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Why go to Reykjavik

Bubbling with more energy than the country's volcanoes and hot springs, Iceland’s capital packs a ton of character into a small place. Whether you're after a cheap weekend in Reykjavik or plan to stay a bit longer, there are big experiences to be had in this little city.

From the small army of galleries, arts venues and museums to the street art and unique architecture, culture abounds in Reykjavik. Stalwarts include Reykjavik Art Museum – a fish warehouse turned contemporary art hub – and the National Museum. The most amusing has to be the Icelandic Phallological Museum, where you'll find jars containing the private parts of whales, humans, hamsters and more, if you've always wondered...

Having given rise to such international acts as Björk and Sigur Ros, the music scene is still strong in Iceland too, with the capital leading the way. Live music is a regular nightlife feature. The striking waterfront Harpa concert hall has an excellent line-up, and the city hosts around 40 annual festivals. Events include indie-focused Secret Solstice in June and on-the-pulse Iceland Airwaves in November.

Travel Information

Language

Icelandic

Currency

Kronas (kr)

Average flight time(from London)

3 hrs
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