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Reykjavik Accommodation


Where tourism in Iceland is concerned, Reykjavik is the focal point for most visitors to this beautiful and cool city. Reykjavik accommodation is surprisingly diverse, with options available for all kinds of budget.

As it is the cultural and historic center of the people there, Reykjavik features a small collection of colouful houses with access to great shopping, dining and drinking. Attractions here include a lot of natural beauty, which can be found in parks and plain open areas. There are also several museums to visit, with interesting exhibits for an enriching tour.

Things to see

If you’re a fan of natural beauty, then Tjornin would be a great spot to include in your itinerary. It’s a serene lake, where both locals and visitors gather to feed the ducks and enjoy a relaxing time in nature’s grace. The southern tip links to the Vatnsmyri swamp, a small bird reserve. Another spot worth checking out is the Austurvollur, a small park in the heart of Reykjavik. Local spend the sunny days here at either a café or having a picnic out on the open grass. A great photo opportunity for all travelers.

There are a series of museums here and the National Gallery of Iceland holds a large collection of works by Icelandic artists, as well as some by famous names like Picasso and Munch. The Culture House is another highlight of the museums. Here you can find world class exhibitions featuring medieval manuscripts of the world and exhibits from the Volcanic Island of Surtsey. This museum is fully interactive, providing entertainment even for the kids.

Hotels in Reykjavik

Accommodation in Reykjavik is pretty diverse, and includes a campsite, several conveniently located hostels, various mid-range hotels and surprisingly enough, there are quite a few choices for expensive 5-star hotels. Most of the accommodations are located close to attractions, so no worries about getting around.

Where to stay

It’s not a huge city and in fact, walking is the recommended form of transport. So it’s just a matter of deciding your budget, what kind of view you’d like and make the selection from there. Getting from one attraction to another is easier than you might think, with great scenery passing you by with every step. The sidewalk and pathways here are pretty much top-notch and you can also find yourself walking past a natural salmon river. Other forms of transport here include a reliable bus system and taxis. Renting a car would be good though you’ll want to be as patient as possible since other drivers are very friendly.

How to get to Reykjavik

The main international airport is Keflavik International Airport, located 50 km from Reykjavik. There are buses that connect the airport to the city center, taking about 45 minutes on a good day. If you’re driving, the main roads that serve Reykjavik are Reykjanesbraut and the Ring Road.

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