

Sundlaugar Reykjavíkur is a massive volcanically-heated swimming pool.
Geothermal swimming pools and hot pots play a major part in Icelandic life. The hottest pools have controlled temperatures of up to 44°C/108°F and are said to have certain medical benefits.
The largest is Laugardalslaug, which has a 50m/150ft pool, curved waterslide, five hot pots of differing temperatures and a steam bath.
In Iceland swimming lessons are mandatory and students cannot graduate without passing a swimming test.
Address: Sundlaugavegur, Reykjavík, Hofudborgarsvaedi IS-105, Iceland

Reykjavík Arts Festival

Reykjavík Arts Festival is an annual festival of the arts showcasing an array of internationally known artists from the fields of music, theater and literature. It was held biennially from its inception in 1970 and then annually from 2004 to present. From mainstream to fringe, from classical to avant garde, artistic and cultural events have been presented at the Reykjavík Arts Festival from all the continents of the world and from home.
Address: Laekjargata 3b, Box 88, Reykjavík, Hofudborgarsvaedi IS-121, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is a unique geothermal spa where guests relax in warm geothermal seawater. The invigorating experience is enjoyed in summer or surrounded by snow in winter.
The state-of-the-art facilities include: modern changing rooms, showers and an indoor Blue Lagoon pool. A geothermal beach, lava caves and silica muds are parts of the lagoon area.
Address: Svartsengi, Box 22, Grindavik, Reykjanes IS-240, Iceland

Viðey Island

This small natural island with caves, nesting birds and interesting basalt coastline is 5 minutes by boat from Reykjavík.
Inhabited until the 1940s, the island is the site of the Viðeyjarstofa, the oldest stone building in Iceland built in 1752, a church dating from the same period, and an interesting sculpture by renowned sculptor Richard Serra.

Icelandic Phallological Museum

Probably the only museum in the world to contain a collection of a country's phallic specimens, the Icelandic Phallological Museum contains a collection of over eighty penises and penile parts belonging to almost all the land and sea mammals that can be found in Iceland.
Address: Laugavegur 24, Reykjavík, Hofudborgarsvaedi IS-101, Iceland

Old Reykjavík

Port of Reykjavík

As Iceland's biggest port, Reykjavík is a natural port of call for cruise vessels. Reykjavík and its port authority have achieved success in marketing the Icelandic capital as an ideal destination for cruise vessels and more ships call year after year.
Address: Harbour Building, Tryggvagata 17, Reykjavík, Hofudborgarsvaedi IS-101, Iceland

Festival of Light

Dedicated to the theme of light and energy, this public festival is centered around Laugardalur Park in Reykjavík.

Keflavík International Airport

Keflavík International Airport is one of the most technically sophisticated and secure airports in the world.
Address: Keflavíkurflugvöllur, Keflavik, Reykjanes 235, Iceland

Light Nights

Staged and performed in English is this account of Icelandic sagas focusing heavily on the Vikings.
Address: Tjarnagata 10e, Reykjavík, Hofudborgarsvaedi IS-101, Iceland

Mosfellsbaer - Laxness Museum (Gljúfrasteinn)

Gljúfrasteinn, the home and workplace of Halldór Laxness (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955), features displays dedicated to his work.
Address: Box 250, Mosfellsbær, Hofudborgarsvaedi 270, Iceland

Mount Esja

Mount Esja offers views over Reykjavík. The climb to the 918 m/3,000ft summit is relatively easy.

New Reykjavík

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