Reykjavik has got to be one the coolest places I’ve ever visited. I love that Iceland is not influenced by anything or anyone, Reykjavik has so much character and individualism it’s hard not to fall in love with this place.
Maybe it is the spectacular mountains that surround Reykjavik or the quirky bars and cafes that line the streets or the wonderfully colourful corrugated iron homes that kept me wanting more. Reykjavik is the most northerly capital city in the world and with a population of just 200,000 it’s a very cosy place to spend a few days.
We stayed in Reykjavik during a weekend to get the full experience as Icelandic people sure know how to party, the place comes alive on Fridays and Saturdays.
We spent a whole day just roaming around the city, my favourite thing was walking along the frozen lake downtown. Going up the church that looks like a rocket is well worth it just to show you how small this place really is and you get a good view of the colourful rooftops.
No trip would be complete without a day at the Blue Lagoon. In the middle of nowhere and powered by the power station next door it is absolute bliss (albeit a little expensive at £33), but you can order drinks in the pool and spend hours getting wrinkly. You can read about the Blue Lagoon here
I can’t rave about Reykjavik enough, it is not expensive, there are so many bars with happy hour, the hotel was beyond cheap and the people were so welcoming.