The underrated little city that never gets above 15C but is sunny 24 hours a day

The most northerly capital city in the world, Reykjavik is as breathtakingly otherwordly as the rest of Iceland.

Surrounded by volcanoes and a geothermal pool, the Icelandic capital also benefits from the mid-summer sun meaning 24 hours of daylight to explorer.

This “midnight sun” during the summer months is caused by the northern hemisphere’s tilt toward the sun. For those looking to make the most of the extended daylight hours, there is much to see and do in Reykjavik.

A trip through downtown to explore the chic fashion boutiques with a stopover in one of the city’s many charming coffee shops. 

Shops offer tourists a sample of uniquely Icelandic condiments providing the chance to bag some black volcanic salt.

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Exploring by foot provided an opportunity to take the city’s abundance of street art with colourful murals dotted around town.

If bracing the outdoor temperatures does not appeal then head inside to the national art museum to see works by Icelandic artists.

Another popular attraction is Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral the country’s largest church standing at 74.5 metres tall. 

The cathedral’s unique appearance is inspired by the basalt columns which are a common feature in the Icelandic landscapes

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For some spa pampering head to one of the nearby thermal pool and immerse in the geothermal heated water. 

Remember to wrap up warm despite the sunlight, temperatures never climb higher than 15.

Between September to April, visitors have the best chance of catching the northern lights as the nights at that time of year are dark and long.

Heading out of the city will offer the best opportunities with light pollution lower in remote parts of the island. 

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