Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and its largest city, with about 120 thousand inhabitants living in the city and a further 80 thousand in the capital area. It´s history goes back to 870 AD when one of Iceland´s first settlers, Ingolfur Arnarson, settled in the region. Reykjavik has been the host to some, more recent, historical events. In 1972 Reykjavik hosted the  "Match of the Century", where the two superpowers of the time, represented by Bobby Fisher and Boris Spassky, met on the chessboard. In 1986 the same two superpowers met again in Reykjavik, this time represented by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. Their meeting in Reykjavik is thought to have been very important for the INF disarmament treaty between the US and the USSR.

Touristic information can be found at Visit Reykjavik. 

How to get to Reykjavik


Iceland´s flagship air carrier Icelandairconnects the Keflavik International  airport with main European and US cities. SAS connects Reykjavik with Oslo on a daily basis.

Wow air and Iceland Express offers cheap flights to Iceland from some selected European cities. Lufthansa and Air Berlin usually offer service to Iceland during summer time. 

The flybus connects the Keflavik International airport with the Reykjavik BSI bus terminal and with all major hotels and guesthouses.

Informational Video about Reykjavik