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4* Iceland escape w/breakfast, tours, flights & transfers
£299pp

Breakfast • Flights inc

2-nights • Until October 2021

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Iceland, Niagara Falls & NYC escape w/flights & transfers
£599pp

Accom only • Flights inc

6-nights • Until August 2021

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About Reykjavik

Hauntingly beautiful, with cool breezes tempered by heat rising up from the land, modern yet still in touch with its Viking past, Reykjavik is a series of surprises, a perfect city break destination.

Food and drink

Iceland is justly proud of its local food. Fish is often found as salt cod, the dried then reconstituted chunk of fish is found in many regional dishes. The lamb is delicious and is found in the traditionally hearty meat and vegetable soup that is common at lunchtime. Seabirds are fairly common on the menu, with puffin being the most prevalent.

Shopping

The city centre of Reykjavik is full of delightful boutiques, craft shops, fine fashion venues and souvenir stalls. Langavegur is the prime shopping area of the city. Much of the focus is on clothing with many exotic designs, Icelandic one-off creations, and quirky items available. Buy one of the beautiful Icelandic wool blankets, or a special pair of gloves, hat and scarf.

When to visit

If you're planning a holiday in Reykjavik, our top picks for the best time to travel would be andune

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

Books inspired by Reykjavik

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Reykjavik holiday

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The Almost Nearly Perfect People

Michael Booth

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!

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Fish Can Sing

Halldor Laxness

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.

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Jar City

Arnaldur Indridason

A lonely old man is found murdered in his Reykjavík flat, the only clues are a cryptic note left by the killer and a photograph of a young girl’s grave. This is the first of eleven novels in the extremely readable Inspector Erlendur detective series.

Reykjavik Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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12th February 2021 by Andy

Cheapest places to holiday in August

Throughout Europe, August is the busiest holiday season of the year. With scorching hot temperatures and summer holidays on everyone’s wish lists, it can also be the most expensive. It pays to keep your eyes open for package deals, in order to book early. The team at Simply Holiday Deals will make it easy for you, by delivering the best ones straight to your inbox.If you can schedule your holiday for later in the month, it’s possible to take advantage of cheaper prices, as the holidays wind...

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22nd April 2020 by ScribbleStu

Visiting Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

Iceland’s impressive, luminous Blue Lagoon is one of the country’s top tourist attractions and features on countless bucket lists. But for many who get to visit, it becomes one of those decisive “loved it or hated it” places. I’ve been contemplating it’s “Marmite effect” on the public....

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3rd May 2020 by PommieTravels

5 Things to See and Do in Iceland

As the name suggests, Iceland is a land full of ice formations. However, cold should not deter you, since Iceland is warmer than the United Kingdom during winter. There are a couple of reasons why you should visit Iceland. The place is characterised by nature wonders ranging from springs, the northern lights, and fantastic coastal views. There is no doubt that Iceland should top your travel bucket list. The country is rich in outstanding culture and unique natural beauty, waiting to be...

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9th March 2020 by ScribbleStu

So how expensive is Iceland, really?

The short is answer is: very. But don’t let that put you off going. I’ve just come back from the land of fire and ice and here are my top tips for making the most of your stay, and your money. Iceland’s a fascinating place filled with breathtaking once-in-a-lifetime scenery and natural wonders. With a limited amount of time in the country you’ll want to make the most of it. So don’t wait until you’re there to find out how close your accommodation is to stuff, or whether a particular...

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19th December 2019 by PommieTravels

5 reasons to make Iceland your next holiday destination

Don’t let the name fool you, there’s more to Iceland than icy landscapes and glaciers. Iceland is one of those islands that has it all – volcanoes, glaciers, oceans and coastlines, mountains, and countrysides. Not only is Iceland quickly becoming one of the most visited destinations in the world, it’s been a long standing favorite for classic Hollywood blockbusters (does Game of Thrones and Star Wars ring a bell?)....

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10th August 2019 by PommieTravels

How to drive safely in Iceland

Many visitors to Iceland, undertake a road trip. This is a great way to see the country as your transportation is in your control. You can decide how long to stay in a particular place and whether to stop at all. Iceland is unlike any country on earth. The land has been formed by millions of years of volcanic activity and thanks to its Arctic Circle location which makes the winter incredibly cold, the result is the formation of wild waterfalls, geological landscapes, volcanos, and glaciers....

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15th January 2021 by John

Discover Iceland

Holiday Extras are doing a good series of YouTube destination guides. This one covers Iceland. From the black sand beaches of Vik, to the stunning waterfalls of Gullfoss and Seljalandsfoss. Or maybe the artistic culture of Reykjavik is more your thing?! Either way, there’s a landscape for everyone on this enchanting island....

Weather in Reykjavik

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