With its ghostly white tower looming over the capital from its hilltop perch, Reykjavik’s famous Hallgrímskirkja church is the city’s most memorable landmark and a striking example of modern Icelandic architecture. The fantastical church is named in honor of 17th-century Icelandic poet and influential clergyman Hallgrímur Pétursson, responsible for writing many of Iceland’s most popular hymns, and was the creative vision of architect Gudjon Samuelsson.
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September 15, 2015
With its craggy silhouette etched along the horizon and its crest of mineral rocks that famously changes hue with the light (or according to “her mood” if you listen to local folklore), the majestic peak of Mount Esja provides a mesmerizing backdrop to the Icelandic capital. Whether dusted with snow, hung with mist or hidden beneath a canopy of clouds, Reykjavik’s nearest mountain has long kept watch over the cit, and the omnipresent peak still holds a special place in the hearts of capital dwellers.
September 6, 2015
If you’re planning a specific trip to Iceland to see the Northern Lights, you might want to plan your trip in the middle of the season, rather than at the start or end, but it’s still a matter of luck. You could spend a week in Iceland in December and never see the Lights, or get lucky on your first night there in September or March. Once you arrive in Iceland, keep an eye on the Iceland Northern Lights forecast to see when you have the best chance of catching the show.
August 25, 2015
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.
August 18, 2015
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.
August 11, 2015
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.