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Reykjavik City Break

Lake Tjornin, Reykjavik
from £312 3 nights | Year round Exc. flights See price details
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Overview

Reykjavik is compact, cosmopolitan and refreshingly different. Being just a three hour flight from the UK it's a great place for a weekend getaway at any time of year, and with our flexible city break you can choose from an outstanding selection of hotels and add in any number of excursions to discover the world’s northernmost capital and it’s surrounds.

Highlights

  • Choose from a wide selection of accommodation in the city centre, from budget-conscious hotels and apartments to luxury and boutique properties
  • An excellent base from which to explore - the city is easily accessible on foot whilst a comprehensive range of pre-bookable excursions are available, taking you out of the city to explore the surrounding natural wonders
  • Fully independent trip with plenty of options to make it as busy or relaxing as you wish

Reykjavik is a place of many facets: the charming timber buildings 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, you’ll find a plethora of cafés and other eating establishments. 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 a trip to Iceland wouldn’t be complete without trying Pylsur - the very tasty Icelandic hot dog!

This modern and slightly quirky city is home to some fascinating examples of contemporary architecture – three must-see sites 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 city’s varied nightlife is legendary and at the weekends the 120 or so bars and clubs generally fill up around midnight, with the fun-loving inhabitants having fun through until breakfast time.

And of course no trip to Iceland would be complete without a visit to the world famous Blue Lagoon which can be added to your itinerary either on the way into the city or on your return journey to the international airport.

Contact our Iceland experts now

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

Our trip to Iceland was truly awesome and the whole trip went extremely smoothly. The Icelandic people were brilliant. Iceland is a fantastic destination for a break, especially for out door types like myself.

Mrs Francis, Reykjavik City Break

Iceland provided the perfect setting for me to propose, we were delighted with the whole experience and I certainly look forward to travelling again with you.

Greg Warner, Reykjavik City Break

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Arrive in Iceland
Fly to Keflavik airport and transfer to Reykjavik and your hotel of choice.
Days 2-3: at leisure
Spend time exploring the city or head out of into the countryside on a range of excursions from scenic sightseeing to active adventures.
Day 4: depart Iceland
Transfer back to Keflavik airport the flight home, perhaps detouring via the Blue Lagoon en route.
Notes
  • The weather in Iceland can be unpredictable and therefore can cause substantial delays which can result in the need to re-arrange or extend your holiday itinerary. Whilst we and our contacts in Iceland will do everything possible to minimise any disruption, it is important that you check the details of your travel insurance and allow for some flexibility in your plans.

Accommodation Options

This itinerary is based on one of the hotels shown below in rooms with private facilities. We offer a wide range of accommodation from farms to self catering cottages, budget hotels to luxury properties, ask our Iceland experts for recommendations.

Hotel Klettur, Reykjavik

  • Grade: Standard
  • Type: Hotel

A quick drive from downtown Reykjavik, the 166-room Hote…

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina

  • Grade: Superior
  • Type: Hotel

A fresh and funky hotel with a lively vibe in a great do…

Canopy Hotel Reykjavik City Centre

  • Grade: Superior
  • Type: Hotel

Set across six connected houses, Canopy Hotel Reykjavik …

Skuggi Hotel, Reykjavik

  • Grade: Standard
  • Type: Hotel

Stylish city hotel close to Laugavegur amd walking dista…

Center Hotel Plaza, Reykjavik

  • Grade: Standard
  • Type: Hotel

A stylish hotel, the 200 room Hotel Plaza is found in th…

Center Hotel Arnarhvoll, Reykjavik

  • Grade: Standard
  • Type: Hotel

A 104 room ultra-modern hotel, the Arnarhvoll boasts sty…

Excursions

Blue Lagoon

The award-winning Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s premier…

Diving Silfra Day Tour

Possibly one of the most unique dives that guests will ever…

Glacial Lagoon and Vatnajokull by Air

Take to the skies with Eagle Air, on a thrilling day trip f…

Golden Circle Classic by Coach

A classic guided tour of Iceland's famous trio.

