Midborg serves as the central district of the capital city of Reykjavík, Iceland and includes six major neighbourhoods, Kvos, Grjótaþorp, Skólavörðuholt, Þingholt, Skuggahverfi and Vatnsmýri. The area is a multipurpose hub of administration, cultural icons and thriving modern-day nightlife. Midborg is spread across Austurstræti and Bankastræti, or “East Street” and “Bank Street” respectively.
Laugavegur is the main tourist hub, sprinkled with shopping, eating and sightseeing locations. Midborg’s primary attraction is the Tjörnin pond, an impressive destination popular for bird feeding and located alongside points of interest including Reykjavik City Hall as well as several important museums. The area boasts Hallgrímskirkja which is the largest church in Iceland and a prominent architectural landmark as well as the city’s prime concentration of bars and clubs comprising Reykjavík's nightlife.
Public transportation in Reykjavik is served by public bus centred by the Reykjavik's Central Bus Station. Taxis, tuk-tuks and bicycles are available for rent providing for local transit around the area. Reykjavík Airport is located just south of the city centre.
The influx of tourism into areas including Bankarstræti, Austurstræti and Laugavegur was drastically affected in the early 1800s with the construction of the bridge over Lækinn. Lækinn flowed out of the prominent lake of Tjörnin parallel with modern Lækjargata and created a physical barrier between the areas.