Book a Reykjavik City holiday and discover the unrivalled natural beauty of Iceland’s clean, modern capital.
Please note: City taxes payable locally.
- The Blue Lagoon
- Videy Island
- Reykjavik City Museum
- The Pearl (Perlan)
- Family holidays
- Couples and group holidays
- Romantic getaways
Blessed by Mother Nature, Reykjavik is a popular holiday location from which to explore the landscape of Iceland and there are plenty of outdoor activities for all to enjoy. Head out from the bay and try a spot of whale watching, join a 4x4 safari to the lava fields, soak your cares away in one of the cities many geothermal spas, fish for trout and salmon, visit a glacier or test yourself against the elements with some gentle kayaking or some not-so-gentle white water rafting!
Reykjavik is not just a city of outdoor pursuits; there are also plenty of indoor attractions, historic buildings, museums and art galleries to explore. The National Museum offers a fascinating insight into Viking history whilst the Hallgrimskirkja Church is a great place to visit for great views of the city from its 73 metre high tower. Down by the Reykjavik harbour visitors will find the old town area which has numerous historic buildings and is home to the National Gallery which houses work by Icelandic and International artists.
Take a break from exploring the city’s cultural heritage to partake in another popular Icelandic pursuit – shopping! The main shopping area is Laugavegur in the downtown area of the Reykjavik and it is here you will find designer boutiques, arts and craft galleries and jewellery design studios. For Icelandic souvenirs such as moonstone jewellery and ceramics decorated with crushed lava, try the Kringlan, Iceland's largest indoor shopping mall.
Come the evening you will be looking for somewhere nice to eat and a holiday in Reykjavik will not disappoint in that area either. There are plenty of world-class restaurants in town where you can get just about any type of cuisine you fancy. Make sure you try some local dishes also – seafood is obviously very popular thanks to Reykjavik’s waterside location. For those looking to experience true Icelandic cuisine why not try smoked or boiled lundi (puffin) which is a local specialty.
For those looking to party, Reykjavik has a good nightlife scene however don’t expect to find the Arctic’s answer to Ibiza. Much of the nightlife is based around a small central area close to the Laugavegur shopping area. Many quiet cafes transfer into bars in the evening and there are a number of clubs and opportunities to enjoy live music, especially in the summer months. At the weekends many of the locals head out late due to the expensive bar prices so the streets don’t become busy until midnight however there is a great atmosphere as the people enjoy a traditional runtur, otherwise known as a pub crawl.
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Other recommended destinations:
Few other European cities offer the same kind of holiday experience as a trip to Iceland. However, for a similar nightlife scene, we do recommend a holiday in Bergen, Norway.