The Icelandic capital feels more like a large fishing town rather than a bustling city, even though 60% of the country live here. The city is comfortably walkable and worth exploring if only to mix with the charming locals in our suggested local favourites. Reykjavik also acts as the perfect platform from where you can see the countries highlights, not least the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon.
Three main attractions form the dazzling Golden Circle: Thingvellir national park, Gullfoss waterfall and the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur, which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur. Covering about 300 km in the South of Iceland, this dazzling route loops from Reykjavik into central Iceland and back and is an integral element of any Iceland tour.