A Brief Encounter with Reykjavik

Strokkur Erupting At The Haukadalur Geothermal Area

Strokkur Erupting At The Haukadalur Geothermal Area

Photo Credits: Dennis van de Water

Guided Self Drive Tour

Guided Self Drive Tour

Get Behind The Wheel Of A 4x4 Super Truck

A Colourful Display Dazzling Over The Mountain Tops

A Colourful Display Dazzling Over The Mountain Tops

Visit the Blue Lagoon

An Unforgettable Experience

An Unforgettable Experience

Join A Whale Watching Tour from The Harbour

The Famous Waterfall Located In South Iceland

The Famous Waterfall Located In South Iceland

Photo Credits: Kawhia

A Brief Encounter with Reykjavik

It may be one of Europe’s smallest capitals, but it certainly puts many others to shame with its diversity of attractions. In close proximity are geysers, caves, hot springs and glaciers. The city centre proffers galleries, museums and sculptures which reflect the huge variety and creative and cultural background of Iceland’s population of just 321,000. Buildings owe more to nature than to architects. The plethora of restaurants on offer pride themselves on crafting culinary delights from an abundance of locally sourced products.
 
Our brief encounter to Reykjavik is designed to be flexible. Choose your hotel and combine with any one of our excursions and adventures detailed in the excursion tab.
DAY 1 - Reykjavik
Fly from a wide choice of regional airports direct to Keflavik Airport. Transfer with airport shuttle bus (or upgrade to a private transfer) and check-in at your chosen hotel.
DAY 2 & 3 - Optional Excursions
Take your pick from our extensive range of Reykjavik excursions. There is plenty for both first time and returning visitors.The excursion tab illustrates a selection of the most popular tours.
DAY 4 - UK
Enjoy last minute shopping or stop off at the Blue Lagoon on the way to the airport in time for your return flight home.
Centerhotel Plaza
Centerhotel Plaza
This modern hotel is in a great location just minutes’ walk from all the major attractions and close to the National Gallery. Representing excellent value, the 180 rooms are furnished with simple contemporary oak furnishings and all have private WC/shower. Relax in the Plaza Bar with floor to ceiling windows. Buffet breakfast is served on site and there are a myriad of restaurants, bars & cafés within walking distance for dining later.
• City Centre • Lobby Bar • Breakfast Restaurant
Centrum Hotel
Centrum Hotel
A stylish modern hotel with an exterior sympathetically in keeping with the surrounding clapboard buildings. It is located in a quiet enclave in the heart of the old city close to restaurants and shops. During construction of the property the remains of a Viking longhouse from the Settlement period, along with Iceland’s oldest human remains, were found. These now form part of an exhibition in the hotel
.• City Centre • Quite location • Icelandic cuisine • Café/bar  
Hotel Borg - Reykjavik
Hotel Borg
Hotel Borg has quickly become one of Reykjavik’s landmark properties. Originally built in 1930, the hotel pays homage to its Art Deco past and oozes elegance and charm. Original features are blended with contemporary fittings. Award-winning chef Volundur Volundarson, presides over the kitchen, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is a favourite for its flavourful and fresh cuisine.
• Central location • Restaurant • Everything renovated from top to bottom 
Hotel Holt - Reykjavik
Hotel Holt

The wood panelled walls, original Icelandic art, leather Chesterfields, wine cellar, library and bar give this family owned hotel something of a ‘Back to the Future’ feel. Just a few minutes from the city centre it has a deserved reputation for personal service guide by long standing Manager Snorri Valsson and has 39 twin & double rooms along with 12 suites. All are styled with cream linen; regency pink carpets and mahogany furniture and have private WC/shower [bath tubs in the suites] mini bar, satellite TV, hairdryer, mini safe, telephone and Wi-Fi. 

• Close to the city centre • Larger than average bedrooms • Adjacent local specialities restaurant 

Guest Perks 

• Free access to the Laugar fitness centre & Geothermal pool • Free admission to the Hallgrímskirkja church tower • Free 3 day pass in the 3 Reykjavík Art Museums 

Apotek Hotel
Apotek Hotel

The Apotek is a new addition to Reykjavik. This former pharmacy is housed in a in one of Iceland’s most historic buildings designed by Guðjón Samúelson, former State Architect  of Iceland. Located in the heart of the city, this landmark 4* hotel boasts  45 rooms including 8 junior suites and a tower suite, all reflecting a contemporary, stylish and comfortable design with classic touches that pay homage to the history of the building. The Apotek Restaurant offers casual-smart dining with a mix of Icelandic, European and Argentinian cuisine.

▪ Central Location ▪Boutique property ▪ Complimentary access to the Spa & Gym at Hotel Borg ▪ insulated windows and black out curtains

Blue Lagoon & Keflavik Transfer
The perfect way to make the most of your last few hours in Reykjavik. The shuttle bus picks you up at your hotel and transfers you to the Blue Lagoon where you can spend a relaxing morning luxuriating its warm milky blue waters before heading by scheduled shuttle bus to Keflavik airport for your flight home. Entry to the Blue Lagoon included. Luggage storage facilities available for a small fee (pay locally)
Tour Available: All Year
Tour Departs: Daily
Hotel Pick-Up: Various Departures
Entrance to the Blue Lagoon Included. Price varies depending on time slot booked. 
£70 pp
Golden Circle Classic
An all-day, scenic extravaganza. Admire the landscapes of Thingvellir National Park. Continue to Gullfoss, whose foaming, thundering waters are often overarched by a rainbow in summer, or stunningly frozen in mid-air, in winter. Continue to the Geysir area with its spouting water and bubbling mud pots. Lunch (payable locally). Return to Reykjavik via the cathedral at Skálholt, the Kerid crater and the greenhouse community at Hveragerdi.
Tour Available:  All Year
Tour Departs:  Daily 
Hotel Pick-Up: 8.00
Duration:  8 hours
£70 pp
Super Jeep Golden Circle Classic
Experience Iceland’s nature, geology and history on a thrilling guided Super Jeep tour. You will see Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. Drive on to Langjökull glacier for the opportunity to take an exhilarating snowmobile ride. (Supplement applies). The tour finishes with an off- road experience before returning to Reykjavik
Tour Available: All Year
Tour Departs: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Hotel Pick-Up:  8:30 
Duration: 8-9 hours.  
Snowmobile Supplement: £145pp
Private tours are available, please contact us for further details. 
£215 pp
Northern Lights Hunt by Bus
Spend an evening in search of the Northern Lights. This tour takes you away from the city and explores some of the best places to see this wonderful natural display where, when the Aurora Borealis does appear, the colourful lights dance and swirl across the clear, winter sky.
Tour Available:1st September - 15th April
Tour Departs: Daily
Hotel Pick-Up: Between 18:30-20:30 depending on date.
Duration:  3-5 hours
£45 pp
Northern Lights Search by Super Jeep
Your guide transports you away from the city lights into surrounding countryside where the modified Landrover Defenders takes you through spectacular landscapes; providing an ideal backdrop as and when the Northern Lights appear. Your guide is on hand to help you capture this spectacle on film and should the lights not appear, you are welcome to try another night free of charge.
Tour Available: 01st September - 15th April 
Tour Departs: Daily 
Hotel Pick-Up: 20:00
Duration: 3-4 hours
£115 pp