Explore Reykjavik’s Art and History
If it’s your first visit to Reykjavik, head straight for Hallgrimskirkja to get your bearings. Designed in 1937 by Guðjón Samúelsson the iconic church was inspired by shapes created when lava flows and cools into basalt rock. The interior features an impressive pipe organ and a 73-metre-high tower viewing platform boasting 360-degree views of over Reykjavik, so don’t forget your camera! Other must-see Reykjavik attractions include the National Museum of Iceland and Perlan. The latter invites you to a Wonders of Iceland exhibition where you walk through 100-metre-long ice caves, marvel at indoor geysers and view the Northern Lights from the planetarium.
You don’t have to travel far for delicious Icelandic cuisine either. The roof of Perlan is a glass dome offering breath-taking views of the capital and it’s also home to one of Reykjavik’s best restaurants - Út í bláinn. After dinner, enjoy a performance at nearby Harpa Concert Hall, home to Icelandic Opera, Iceland’s Symphony Orchestra and a variety of musical ensembles.