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Reykjavik

Reykjavík City Breaks

The Capital of Iceland and the entry point for the majority of visitors, Reykjavík provides a great city break and start to any Iceland trip. Visit the Solfar Sun Voyager and spot Mount Esja at dawn or dusk. Shop and dine in the Old Harbour - Iceland’s food scene is highly regarded and there’s plenty of choice for seafood lovers. The Blue Lagoon is also a must, geothermally heated waters filled with natural minerals, algae and silica to cure any wellbeing and relaxation cravings. Walks and cycle paths are also plentiful both in and on the outskirts of Reykjavík where nature is on the doorstep. There are an array of bars in the Laugavegur district for any budding night owl.

If you want to explore more of Iceland then we have many tours for you to choose from all providing you with different experiences. All three of our escorted tours start and end in Reykjavík; Wonders of IcelandIceland’s Summer Explorer and Land of Volcanoes and Glaciers. As well as the unique offering of Geysers, Glaciers & Waterfalls as a self-drive tour where you will drive to and from the Capital.

Guests enjoying a City Break stay to Reykjavik also receive one free excursion, enjoy a tour of the Golden Circle, can go whale watching or take an adventurous ride on a unique Icelandic Horse to the lava fields. See our excursions tab for more information.

Added value

Free Excursion (choose from the Golden Circle Tour, Lava Riding Tour or Whale Watching)

Festivals

  • • Reflost Festival of Electronic Arts (23-25 May)*
  • • Viking Festival (13-17 June)*
  • • Arts Festival (6-21 June)*
  • • Fringe Festival (29 June- 6 July)*

*Summer 2019 dates, summer 2020 TBC.

Useful Information

Resort Code: ISRE

Languages spoken:

Time difference: GMT -1

Currency:

  • from£964pp
  • 166 rooms
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Hotel Klettur has a prime location in the city of Reykjavík. Moments from Laugavegur Street (full of shops, restaurants and bars) plus a short walk to the Hallgrimskirkja Church. Simple rooms are complimented by the attractively furnished communal areas with copper lamps, dark wood floors and stylish yet comfy chairs. 

  • from£1024pp
  • 320 rooms
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This stylish 16 floor hotel is Iceland's largest, but the warm and natural décor creates a lovely welcoming feel right from the moment you enter the doors. Located near the main shopping district to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Reykjavik plus the north facing rooms allow for a superb sea view.

  • from£1034pp
  • 138 rooms
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The hotel is located in a perfect harbour location at the core of the city, in a landmark historical building. With a contemporary Icelandic design, the hotel cleverly embraces its fantastic location with some maritime décor.

Travel and Transportation

Transfer approx. 45 mins by FlyBus shuttle.

The FlyBus shuttle is a public transfer service direct from the airport terminal to your hotel. Tickets for the transfer will be sent before your departure and a meet & greet will be provided by your local Guide once in Reykjavik. 

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: Yes

Local bus services:

Parking available: Yes

Resort Ski bus available: No

Excursions

There is one excursion included in your city break, so please choose from the following:

  • Golden Circle Tour – The Golden Circle has been one of the most popular among visitors as you can see some of Iceland’s most beautiful natural wonders in one area. Being able to see Gullfoss waterfall, the famous Geysir geyser and the Thingvellir National Park.

  • Whale Watching – Spotting the whales in their natural surroundings and popular area for whales to congregate is a truly incredible experience. Seeing a whale up close is a sight to remember, as well as the whales you will have some spectacular views of Reykjavik. The experienced guides you will have on this tour will share their array of knowledge and interesting facts on the whales, as well as their old sea stories.

  • Lava Horse Riding Tour – Take an adventurous ride on a unique Icelandic Horse around Mount Helgafell or Lake Hvaleyrarvatn, through lava fields. Enjoy the riding qualities of the Icelandic Horse and specifically the tolt gait as you look around at many different rock formations. There will be a few stops along the way, and the riding tour will be around 1.5 – 2 hours.

Optional Blue Lagoon excursion

This infamous Blue Lagoon is a place on many peoples bucket list and when visiting Reykjavik the lagoon is really not to be missed. The geothermal seawater is full of natural minerals and is proven to be extremely good for the skin. After experiencing the mineral–rich warm waters there is also the café and Lava Restaurant in which you can enjoy.

 

Things To Do

  • • Visit Hallgrimskirkja Church, there are 360° views at the top
  • • Perlan on Öskjuhlíd hill
  • • Visit the main shopping streets of Laugavegur, Bankastræti and Austurstræti
  • • Go to the city's flea market, Kolaportið
  • • Visit the Harpa Concert Hall
  • • See the Sun Voyager sculpture
  • • Walk round the city pond of Tjörnin
  • • Reykavik Maritime Museum 
  • • The Blue Lagoon
  • • Reflost Festival of Electronic Arts (23-25 May*)
  • • Viking Festival (13-17 June*)
  • • Arts Festival (6-21 June*)
  • • Fringe Festival (29 June- 6 July*)
  • • Iceland's National Day (17 June) 

*Summer 2019 dates, summer 2020 TBC.

Enjoy Reykjavik as a city break or enjoy the city along with many of Iceland's attraction on one of our tours.

 

Escorted Tours

 

Self-Drive Tours

  • from£1547pp
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A self-drive tour that lets you visit all the main natural attractions that Iceland has on offer, mainly located in the South and West of the country. You will experience driving through Iceland’s main roads, including Route 1 the ‘Ring Road’. A self-drive tour gives you the great flexibility of being able to stay at attractions for as long, or short, as you like and you can always take a break during your drive to really appreciate the picture perfect scenery.  

  • from£2829pp
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Iceland’s Summer Explorer Escorted Tour transports you to some real highlights including Iceland's second largest city- Akureyri. Starting in the city of Reykjavík complete the Iceland Ring Road and embrace all the sights along the way, including the famous Golden Circle, Lake Myvatn and Vatnajökull National Park.

  • from£1449pp
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Iceland's dramatic landscape defines itself as a Land of Volcanoes and Glaciers and this escorted tour is ideal for showcasing these amazing natural wonders. Many of the major attractions are located in the south of Iceland, meaning this tour will include visits to the notorious Eyjafjallajokull ice-capped volcano and the Westman Islands.

  • from£2799pp
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This full circle Escorted Tour of Iceland is perfect for those who want to experience all the nature, culture and history that this amazing country has to offer. Complete with whale watching, boat trips, geysers, hot springs, two national parks and volcanoes this tour is sure to tick a lot of boxes.

Good to know

  • Dine in the Old Harbour to experience Iceland's food scene
  • Spend the morning relaxing in The Blue Lagoon
  • Visit the bars in the Laugavegur district
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