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If you're looking for travel destination slightly off the beaten path, look no further than Reykjavik. This port city on the western coast of Iceland offers a highly unique culture and landscape, with everything from thermal baths to a happening nightlife. Here's what to do on your next trip!

Top Ten Things to Do in Reykjavik, Iceland

1. Nightlife

Reykjavik with its hip cafes, pubs and night clubs is often dubbed "the nightlife capital of the north." The city is famous for its weekend nightlife that stays out late. 

2. Blue Lagoon 

A geothermal spa located near the city, about a 40 minute drive. The popular steamy waters are part of a lava formation, reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases such as psoriasis. In any case,  this dreamy pool is the epitame of rest and relaxation.

3. Thingvellir National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park is a site of historical, cultural and geological importance, and is one of the most poular tourist destinations in the country. 

4. Golden Waterfall (Gullfoss)

Absolutely stunning. Gullfoss is a massive waterfall on the river Hvita which originates in the glacial lake Langjokull. Gullfoss means "golden falls" because the glacial sediment in the water makes the falls look golden in the sunlight.

5. The Jökulsár Lagoon (Jökulsárlón)

This breathtaking lagoon has icebergs floating inside throughout the year. 

6. The vibrant Northern Lights

From September through April you can witness these dancing lights - one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. 

7. Hiking anywhere throughout the country

The many parks, forests and nature reserves offer amazing a hiking experiences. 

8. Whale watching

Choose from one of many tours to watch whales in the wild, and catch Puffins and other seabirds. 

9. New Years Eve (Gamlarskvold) celebrations

The arrival of the new year is a particular cause for celebration to the people of Reykjavík. Go next year for the amazing fireworks show. 

10. Take a glacier tour, either on foot, by 4-wheel drive or snowmobile

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