My first trip to Reykjavik was not great. This was due to a mix of awful weather, terrible organisation of the Northern Lights tour and just not being particularly enthused by the city.
On my way to Ilulissat I had one night in Reykjavik either side of my trip to Greenland. This is purely for convenience and to make sure flight times with different airlines/airports worked for me. The Ilulissat flight left from Reykjavik City Airport, which meant there wasn’t even any transport needed the next day, just a 15 minute walk to the airport.
I had a fairly typical stopover plan: a bit of a wander round in the nice weather, get food, get a beer. The weather was great, the sunset was fantastic, but it being Easter weekend meant a lot of restaurants and bars, including the pizza place with no name and Mikkeller and Friends, were closed. Skúli Craft Bar was open and was perfect for a few drinks.
Despite it being a stopover, Reykjavik was far better the second time around.