Reykjavik with its small population of about 140,000 is comparable to Darwin in size. Most of the population in the rugged, barren country of Iceland live in the capital. It has an interesting history, an abundance of geothermal energy and some striking architecture.
The best way to get a feel for the city is to take a tips only walking tour. Our tour guide was excellent and used humour and personal anecdotes to flesh out more about this fascinating Reykjavik and Icelandic culture. This island nation has a history shaped by their isolation and the need to survive in harsh weather conditions. It’s not a big city and will only a take a full day to explore. The standard of accomodation and living is high and the people are a practical and pragmatic sort.