I have added this page as I often see people asking for suggestions of what to do on a short visit to Reykjavik. My suggestions below are obviously subjective and also time and budget dependant, but it should be helpful for the first time visitor to Iceland, staying in Reykjavik.

When I go anywhere I always try and book an early morning flight to the destination and a late evening flight home, this way I can get the most out of my visit. The itinerary below assumes that you have full days ahead of you.

4 Day Itinerary

Day 1- Arrive Keflavik and transfer to accomodation. If the weather is smiley a gentle mooch through the city centre to Tjornin via Hallgrimskirkja is rewarding and you can start to get used to the layout of the city. You can grab a lunch too. A walk along the coast to Harpa and then to Tjornin is also an enjoyable option. If the weather is rather challenging you could choose to go to a couple of the excellent museums or just head to a bar that has an extended Happy Hour! End the day at a restaurant, bar or foodhall.

Day 2- Day trip to The Golden Circle tourist trail which is in the wonderful Þingvellir National Park. You can hire a car or pay for an organised trip. You can have lunch in the excellent cafe by Geysir. Evening- Bar/restaurant or foodhall.

Day 3Day trip to see waterfalls on the south coast. Again, you can either hire a car or go on an organised trip for this. Take a packed lunch or stop for lunch at a garage. I like to have a special dining experience for the last night.

Day 4– Final mooch in Reykjavik- shopping or a museum. if your flight allows you could go to The Blue Lagoon on the way to the airport.

There- you go- simples! There are many other options of course and you can find out more if you read my blogsite, but my advice is not to try and do everything badly- less is more.