Reykjavik

Reykjavik city breaks

Embrace the elements on a wonderful Reykjavik city break, where you can embark on the experience of a lifetime. The old town and harbour are as charming as they come and that’s before you even venture out of the city limits to discover Iceland’s natural treasures. No matter if you visit this magical capital when it’s blanketed in a dusting of snow or when the sun is shining, it’ll be a holiday to remember.

Mother Nature

Mother Nature

Feel at one with nature with a geothermal seawater spa day at the Blue Lagoon – you’ll leave feeling rejuvenated and ready for more sightseeing. If you’re looking to pack in plenty of top attractions, take the Golden Circle tour, which includes Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, Geysir and Skalholt.

Independent explorers

Independent explorers

Whether you’re out in the countryside or roaming around the remarkably compact capital on your Reykjavik city break, there’s so much to see and do. Put on your comfiest shoes and go see where waterfalls cascade and icy mountains meet. Hit the shops, feast on local delicacies, discover gorgeous churches and historic museums.

Dig deep into the culture

Dig deep into the culture

In the city of Reykjavik, you’ll stumble across various key landmarks and treasures. Hallgrímskirkja is the Lutheran church with an iconic façade that dominates the skyline. Among a few museums, there’s the Sun Voyager monument and the Perlan. The latter doubles as one of the main must-visits and a critically acclaimed fine dining restaurant.

Discover our Northern Lights tour
Want to make your trip even more special? Head here between September and April on one of our special trips. You can experience the unique Northern Lights tour, which is included in your city break, then relax in the Blue Lagoon and uncover the culture of cosmopolitan Reykjavik.
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Golden Circle Tour
Fancy sorting even more sightseeing on your trip? No problem! Just add this top tour when you book your break:
Explore three of Iceland’s most popular attractions: Gullfoss waterfall, the spouting hot springs of Geysir and the national park of Thingvellir, the site of the Viking parliament. This 8-9-hour tour will take you to Fridheimar tomato farm too!
Blue Lagoon Tour
Explore more by adding this bucket-list heavyweight to your booking too:
Journey to the Reykjanes Peninsula, where you’ll visit Iceland’s Blue Lagoon. You’ll have entrance to the lagoon included, with 2.5 hours of time to spend there. Book now to avoid any disappointment – it’s hugely popular!
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Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

Reykjavik

Immerse yourself in all the spectacular elements of Iceland at this stunning geothermal spa. Relax in the mineral-rich, heated waters and watch the steam swirling around volcanic rocks. The skin-soothing water...
Hallgrímskirkja Church

Hallgrímskirkja Church

Iceland & Northern Lights

This striking church catches your gaze as you study Reykjavik’s skyline. The white stepped façade of Hallgrímskirkja evokes the forms of the island and reaches 73m. It’s free to roam...
Iceland and Northern Lights city breaks

Iceland and Northern Lights city breaks

Reykjavik

Book one of our special trips to Iceland during winter to unlock the magic of the Northern Lights, with a tour included as part of your city break to Reykjavík. With the aurora borealis ticked off,...

Language

Icelandic

Currency

The Króna

Time difference

-1hr

Average flight time

3hrs

Cost of a beer

£6.30

Three course meal

£94

Must-see sights
The mystifying Northern Lights will enchant you, so get set for a tour to remember. But that’s not it – why not relax in Blue Lagoon’s geothermal spa? With wow-worthy geysers, snow-topped landscapes and pretty villages with the rural fjords, adventure is a go before you even discover the striking capital on your Reykjavík holiday.
Food and drink
Cool cafés, traditional eateries and highly-rated restaurants combine around Reykjavík. Lamb stews and fermented shark are two main course favourites, while yogurt-like cheese product Skyr and waffles both are fab for sweet tooths. Enjoy rye bread on the go, and try local tipple brennivín, made from caraway seeds, while checking out the nightlife.
Shopping
We’re not just talking knitted sweaters and kitsch souvenirs – Reykjavík is a shopper’s haven, with boutiques and stores selling clothes and the usual suspects. For a more authentic experience, there’s Kolaportið flea market, where you can haggle, try local delicacies and buy antiques, magazines, books, toys and more.
Getting around
Catching the bus around Iceland’s top spots is your best bet for public transport, where walking isn’t possible. But it’s worth remembering that, when the weather’s heavily snowy, services can take a little longer. There are several bus companies, and you can get your hands on single fares and day passes too.
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