Often, it's the people who live in a city that make it special. In this part of Iceland, there's 120,000 of them.
Hallgrimskirkja is the first thing you'll want to see. This iconic attraction won't disappoint.
A visit to Viking Horses or Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool is a great chance for some family bonding. If that isn't enough to wear the kids out, why not visit Ishestar Riding Tours or Arbaejarlaug as well?
Get up close to the fascinating world of animals and find out what it takes to care for some of its wildlife at the Reykjavik Park and Zoo. It's an eye-opening outing for both young and old!
Places like the Grasagardur Botanical Garden are important to both local and worldwide plant protection efforts. The extensive species collection found here is both interesting and exquisitely presented.
Remember those worry-free childhood days spent lying on the grass watching clouds go by? Get that feeling back at Blue Lagoon and Elf Garden. There's also a good deal of fun to be had at Reykjavik Pond and Gunnuhver Thermal Springs.
Maybe you're looking for a haven to calm the constant hum of your mind. If so, the bubbling waters of Alafoss Waterfall could be exactly what you need.
See if you can spot native birdlife as you sit reflectively by the water's edge at Tjornin.
Spend a little time beside the sea at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach and Sundhollin. Look for seashells, amble along the shore or simply sit down and take in the glorious view.
If you're looking to recharge your batteries, there are heaps of nature reserves to explore. Ease into it with a breath of clean air in the invigorating surroundings at Reykjavik Harbour or Ulfarsfell Mountain. For some more quiet time, go to Oskjuhlid Hill and Reykjanesfolkvangur Park.
If you're in need of a few tranquil places to collect yourself and maybe discover a thing or two, you can't go past the National Museum of Iceland and the Reykjavik City Museum. Ask about group tours or just study the eye-opening displays at your own leisure. After more? Also head to the Kopavogur Art Museum and the Viking World Museum.
Boat construction and navigation techniques have played a huge role in shaping many nations throughout the world. To learn more about the maritime history of the area, head to the Vikin Maritime Museum.
You don't have to be an explorer to appreciate all of the astonishing wonders of the world, especially when you've got the Natural History Museum of Kopavogur. The rooms here are bursting with rare specimens and fascinating displays.
In a place that is overflowing with terrific art collections, the Kjarvalsstadir and the Reykjanes Art Museum manage to stand out from the rest. More unique paintings and inventive sculptures are waiting for you at the ASI Art Museum and the Hafnarborg.
Calling all history fans! You can learn more about the rich and captivating past of the region at the Arbaejarsafn and the Museum of Medical History. For even more insight into the past, also check out the Saga Museum and the History Museum of Reykjanesbaer.
Would you like to look around some history-filled attractions? A day out at Parliament House and the University of Iceland will help you understand Reykjavik's heritage. If you're still hungry for more, the Viking Village and Imagine Peace Tower are also worthwhile attractions.
Whatever your beliefs, you're sure to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere at National Cathedral and Kopavogur Church. Reykjavik Free Church and Landakotskirkja will also interest travellers looking for some prayer and self-reflection.
When you're exploring new lands, it's sometimes the less well-known sites that you'll most fondly recall once you return home. A couple of places which fit that bill in Reykjavik are the Solfar and the National and University Library of Iceland. Two more places to put on your radar are the Reykjavik City Library and the Menningarmiðstoð Kópavogs.
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