Reykjavík is the nation’s capital and main hub in almost every sense of the word. It is the closeness to nature that makes Reykjavík truly special. Surrounded on three sides by the sea and dutifully watched over by the kindly but imposing hulk of Mount Esja, visitors are constantly reminded that this city lies on the edge of a grandiose, yet far from uniform, land.

Situated on a peninsula, the visitor is never far from the sea in Reykjavík. The old wooden buildings and fishing village atmosphere of the old town only serve to enhance that sensory connection with the city’s history. It is tempting to describe Reykjavík as the modern capital trying to squeeze into the ancient fishing village, but in reality the rapid expansion of the city has left the ancient fishing village struggling to remain the focus of the modern capital.

Reykjavík offers an exceptionally wide variety of museums, galleries, theatres and cinemas, as well as a lake in the city centre, parks and scuplture gardens. It also has shopping down to a fine art; its main shopping street is an odd but pleasing mix of local and international names in the fashion world, as well as gift shops, art shops and much more. Some of Reykjavík´s biggest claims to fame are its pleasant cafés, its crazy nightlife and its bewildering array of world-class restaurants. All year round visitors can enjoy a multitude of various events and festivals.

Every season has its own unique charm; the summer brings 24 hours of daylight, while winter ushers in the beautiful Northern Lights. Enjoy all the natural treasures that Reykjavík and its surroundings have to offer.

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Attractions

Discover Reykjavík
Reykjavík is a paradise of possibilities, offering an impressive collection of interesting attractions and places of historic significance.
Recommended landmarks for visitors: Harpa concert and conference centre, Solfar Sun Voyager, Viðey, Reykjavík City Hall, Hallgrímskirkja and Perlan.
Golden Circle
The Golden Circle is one of the most popular tours in Iceland.
The tour covers the island’s three major attractions.
First is Thingvellir, which is the national park of Iceland, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimetres per year.
The second location is Geysir, the famous geothermal area with hot springs.
The third attraction is one of Iceland ’s most beautiful and powerful waterfalls, Gullfoss.
Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa, located in a lava field in the south west of Iceland.
The scenery around the Blue Lagoon is stunning.
The lagoon is filled with naturally heated geothermal water and is rich with minerals, which you can apply to your skin.
If you want to relax and enjoy yourself, the Blue Lagoon is the right place to go.
Whale watching
Around Iceland, various different whale species can be seen.
Enjoy watching the wildlife in its natural environment.
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Pilot Yes, compulsory
Tidal movement 4.5 m
Miðbakki No. 231-2
Length 170 m
Draft 8 m
Air draft No restrictions
Beam No restrictions
Skarfabakki no. 312-315
Length 335 m
Draft 11.5 m
Air draft No restrictions
Beam No restrictions
Kornbakki No. 411-412
Length 250 m
Draft 7.8 m
Air draft No restrictions
Beam No restriction
Sundabakki no. 421-423
Length 205 m
Draft 7.8 m
Air draft No restrictions
Beam No restrictions
Available Yes
Pontoons Yes
Tugboats Yes
Type of bottom Gravel / mud
Minimum depth 13 m
Distance from anchorage to tender pier 0.8 nautical miles / 1500 m
Bunkers Available
Supplies Available
Waste handling Yes
Fresh water Yes
Pilot channel 12
Emergency channel 16
Medical emergency 112
ISPS approved Yes
Ship tenders N/A
Crew facilities No
Shuttle services Yes
Excursion buses Yes
Taxis Yes
Public transportation No
Rental cars Available
Terminal building for passengers No
Tourist information Yes
Shopping Yes
Restrooms Yes
Local currency ISK
Currency exchange In city centre
ATM In city centre
Internet access Yes
Guide service Yes
City maps Yes
Public telephones Yes
Mailboxes Yes
City centre Miðbakki 500 m and Skarfabakki 4 km
Airport 50 km International / 5 km domestic

Contact info

Visiting address Tryggvagötu 17
Contact person Erna Kristjánsdóttir
Mobile +354 665 8766
Fax +354 525 8990
Website Port of Rekjavík
Email erna@faxaports.is