Pulsing with energy, Reykjavik hosts over 40 festivals a year in celebration of its Viking culture and heritage. Music plays a huge part in this and there are events almost every month showcasing the best of folk, blues, jazz, and modern acts from Iceland and further afield. The city is famed for its high-octane nightlife, facilitated by round-the-clock daylight in summertime and the funky bars that line the lively Laugavegur. To recharge your batteries, pay a visit to the spectacular Hallgrímskirkja cathedral, whose striking tower is said to be designed to reflect the lava flows so characteristic of Iceland’s landscape.

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