With a population of just over 300,000 in Iceland, 1/2 of that population lives in Reykjavik. It is the world’s most northernmost city-very energetic and free-thinking people live there. It is also known as the “gateway to the rugged outdoors” which the rest of Iceland is .
In the winter months Reykjavik might see only 2-4 hours of sunlight; in the summer months it can be sunny for up to 24 hours.
It was an easy flight from Boston-only 4 hours and well-worth the trip. Some of the shopping I found interesting-the wool body suits( yes,you would need that in winter! ),lots of jewelry made from volcanic rocks and of course,many items from the company 66 North which makes a lot of great outdoor wear in Iceland.
I found parts of Reykjavik to be very charming-wonderful restaurants,shops and the people are very warm and welcoming.