A glass penthouse in Reykjavík, Iceland

Is Reykjavík the World’s Cutest Capital City?

At 64 degrees north, Iceland's largest metropolitan area Reykjavík is officially the world's northernmost capital, but is it also the world's cutest capital?

Admittedly, we’ve tinkered around with our photos in order to emphasise the cuteness, but rest assured that even if we hadn’t, Reykjavík would still look like a box-fresh toy town. While compact, Reykjavík is still a vibrant centre filled with things to see and do and a great place to start an itinerary-filled exploration of all that Iceland has to offer. From its picturesque streets, fantastic restaurants and lively night-life to its catalogue of daily activities and excursions, no one leaves Reykjavík without having had a fantastic time.

Views from Hallgrímskirkja

The photos below were all taken from the viewing deck of Hallgrímskirkja, a breathtakingly beautiful 73 metre high church on the periphery of the city centre. Entry is only 800 ISK (around 6 USD) so it’s well worth visiting, particularly if you’re new to the city and you need to get your bearings.

We think these photos make a good case for Reykjavík being the world’s cutest capital city, but what do you think?

A neighbourhood of Reykjavík, Iceland

The centre of Reykjavík, Iceland

A glass penthouse in Reykjavík, Iceland

A playground in Reykjavík, Iceland

The harbour in Reykjavík, Iceland

A row of houses in Reykjavík, Iceland

The coastline Reykjavík, Iceland

A little yellow house in Reykjavík, Iceland

Is Reykjavík the world’s cutest capital city? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Matt lives in the UK and is the editor of Here To Travel. He's someone who will try anything once, particularly if there’s an opportunity to take some photos, shoot some video and write about it.
2 Comments on this post.
  • Gail
    15 December 2016 at 04:13
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    Love Reykjavik!!!! Would love to go back in the spring !

  • Amanda
    19 December 2016 at 03:21
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    I was just in Reykjavik last week. I love it there. I’ll be back in March.

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