Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, and one of the great chameleon cities of the world. A decade ago, after slumping tourism and a poor economic book, Reykjavik decided to reinvent itself and now ranks as one of the most popular destination cities in the world. The secret behind its success? Push the natural beauty and wonder of this amazing city and its geographical location. And now Reykjavik is a city booming with tourism, and one of the most stunning places we’ve ever seen.
It has metamorphosed into a city for those seeking a health and wellness destination, as well as those of us out there suffering from the wanderlust bug. Iceland is such a striking and unusual country, and this is a big part of what makes Reykjavik so appealing as a destination. We’re going to look a little closer at the beauty and wonder of this European gem.
You’re in for a treat, for Reykjavik is one of the most uniquely stunning cities in the world. There is so much here, and we’re going to try to narrow it down to a few must-see things. Definitely make sure you check out the hot springs – the city is full of them, and they are refreshing, healthy, and stunningly beautiful. Nautholsvik is one of the awesome beaches here, and it contains a natural spring. But, the Blue Lagoon is definitely the most famous place to go, where you can indulge in the natural hot springs full of minerals.
No trip to Iceland would be complete without a spot of whale watching, and there are some great opportunities to do this in Reykjavik. The natural environment attracts these beautiful creatures in abundance, and the best thing to do is book a whale watching tour that leaves from the harbor. This is the sort of unique thing you’re rarely going to get the chance to do again, so make the most of it. There are so many different whales you can see here – Blue whales, Sperm whales, Killer whales, Humpback whales – the list is endless! Whale watching is the perfect way of enjoying the beautiful landscape of Reykjavik, combined with the stunning beauty of whales in their natural habitat.
Take in the landscape
We’ve mentioned how stunning the landscape of Reykjavik is, and now it’s time to really explore it properly. The way to do that is to hike the city. Some of the main points of interest here are the stunning mountain peaks, gorgeous valleys, glaciers of ice, gushing rivers, and the Golden Circle. You are spoilt for choice here, as the beautiful landscape attacks your senses, and you get to enjoy the stunning scenery. Where else in the world can you find stunning lava fields, epic fjords, and bubbling hot springs all in the same place? Magical!
As you can see, Reykjavik is one of those places that is full of extreme natural beauty and elegance. This is not the place to come if you want a city break spent shopping and dining. This is somewhere that demands a love of the great outdoors, and the willingness to be swept away and caught up in the stunning landscapes of a beautiful city. There are so many things to see here that you can’t experience anywhere else in the world. Reykjavik might not be the cheapest city in the world, but it’s one of the most unforgettable.