The final entry about our wonderful 2-week trip to Iceland is about Reykjavík. This is where we started and ended our ring road adventure. People said the city wasn't that interesting and it's better to be elsewhere in Iceland. The city is fine and we liked our time in it. There's stuff to do even if it isn't as grand or interesting as many other European cities. However, don't make a trip to Iceland to visit the capital and miss out on the real reason to be there.
There was a choice at the end of the trip between trying to cram in COVID testing and jump on a return flight with a tight schedule. Direct flights between Latvia and Iceland were only Fri & Sun when we went. I opted for adding a couple of days at the end to make sure we had time for COVID testing. We spent the extra days leisurely enjoying it instead of wall-to-wall sightseeing.
We wandered the streets when the weather was good and took in some museums when it was bad. The National Museum is worth a visit. The art museums are good but small. I agree with the general advice that time is better served elsewhere if you're choosing between Reykjavík and anywhere else in Iceland. However, the city isn't a bad place to be.