Plenty of people dismiss Reykjavik, the Icelandic capital, as too cold and too expensive for a travel destination. Write it off, however, and you risk missing out on some fantastic adventures.
Whether you're planning a short break or a longer stay, perhaps as part of a gap year, Reykjavik is full of unique experiences you just can't get anywhere else.
Grab a bargain
Reykjavik has many shops selling Icelandic specialities and souvenirs, but these can be pricey. You might have more luck at the weekend Kolaportið Flea Market by the harbour, which sells food, souvenirs, and second-hand goods. While you're there, buy a hot dog from Bæjarins Beztu, allegedly the best in Iceland.
The Blue Lagoon might be Reykjavik's most famous watery destination, but the city has a number of pools. These are cheap to visit,