- Ζώνη Ώρας
- GMT (GMT + 1:00)
- Τηλ. Κωδικός
- 0035 4
- Icelandic Króna (ISK)
Κλείστε φθηνά αεροπορικά εισιτήρια για Reykjavik. Ταξίδι για διακοπές ή για εργασία. Για όποιον λόγο και να ταξιδεύετε το Travelkiki βρίσκει για εσάς αεροπορικά εισητήρια για Reykjavik εύκολα και γρήγορα. Οργανώστε το ταξίδι σας και αφήστε το Travelkiki να σας κλείσει τα πιο φθηνά αεροπορικά εισιτήρια για Reykjavik!
Iceland has always been a popular travel destination, traditionally popular for a more nature-lover kind of tourism, giving the opportunity to the visitors to witness fascinating natural landscapes and phenomena. Lately the Icelandic capital is going through a stage of an extraordinary tourism development, with more and more travelers seeking for cheap air tickets to Reykjavik. Iceland’s colourful capital ranks among the top travel destinations and is now more open than ever to the public. Really close to the Arctic Circle, this is the world’s northernmost capital and is encircled by glaciers, geysers, hot baths and volcanoes, sights that feel exotic for the average European traveler. Book your trip and accommodation in Reykjavik and you’ll get the chance to feel nature’s pure energy in all its greatness, while at the same time staying in one of the world’s most modern cities. A fresh breeze blows in Reykjavik. A trip that’s definitely worth it!
Reykjavik’s history is fascinating and begins somewhere around 1,000 years ago, when the city was inhabited for the first time by a Norwegian group of people.
In fact, traces of human life have been found dating back to 837, while the years that followed the area was inhabited by Vikings.
More highlights of Reykjavik’s history include the birth of many notable artists, politicians and poets, who drastically influenced the development of the city’s great cultural heritage and the formation of today’s Reykjavik.
Famous for its arts and music scene, the extraordinary landscapes and the organisation of world-famous music and film festivals, the Icelandic capital is one of Europe’s top travel destinations!Though a rather small city, Reykjavik has so much to offer that will keep every day of your trip busy. It’s not unusual for visitors to return again and again – visit Reykjavik and see for yourself!
Reykjavik’s international airport (Keflavíkurflugvöllur) is located 50 kilometres southwest of the city centre and is accessible by bus.
Getting around Reykjavik
You can get around Reykjavik by the bus network. Fares start at 350.00 ISK and minimum taxi fare is 600.45 ISK.
Reykjavik’s Old Town dates back to the 18th century and is an excellent example of the Icelandic people’s unique skill set, for one main reason: When they saw that there aren't enough resources to build their homes, they successfully sought other solutions. Most of the buildings are made of wood, possibly wooden piles that were found drifting away from Siberia or America, covered in layers of aluminium.
- Reykjavik’s city centre is dominated by Lake Tjörnin, home of more than 40 bird species, including swans, geese and polar seagulls. Do as the locals do and feed the geese, before you enjoy a bike ride or a relaxing stroll around the lake’s shores. If you’re visiting during winter, you will most probably find the lake frozen – an ideal opportunity to test your skating skills!
- Reykjavik’s most impressing building is, without a doubt, Hallgrímskirkja, Iceland’s largest church. This emblematic church can be seen from a distance as far as 20 kilometres. Once you’re in front of the entrance, it’s difficult to decide whether its architecture is ancient or modern. Designed by Guðjón Samúelsson in 1945, its construction lasted almost 49 years! When it was finally complete, it was named after Hallgrímur Pétursson, composer of Iceland’s national anthem.
The church’s entrance is marked by the statue of Leif Eiríksson, the Norwegian explorer considered to be the first European that set foot on North America, 500 years before Christopher Columbus did!
- The National Museum of Iceland will see you to the country’s long history, through all stages of Reykjavik’s inhabitancy. Collections include artefacts and ancient findings, swords, weapons and old treasures found buried in the country, organised in exciting interactive exhibitions.
- Iceland’s National Gallery is a colourful building that houses temporary exhibitions with works of art by artists, painters, poets and sculptors born in Reykjavik. Not to be missed by art fanatics and visitors who appreciate art in general.
You will find Reykjavik’s most cutting-edge exhibition in Reykjavík 871 +/-2, located – ironically – in the city’s oldest part. What was discovered by chance in 2001 during a garage construction excavation, was later identified as the place of the first human element in Reykjavik! Dating back to 871, with a range of +/- 2 years – hence the name: Reykjavík 871 +/-2!
Following your cultural and historical journey in Reykjavik, you can continue to the region’s magnificent natural landscape. Visit a volcano, experience a thermal bath, walk a glacier.. nature is calling!
Reykjavik’s official language is Icelandic and most of the locals speak English, French and other European languages.