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The planet's most northerly capital offers boundless history, culture and Icelandic charm. Most streets are filled with multi-hued houses which add splashes of colour all over the city. Reykjavik's compactness means it's easy to explore on foot, with a variety of cosy cafés and restaurants serving up traditional dishes like Brauðsúpa – delicious soup poured into a hollowed out loaf of bread.

You can explore the city's Viking origins at The Settlement Exhibition, where ancient ruins combine with digital technology. Other main sights include the towering Hallgrímskirkja Church and the National Museum, which tells the story of the country's foundations and unique culture.

A huge number of excursions run from the city to help travellers experience the best things to do outside of the capital. These include the famous geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, spectacular ice caves, geysers and giant waterfalls.

The main airport is located 50 km outside the city at Keflavik, with many arriving or departing travellers taking a dip in the nearby Blue Lagoon.

Tonight

From £78 per night

This weekend

From £125 per night

Next weekend

From £109 per night

Most popular time to visit July–September
Cheapest time to visit March–May
Local currency € 10 = £9.03
Language Icelandic
Average weekend price £131 per night
Average weekday price £132 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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10

I appreciated the cleanliness of the city that clearly...

18 July 2019

I appreciated the cleanliness of the city that clearly reflects the respect that residents have for their city. Although small when compared to other European capitals, Reykjavik is a delightful city to visit.

Chuck
Chuck USA
10

A fascinating city to walk around, especially the older...

17 July 2019

A fascinating city to walk around, especially the older areas. Very interesting architecture, lots of museums, great local crafts shops and a multitude of day tours to choose from - but best to book early.

john
john Australia
10

For me Reykjavik is one of the best place I have ever stayed.

17 July 2019

For me Reykjavik is one of the best place I have ever stayed. I just love it! But I think it is not good city to visit for everyone. Generally it's a cold place with not much sun and arctic breeze (surprise, surprise!). You can book lots of trips from Reykjavik and explore breathtaking landscapes and natural phenomena (geysers, hot springs, ice caves, lava caves...).

Radoslaw
Radoslaw United Kingdom
10

Fabulous place, everyone so lovely, completely different...

17 July 2019

Fabulous place, everyone so lovely, completely different from other countries I've visted, amazing landscape, history and culture. Great country to visit with teenagers especially if studying Geography or Geology.

Anonymous United Kingdom
10

This was our fifth visit to Reykjavik and Iceland.

16 July 2019

This was our fifth visit to Reykjavik and Iceland. It's easy to walk around the city, love the ambiance! Love walking through the shops and stopping for coffees and drinks. Great place to people watch!

Christine
Christine Canada
10

This town is nice and chill, with good food and deserts,...

14 July 2019

This town is nice and chill, with good food and deserts, friendly locals and interesting places to see; there are plenty of companies that can take you from the hotel and give you a full day or few hours tour into this amazing country

Anonymous Romania

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