Great Golden Circle Tour by Superjeep

This excursion allows guests to visit the famed Golden Circ…

Greater Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour

An entertaining coach tour which introduces visitors to the…

Greenland in a Day by Air

Although Greenland is just a 2-hour flight from Iceland, in…

Highlights of the North by Air

A good alternative for those with a limited amount of time …

Historical Tour of the Westman Islands

A tour that focuses on the tragic history of the Westman Is…

Horse Riding in the South West

Choose from a range of durations to explore on horseback

Hot Springs and Lava Cave Tour

The tour begins at the famous Hengill Volcano where you wil…

Ice and Fire Sightseeing Flight

A journey by plane, this tour examines Iceland's breathtaki…

Lava Tour - Riding Excursion

An adventurous ride for those who dream of exploring Icelan…

Mountain Safari ATV tour

A superb excursion for those looking for some serious adven…

Northern Lights by Superjeep

One of the most popular draws of Iceland in the winter mont…

Puffin Watching from Reykjavik

A tour that heads to two small islands in the area of Reykj…

Reykjavik Whale Watching

An island whose whale-rich waters are world-famous.

Riding Excursions

A trek on the sure-footed Icelandic horse is an experience …

Sea Angling from Reykjavik

A great excursion for all age groups, a fishing trip on boa…

Snowmobiling on Langjokull

An exhilarating snowmobile trip on Iceland's second largest…

Solheimajokull Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing

An excursion that takes you out onto the frozen glacial ton…

South Coast and Jokulsarlon by Coach

An area of Iceland that is rich in natural wonders and marv…

Thorsmork and Eyjafjallajokull volcano by Superjeep

A fascinating day trip by Superjeep, this excursion departs…

Prices & Dates

Airfares start from around £100 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price.

When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

These are starting prices in £ per person based on rooms with private facilities, unless otherwise stated. For a quote based at other hotels in Reykjavik please contact our team.

Summer 2018

STANDARD HOTELS
 

May - Sep

  Twin Single
Hotel Skuggi £503 £764
Hotel Klettur £491 £752
Centerhotel Plaza £470 £815
Centerhotel Arnarhvoll £485 £884
SUPERIOR HOTELS
 

May

Jun - Sep

  Twin Single Twin Single
Icelandair Hotel Marina £479 £731 £584 £1,034
Canopy Reykjavik City Centre £464 £764 £719 £1,274

Winter 2018/19

STANDARD HOTELS
 

Oct - Apr

  Twin Single
Skuggi Hotel £312 £492
Hotel Klettur £322 £481
SUPERIOR HOTELS

 

 

Oct

Nov-Apr

  Twin Single Twin Single
Icelandair Hotel Marina                                                  £514   £802 £493 £640
Canopy Reykjavik City Centre £613 £1,063 £523 £823

Prices include airport transfers between Keflavik Airport and your Reykjavik hotel, accommodation for 3 nights on breakfast basis.

Prices exclude Flights, optional excursions.

Useful Information

Festivals

Reykjavik has more than its fair share of festivals and special events, with new ones popping up almost yearly - here are details of some of the more popular.

Independence Day (17 June 2018) the National Day, to mark when independence was declared from Denmark in 1944. The greatest celebrations are in Reykjavik with parades, street theatres and music and dancing.

Summer Solstice (21 June 2018) local festivals mark the longest day of the year, as authentic as they would have been in the Viking age with people demonstrating arts and crafts, food, song and dance etc.

Gay Pride (8-13 Aug 2017, 2018 date tbc) the second biggest festival in Iceland brings tens of thousands of people to Reykjavik to show solidarity. Tourists and locals join in and watch the colourful Grand Parade.

Reykjavik Jazz Festival (9-13 Aug 2017, 2018 date tbc) a 5-day festival presenting live performances of traditional and contemporary jazz in venues around the city, featuring international stars and up-and-coming local talent.

Cultural Night (19 Aug 2017 - 2018 date tbc) thousands of people converge on the streets and enjoy a night of traditional plays, performance art, special events at galleries, cafés, bars and an impressive fireworks display.

Reykjavik Marathon (19 Aug 2017, 18 Aug 2018) participants from all over the world run either a full or half marathon, or a 4.3 mile ‘fun run’. The official programme starts at noon and continue into the early hours.

Iceland Airwaves (1-5 Nov 2017) what started as a showcase for local DJs has evolved into an international music festival across downtown Reykjavik which presents the hottest new bands from the USA, Europe and Iceland.

Travelling at Christmas or New Year

Celebrate Christmas or the New Year 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.

The Reykjavik Welcome Card

We recommend the Reykjavik Welcome Card which makes it easier for visitors 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 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.

 

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