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.
Grand Hotel Reykjavik
Grand Hotel Reykjavik
A long standing favourite of ours for people who want quiet surroundings, but proximity to the city centre (about a 20-minute walk). All 300 plus rooms in this recently extended superior class hotel, are particularly spacious with either twin, queen or king sized beds and private WC/bath/shower, radio, telephone, satellite TV, hair dryer, mini-bar and coffee maker. The hotel offers a one-way shuttle bus service into town.
• Quiet location • A la carte restaurant • Bar • Parking • City Centre Shuttle Service 
Skuggi Hotel
Skuggi Hotel
This new arrival to the city is perfectly located on one of Reykjavik’s oldest streets, and within walking distance of the shops, bars and restaurants of Laugavegur. Simply yet stylishly furnished, this 3* hotel has a breakfast room, and small reception/bar area. Striking wall images pay homage to the artistic talent within the city. Easily access by car and with underground parking, it has quickly become a firm favourite for those looking for value and convenience.
Value and convenience ▪ Underground parking ▪ comfortable beds
Fosshotel Reykjavik
Fosshotel Reykjavik
The 4* Fosshotel Reykjavik is one of the largest hotels in the city, but offers no less of an experience. With 16 floors, many of the rooms offer great views of the city and bay. Relax in the Beer Garden, which also offers casual dining.  The menu at the more formal Haust Restaurant consists of four or seven course culinary adventures, showcasing the best of Icelandic cuisine. For those that have enjoyed both venues, there is gym access for all guests.
Upgrade to Tower Rooms for spectacular views ▪ Family rooms available ▪ Coffee & Tea making facilities in room
Northern Lights by Boat
Cruise offshore for one of the best chances Reykjavik offers of seeing the Northern Lights showing against a mountain backdrop. The Rosin offers a 360° vista of the night sky with which to catch the Aurora, however fleetingly they appear. Waterproof clothing and hot coffee, cocoa and tea included.
 
Tour Available: September - April 
Tour Departs: Daily from Reykjavik Old Harbour
At: 21:00 (OCT-MAR) 22:00 (SEP & APR)
Duration: 2.5-3 hours
 
From £80 per person
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: 2.5 hours.
 
From £35 per person
Blue Ice & Glacier Hike
Explore the glacial tongue of Sólheimajökull,  a magnificent example of the rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water. Accompanied by an experienced glacier guide, you will investigate the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sink holes and jagged ridges and try your hand at ice-climbing. All tools provided. On the return to Reykjavik a stop is made at the iconic Skogafoss waterfall.
Tour Available: All year 
Tour Departs Daily 
Hotel Pick Up: 07.45
Duration: 9-10 hours 
£220 pp
Whale Watching Summer
Whale watching boat, Rósin (The Rose), offers a fast and luxurious whale watching experience boat which takes you to the spotting area in the quickest possible time. There is a comfortable heated seating area coupled with large windows and decks and onboard café. Whale watching tours start from the Old Harbour and during puffin season (1 May – 20 Aug) you sail past the puffin islands Akurey and Lundey, inhabited by thousands of puffins.
Tour Available: April -October
Tour Departs: Daily from Reykjavik Old Harbour
Whale Watching Express: 10:00, 14:00, 21:00*
Duration: 2-2.5 hours
*selected dates
 
Whale Watching Classic: 09:00, 13:00, 17:00*
Duration: 3-3.5 hours
*selected dates
£65 pp
Whale Watching Winter
An educational and interactive whale watching excursion on board one of the biggest whale-watching boats in Iceland. providing ample comfortable seating inside, with wide panoramic windows and extra-large viewing decks where everyone can find a place by the railings. There is an onboard café. Protective thermal overalls are available too.
 
Tour Available: October-Aprill
Tour Departs: Daily from Reykjavik Old Harbour
At: 13:00
Duration: 3-3.5 hours 
 
From £80 per person