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    Tourist Guide to Reykjavik

    When you go on any trip away you want to make the most of your few days. We’ve compiled a list of the best things to do on your trip away in the world’s northernmost capital. Reykjavik city boasts its charming old town, eclectic nightlife and is bursting with culture and heritage for any tourist to explore. The beauty of the Reykjavik is that it is the city next door to nature.

    Reykjavik rooftops
    ReykjavikBjørn Giesenbauer / Foter.com / CC BY-SA

    Located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxaloi Bay you have so much to explore. Remember no matter where you are travelling from to book that all important travel insurance policy before you jet off to ensure that extra peace of mind on your holidays. Here’s a quick glimpse of the best of what Reykjavik has to offer.

    Things to do and see

    Take a visit to the number of geothermal springs that are dotted around Reykjavik. Most notable of them all is of course the blue lagoon. This is the ultimate attraction for any visitor. The waters are always pleasantly warm and open from early morning until late evening. The lagoon has an ideal temperature which averages at a comfortable 104 degrees fahrenheit, it is rumored that its mineral rich waters have curative powers. Travel the Golden Circle, a popular tourist route. This trek covers a 300 km loop of Iceland from Reykjavik into central Iceland and back. Visit the National Museum of Iceland and learn about the state history the exhibition includes 2,000 objects dating from the Settlement Age to present as well as 1,000 photographs from the 20th century.

    Nightlife

    Reykjavik is well known for its eclectic nightlife. Notable for its late opening bars and nightclubs, after midnight is when the party really gets started. With over 50 bars dotted on the main street, a task alone is trying to figure out where to start. Bars and cafes are known for serving beer and coffee during the day and later transforming into electric drinking and dancing venues, where you can party into the night.

    Places to Eat

    Emerge yourself in the the fine cuisine that the city has to offer. With an abundance of restaurants, you are spoiled for choice, here’s brief taster of some of our recommendations. Try our the ‘Grillmarkadurinn’ or the Grill Market. With a wide selection up on offer, choose from lobster, puffin and whale mini burgers. The menu caters for all budgets so the choice is yours, it is a relaxing location with a cocktail bar downstairs, so make the most of your visit. Why not pay a visit to Icelandic Fish & Chips, organic bistro. You are guaranteed the best fish and chips that you have ever tried. Fish is wrapped in a spelt and barley batter while served with potato slices roasted in olive oil and served handmade skyronnais sauce. All located in an elegant, simplistic surroundings, makes for a delightful afternoon.

    That’s just a quick insight to the best of what Reykjavik has to offer. With plenty to do and see you will not be left bored. Take some of our tips on board and you are guaranteed to have a holiday to remember. Remember to book that all important holiday insurance policy before jetting off for that added security. Happy travelling!

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