Reykjavik City Break
Who for? Those who enjoy fully independent trips with plenty of options to make it as busy or relaxing as you wish.
- huge choice of accommodation in the city centre, from budget-conscious options to apartments and stylish hotels
- an excellent base from which to explore - the city is easily accessible on foot and many excursions are available to explore the surrounding natural wonders
- just a three hour flight from the UK, then a 45-60 mins transfer into Reykjavik from Keflavik International Airport
Reykjavik is a place of many facets: the cosy timber dwellings of its historic heart are clustered around the city’s centrepiece - a lake and bird sanctuary. In the bustling streets surrounding the cathedral and Parliament, Reykjavik’s cafés radiate inviting warmth and an aroma of freshly brewed coffee – the national drink. This compact city is easy to explore and almost everyone speaks English so directions are simple to follow.
At home in this youthful and growing city is the contemporary architecture – three examples of which are its church Hallgrimskirkja, a skyline sentinel whose profile draws from the landscape's basalt columns, Perlan with its shimmering glass dome and the waterside Harpa Concert Hall, inspired by nature.
Where architecture leaves off, art takes over. Reykjavik’s galleries and an unusual array of museums are complemented by a lively theatre and concert scene. The varied nightlife is legendary for a city of this size and on Friday and Saturday nights the 120 or so bars and clubs generally fill up around midnight, with the good-natured party crowd having fun through until breakfast time.
Reykjavik has more than its fair share of top class restaurants with many internationally-known chefs preparing a vast range of cuisine to the highest standards. And why not try Pylsur – the very tasty Icelandic hot dog!
Top Tip: The REYKJAVIK WELCOME CARD makes it easier for you to enjoy the best that the city has to offer. Available for 24, 48 or 72 hours and offering great value for money, it gives you free admission to all of the city's thermal pools, a great many museums and other attractions, unlimited travel on buses, discounts at shops and restaurants and free internet access.
EXTRA VALUE BONUS CARD
Our exclusive Discover the World BONUS CARD is issued free to all Iceland bookings and can offer you savings of between 5% and 30% on goods and services purchased locally, including popular shops and suggested restaurants in prime locations.
|Celebrate Christmas in style on a festive visit to Iceland's stylish capital city. Reykjavik is literally aglow at this time of year as a magical atmosphere envelops the city.
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It really was one of our best holidays ever. The best part was the Super Jeep tour, which had exactly the right car seats for the children.Mr Warner, Reykjavik City Break
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