The world’s most northerly capital, Reykjavik, may be small but it’s strikingly cosmopolitan. Different from the other Nordic capitals, Reykjavik has a vibe which is more akin to that of New York or London. Either way, it’s a seriously cool destination. And we’re not just talking about the temperature. Reykjavik is a vibrant cultural mix of impressive shopping, lively bars and an internationally-renowned music scene. Icelanders work hard but they like to play hard too and 101 is the district to visit for a taste of the nightlife.
Downtown Reykjavik is small, yet perfectly formed. The old town is beautiful, home to brightly coloured houses with their Lego-like charm and some of the freshest air in the world. The capital may be captivating but no visit to Reykjavik is complete without a trip out into the country. Drive in a super jeep, along roads known only to native Icelanders, to reach the glacier fields. Or visit some of the island's 10,000 waterfalls and geysers. A relaxing dip in the Blue Lagoon, while you watch the skies for a glimpse of the Northern lights will be the highlight of your trip.