Iceland is not only about whales and waterfalls.
It’s also about the city of Reykjavik – the northernmost capital on the planet.
When we first arrived to Iceland we really didn’t prioritize Reykjavik. We came for the awesome nature and wanted to spend as much time as possible out there.
So we rented a car in Keflavik and headed out towards the mountains with its geysers and glaciers. It was absolutely everything we imagined – and more on top of that.
Reykjavik is cool
After ten days in the wilderness, we returned to Reykjavik. Our plane out of Iceland left early the next morning, so we wanted to spend the night in Reykjavik and then head for the airport the next morning.
Reykjavik was a pleasant surprise. After one and a half week on the ring road with our fair share of whale watching and trekking it was really nice just to take a stroll down Laugavegur, stop at the cozy coffee shops and take in the view over the city from the tower of the Church of Hallgrimur.
The city has a destinct nordic feel (which is not so very surprising giving it’s location on the world map…) but it comes with a twist of something that can maybe best be described as Berlin-ish with a lot of great musicians singing in the street, a very wellcoming attitude from the locals and great street art on almost every corner in the down town part of Reykjavik.
We loved the street art so much that we took a lot of pictures – here’s some of the best: