Pocket Rough Guide Reykjavik

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Discover the best of Reykjavik with this compact, practical, entertaining Pocket Rough Guide. This slim, trim treasure trove of trustworthy travel information is ideal for travellers on short trips, and covers all the key sights such as Hallgrímskirkja, National Museum, Settlement Exhibition, Saga Museum, restaurants, shops, cafes and bars, plus inspired ideas for day-trips, with honest independent recommendations from expert authors.

The Pocket Rough Guide Reykjavik covers: Lækjartorg, Austurstræti and Austurvöllur, Aðalstræti, Hafnarstræti and Tryggvagata; the harbour, Tjörnin and around, Bankastræti and around, Hallgrímskirkja and around, Öskjuhlíð and around, ; Laugardalur and around, Hafnarfjörður and around, The Reykjanes Peninsula, The Golden Circle, The Interior.

Inside this travel guide you will find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to Reykjavik, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Öskjuhlíð to family activities in child-friendly places, like Laugardalur or or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Bankastræti.

Covering Lækjartorg, Austurstræti, Austurvöllur, Aðalstræti and more, the practical Places section provides all you need to know about must-see sights and the best places to eat, drink, sleep and shop.

The routes suggested by Rough Guides' expert writers cover top attractions like the Blue Lagoon and Þórsmörk and hidden gems like Gullfoss Falls and Strokkur geyser.

Venture further afield to The Golden Circle or Tjörnin. This tells you why to go, how to get there, and what to see when you arrive.

Written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our expert writers will help you make the most of your trip to Reykjavik.

Packed with pertinent practical information, this is a convenient companion when you're out and about exploring Reykjavik.

With every major sight and listing highlighted, the pull-out map makes on-the-ground navigation easy.

Features fresh magazine-style layout, inspirational colour photography and colour-coded maps throughout.

Includes invaluable background information on how to get to Reykjavik, getting around, health guidance, tourist information, festivals and events, plus an A–Z directory and a handy language section and glossary.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780241306512
Series: Pocket Rough Guides
Publication Date: 5/31/2018
Next Edition Due: Q1.2024
Pages: 140
Dimensions: 100 x 191mm


This title is a part of Pocket Rough Guides

Pictorial, compact travel guides series to countries, cities and regions with a pull-out map and factual travel tips perfect for short trips and travellers seeking concise travel information and practical listings.

  • Concise practical travel information includes getting there, getting around, climate and safety tips, accommodation, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Things Not to Miss at the beginning of each guide

  • Colour-coded places chapters with key coverage of places and sights in points-of-interest structure

  • Recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Pull-out detailed maps with marked-up key sights or listings

  • Printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each purchased printed guide from May 2019

Format: 102 x 190mm

Price: £7.99-£8.99 | $12.99-$13.99

Extent: 128–208 pages


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4.5 out of 5, 13 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Perfect for the trip.

Reviewed on January 02, 2020
Paperback | Verified

A present for relatives who are visiting Iceland. Good quality and they seemed pleased.

Amazon Customer

Great travel guide for first visit to Iceland

Reviewed on August 04, 2019
Paperback | Verified

Really helped planning for my first trip to Iceland

Amazon Customer

Basic - not worth buying

Reviewed on April 14, 2019
Paperback | Verified

I bought this for a trip to Reykjavík. I am very disappointed with it. The information is simplistic. The maps are small and don’t cover the full harbour area. Don’t waste your money.

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