Reykjavik, Iceland Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

In spite of some stories saying that the city has legendary nightlife, Reykjavik should primarily looked at as the place to start and end your Iceland visit, rather than the focus of it. The rest of the island is as magical as any place on earth and you should absolutely visit if you can.

Why Visit Reykjavik

Reykjavik Facts

Population 120,000
Area 200,000
Timezone UTC+0
Currency Iceland kronur

Things To Do In Reykjavik

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Reykjavik

Budget breakfastBreakfast will likely be included with your hotel. If not fast food is your best budget option.$5.67 - $10.58
Budget lunchHot dogs are excellent, fairly cheap, and abundant in Reykjavik, but other casual choices are there.$6.57 - $12.09
Budget dinnerIf you want a proper sit-down meal the Icelandic cuisine tends to be pricey. Thai and other international options are cheaper.$14.81 - $22.67
Beer (pint)Look for happy hour deals or you'll pay at the top of this range.$5.06 - $9.07
Pizza for oneMany places serve really good small pizzas that are worthwhile.$13.22 - $16.62
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BEST TOURS in Reykjavik

WHEN TO VISIT Reykjavik

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January35273.0
February37282.8
March38283.2
April42332.3
May49391.7
June53442.0
July56472.0
August55462.4
September50412.6
October44362.4
November38302.9
December36273.1

Reykjavik WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar7:26am7:46pm
21 Jun2:25am12:04am
21 Sep7:08am7:33pm
21 Dec11:22am3:29pm

Where to stay in Reykjavik

Reykjavik Hotel Seasons

Reykjavik Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar24.18 - 45.33
starstarstarstarstar45.60 - 86.83
starstarstarstarstar61.02 - 170.29
starstarstarstarstar132.45 - 190.53
starstarstarstarstar38.53 - 403.45
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Reykjavik Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed16.56 - 37.81

Getting to Reykjavik

GETTING AROUND Reykjavik

Reykjavik TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center113.33
FlyBus from airport to city center22.29
3km taxi ride in Reykjavik9.82 - 14.35
Bus ride in Reykjavik3.40
One day bus and museum pass26.44
Weekly car rental (high season)453.31 - 906.62
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER