Reykjavík University has a scenic campus near the beach and the Domestic airport.
Miklatún Park is home to the angular glass-and-wood Kjarvalsstaðir, named for Jóhannes Kjarval (1885–1972) one of Iceland’s most popular...
Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir
The angular glass-and-wood Kjarvalsstaðir, which looks out onto Miklatún Park , is named for Jóhannes Kjarval (1885–1972) one of...
Reykjavík City Theatre
Stages plays and musicals, and is home to the Icelandic Dance Company .
Out of the city centre beside Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach, this reliable option for Icelandic faves sits in a delicate glass box with...
The mirrored dome of Perlan covers huge geothermal-water tanks on Öskjuhlíð hill, about 2km from the city centre. The wrap-around viewing deck offers a tremendous 360-degree panorama of Reykjavík and the mountains. There’s a cafe (often busy with tour groups), so in a downpour you can admire the same views over coffee. The top of the dome contains the high-end Perlan dinner restaurant.
Two artificial geysers keep small children enthralled. Numerous walking and cycling trails criss-cross the hillside; one path leads down to Nauthólsvík beach .