Experience a European city destination like no other with a holiday or break to the incredible Icelandic capital of Reykjavik. A city small in size but brimming with exciting opportunities to discover an engaging enclave or to venture further afield, Reykjavik is endlessly charming.

From Reykjavik you have the perfect opportunity to discover Iceland’s famously lunar-like glacial landscapes, the spectacular Northern Lights, traverse the Golden Circle and venture across the Blue Lagoon. Even so, be sure to remain in the city long enough to embrace its cosy café culture, devour some of the freshest local produce in some of Europe’s most unusual restaurants and take advantage of a bustling nightlife that has attracted revellers from around the world to sample its delights.


What you’ll love most about Reykjavik

  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Reykjavik, where colourful buildings, quirky street art, and lively cafes create a charming atmosphere that reflects Iceland’s creative spirit and modern Nordic lifestyle
  • Explore the iconic landmarks of Reykjavik, including the towering Hallgrímskirkja church, the futuristic Harpa concert hall, and the historic Old Harbour, where centuries of maritime history come alive amidst bustling cafes and artisan shops
  • Wander through the charming streets of the city centre, where boutique stores, cosy bookshops, and trendy galleries invite exploration and discovery, offering a glimpse into Reykjavik’s unique blend of tradition and innovation
  • Relax in the soothing waters of the Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s most famous geothermal spa, where mineral-rich waters and silica mud masks promise relaxation and rejuvenation amidst stunning volcanic landscapes and otherworldly beauty
  • Indulge in the flavours of Icelandic cuisine, from hearty lamb stew and fresh seafood to creamy skyr and delicate pastries, as you dine in cosy bistros, hip cafes, and upscale restaurants that celebrate the country’s culinary heritage and natural bounty
  • Experience the magic of Reykjavik’s nightlife, as traditional pubs, trendy bars, and live music venues come alive with the sounds of Icelandic music and the buzz of locals and visitors alike, promising unforgettable nights of revelry and fun in the world’s northernmost capital

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Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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