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Iceland

Iceland

The capital and only city in Iceland, Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital. It’s a buzzing city with heaps of contrast. You’ll see interesting architecture with colourful old houses, visit many contemporary art galleries and museums, and spend time in its thriving café and restaurant scene. In summer take advantage of the endless daylight hours, stroll around the city and enjoy the many festivals and events on offer, or maybe rent a bike and head into the surrounding countryside. During the long months of winter, marvel at the dramatic landscapes and the allure of the northern lights.

 



SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN ICELAND




Reykjavik Hop on Hop off tour REYKJAVIK HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR

Explore the city at leisure as you hop on and off at conveniently located bus stops. You’ll see Reykjavik Harbour, the Town Hall, the National Gallery of Iceland and the Laugardalur Thermal Pools and Spa.

Puffin Tour PUFFIN TOUR
 

Sometimes known as a “sea parrot”, the puffin is famous for its colourful beak that blooms to colour in summer and fades to grey over winter. Spending most of their lives at sea, puffins only come to land in summer to breed. You will see thousands of these birds on the island they inhabit.

Northern Lights Aurora Borealis Mystery Tour NORTHERN LIGHTS MYSTERY TOUR
 

Visible from September through April and only seen on a clear night, the phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis is one of nature’s most spectacular displays. If you are lucky enough to witness the Northern Lights, you will see swirling light in a wild and carefree manner dancing across the sky.

Whale Watching WHALE WATCHING
 

Cruise Falaxflói Bay in search of humpback and minke whales and watch out for harbour porpoises and white-beaked dolphins. Learn about some of Iceland’s most majestic native wildlife from the onboard guide. You get thermal coveralls to wear and there is a warm indoor viewing area.

Viking Horse Ride Gulfoss Geysir Express Tour VIKING HORSE RIDE, GULFOSS AND GEYSIR EXPRESS TOUR
 

Ride a Viking horse through the outskirts of the capital then tour Gulfoss, Geysir and other Icelandic natural phenomena. It’s a nature-lover’s dream, and the best way to make the most of your visit to Reykjavik.

Game of Thrones Filiming Locations such Thingvellir National Park known to be where the fight between The Hound and Brienne of Tarth took place WALK THROUGH ‘GAME OF THRONES’ FILMING LOCATIONS
 

Take a tour with an expert guide and visit famous locations featured in the TV series including the White Walkers’ stomping ground at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage-site, Thjorsárdalur Valley and the nearby site where a village was massacred by the Wildlings, and soak up the incredible Lake Thingvallavatn scenery.




ICELAND ACCOMMODATION



Here's a taste of some of our favourite hotels and lodges in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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Skuggi Hotel by Keahotels
SKUGGI HOTEL BY KEAHOTELS
★★★
The perfect choice if you are looking for a centrally located hotel in Reykjavik. Walking distance to Iceland’s main shopping street Laugavegur, which is home to designer shops, cafés, restaurants, gift shops and exciting nightlife.
Alda Hotel
ALDA HOTEL
★★★★
This boutique hotel is a calm escape at the peaceful end of the main shopping street in this vibrant city. It’s a 15 minute walk to the centre of town and the nightlife area but still near shops, cafes, restaurant. image: Alda Hotel lobby
Hilton Reykajvik Nordica
HILTON REYKJAVIK NORDICA
★★★★
Centrally located between downtown and Laugardalur, the largest recreational and fitness area in Reykjavik, and just a 15 minute walk from the centre of town. A resort styled hotel where you can relax in the Nordic spa and savour traditional cuisine in the famed VOX Restaurant





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