Information about Capital Region

Reykjavík is the most populous part of the Capital Region

The Capital Region refers to Reykjavík and its bordering towns. It holds well over half of the country’s population, in spite of taking up less than 1% of the country’s landmass.

The towns surrounding the capital are Kópavogur, Hafnafjörður, Garðabær, Mosfellsbær, Seltjarnarnes and Kjósarhreppur. Combined with Reykjavík city itself, these municipalities account for around 220,000 people.

Although each area is its own municipality, they cooperate on issues like transport, and by doing so, keep the region well connected.

Services near Capital Region

All services in 50km radius

Attractions nearby Capital Region

Mosfellsdalur

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Stig Nygaard. Mosfellsdalur is a valley, located approximately 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Iceland&rs...

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Laxnes

Laxnes is a farm in Mosfellsdalur Valley. Nobel author Halldor Laxness was partly brought up here and adopted the farm's name as his surname. Lax...

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Gljufrasteinn

“Whoever doesn't live in poetry cannot survive here on earth.” These are the words of the late Halldór Kiljan Laxness, a 1955 N...

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Varmá

Photo from: Sea Trout, Char and Salmon | River Fishing Day Tour Varmá ('Warm River') is a small river located just near the town ...

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Mosfellsbær

Mosfellsbær, colloquially known as “The Green Town”, is a town in southwest Iceland, 15 minutes drive away from the island’s c...

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Úlfarsfell

Ulfarsfell is a small mountain, around 296 meters high, located south of Mosfellsbaer, a town located around 12 km from Iceland’s capital of Rey...

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Hafravatn

Hafravatn is a small and charming lake just outside the capital limits, with the town Mosfellsbaer on its northern side.  The lake is located 76...

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Esjan

The mountain Esja, often called Esjan, is situated in Kjalarnes in the south-west corner of Iceland. Only 10 kilometres from the city of Reykjav&ia...

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Þerneyjarsund

Þerneyjarsund is a large channel of water between the islands Þerney and Gunnuey.  Þerney island is found in Ko...

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Skalafell

Photo From: Skíðasvæðin - Bláfjöll & Skálafell Facebook.  Skálafell is a volcanic mounta...

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Móskarðshnjúkar

Móskarðshnjúkar is a mountain and popular hiking route, situated in the south-west corner of Iceland next to Mt. Esja.  The mo...

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Lundey

  Lundey ('Puffin Island') is a small uninhabited island off the western coast of Reykjavik. It is a haven for seabirds. The island is ...

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Hólmsheiði

Hólmsheiði is a prison just outside of Reykjavík, known for its long-term rehabilitation facilities for women, as well as its reputa...

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Viðey

From the Skarfabakki pier at Sundahofn harbour in Reykjavik (around 5 km from the center) you can take a ferry to Videy island in Kollafjordur bay. V...

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Árbæjarsafn

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit: Ymblanter. Árbæjarsafn is an open-air museum in Reykjavík dedicated to providing guests...

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Elliðaá

  Ellidaa is a river inside the Reykjavik area. Its source are two smaller rivers in the Blafjoll mountain range and the Hengill area that flow ...

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Laugardalur

  Laugardalur valley is an area  in Reykjavik. Among its attractions are the remains of the old washing pools - from which the valley ...

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Valshamar

Valshamar is a vertical cliff in Hvalfjordur in Southwest Iceland, highly popular for rock climbing. The cliff is bolted and offers many great routes...

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Elliðavatn

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Axel Kristinsson.  Elliðavatn is a lake within the greater capital area of Reykjavík in...

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Hengill

  The area of the impressive volcanic mountain Hengill is a geothermal site and a source of energy for the south of Iceland. Two power stations...

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Tours near Capital Region

Loki Horse Riding Tour | Beginner Friendly

Explore the beautiful natural landscapes of South Iceland on this affordable and easy horse......

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Thor Horse Riding Tour | Adventure Ride with Mountain Views

Seize the opportunity to get to know the unique and friendly Icelandic horse and witness some......

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Reykjavik City Private Helicopter Tour

Get to know the city of Reykjavík from an entirely new perspective, on this exhilarating and......

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Reykjavik City Helicopter Tour

Explore Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, from an entirely fresh perspective, flying high above the......

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Reykjavik City Helicopter Tour with Mountain Top Landing

Break out of the city limits with this thrilling helicopter sightseeing tour over the......

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Private Reykjavik Helicopter Tour with Mountain Top Landing

Own your surroundings with this fantastic private helicopter flight over the charming city of......

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Horse Riding & Northern Lights Hunting by Boat

Embark on this double winter excursion and go horse riding in Iceland, before setting sail to......

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New Year's Eve Firework Cruise

Jump aboard this boat cruise to obtain the best possible view of Reykjavík's famous fireworks on......

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Northern Lights Boat Cruise from Reykjavik

See the Northern Lights from the open waters of Faxaflói Bay, on this boat cruise that sets out......

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Sea Angling Trip from Reykjavik Harbour

Reel in your travel experience in Iceland by embarking on a sea angling adventure from......

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Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour from Reykjavik Harbour

Join this budget-friendly combo of both whale watching and puffin watching from Reykjavík......

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Private Reykjavik Sightseeing Adventure

Explore the Northernmost capital in the world on this customisable sightseeing tour of......

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Private Airport Transfer | Reykjavik & Keflavik

Secure the most convenient and comfortable travel method for passengers arriving to or departing......

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Scuba Diving Adventure | Visit a Shipwreck in Faxafloi Bay

Embark on an underwater adventure in Iceland by joining a scuba diving tour that visits the......

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Meet the Icelandic Horse | Hafnarfjordur Horse Farm Visit

Meet the friendly Icelandic horse on this short and affordable tour to a local horse farm, where......

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Greenland Sailing | 10-Day Photography Workshop

Capture the majestic sceneries of Greenland on this 10-day photo expedition, from Reykjavík to......

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Perlan Museum Glacier & Ice Cave Exhibition

Discover a frosty wonderland inside Reykjavík city with an ice cave exhibition at Perlan Museum.......

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Sea Angling Tour from Reykjavik's Old Harbour

Reel in your excitement and join this sea angling tour setting out from the Old Harbour in......

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Whale Watching & Horse Riding | Day-Tour from Reykjavik

Get to know the most majestic animals of Iceland on this combination tour of horse riding and......

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Volcano Show & Geological Exhibition

Come and learn about the captivating nature of Iceland's mighty volcanoes and the country's......

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8 Day Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & The Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself eight incredible days in the land of ice and fire. This self-drive......

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Leidarendi Lava Cave Exploration

Step inside a naturally formed lava tunnel on this caving adventure from Reykjavík City. If you......

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Imagine Peace & Northern Lights on Videy Island

Enjoy an evening on the peaceful and serene island of Viðey, just off the coast of Reykjavík, on......

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Whale Watching & ATV Tour from Reykjavik

Jump on this tour and combine speed on land with action on the high seas. This whale watching......

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Whale Watching & Reykjavik Grand Excursion

Join this unmatched excursion of whale watching and Reykjavík sightseeing. This tour is perfect......

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Discovering Hvalfjordur | Value Kayaking Tour (Small Groups)

Paddle your way onto this serene kayaking tour exploring the gorgeous Hvalfjörður fjord, just 50......

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