A handful of Reykjavík’s streets are pedestrian only, such as the lower end of Skólavörðustígur Street shown here. This contributes to a comfortable pace while enjoying the landmarks such as the Church of Hallgrímur in the background. The downtown area is also compact, so don’t hurry. You can easily cover everything on foot within a few hours. As charming as the ambiance is, you quickly sense the city caters to foreigners. And why not when over two million tourists a year visit a country with a population just over 300,000. The peak tourism season is June through August.