The first time i went to Iceland in August, it was a difference between the 30 degrees from Paris and the 12 degrees at the airport of Keflavik. Airport of Keflavik is located at 50km from Reykjavik.
The Reykjavík Capital Area collect around 200 000 people on the 300 000 people in all the country. That’s two thirds of the entire Icelandic population, so you can imagine the rest of the country. Although it’s one of the smallest capital cities in the world, Reykjavik is very lively and very modern. It is a cosmopolitan city and we can find everything we need there. Each district has its own elected council that governs the community. Reykjavik is very accessible capital and it is easy to find your way in the city. With almost 24 hours of daylight during the summer, the day are very long and it is difficult to sleep.
It is also easy to drive in Reykjavik and in Iceland, i didn’t have a GPS during my whole trip and never it was a problem. My maps on a paper was enought. In the center you can see everything walking. The best thing to do for me was to park my car just beside the famous church ‘Hallgrímskirkja’. This church is Reykjavík’s main landmark and its tower can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. So thanks to that never i could be lost because i could see the church. Moreover it is located just at the beginning of shopping streets and Laugavegur’s street.
It is very pleasant to walk in the center of Reykjavik, these streets are lively and at the same time it is peaceful. So i liked to wander in the center. You can find very nice restaurant, fastfood, coffee, bar etc… The number of souvenir shop are very important also. The city is extremely clean, the cleanest city that i have ever seen.
You can also spend a nice moment walking around the lac Tjornin which shelters almost 40 species of bird.