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If Reykjavík isn't on your travel bucket list, it should be. Between the natural hot springs and waterfalls to the awesome nightlife and *gulp* fresh seafood, it's a place that SHOULD NOT BE MISSED.
Which is why we've decided to compile a super helpful travel guide. Just for you!
We’ll break down everything from where to eat, where to drink, where to lay your head at night, and — OF COURSE — the main must-see and must-do sights and activities that no trip to Reykjavík is complete without. Get ready to look like a loitering tourist!
Enter a world of luxury via Canopy by Hilton Reykjavík City Centre, where comfy beds, HUGE showers, and continental breakfasts would make even a noble jealous. Who's never leaving their hotel room? You.
Scour Airbnb for a place that best suits your needs — because what better way to live like a local than by, well, renting out a local home? Now excuse me while I fling myself into the hanging chair pictured below.
KEX Hostel = a dream come true for a) frequent vintage shoppers and b) anyone on a budget. Every corner of this affordable spot is packed with unique touches, from wall art to overstuffed couches that look like they were transported from the Roaring '20s.
Blue Lagoon is the first image that comes to mind when you think of Iceland — and for good reason. This geothermal spa contains salt- and algae-rich water, is nestled into a lava field that looks like it fell from Mars, and is basically the kind of place I want to wake up to every morning.
Visit Hallgrímskirkja, a Lutheran church completed in 1986 that serves as the tallest structure in all of Iceland. It's also an observation tower, allowing you to soak in the entirety of Reykjavík (just imagine all 👏 that 👏 colorful 👏 roofing 👏) when you get to the very top.
In general, Iceland is the kind of spot in which I STRONGLY recommend you book tours. A lot of the ~natural wonders~ aren’t located close to one another, so booking tours that guarantee you’ll see everything is pretty darn crucial.
Browse sites like Expedia and Viator to find tours that best suit your style. OR! Opt for online services like Intrepid Travel or Groupon (the latter of which provides budget-friendly stays) that plan your entire itinerary for you, accommodations included. Groupon even includes your flight!