When in Reykjavik
by Pde Tse.
People normally associate Iceland with the Northern Lights, the glaciers, and active volcanoes. But apart from those natural beauties, there are plenty to see and explore. Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is a must-visit to understand the culture of Iceland. From unique architecture to hip cafés that turn into a bar at night, Reykjavik is full of surprises.
At 244 feet, the Hallgrimskirkja dominates the Reykjavik skyline. The shape of this Lutheran church is quite unique, as the Icelandic architect designed it to resemble the lava flows. Make sure to head up to the top for a breathtaking view of the city.
Harpa is an award-winning concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavik. The building itself is a piece of art – its signature featuring is its LED-lit façade. Harpa's crystalline structure was inspired by Icelandic landscapes and traditions. The geometrically-shaped façade was designed to capture sunlight and reflect the ocean and sky.
While the Blue Lagoon is not in Reykjavik, it is the most popular spot for a day trip. Around 45-min drive from the city, the Blue Lagoon is one of the "MUST" visit attractions in Iceland. The waters in this geothermal spa appear milky-blue in color due to the rich minerals such as silica and sulfur present in the water.
Golden Circle Tour
One of the most popular things to do in Reykjavik is taking a daytrip to check out some of the country's most famous landmarks – Golden Circle (Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, and Gullfoss).