Reykjavík districts

  • City Center Reykjavík
    City Center Reykjavík
  • Reykjavík Hlíðar
    Reykjavík Hlíðar
  • Reykjavík - Grafarvogur
    Reykjavík - Grafarvogur
  • Reykjavík - Kjalarnes
    Reykjavík - Kjalarnes

There are ten districts in Reykjavík the capital of Iceland. Each district has its characteristics mostly driven from the time the it was developed.  Although Reykjavík has been around for a long time, some would even claim that it has been around for centuries, most of the city was built and developed in the 20th century. It that senses it is not a very old city.  The first part started as a small village in the city center.  When people started to move to Reykjavík from other parts of the land the village started to move to the west side towards and by the shoreline. Like most towns and villages in Iceland, it was the fishing industry that drove the development with new companies and new ways of fishing and processing the fish.  Commerce also played an important role. When faced with increasing number of people around and after WW2 the city development moved to the eastern part, where there was enough land to develop. After the city center district and Vesturbær, the West site, had developed the next district was Hlíðar and then Lugardalur and Háaleiti. Most of the newer districts were developed in the late 20th century. You can read about each district and their characteristics and neighborhoods on the links in the left column. 

There are ten districts in Reykjavík the capital of Iceland.

If you are going to visit the Reykjavik the capital of Iceland you might be looking for a places to stay. Here you can book from a selection of accommodationin Reykjavík and Reykjavík districts.

Tours and things to do in Reykjavík Iceland

Find an interesting tour in Reykjavík. A tour in Reykjavík or a day-tour to nearby natural wonders, a scenic drive or an adventure tour if you are ready for action.

Whale watching Reykjavík the capital of Iceland

The tour starts at the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik. Merely steps away you will find Eldey Visitor Centre, located on board a converted fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. And here is where you will meet the crew for the day.  Before (or after) the tour, at your convenience, you can stroll through our souvenir shop, have a drink at the Whale Café or enjoy the onboard whale exhibition located in the hull of the boat. The show includes multimedia images and videos of whales as well as interesting facts about the cetaceans and other marine animals we are likely to see on tour. From that point, you will be shown to the whale watching vessel that will take you on tour.

Whale watching in Reykjavík Iceland
Ice Super Truck adventure for a day

This adventurous one-day super truck tour takes you to the South coast with an added glacier activity. 

The day starts off with a visit to one of Iceland’s most famous and fascinating waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss. Here you can walk behind the falling water and experience something different.  But you need to be careful as the trail is narrow and most of the time a bit slippery.  Extra caution is required during winter, and proper footwear is recommended. This is one of the most photographed places in Iceland and for a good reason. During the winter, the waterfall is lit up so you can enjoy it’s magic all year round.

Southern Region in Iceland
Ice cave

Natural wonders, ice cave, icberg lagoon, northern lights

The south coast of Iceland is the home of some stunning natural wonders and spectacular places to visit.  This tour highlights the iceberg lagoon Jökulsárlón, the Diamond beach, a visit to an actual Ice cave, and the waterfall Seljalandsfoss.  As evening approaches on our way back to Reykjavík, we start looking for the Northern light’s and make a stop if we spot a glimpse of Aurora Borealis.

 

South Region in Iceland
Aurora Borealis in Iceland

Pursuing the Northern Lights around Reykjavík in a small group

Iceland is a perfect place to see the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis.  If conditions are right, the Northern Lights can be seen in all regions.  Reykjavík and nearby countryside is an excellent place to search for and see the Northern Lights. Come with us as we search for the best place to experience this unique phenomenon.

Reykjavík
2 Day South Coast Tour - Blue Ice cave - Jökulsárlón - and more

Blue Ice cave - Waterfalls - Jökulsárlón iceberg lagoon - Black Sands at Reynisfjara 

Join this tour along Iceland’s south coast to discover the unique landscape, natural blue Ice cave, glacier tongues, icebergs, lava fields, volcanos, black beaches, mighty rivers, and magic waterfalls.

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