A Brief Encounter with Reykjavik

Display Of Northern Lights

Display Of Northern Lights

Join A Hunt In Search Of The Northern Lights

Reykjavik

Reykjavik

View over Reykjavik

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

Visit the Blue Lagoon

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

Join a whale watching tour from Reykjavik harbour this summer

Reykjavik

Reykjavik

Reykjavik

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.
The Centrum Hotel

A stylish modern hotel inside with an exterior sympathetically in keeping with its surrounding clapboard buildings. Bang in the centre of town but in a quite enclave (more than useful on a Friday or Saturday night). Close to restaurants and shops. All 89 rooms are furnished and fitted in a Scandinavian minimalist but warm style and have private WC/shower, radio, TV, telephone.

• City Centre • Quite location • Icelandic cuisine • Café/bar  

Hotel 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
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

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 

Hotel Odinsve

Undeservedly less well known than many of Reykjavik’s hotels, the Ó∂insvé is a gem tucked away in a residential area beneath Hallgríms Church. With its characterful interior, plush furnishings, recent renovations and stylish dining room this is the place to be if you want proximity to the city centre and rooms a cut above the ordinary. All 43 rooms are individually styled & decorated and have private WC/shower, TV, and telephone.

• Close to the city centre • Celebrity chef restaurant 

Blue Lagoon and 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 -10.30 am leaving the Lagoon at 2 pm

Entrance to the Blue Lagoon Included.

£65 pp
Golden Circle Classic
An all-day scenic extravaganza. First stop are the landscapes south of Lake Pingvallavatn before the National Park Pingvellir. From there continue to Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall, with its foaming, thundering waters forming a mist of glacial waters that you can feel. Continue to the Geyser area with its spouting water geysers and bubbling mud pots with time for lunch (payable locally). Return to Reykjavík via the cathedral at Skalholt, the extraordinary crater Kerid and the greenhouse community Hveragerdi.
 
Tour Available - All Year

Tour Departs - Daily 

Hotel pick-up - 8.00 

Duration -  8 hours.

£65 pp
Golden Circle Super Jeep Classic
Something of an Icelandic phenomenon, the Super Jeep makes any excursion more thrilling. For part of this trip you will travel across wild barren landscapes and plunge through icy streams on your journey around the Golden Circle which includes the National Park Pingvellir, the Geyser area and the golden waterfall of Gullfoss before carrying on to Langjokull for an optional snowmobile tour on top of the glacier (additional cost). You’ll return via the cathedral at Skalholt, the crater Kerid and the greenhouse community Hveragerdi.
 
Tour Available - All Year

Tour Departs - Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Hotel pick-up -  8:30 

Duration -  8-9 hours.  

Snowmobile supplement - £120pp

£199 pp
Northern Lights
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 -  20:00 

Duration -  3/5 hours

£45 pp
Reykjavik Sightseeing
This is an ideal orientation to the capital including the little fishing village of Hafnarfjordur. Visit the cosmic looking Perlan nestling on a hill overlooking the city; continue to Hafnarfjordur via the Presidential Residence and fish market; on to Hotoi, the Lutheran Cathedral and Hallgrim’s Church.
 
Tour Available - All Year

Tour departs - Daily 

Hotel pick-up - 08:30

Duration - 2½ hours.

£35 pp