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Capital Region Iceland

Iceland's Capital Region is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. The region includes Reykjavík, Iceland's largest city, as well as the surrounding areas. Iceland is known for its dramatic landscapes, and the Capital Region offers visitors a chance to see some of the country's most stunning scenery.

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Iceland, Capital Region, Reykjavik

Glacier Hike And Ice-climbing

Iceland, Capital Region, Reykjavik

Glacier hike at Sólheimajökull

Iceland, Capital Region, Reykjavik

Ice-climbing at Glacier-Sólheimajökull

Iceland, Capital Region, Reykjavik

South Coast Tour & Glacier

Iceland, Capital Region, Reykjavik

South Coast Tour | Semi Private Tour (max 3 prs.)

Iceland, Capital Region, Reykjavík

Magical South Coast private tour in a luxury SUV (1-6 pax)

Iceland, Capital Region, Reykjavik

Northern Lights private tour with free photos (1-6 pax)

Iceland, Capital Region, Reykjavík

Private Golden Circle Express

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More to know about Capital Region Iceland

The Capital Region, also known as Höfuðborgarsvæðið in Icelandic, is the most populated in Iceland, with Reykjavik, the nation’s capital, as its heart. It is known for its stunning natural beauty, featuring an array of geothermal pools, mountain ranges, and a coast teeming with marine life. The region is also rich in culture and history, offering a wealth of museums, art galleries, and architectural marvels, such as the iconic Hallgrímskirkja church and the Harpa Concert Hall. Despite its northern location, the Capital Region has a vibrant nightlife and food scene, making it an exciting destination for travellers.

Top Attractions

  1. Golden Circle:
    This iconic tourist route covers around 300 kilometres and showcases some of Iceland’s most stunning natural attractions, including the Geysir Geothermal Area, Gullfoss waterfall, and Þingvellir National Park.

  2. Reykjavik:
    The vibrant capital city of Iceland, known for its distinctive Nordic architecture, thriving arts scene, and rich collection of museums and galleries.

  3. Blue Lagoon:

    A geothermal spa in a lava field, allowing visitors to relax in its warm, mineral-rich waters.

  4. Hallgrimskirkja:

    An imposing church in Reykjavik; its unique design is inspired by the basalt lava flows of Iceland’s landscapes.

  5. Harpa Concert Hall:

    An architectural gem in Reykjavik, renowned for its distinctive glass facade and world-class performances.

Activities & Adventures

The Capital Region of Iceland is a veritable paradise for adventure enthusiasts, offering diverse activities. Glacial hiking on the famous Eyjafjallajökull, snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of Silfra fissure, and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters of Blue Lagoon are some popular activities here. For a more adrenaline-fueled experience, you can explore the rugged terrains via Super Jeep tours or ATV rides. Whale-watching tours are also a must-try, allowing one to observe the majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Each season brings its unique charm, transforming the Capital Region into a year-round adventure hotspot.

Culinary Delight & Local Culture

With Reykjavik at its heart, the Capital Region of Iceland boasts a culinary scene as vibrant and varied as its breathtaking landscapes. Traditional Icelandic fare, deeply intertwined with the local culture, chronicles tales of survival and innovation. From succulent lamb and fresh seafood, nurtured by the fertile landscapes and bountiful waters, to unique dishes like hákarl (cured shark) that continue ancient culinary traditions, flavours here are a testament to the region’s rich past.

Local culture is characterised by fierce independence and impressive resilience, celebrated through numerous festivals and events. The dazzling Northern Lights brighten the winter months, while the summer brings the Midnight Sun, woven intricately into local lore and traditions. Visit the numerous museums and art galleries, or stroll through the old town to experience Iceland’s intriguing blend of Nordic history and forward-thinking innovation.


In conclusion, visiting the Capital Region of Iceland is an unforgettable experience. It is where raw, natural beauty is juxtaposed with the vibrant culture and modern conveniences of Reykjavik, the country’s bustling capital city. With its uniquely Icelandic blend of geothermal hotspots, picturesque landscapes, rich history, and a strong sense of community, the Capital Region offers a truly immersive experience that leaves visitors with lasting memories. Whether you are exploring the enchanting streets of Reykjavik, soaking in a geothermal pool, or marvelling at the Northern Lights, you are sure to leave the Capital Region with a sense of awe and a desire to return.

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