The world's most northern capital (which is, in both senses, very cool) Reykjavik is colourful, cosmopolitan, creative and quirky. Its small scale can easily lead visitors to forget this is Iceland's major city. Don't let size matter, Reykjavik is chock full of galleries and museums, from the enlightened to the eccentric, sleek design and funky cafes, bars and restaurants.
Its impressive and unique culinary scene will introduce you to Icelandic and New Nordic fare. The focus is on indigenous ingredients like fresh seafood, locally-raised meats, seasonal game and artisanal products, with captivating twists to traditional preparations. Though local in scope, a number of Reykjavik restaurants are globally acclaimed.
Picturesque Reykjavik is surrounded by snowy mountains, sprawling terrain and shimmering ocean, with clean, crisp air. It is the hub for excursions to Iceland's untouched and otherworldly countryside and wildlife. Book flights from Vancouver to Reykjavik, spend a few days, then head off to explore Iceland's one-of-a-kind nature, like geysers, fjords and hot springs.
Reykjavik is also the stage for exciting shows–from the spectacular display by Mother Nature's Northern Lights, to music festivals that showcase hot international artists.
Iceland is magical, mysterious and magnificent, a place you'll be dreaming about long after your vacation ends.