Reykjavik in the summer

20 Great Things to Do This Summer in Reykjavik

With seemingly endless daylight hours and mild, sunny weather, summer in Reykjavik is the ideal –and most popular — time for exploring Iceland. From open-air festivals to whale-watching cruises, here are 20 great things to do this summer in Reykjavik.

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August 25, 2015 by
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A perspective only available from the air. Breathtaking.

A Summer Helicopter Tour of Iceland

Upon taking off, we immediately got a full view of the whole city of Reykjavik and my initial thought was just how small a city it is given it is the capital city of a country. I just happened to take this tour at the beginning of July and the timing was perfect to see seas of purple lupid flowers everywhere I looked.

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August 18, 2015 by
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How to Make the Most of an Icelandair Layover in Iceland

The beautiful Gullfoss waterfall

If you’re heading to Europe and looking to build an extra adventure into your vacation, spend a few days hiking and driving through the strange beauty of Iceland. Icelandair offers a stopover program that allows you to spend up to seven days exploring the country at no extra cost.

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August 11, 2015 by
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Akureyri Town Festival

Akureyri, Iceland

North Iceland’s cultural capital comes alive during the summer months, with a series of art exhibitions, open-air concerts and special events, including the much-anticipated Akureyri Summer Arts Festival, but the town’s biggest celebrations take place during the Akureyri Town Festival at the end of August. Held in honor of Akureyri’s birthday on August 29th, the three-day event marks the end of the festival season, with a weekend of festivities and free entertainment for all the family.

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August 4, 2015 by
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Horseback Riding in Iceland

Horse Riding in Iceland

With miles of uncharted lands, spectacular scenery and vast open plains, Iceland’s wild terrain is ideal for horseback riding, and the country’s is world renowned for its unique native horses. A protected breed that date back over 1,000 years and still run in semi-wild herds throughout the countryside, the Icelandic Horse is small (pony-size, although they are still dubbed ‘horses’) but strong and hardy, able to cover tough terrain and long distances, and most famous for their unusual gait – the tölt, a smooth, ambling trot. Their calm temperaments and comfortable gaits make them perfect beginner mounts, yet they can get up enough speed to thrill even the most experienced equestrians, making horse riding in Iceland an adventure suitable for all levels.

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July 28, 2015 by
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Quirky Iceland: Mink Viking Photos in Reykjavik

Iceland is often described as a quirky place. It’s at once super modern (free wifi everywhere) but also delightfully detached (it’s so safe that parents often leave their babies in their strollers parked outside a restaurants while the parents keep an eye on them from within), which makes for an interesting combination often labeled as […]

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July 17, 2015 by
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