May 28 2015
What to Do in Reykjavik This Summer
These 7 activities are sure to make your trip to Reykjavik a remarkably unique experience.
There are countless ways to experience Iceland’s breathtaking scenery and rich culture, especially during the summertime. Starting around the summer solstice (June 21st) and lasting up to two months, Iceland’s midnight sun allows you to explore at any time since the sun remains visible for a full 24 hours. To help you stay busy during these long summer days, here are several new (and already very popular) ways to experience Reykjavik that will guarantee an unforgettable trip:
If you wake up feeling energized, take a walk or run on the numerous running routes around the city. These routes are mostly located along the quaint coastline, which means they are perfect for catching a breath of fresh air and soaking in the beautiful scenery that Reykjavik and the surrounding areas have to offer. With the Golden Circle and Farm Visit, you can travel to Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Spring Park and Gullfoss Waterfall (considered the most beautiful waterfall in the world by many) - some of Iceland’s most popular tourist spots - all in one trip! You can also zoom through the Icelandic wilderness with Buggy Adventures, a thrilling and up-close way to see the country. Looking for something that offers even more of an adrenaline-rush? Try Paragliding Iceland to see the country from above - and to take some selfies all your friends will be jealous of!
What better way to experience Reykjavik than by visiting the city’s newest and most interactive attractions? The Wonderwagon is a fun way to travel through the city and meet local authors, painters, and musicians. On this tour, you’ll travel through Reykjavik on an old converted green bus accompanied by three Icelandic tour guides. The bus is decorated with a crystal chandelier, and the guides even play traditional Icelandic songs on the piano and viola for you! After the Wonderwagon tour, be sure to stop by the Tin Can Factory for a language lesson or to learn about Icelandic history, culture, and food. A slightly different way to experience the city is with Reykjavik Escape, a live interactive escape game located in the center of the city. With Reykjavik Escape, you and your friends are locked in a room and have to find your way out using clues to solve riddles. Click here to learn more about Reykjavik Escape.