If you haven't noticed, I've fallen way behind on my blog posts. There's still so much that has transpired this year that I haven't had a chance to write about! I promise to get to everything...eventually. Over the past few weeks, I've been getting a bunch of e-mails and messages from friends, family members and readers who are planning upcoming trips to Iceland. Therefore, I've decided to skip ahead a few posts and dive right into my 2 week adventure around the Nordic island with Jen. I'll be breaking up this series into a few individual posts covering various destinations along the Ring Road and around the country. To kick things off, it only seemed appropriate to start in Iceland's buzzing capitol of Reykjavik!
With a population of roughly 120,000, Reykjavik might seem like a small town to most of us. How much could you possibly see and do there? Once you arrive, you quickly realize that Reykjavik punches well above its weight. From cutting edge design to world class restaurants, the city manages to pack so many highlights into its tiny frame
If you are planning an upcoming trip to Iceland, I would recommend allocating at least 1-2 full days in Reykjavik. You would be remiss if you only considered the city a quick jumping off point to the Golden Circle. If you are driving the entire Route 1, definitely plan on spending a full day in Reykjavik before and after your road trip. Trust me. Once you've spent a few days in rural Iceland, Reykjavik will quickly feel like a sprawling metropolis.
I've compiled a handy list and map of our favorite places to sleep, eat, shop and visit while in Reykjavik. This list is by no means exhaustive. However, it should serve as a good starting point particularly for those short on time. Enjoy!