The capital city of Iceland and by far the largest municipality is Reykjavik. About 360.000 people, or 60% of Iceland’s total population, reside in the capital region.
The region around Reykjavik
Five separate municipalities make up the capital region: Reykjavik, Kopavogur, Gardabaer, Mosfellsbaer, and Hafnarfjordur.
The city’s coastline is made up of peninsulas, coves, straits, and numerous tiny islands. Because it provides a strong natural port, fishing plays a significant role in the city. Mount Esja (914 m), the tallest mountain in the area of Reykjavik, rises across the bay.
The northernmost capital in the world is Reykjavik. The city is bustling with life despite being smaller than many other capitals. As seen by the several well-known Icelandic musicians and artists, it has a very interesting art scene. You may also visit a lot of fantastic museums and attractions. The people are friendly, and the city is vibrant.
Things to do in Reykjavik
- Art Galleries
- Restaurants & Bars
- Soak in local swimming pools
- Whale Watching
- Hallgrimskirkja Church
- Statue of Leif Eiriksson
- Solfarid Sun Voyager Sculpture
- Harpa Concert Hall
- The Pearl or Perlan
- Whales of Iceland Museums
- Kolaportið Flea Market (Saturday-Sunday 11 am – 5 pm)
Weather in Reykjavik
The name of Iceland is the chilliest part! Iceland is actually more solar than polar despite its northern location, because to the warming effects of the Gulf Stream, which maintains a temperate temperature all year round. Learn more about Iceland’s weather and seasons.