Departure28 December 2023 I'm flexible
Nights1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
BoardAll-inclusive Full-board Half-board Breakfast Self catering Room only
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About ReykjavíkReykjavik is a captivating city, with a cool breeze that is warmed by the heat of the Icelandic land. It is a modern city, yet still retains its Viking heritage. It is the perfect place for a city break, offering a range of surprises. The local cuisine is something to be proud of, with salt cod, hearty meat and vegetable soup, and seabirds such as puffin being popular dishes. The city centre is a great place to shop, with Langavegur being the prime shopping area. Here you can find unique fashion, Icelandic wool blankets, gloves, hats and scarves, and many other souvenirs.
When to visit
If you're planning a holiday in Reykjavík, our top picks for the best time to travel would be June
Most widely considered a winter place, the land of ice and fire is spectacular in June. The midnight sun means an endless amount of daylight for long treks to glaciers, lava fields and waterfalls
Things to do in Reykjavík
Books inspired by Reykjavík
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Reykjavík holiday
A well-written and humorous book giving an insight into Scandinavia, its people and the enviably simpler Nordic ways and culture. It covers five countries including Iceland and will have you wanting to move to one of them!
A humorous coming-of-age novel by Iceland's most revered author. It's about orphan Alfgrimur who spent his childhood in a simple turf cottage with an elderly fisherman and a stream of eccentric house guests. A fascinating insight into a period of extreme change for all Icelanders in the 20th Century.
Reykjavík Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
10 AWESOME Things To Do in Reykjavik when it Rains!
23rd July 2023 by The Wandering Quinn
If you've just checked the weather for Iceland and it's showing rain, there's no need to fret! Here are some fantastic activities to enjoy in Reykjavik when the weather takes a turn for the wet....
Elding Whale Watching: The best whale watching tour in Iceland
6th December 2022 by Twins that Travel
When planning our trip to Iceland, one thing we knew we absolutely wanted to do was to take a whale watching tour. Touted as one of the best places to go whale watching, Iceland’s icy cold coastline and rich marine life attracts a whole host of big-ticket mammals. These include minke whales, humpback whales and white-beaked dolphins. However, it’s not uncommon for visitors to also spot orcas, fin whales, sperm whales and blue whales – if you’re really lucky....
Top things to do in Reykjavik: A four day itinerary
7th December 2022 by Twins that Travel
Iceland is a country that requires little introduction. Peppered with topaz-blue lagoons, ancient volcanoes and a stunning glacier park, this land of ‘fire and ice’ attracts over two million visitors a year. For many of these visitors, however, the country’s capital, Reykjavik, is a place to pay just a fleeting visit, rather than a destination to explore in its own right....
Free parking in Reykjavik: A guide to parking in Iceland’s capital
24th November 2022 by Twins that Travel
Iceland is an extremely drivable country and hiring a car is a must- particularly if you want to explore its phenomenal landscape in your own time (rather than as part of a group tour). Given that most visitors to the country will initially base themselves in Iceland’s capital – Reykjavik – or at least spend a day exploring the city, the majority of us will be looking for somewhere to park safely, once there. Before arriving in Reykjavik and hiring our own car, I was a little concerned...
The 9 cosiest cafes in Reykjavik
22nd November 2022 by Twins that Travel
Iceland is a country for the adventurous. A vast, mountainous landscape – peppered with volcanoes, glaciers and icy fjords – this is a country to climb, swim and hike. However, and come those dark, inward-looking winter months, Iceland is also a country that lends itself perfectly to the art of cafe hopping. This is particularly so for its capital, Reykjavik. With the winter sun not making its appearance until gone 10am and setting a little before 4pm, Reykjavik fills those inky dark days...
What we spent in Iceland in 5 days in 2022
21st November 2022 by Twins that Travel
As the third most expensive country in the world, it’s fair to presume that Iceland is not a destination for those on a budget. Floating in the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland is reliant on importing the vast majority of its goods – including food and drink. As a result, even breakfast out can be a pricey affair. However, and having recently visited Iceland for five days, we didn’t find the country as expensive as we’d feared. It is, of course, far more costly than many other European city...
10 very best things to do in Reykjavik
20th December 2022 by Hand Luggage Only
Reykjavik in Iceland is one of the only places in the world I’ve ever left and thought to myself – I could live here! It’s hands-down due to how incredible, yet intimate the city is. This is especially true with all the best things to do in Reykjavik and places to eat in the city....
Weather in Reykjavík
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Reykjavík