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

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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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Rauðhólar

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit: TommyZ The Rauðhólar ("The Red Hills") is what is left of a group of pseudocraters on the s...

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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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Tours near Capital Region

2 Day Ice Cave Tour | South Coast Waterfalls & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Step right up to join this fully guided tour of the most popular and unique sites along the......

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8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself eight days and 7 nights in the land of ice and fire. This road trip......

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4-Day Package to the Ice Cave | Jokulsarlon, Northern Lights and the South Coast

Witness the marvels of Iceland in winter with this four-day package to the Vatnajökull......

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5-Day Winter Package | The Golden Circle, Ice Cave, Northern Lights & Blue Lagoon

Come along on a 5-day journey and visit the Golden Circle, the South Coast, the Blue Lagoon and......

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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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7 Day Northern Lights Self Drive Tour | Destination Ice Cave

Spend a week in Iceland travelling to the best attractions of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the......

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6 Day Winter Trip In Iceland | From Reykjavik to the Ice Cave

Explore the beautiful Icelandic winter scene with this 6-day package. Visit the most......

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4 Day Winter Vacation | Northern Lights, Golden Circle, South Coast & Blue Lagoon

Book this city break package and have a wonderful vacation in Iceland! The moment you arrive,......

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6 Day Guided Winter Tour | Highlights of South, East & North Iceland

Hop on board this unique minibus journey around Iceland, exploring for six full days the......

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6 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | Jokulsarlon, Ice Cave & Diamond Beach

Take the wheel on this winter self-drive tour, that's frosted with ice and snow for the season!......

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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Book this self-drive tour and visit Iceland's most famous attractions, including the Blue......

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4 Day Summer Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle & Vik

Go for a whirlwind self-drive tour of Iceland's most fabulous attractions with this short......

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7 Day Guided Winter Tour | Half-Circle of Iceland and Flight back to Reykjavik

Jump aboard this seven-day winter minibus tour around Iceland, from Reykjavík to the most iconic......

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9 Day Winter Itinerary | The Complete Iceland Experience

Reserve this 9-day package tour to experience all the best attractions Iceland has to offer in......

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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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Ultimate 10 Day Adventure | Highlands in Winter & the Ice Cave

Grab this adventure-packed winter package in Iceland, and tick many things off your bucket list.......

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12 Day Winter Package | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Experience the wonders of Iceland on this 12-day winter package that takes you to all the......

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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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3 Day Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle & Hraunfossar Falls

See Iceland's finest sights and most popular attractions in only 3 days on this self-drive tour!......

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Circle of Iceland with Snaefellsnes Peninsula | 10-Day Winter Package

Circle the incredible country of Iceland in the depth of winter with this exciting package. Over......

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Sea Angling Experience | From Reykjavík

Reel in your excitement and join this sea angling tour setting out from the heart of......

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5 Day Family-Friendly Winter Package | Golden Circle, South Coast, Reykjavik & Blue Lagoon

Experience Iceland in a fun and easy way with this 5-day family friendly all-in-one package.......

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Winter 7 Day Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle & North Iceland

See Iceland’s dramatic northern coast for yourself! This car rental package offers you an easy......

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9 Day Self-Drive Winter Tour | Snaefellsnes Peninsula, South Coast, and Ice Cave

Book this incredible self-drive tour to make the most of nine days in Iceland. This tour is......

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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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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Wonders of West Iceland

Chart your own course on this fabulous self-drive tour of the quaint villages and magnificent......

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6 Day Summer Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland

Drive the whole circle around Iceland in only six days. If you don't have much time but still......

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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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8 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle Of Iceland Camping Trip

Book this tour for an incredible camping trip all around Iceland. If you have always dreamed of......

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9 Day Winter Package | Minibus Excursion of Iceland with Akureyri

Embrace the Icelandic winter on this 9-day tour package, where you’ll see the most iconic sights......

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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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3 Day Winter Stopover | Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights

Experience the best of Iceland in just three days with this winter stopover package. See the......

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Loki Horse Riding Tour | Beginner Friendly

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

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3 Day Winter Self Drive | Hot Springs and Northern Lights

Book this 3-day self-drive tour to explore Icelandic hot springs, geothermal areas, and the......

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Summer 7 Day Self Drive Tour | North Iceland & Myvatn

Explore the incredible north of Iceland on this 7 day, self-drive tour. Incredible sites such as......

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11 Day Winter Package | The Ring Road with Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Join this fantastic 11-day winter package exploring the highlights of the Ring Road in Iceland.......

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6 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | Snaefellsnes & The Golden Circle

Choose this self-drive tour of the beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula in winter, when all is clean......

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5 Day Winter Adventure | Guided South Coast Tour and Golden Circle Self-Drive

Embark on a 5-day winter adventure in Iceland. This tour is tailored to those who want to see as......

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10 Day Summer Self-Drive | Off-the-Beaten-Path in Snaefellsnes, Westfjords & Flatey Island

Travel into the undisturbed nature and visit lonely fjords, turf houses, hot springs, remote......

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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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Private Airport Transfer | Reykjavik & Keflavik

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

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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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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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6 Day Camping Self Drive | Kjolur 4x4 Highland Roads

Book this trip to immerse yourself in Iceland's incredible and diverse nature. In 6 days, this......

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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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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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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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4-Day Summer Self-Drive | Golden Circle & South Coast with Home Base in Reykjavik

Enjoy a relaxed summer holiday in Iceland with this 4-day self-driving tour centred in the city......

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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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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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4-Day Winter Self Drive Tour | Golden Circle, Glaciers and Black Sand Beaches

Immerse yourself in the quiet and frozen nature of Iceland as the Northern Lights dance above......

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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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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Northern Lights Holiday by Lake Myvatn

Take the wheel on this 5-day, 4-night Northern Lights journey of North Iceland in the beautiful......

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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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Private Reykjavik Sightseeing Adventure

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

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Buggy & Snorkeling Combination Tour

Don’t hesitate to join this exciting combo tour balancing your day between riding a Buggy......

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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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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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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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Buggy & Riverjet Boat Trip in Reykjavik

Hop aboard this brilliant and exciting day tour combining a spot of buggy riding with the......

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Night Time Free Dive at Silfra Fissure

Swim like a fish through the crystal clear waters of Silfra Fissure, in Þingvellir National......

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