The Reykjavík Capital Area is the country's largest and most populated city and currently home to 232.070 people (2019), that's two-thirds of the entire Icelandic population!
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The Capital Area
Welcome to Reykjavík Culture Hill, the easy way to experience culture and nature all in one stop. Conveniently located at the Hamraborg bus stop, the hill includes five unique cultural attractions within walking distance.
Health and recreation with a touch of history.
Enjoy hiking in the beautiful landscapes and historic sites that surround the Mountain Borough area. With outdoor activities as its greatest attraction there are various options available for every outdoor enthusiast.
Meet the locals at Harbour Village
Get off the beaten track and take bus number 1 from downtown Reykjavík for 20 minutes to Hafnarfjörður. Harbour Village is perfect to explore on foot, with free museums, curious little jewellers, cafés, boutiques and galleries.
Welcome to the Presidential Peninsula
With its vast wild nature from Heiðmörk Nature Reserve in the east to Álftanes peninsula in the west, it is ideal for outdoor life. Less than 20 minutes from the city center and home to the President of Iceland, the town of Garðabær draws many visitors a year.
A journey through untouched nature
You don’t have to travel far to experience wild Icelandic nature. Visit Hiking Haven, the “Central Park” of Reykjavík. It’s easy to get there by bus. Just take the number 5 from Hlemmur down to the Bugða residential area and you’re there.
The shoreline by the horizon and a panoramic perspective
Just a few minutes from downtown Reykjavík you’ll find Point Panorama.
Surrounded by the ocean, Seltjarnarnes peninsula draws visitors and locals alike for inspiring walks and thrilling cycling paths with panoramic views of magnificent nature, the mountains and the sea.