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Explore Reykjavik

February 11, 2016

We’re excited about our new breaks in Reykjavik, Iceland!

The coastal capital of Iceland offers plenty to the eager traveller. It has a rich history, a thriving nightlife and plenty to do for its modest size. It’s perfect for a short city-break; plenty to do and the perfect size to explore all within a few days!

Reykjavik was named after its boiling natural geysers and geothermal springs and they now form one of the main attractions for visitors. The Blue Lagoon boasts water temperatures that never drop below 37C, and the high mineral content does wonders for the skin. It’s Iceland’s most popular tourist attraction!

Another key attraction, the Golden Circle, loops from Reykjavik into central Iceland and back. There are a few primary stops along the route, Gullfoss waterfall, geothermal valley of Haukadalur and the National Park Pinvellir – all natural beauties!! The Gerothermal Strokkur in Haukadalur erupts every 5-10mins with water sprayed up to 40metres high!

Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, is most clear in Iceland in the winter appearing in a variety of colours. The perfect time to see the lights is between September and March, and their beauty holds appeal to thousands who travel to hunt down the movement of the lights! Our Northern Lights hunt in Reykjavik will take you to the best places to see the colourful lights.

Reykjavik city itself is home to striking architecture and beautiful buildings. There is plenty to see and explore with many Cathedrals and Museums. The stunning Hallgrimskirkja, Iceland’s tallest church, stands 72metres tall and offers breathtaking views across the capital from the viewing deck at the top of its tower. It’s a must see when visiting.

If you like a bit of excitement in your holiday – then our Adventure in Reykjavik city break offers a super jeep and snowmobile tour of the Golden Circle! It also includes a dip in the vast ocean between Europe and North America where you will snorkel in Silfra and discover underwater canyons.

If you’re into your weird and wonderful then Reykjavik has the thing for you! McDonald’s closed their doors in the country in 2009, but they still have the last burger sold! It’s on display in The Bus Hostel, Reykjavik if you fancy calling in to see the 7 year old hamburger (slightly disconcerting that it hasn’t rotted yet…)

Check out all our Reykajvik city breaks here, or if Iceland isn’t your thing, we have an abundance of other city breaks available here.

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