The best time to visit Reykjavik is during the summer season, from June to August. It is warm and sunny at about 53-55 deg F with extended daylight and minimum rainfall. This time of the year can be best used for watching the natural phenomenon called Midnight Sun and enjoying local festivals like Reykjavik Culture Festival and Reykjavik Jazz Festival. If you’re running low on budget, you can choose to come here during the winter season from October to April. It would be freezing cold and rainy with drastically reduced daylight, but you can use it best to enjoy the Iceland Airwaves Festival and the New Year’s Eve. Also on offer would be the lowest airfares and hotel rates of the year.
The city is served by Keflavik International Airport (also known as Reykjavík-Keflavík Airport). It is the largest airport in Iceland and the country's main hub for international transportation. This airport offers both civilian and military services. The main carriers at Keflavik are Icelandair and WOW air, and they use the airport as their main hub. The airport is almost exclusively used for international flights because most domestic flights use an alternate airport known as Reykjavik Airport that lies about 2 miles from Reykjavik's city centre. Keflavik International Airport offers scheduled flights to and from numerous locations across North America and Europe including Amsterdam, New York, Paris, Copenhagen and London among others. The airlines connecting the airport to these destinations include Icelandair, WOW air, Air Berlin and British Airways. Places of Interest in Reykjavik
Reykjavik is the capital and largest city of Iceland. The world’s northernmost capital is your go-to point to experience some of the very best of European weekend nightlife and the natural wonder called Midnight Sun (during this time, the sun is visible at midnight in either the Arctic or Antarctic Circle during the summers). Also worthy of a visitor’s awe here are the country’s famous geothermal spas and fountain geyser, the latter shoot water to a height of 20 metres every six to ten minutes. Other notable experiences here include Northern Lights, hiking, whale watching and visiting Oskjuhlid.Hallgrimskirkja (Church of Hallgrimur)
Hallgrimskirkja (opened: 1986) is a Lutheran parish church in Reykjavik. This 73 metres marvel of Expressionist architecture is the largest church in Iceland and one of the tallest structures in Iceland. In front of it stands a much older statue of the 10th century Norse explorer Leif Ericsson that was gifted by the United States to celebrate 1000 years of the Iceland Parliament in 1930.Solfar (Sun Voyager)
Made of stainless steel, the Sun Voyager is the sculpture of a dreamboat with a trident on either side. It offers an ode to the sun and transmits the idea of containing within itself the promise of undiscovered territory. It was made by Jon Gunnar in 1989 who believed that the trident was symbolic of sun’s omnipotent magic that goes to work when one is exploring unknown territories.Arbæjarsafn (Reykjavik City Museum)
The Reykjavík City Museum is an open air museum in Reykjavík. It looks like a village and offers an extensive insight into the life of local citizens during 20th century. In it are installed many old farms and buildings that were taken out to make the city more modern in appearance. Its working staff wears traditional Icelandic clothing to deliver more genuineness to the museum.