This northernmost capital of the world is a buzzing cultural city where
cosmopolitan currents meet traditional trends.
Reykjavik held the title European City of Culture in
the year 2000, a welcome recognition of the energetic and colorful
cultural life of Reykjavik. But Reykjavik is not only an ultra-modern city
– its roots date back more than 1100 years. Recent archaeological
discoveries have located the farm of the first Viking
settler in Reykjavik and thereby made the unique cultural heritage in
Iceland’s capital even more accessible Reykjavik has the best of both
worlds: the qualities of a modern, forward-looking society are
complemented by a close connection to beautiful and unspoilt nature in the
city’s vicinity. Whether you are in the mood for a spot of midnight
golf, horse trekking or
salmon fishing – there is no need to leave the city as all these choices
and much more are within your reach. And the good news for those looking
for unbridled fun and an unforgettable night out – the famous Reykjavik
nightlife certainly lives up to its reputation.
The clean energy, safety and general quality of life give both Reykjavik’s
inhabitants and guests a treasured sense of well-being and contentment.
Reykjavik’s plentiful sources of clean energy ensure clean air,
unpolluted water and fresh food that is imaginatively prepared at the
city’s numerous quality restaurants.
Geothermal bathing in Reykjavik is not to be missed by anyone visiting
this friendly city.
One of the best ways to meet the people of Reykjavik is to visit one of
the pools, which is
a way of life in Iceland.
GOOD INFORMATION IS THE KEY TO A REWARDING TRAVELING EXPERIENCE!
The Reykjavik City Home Page – www.tourist.reykjavik.is
– offers you a wealth of information about Reykjavik in English:
practical information as well as details about recreation and leisure,
TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR STAY WHILE IN REYKJAVik,
Tourist Information Center
Bankastraeti 2, 101 Reykjavik,
tel. 562 3045, fax 562 3057
Opening hours 15 May - 15 Sept. daily 8.30 - 19.00
City Hall Information Desk
City Hall, 101 Reykjavik
tel. 563 2005, fax 562 1799
Opening hours 15 May - 15 Sept.
Weekdays 8.20 - 16.30. Weekends 12.00 - 16.00
The City of Reykjavik welcomes you and wishes you an enjoyable
stay in Iceland.