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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik

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Introduction

Reykjavik is a capital city with the feel of a small town. Brightly painted houses of corrugated iron dominate the city skyline and skyscrapers are virtually unheard of here. The buildings cluster around the Tjornin Lake, a spot that's at once tranquil and the bustling heart of the city.

From the tower at Hallgrímskirkja you can look out over the city and beyond to the rising columns of geothermal steam that earned this city the name Reykjavik, which roughly translates as, 'the bay of smoke'. For a taste of history head onto the National Museum where the Culture House exhibits beautifully illustrated sagas, vital records of the myths and legends that grew out of Iceland's ancient landscapes.

The world's most northerly capital, Reykjavik is also one of the most friendly and laidback, with award winning restaurants and a world-famous nightlife that takes full advantage of the opportunity to party under the Midnight Sun.

One of the highlights of any stay in Reykjavik is the whale watching that can be undertaken just outside the harbour, where fin whales, humpback whales and dolphins congregate.

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Iceland and Greenland Explorer

15-day stay & cruise from £8,500 pp incl. flights

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Exclusive tailor-made fly, stay and cruise holiday

Depart Iceland’s coastal capital and set sail on this Greenlandic adventure. Days at sea give plenty of time for identifying seabirds and whale-spotting, while Zodiac® cruises allow you to experience the vast glaciers and ice floes first hand.

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Top itineraries in Reykjavik

North Iceland Odyssey

6-day tailor-made journey

Embark on an odyssey with this six day itinerary, visiting the famous Blue Lagoon, spotting whales, sinking into hot springs, absorbing the cities and admiring the landscapes of the less crowded Northern Iceland.

Journey Around Iceland

8-day Escorted tour from £2,210 pp incl. flights

Explore vibrant cities, glaciers, lagoons and volcanic landscapes on this seven-day escorted tour around Iceland.

Northern Lights Academy

8-day itinerary

Iceland is a remarkable country, jam-packed full of geological wonders and some of the most spectacular and varied scenery anywhere in the world.

Iceland's Northern Lights & Winter Wonders

5-day escorted tour from £960 pp incl. flights

This escorted tour takes in the winter wilderness of southern Iceland, starting and ending in the capital Reykjavik and visiting a number of the region's most impressive sites, from the iceberg-filled waters of the Jokulsarlon Lagoon to the waterfalls of Gullfoss and Skogafoss among others.

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Top places to stay in Reykjavik

Hotel Katla, Vik

Traditional hotel

An ideal option for those taking a road trip along Iceland’s spectacular south coast, with outdoor hot tubs and a delicious on-site restaurant.

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

Traditional hotel

Reykjavík is a wonderful city to start off your Icelandic adventure, and the centrally-located (and aptly named) Centrum gets you right into the heart of the fun

Hotel Frón, Reykjavik

Accommodation

Hotel Frón is a modern and friendly hotel situated in the heart of Reykjavik on the main shopping street, Laugavegur. From its bright blue façade to its exposed bricks and beams and contemporary artworks, the hotel is a real mix of modern and traditional. The result is a friendly, homely place with…

Blue Lagoon Clinic Hotel, Iceland

Contemporary hotel

To escape the crowds at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, book into this award-winning design hotel with its own private geothermal lagoon.

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