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When: The severe annual fluctuations in sunlight are likely to dictate when you decide to visit the city. During the summer months, it hardly gets dark in the city whilst in the winter it barely gets light.
Where: Reykjavik has plenty for culture seekers to see and do. The city's main architectural landmark is the Hallgrimskirja Church - which towers over the city - whilst the Reykjavik City Museum gives some insight into how residents of the city used to live.
Why: As the only large urban zone in Iceland, Reykjavik is its main repository of art and culture. The National Gallery boasts a great range of works from local and international artists whilst the National Museum of Iceland offers a fascinating account of the country's history.
When: Head out to Reykjavik in the summer months to catch the best of the city's nightlife and weather. May is the sunniest month of the year in Reykjavik.
Where: Amongst the more popular social spots in Iceland are the geothermal pools - Laugardalslaug boasts hot pools, steam baths and water slides and is a very pleasant place to spend an afternoon. Be sure also to check out the pools of Arbaejarlaug and Vesturbaejarlung.
Why: Reykjavik is a fun and exciting city with a distinctly bohemian ambience. It boasts some world famous nightlife with a range of traditional pubs, sports bars, chic nightclubs and rock and dance music venues. It is a fun and interesting place to experience with a group of friends.
When: Whilst you'll probably want to visit in the midsummer months, if you are intent on seeing the northern lights you will need to visit either between September and October or between February and March - when the environmental conditions are most favourable for this unforgettable phenomenon.
Where: Iceland's rich cultural scene can be experienced in Reykjavik. The Harpa - home to the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra - has regular concerts - whilst local and international plays can be seen at the National Theatre of Iceland. There are also numerous excellent restaurants and shopping opportunities around the city.
Why: The rich culture of Reykjavik makes it a fantastic base for experiencing the stunning natural environment of Iceland. Be sure to visit such nearby attractions as the Thingvellir National Park, the Gullfos Waterfall and the Blue Lagoon. If you're lucky, you might even get to see the Aurora Borealis!
When: Whilst it might be hard to get the kids to go to sleep in Reykjavik in the middle of the summer, this is the best time to visit the city! However, should you wish to see the northern lights, the autumn and spring half terms are the times to go.
Where: Amongst Reykjavik's main attractions are the whale watching tours which depart from the marina and which offer a good prospect of seeing minke and humpback whales. There are also horse riding centres around the outskirts of the city and there are some fantastic hiking routes on the nearby Esjan Mountain.
Why: Reykjavik is a very pleasant city to visit with the family - it has a slow pace of life, lots of green spaces and a very friendly population. There are lots of natural attractions for the children to see and there are also interesting museums.