Reykjavik and surrounding area
Reykjavik offers the best of both worlds for those who love cities: it´s big enough to offer a variety of entertainment, yet small enough to cover by foot in safety surrounded by majestic mountains and pristine waters. In the summer the sun or the light from it bathes the island for 24 glorious hours, in the winter Reykjavik gets three hours of daylight, the sun never making it much above the horizon. Reykjavik has become its own revered city in the past few decades with the best party nightlife, dancing, bars and clubs. In music, and in rock in particular, the all-consuming energy of Reykjavik and Iceland is most tangible. Several music festivals take place every year in Reykjavik, including the four day Iceland Airwaves in, Culture Night, and the Reykjavik Arts Festival. A visit to a restuarant offering fine cuisine or a simpler fare at the countless coffee bars in Reykjavik will complete the trip.