Find out everything you need to know before jetting off on package holidays to Reykjavik, including what the weather might be doing...
Have your complaints cured at a geothermal spa; dance till dawn with the tune-loving locals; wrap your taste buds around traditional Icelandic cuisine; and explore the incredible cultural scene in this captivating capital. Use Reykjavik as a springboard too, diving into the natural landscapes and environmental quirks of this northern nation that continues to hypnotise both first-time and return visitors. Whatever you do in Reykjavik, you can do it accompanied by some of the most charming and friendly people on the planet. And it takes around only two and a half hours to fly here from the UK. What's not to love about Reykjavik?
From the short and cold but utterly magical winter days, to the long, mild summer days, when the sun just refuses to set, Reykjavik is certain to capture your heart - though it's also known for capturing your wallet - the city is notoriously expensive. TravelSupermarket can help you to find cheap holidays to Reykjavik however, so that you can make savings on your break to put towards extra spending money for your Icelandic adventure.
There's a small-town charm that fits like a glove in the city of Reykjavik. You'll be made to feel most welcome anywhere here, whether you are travelling alone, as a couple or family, or as part of a group. Stay centrally, in 101 - the city centre - to be close to the main tourist attractions, or check in at one of the luxury hotels on the harbour. If the famed nightlife of Reykjavik ruffles your party-owl feathers, consider basing your Reykjavik holiday in the areas around Laugavegur Street.
Sitting on Faxaflói Bay on the south-west coast of Iceland, Reykjavik is also a great base from which to see the mountains, geysers, lagoons and waterfalls of this landscape, where the word “dramatic” fits like nowhere else on earth.
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When you travel depends on how you like your weather: mild, cold or very cold?
The peak tourism season for Iceland and Reykjavik falls in summer, when the days are very long (for a few weeks around June the sun only dips below the horizon for a short time, offering 24-hour light) and daytime temperatures hover around the early teens: expect 12C on average between June and September. Spring and autumn still see long hours of daylight, though day and night temperatures drop and some nights will be frosty. Winter days are extremely short - down to around four hours of sunlight in December - and very cold, with daytime temperatures of around 2C and night-time temperatures slipping into minus figures. This lack of sunlight can obviously hinder sightseeing opportunities, which is why you can get some cheap deals on holidays to Reykjavik between November and February.
The lively city of Reykjavik fills its calendar with a mass of crowd-pleasing events and festivals...
Hafnarfjordur Viking Festival; June: If you've ever fancied living like a sword-swinging, mead-guzzling Viking then you should check out this summer festival, which is held just outside Reykjavik. Eat, drink and (play) fight like the northern seafarers of the past.
Reykjavik Jazz Festival; August-September: Tap your feet along with the cool cats of the jazz world during this annual city celebration of jazz and blues.
Iceland Airwaves; October/November: Get your tickets well in advance for this popular feast of music, which is held at Reykjavik Airport. Past performers include Fatboy Slim, Hot Chip, Kaiser Chiefs and Iceland's own pint-sized sound machine, Bjork.
There is a world of adventures just waiting to be had in and around Reykjavik. What will you do?
Romance: Pack those warm layers of clothing and journey to Iceland in winter in the hope of seeing the Northern Lights. If the night sky comes alive with these magical brush strokes, you've just earned your place forever in the heart of your loved one.
Relaxing: The Blue Lagoon, one of the most popular attractions in Iceland, is just an hour's drive to the south of Reykjavik. Strip down to swimwear and bathe in the healing, warm and slightly milky waters. It's an unforgettable experience.
Active types: Adventurers set out from Reykjavik in all kinds of thrilling ways to explore the nearby areas. Stay in the city though and book a bike tour to see the sights on two wheels.
Free and cheap: One of the best views of Reykjavik can be enjoyed from the viewing terraces of the Perlan (the Pearl), which is an iconic dome on the city skyline. While the shops and restaurants will have you spending, the views come for free.
Nightlife: Yes, it's expensive to drink in Reykjavik, but the nightlife here is famous for a reason. There are many pubs, bars and late-night cafés in which to kick off the evening, but post-midnight the serious partygoers are in one of the city's nightclubs - probably on the dance floor. The atmosphere is generally fun and friendly.