How long does it take to walk around Reykjavik?
It can certainly be done in one day. We took a little longer as we had plenty of stops along the way to look at the buildings more closely, to take time out along the water and to eat and drink of course. Overall, Reykjavik is a very walkable city.
Is it safe to walk around Reykjavik at night?
Iceland only has one true city, Reykjavík, and with just over 120,000 people, it is quite a small one. Though the area of Breiðholt is often playfully nicknamed ‘the ghetto’, it is by no means as economically deprived as true ghettos in other cities and is perfectly safe to walk through, even at night.
How can I spend a day in Reykjavik?
One day in Reykjavik, Iceland: A 24-hour itinerary
- Reykjavik’s colourful streets.
- Reykjavik street art.
- The striking Hallgrímskirkja.
- Inside the Laundromat Café
- The dramatic Harpa Concert Hall.
- The Sun Voyager or Sólfar sculpture.
- Wintery White Russian.
- Iceland’s stunning scenery at Þingvellir.
Is Reykjavik expensive?
Reykjavík is the 14th most expensive city in the world to live in, and the sixth most expensive city in Europe, according to The Economist. New York, which is ranked as the most expensive city in the US ranks as the 13th most expensive city in the world.
What is the best currency to use in Iceland?
The currency used in Iceland is the Icelandic Krone (pronounced “krona”), ISK. Euro/Mastercard and Visa credit and debit cards are widely used. In larger towns and airports it is easy to withdraw cash through ATMs (cash machines).
What is there to do in Reykjavik for free?
10 FREE Things To Do In Reykjavík
- Harpa Music Hall. With construction finishing in 2011, Harpa has quickly become one of Reykjavík’s signature landmarks.
- Hallgrímskirkja Church.
- Sólfar Sculpture.
- Window shopping at Laugavegur and the surroundings.
- Grótta Lighthouse.
- Kópavogskirkja Church.
- Hafnarfjordur Museum.
What is the safest city in Iceland?
Reykjavík is a friendly and very safe capital city, which is why it’s heralded as a great destination for families and solo travellers in Iceland. Crime rates are low and there are no “bad” neighbourhoods in Reykjavík, but petty theft and pickpocketing – though rare – can occur.
What should you not miss in Iceland?
1 – The Blue Lagoon. A dip in the sublime waters of the Blue Lagoon is a quintessentially Icelandic experience.