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

Game of Thrones
Prepared in conjunction with an Icelandic extra who appeared in the ‘Game of Thrones’, this tour takes you ‘on location’ to see where some of scenes were shot for this gripping TV series including the gorge of Thingvellir, the stomping ground of the White Walkers; as well as Thjórsárdalur and the “Settlement Era Viking lodge”, the site of the greatest battle of the series so far.
 
Tour Available: All Year
Tour Departs: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Hotel Pick-Up: 09:30
Duration: 8 hours
 
From £80 per person
£80 pp
The Lava Trail on Horseback
This guided horse trek takes you along lava fields and hillside tracks. It is particularly suitable for novices or those with rusty equestrian skills as the Icelandic horse is famed for its even temper and unique gait which gives a particularly smooth ride. You will be supplied with riding hat, boots, waterproof outwear and tack.
 
Tour Available: All Year
Tour Departs: Daily 
Hotel Pick-Up: 09:00/13:00
Duration: 3 hours (including transfers)
 
From £105 per person
£98 pp
Arctic Truck Experience
Get behind the wheel of a specialised 4x4 super truck in this guided selfdrive tour. After being introduced to the basic skills and techniques you need to tackle different off-road terrains and snow conditions, take the wheel (with an accompanying guide) for the Hellisheidi plateau, crossing streams along the 1000 Rivers Road and on to the black sandy beaches of the South Coast. Round-up the trip by visiting a lava cave to view some of the magnificent lava formations that the volcanic activity has created.
 
Tour Available: All Year 
Tour Departs: Daily 
Hotel Pick Up: 08:30
Duration: 5 Hours
Fuel is extra & payable locally 
Optional Helicopter tour on Hengill - £269pp
 
From £240 per person (based on 3 people travelling.)
£240 pp
Glacier Snowmobiling From Reykjavik
Enjoy an hours snowmobiling experience on Europe’s second largest glacier – Langjökull. Driving in pairs and after full instruction, you’ll head off across the frozen terrain, enjoying incredible views along the way. There is ample opportunity to swop drivers should you wish.
 
Tour Available: All year
Tour Departs: Daily
Hotel Pick Up: 10.00
Duration: 6 hours (1 hour of which is snowmobiling)
 
From £220 per person
£220 pp
Golden Circle Midnight Sun Express
You will see all the musts under an evening sky giving a different perspective on some of Iceland’s most iconic images. You’ll visit Thingvellir National Park to witness the power of what two tectonic plates do to the landscape. It’s also the original meeting spot of the Icelandic Parliament. Afterwards it’s onto the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall with the last stop being the amazing spouting Geysers before returning to Reykjavik.
Tour Available: 01st June - 31st August
Tour Departs: Daily 
Hotel Pick-Up: 17:30 (Tour starts 18:00)
Duartion: 6 hours 
£60 pp