Reykjavik is the capital and largest city in Iceland, and the place most tourists make their home base. Even if you plan on exploring Iceland’s more rugged areas, chances are you’ll spend at least a day in Reykjavik (and you should!). The city is compact and walkable, safe and (with the very notable exceptions of Friday and Saturday nights) very […]

Things to Do in Reykjavik

Though I live in Chicago, there’s no place I feel more at home in than Iceland. From the moment I saw the lights of Keflavik airport blinking in the darkness after the (surprisingly short) flight from New York, it just felt familiar, comfortable. Since then that feeling has only gotten stronger. Though I spend most of my days in an […]

I Heart My City: Katie’s Reykjavik

For a small city, Reykjavik has more than its share of cafes, most of which are concentrated in the city center. Though many cafes (and restaurants) become lively clubs on weekend nights, during the day they are excellent places to sit and relax with a cup of coffee, read a book, make use of the free wi-fi or just chill […]

Cafes in Reykjavik

I have a confession to make: I’m just not a tour person. I want to like tours. I see the value in tours. But every tour I have taken has disappointed me. Nearly every time I found the tour guide too dry, or t0o corny, or I just didn’t learn anything new. So I was skeptical about the My Reykjavik […]

The Free My Reykjavik Walking Tour