Learn what to explore in this quaint yet colourful city.
Know the best spots to stay, eat and play in Iceland's quaint yet colourful capital city.
Senior associate art director Dominique Patafio ventures to magical Iceland, spending some quality time in its quaint yet colourful capital city.
Illustration by Emilie Simpson
Where to stay: 101 Hotel
A convenient location and cool vibe make this modern hotel the place to stay. Have a cocktail in the lobby bar, then check out the local dining and shopping scene. Hverfisgata 10, 101hotel.is.
Where to shop: Laugavegur
Head to Laugavegur, one of the oldest and best shopping streets in Reykjavik. Amid touristy stores are several small decor boutiques selling amazing Nordic-designed housewares. Laugavegur, visitrekjavik.is.
Where to eat: Baejarins Beztu Pylsur
You must try this signature Icelandic dish (yes, it’s a hot dog!) with the works: fried and raw onions, ketchup, sweet mustard and remoulade. Tryggvagata 1, bbp.is/en.
What to do: Blue Lagoon
A 40-minute drive from Reykjavik takes you to the Blue Lagoon. Named one of National Geographic’s wonders of the world, the spa’s warm geothermal sea water contains algae, silica and minerals boasting unique healing properties. 240 Grindavik, bluelagoon.com.
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Where to eat: Icelandic Fish and Chips
Fish and chips with a wholesome twist: The spelt-battered fish is fried in omega 3-rich rapeseed oil, and the chips are over-roasted to perfection. Tryggvagata 11, fishandchips.is.