Reykjavik

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Reykjavik
Unique geographic delights such as the Blue Lagoon, the Northern Lights Mystery Tour and whale spotting opportunities make this Icelandic city truly special.

Join the locals by visiting a thermal pool, or immerse yourself in the tourist experience by boarding a boat tour. However you spend your trip, Reykjavik’s natural beauty will astonish you.

Iceland is one of the main places to see the Northern Lights and tours will regularly depart from Reykjavik’s Old Harbour. Enjoy the view out to sea before taking a visit to Reykjavik’s most famous hot dog stand, Baejarins Beztu Pylsur. Order yours with "the works" – ketchup, mustard, raw and fried onions and Icelandic remoulade – for a traditional treat.

Learn about the seafaring ways of Iceland’s ancestors, the Vikings, at Reykjavik 871±2, also known as The Settlement Exhibition. One of the main features of the exhibition is a longhouse which was built in the Viking Age. Interactive exhibits teach visitors about how these buildings were constructed and how archaeologists uncovered these fascinating artefacts.

As well as of museums, Reykjavik is a city of churches. Dómkirkjan, also known as Reykjavik Cathedral, is located next to the national parliament of Iceland in Austurvöllur, one of the main public squares in Reykjavik. Admire the cathedral's white painted exterior and step inside to view the religious artwork.

Hallgrímskirkja is one of Reykjavik’s most iconic landmarks. Climb to the top of the church’s tower and you’ll be able to get a fantastic photo of the city.

Sea swimming in Iceland might seem like a quick route to frostbite, but the sea at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach will pleasantly surprise because you it is actually warm! This man-made geothermal beach combines natural and geothermal seawater from the depths of the ocean to raise the water temperature. There’s even a hot tub for anyone who isn’t brave enough to take a dip!

Prefer a pool experience? Visit Sundhöllin, the oldest pool in Reykjavik. Facilities include an indoor pool, an outdoor jacuzzi, a sauna and a cosily heated outdoor hot pool.

Whether you’re an adventurer, a culture lover or a passionate foodie, you’ll find what you’re looking for and more in Reykjavik.

Where to stay in Reykjavik

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Room With A View Apartments
4 out of 5
Laugavegur 18, Reykjavik, 101
The price is £134 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Reykjavik. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a terrace. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,709 reviews)
"Great location in the heart of the city!"

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Reykjavik Residence Hotel
Reykjavik Residence Hotel
4 out of 5
Hverfisgata 60, Reykjavik, 101
The price is £218 per night from 12 Jul to 13 Jul
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Reykjavik. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (2,037 reviews)
"very clean ; very good ammenities great location very accommodating staff no issues that we disliked"

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2022

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Black Pearl Luxury Apartments
Black Pearl Luxury Apartments
4.5 out of 5
Tryggvagata 18A, 102, Reykjavik, 101
The price is £351 per night from 30 Jul to 31 Jul
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Reykjavik. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (280 reviews)
"This hotel/apartment is immaculate and in an excellent location. There are several outstanding restaurants within walking distance and the apartment has all of the amenities you would need. The staff is friendly and extremely helpful and I would stay there again on a return trip."

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2022

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