From the famed Northern Lights to a hip and vibrant nightlife Reykjavik packs a punch of fun, culture, and adventure. Located on a harbor and boasting cute, traditionally built wooden houses, the city is a mix of homey and edgy. Add in the relaxing warmth of the Blue Lagoon geothermal pool, and Iceland's capital delivers every experience a traveler could hope for. Any city that requires hiking boots, a bathing suit and an anything-goes attitude surely promises a remarkable trip.


01First Time Visitor

Get a City Card which allows free entry into the popular museums and attractions. This also gives you unlimited use of the public bus. The card can be purchased in increments of 24, 48 or 72 consecutive hours with different pricing options. Iceland is also a walking-friendly city. While seeing the sights, it's helpful to know that it's safe to drink Iceland's tap water.

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