Exploring Reykjavík

If you’re exploring Iceland by car, one destination that you’ll want to put on your list is Reykjavík, the capital of the country. Reykjavík is a vivacious, young, and culture-filled city that offers plenty to see and do.

Here are a few must-see attractions that you’ll want to visit before heading off to the next city.


Hallgrímskirkja is one of the most notable buildings in the city's skyline and is a true expression of the local culture. Hallgrímskirkja is a beautiful church, marked by its 74.5-metre-high tower. The cascading columns give the impression of a rocket heading into space.

Inside the church, you'll find a 25-ton, 15-metre-high organ, created by Johannes Klais. If you're feeling daring, for just ISK 1000, you can head up the tower and take in amazing views of the capital.

aerial view from Hallgrimskirkja church on Reykjavik downtown

National Museum of Iceland

Learn the history of Iceland, starting all the way back in 1863. The National Museum of Iceland has artefacts that are more than 1,200 years old. One of the most notable artefacts in the museum is the Valþjófsstaður door, though there are more than 2,000 artefacts in total.

The museum also houses a Nordic ship, church ornaments, and other historical items. The National Museum of Iceland offers guided tours as well as culture nights.


Tjörnin is located in the centre of the city and offers charming water views. Be prepared to be greeted by geese, swans, and ducks! Surrounding the banks of Tjörnin are trees, flowerbeds, and painted homes. In the summer this is the ideal place to soak in the views, while in the winter it's a hot-spot for ice skating.

Nearby the pond you'll find City Hall, the Supreme Court, the National Theatre, and other landmarks.

Getting To and Around Reykjavík

Have you decided that Reykjavík is a place you want to check out? If so, consider looking into car hire in Iceland. With car rental in Reykjavík, you can conveniently travel to each destination on your itinerary.

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