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Reykjavik

When it's time for your next adventure, make your way to Reykjavik.

Guests in this area of Iceland will be sharing space with approximately 120,000 residents.

Seeing famed sights such as Hallgrimskirkja is what traveling is all about, so be sure not to miss it!

Viking Horses and Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool are wonderful places to have some quality time with your children. Ishestar Riding Tours and Arbaejarlaug are also worth a visit if you want to keep the good times coming.

Take snapshots, enjoy the interpretive displays and learn about the animals and plants at the Reykjavik Park and Zoo. If you can't spare too much time, take a map so you don't miss out on any of the zoo highlights.

Plant lovers will enjoy a stroll through the Grasagardur Botanical Garden.

Plan a visit to Hellisgerdi Park when it's time to take a break. Alternatively, breathe in the fresh floral aromas and flip through the newspaper at Vioistaoatun Sculpture Park.

Admire the sight of cascading water as it topples down into the bubbling pool below at Alafoss Waterfall.

Reykjavik Pond and Tjornin are fantastic for scenic picnics and wildlife spotting.

Looking for somewhere to take the family for the afternoon? You should pack a bag and head on over to Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, an excellent spot to get some rest and relaxation. Listen to the waves rolling in and the seabirds wheeling overhead as the kids mess about along the shoreline.

Turn off your phone and have a break from the noises of the modern world at Blue Lagoon and Gunnuhver Thermal Springs. Ulfarsfell Mountain and Oskjuhlid Hill are also popular with nature-loving locals.

The area's exhibition spaces are a treasure trove of intriguing facts and stories. Savor the quiet and relaxing atmosphere as you check out the unique collections at the Laxnes Museum and the Medical and Health Care Museum Nesstofa. Also worth considering are the Iceland Phallological Museum and the Reykjavík Museum of Photography.

Those with interest in seafaring heritage should include a visit to the Viking World Museum and the Vikin Maritime Museum.

The range of preserved objects at the Natural History Museum of Kopavogur will give you a fascinating glimpse into exotic, unknown worlds.

Love art? You'll discover galleries of all sizes here. Start your explorations of this creative destination at the Kopavogur Art Museum and the Kjarvalsstadir. If you can fit them in, the Reykjanes Art Museum and the ASI Art Museum are also well worth your time.

History lovers can explore chronicles of former times at the National Museum of Iceland and the Reykjavik City Museum. Do you like the sound of those? You'll be able to learn even more at the Arbaejarsafn or the Museum of Medical History.

Parliament House and the University of Iceland are certainly worth visiting, even if you're not a passionate history buff. You might also like to snap a few photos at the Viking Village and Imagine Peace Tower.

Learn about the region's spiritual side and enjoy the serene atmosphere at National Cathedral and Kopavogur Church. If you'd be interested to look at a couple more religious sites, head to Reykjavik Free Church and Landakotskirkja.

Before you pack up your suitcase and head home, make sure you visit a few of Reykjavik's lesser-known attractions. The Solfar and the National and University Library of Iceland are well worth a look. Also, think about a trip to the Reykjavik City Library and the Menningarmiðstoð Kópavogs if your schedule allows.


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Base Hotel by Keflavik Airport

Base Hotel by Keflavik Airport

Valhallarbraut 756-757, Asbru, Keflavik
3.8
of 5, from 367 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Viking World Museum, Reykjanes Art Museum and Duus Hus Cultural Centre. Blue Lagoon and Gardur Folk Museum are also within 12 miles (20 km).

€131
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

Sudurlandsbraut 2, Reykjavik
4.4
of 5, from 831 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Laugardalur, this family-friendly Reykjavik hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Asmundarsafn and Laugardalsholl. Hallgrimskirkja and Perlan are also within 2 miles (3 km).

€104
CenterHotel Plaza

CenterHotel Plaza

Adalstraeti 4, Reykjavik
4.0
of 5, from 1,468 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Reykjavík 101, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Reykjavik City Library and Reykjavik City Hall. Hallgrimskirkja and National Museum of Iceland are also within 15 minutes.

€138
CenterHotel Midgardur

CenterHotel Midgardur

Laugavegi 120, Reykjavik
4.6
of 5, from 586 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Reykjavík East, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sundhollin and Hallgrimskirkja. Reykjavik City Hall and Perlan are also within 1 mile (2 km).

€179
Alda Hotel Reykjavik

Alda Hotel Reykjavik

Laugavegur 66-68, Reykjavik
4.7
of 5, from 623 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Reykjavík 101, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sundhollin and Hallgrimskirkja. Reykjavik City Hall and National Museum of Iceland are also within 1 mile (2 km).

€170
CenterHotel Thingholt

CenterHotel Thingholt

Thingholtsstraeti 3-5, Reykjavik
4.4
of 5, from 1,798 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Reykjavík 101, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of National Theatre of Iceland, Hallgrimskirkja, and Reykjavik City Hall. National Museum of Iceland and Perlan are also within 2 miles (3 km).

€126
Grand Hotel Reykjavik

Grand Hotel Reykjavik

Sigtun 38, Reykjavik
4.2
of 5, from 1,089 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Reykjavik hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Asmundarsafn, Laugardalsholl and Laugardalsvollur. Hallgrimskirkja and Perlan are also within 2 miles (3 km).

€166
Fosshotel Reykjavik

Fosshotel Reykjavik

Þórunnartún 1 - Höfðatorg, Reykjavik
4.4
of 5, from 832 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Reykjavík East, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hofdi House and Hallgrimskirkja. Reykjavik City Hall and Perlan are also within 2 miles (3 km).

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