Reykjavik - A Fascinating Icelandic City Resort
Reykjavik is the capital city of Iceland and is a highly popular tourist destination for anyone looking for more than just a typical package break. As the largest city in Iceland, Reykjavik offers a wide range of things to see and do including historical sites and a vibrant nightlife.
Reykjavik holidays are ideal for anyone looking to enjoy the traditional charm of Iceland whilst still taking advantage of a wide range of modern tourist amenities. The accommodation in the city is varied with hotels and apartments that cater for all tastes and budgets. The majority of the Reykjavik hotels range from 3-5 star and are all equipped with everything you need for an exciting break.
Visitors to the city will have a short transfer time from the main Keflavik International Airport and can start enjoying their holiday in no time at all!
Holidays in Reykjavik have something for everyone to enjoy with families, couples and travellers of all ages finding something to enjoy in this exciting city. With fantastic holiday deals available to Reykjavik right now, why not book your break today and experience the joys of Iceland for yourself.
Reykjavik - so Much Culture and History to Discover
Reykjavik holidays are ideal for sightseers and history lovers looking to learn more about this fascinating city. The Old Town area is one of the most popular tourist spots where visitors can learn about the traditional culture of the city. Take a stroll around the authentic housing areas and stop by one of the many local restaurants to grab a quick bite to eat.
One of the most unmistakable landmarks in Reykjavik is the Perlan, which gives spectacular views across the city especially from the water towers which houses a high quality restaurant where guests can dine in style. The impressive Cathedral is a must see for anyone enjoying holidays to Reykjavik as is the town hall in the centre of the city.
The famous Culture House is renowned for its fascinating exhibitions and galleries; the two storey building offers some of the most valuable collections of medieval manuscripts in the world and artefacts from Reykjavik’s colourful past. The National Museum of Iceland is also located in the heart of the city and is a great place to spend a family day out.
Nature lovers will want to take advantage of the whale watching expeditions and puffin tours that Reykjavik offers, for a more exhilarating experience try snowmobiling or even dog sledging. For a more relaxing holiday experience there are many Geo-Thermal pools around Reykjavik which are perfect for those looking to unwind during their break.
Reykjavik - Fantastic Icelandic Cuisine to Enjoy
Icelandic cuisine is one of the main attractions of a Reykjavik holiday, although food can be quite expensive you are guaranteed to experience mouth-watering flavours and local delicacies. Many of the hotels offer an all inclusive package which allows guests to sample a wide range of local dishes along with many cuisines from around the world.
The nightlife in Reykjavik is legendary with many tourists arriving just to enjoy the wild evening entertainment. There is a wide range of bars and nightclubs to take advantage of during your stay including a fantastic ice bar where all of the furniture and even the bar are made from solid ice. Live music is popular in many of the bars along with themed pubs; you can find many English and Irish bars as you wander through the city.
The main shopping area in Reykjavik is Laugavegur which is a haven for bargain hunters! The bohemian atmosphere is perfect for anyone looking to experience true Icelandic culture and pick up authentic crafts and clothing items. There are two large shopping malls which offer well known designer names and high street favourites.
Reykjavik - Weather and Climate
Many people enjoying Reykjavik holidays are pleasantly surprised that the city is not as cold as they expected. Due to Iceland’s north Atlantic location, Reykjavik especially, benefits from the warm winds from the Gulf Stream. Summer temperatures range from 10 to 15 °C which may not be ideal for anyone looking for a summer tan but it is perfect for sightseers looking to explore this spectacular city. Although there is not a great deal of rainfall throughout the year, visitors can expect small showers which clear up fairly quickly.