Reykjavik Is the New Destination for It Girls in Search of Adventure


From Iceland’s capital of Reykjavik, a myriad of adventurous excursions open up before you. There’s the legendary Blue Lagoon hot spring, waterfalls like Gullfoss and Skogafoss, and the Jökulsárlón glacier, Þingvellir National Park, where Game of Thrones is filmed and the only place on earth where one can scuba dive between tectonic plates. That’s not to mention the attractions in the city itself, like the concert hall Harpa, the host of tiny fish shacks clustered along the waterfront, and, of course, a plethora of cute Icelandic boutiques. It hosts not one but two major music festivals and a film festival, where Chloë Sevigny’s film Kitty screened. It’s no wonder W’s chic globetrotter Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert elected Iceland for her honeymoon — or that other celebrities, like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Justin Bieber (RIP his Instagram), Karlie Kloss, and Beyoncé have all flocked there. Reykjavik’s so in, even its police department’s Instagram is lit.


Chloë Sevigny at the Blue Lagoon following the screening of her film, Kitty. Photo by @chloesevigny.


Kourtney Kardashian, Simon Huck, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West in Iceland. Photo by @kourtneykardash.


Giovanna Battaglia went to Iceland for her honeymoon. Photo by Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert / Instagram.


Graphic designer Dabito at the Blue Lagoon just outside Reykjavik. Photo by @dabito.


Kim Kardashian in Iceland. Photo by @kimkardashian.


Icelandic models Ida Palsdottir and Andrea Röfn at Húrra Reykjavik. Photo by @hurrareykjavik.


Blogger Kiersten of The Blonde Abroad at the Seljavallalaug hot spring bath in Reykjavik. Photo by @theblondeabroad.


There’s a reason the official Reykjavik Metropolitan Police account has more followers than the population of Reykjavik itself. Photo by @logreglan.


Beyoncé plays in the snow during a family Christmas trip to Reykjavik. Photo by @beyonce.


Swedish Olympic swimmer Femke Heemskerk at the Jökulsárlón glacier just outside Reykjavik. Photo by @femheemskerk.


Karlie Kloss: “That time I climbed a waterfall in Iceland.” Photo by @karliekloss.


Icelandic bodybuilder Katrin Tanja at the Gullfoss waterfall. Photo by @katrintanja.


Icelandic photographer Katrin Braga photographs model Brynja Jonbjarnardottir. Photo by @katrinbraga.


German actress and Youtuber Melina Sophie in Reykjavik. Photo by @melinasophie.