Reykjavik

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Reykjavik

The world's most northerly capital, Reykjavik is a dynamic city with a renowned nightlife scene and some stunning vistas that are visible from the city centre.

A city like few others, Reykjavik's position in the middle of the Atlantic means that it feels different from other European capitals. With a culture that is outward-looking, child-friendly and modern, the city's population are nonetheless proud of their Norse heritage which dates back to when Iceland was first settled in the ninth century. Well known as a city break destination from where the mysterious Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, can be readily seen, Reykjavik has much more to offer than just its natural beauty.

Easy to get to by public transport, the Hellisheidi Power Plant is a great example of Reykjavik's man-made tourist attractions, and is located about a 15-kilometre (9-mile) trip from the city centre. It offers a state-of-the-art exhibition that shows how Iceland's engineers have effectively harnessed geothermal energy. Elsewhere, among the oldest shopping streets in the city is Laugavegur, in which you can find all sorts of boutiques and comfortable restaurants serving an array of food. Take a stroll here during the weekend when it is not uncommon to find the street filled up with people enjoying its bars, especially in the summer when the sun barely sets.

Located in the heart of the city is the Harpa Concert and Conference Centre, one of Reykjavik's most recognisable landmarks. Here, you will find the Iceland Expo Pavilion, a unique 360-degree audio and visual experience that presents all of the country's wonders in a short movie presentation. Having attracted millions of guests since it opened in 2011, Harpa is also home to Reykjavik's high cultural scene with both the national opera and country's leading orchestra based here, in Iceland’s foremost performance arena.

Finally, it is worth mentioning Whales of Iceland, a relatively new attraction that first opened to the public in February 2015. Situated in the heart of Reykjavik's Old Harbour area, close to the city centre, it affords an exhilarating experience that will submerge you into the underwater world of these fascinating creatures. Coupled with many more great sites and excellent quality accommodation, there is every reason to plan a visit to Iceland's most exciting city.

Center Hotels Plaza
Center Hotels Plaza
3.5 out of 5
Adalstraeti 4, Reykjavik
The price is €145 per night from 3 Nov to 3 Nov
Located in Downtown Reykjavik, this hotel is steps away from Reykjavik City Library and Parliament House. Reykjavik City Hall and National Cathedral are also ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (966 reviews)
"Great"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2021

Center Hotels Plaza
Reykjavik Residence Hotel
Reykjavik Residence Hotel
4 out of 5
Hverfisgata 60, Reykjavik
The price is €170 per night from 30 Oct to 30 Oct
Located in Downtown Reykjavik, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Laugavegur, Hallgrimskirkja and Asgrimur Jonsson Collection. Einar Jonsson Museum ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (1,858 reviews)
"I loved the fact that we had a kitchenette which included a stove top, cooking utensils, pots and pans, microwave, and mini fridge! Because of these amenities, we were able to grocery shop to bring food back to the hotel to prepare and save money because it is expensive in Iceland! We go or complimentary ..."

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2021

Reykjavik Residence Hotel
Exeter Hotel
Exeter Hotel
4 out of 5
Tryggvagata 12, Reykjavik
The price is €147 per night from 8 Nov to 8 Nov
Located in Downtown Reykjavik, this hotel is steps away from Reykjavik City Library and Reykjavik Harbour. Parliament House and National Cathedral are also within ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (404 reviews)
"Very friendly and kind personnel, willing to go the extra-mile to help."

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2021

Exeter Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Stay Apartments Bolholt
Stay Apartments Bolholt
3 out of 5
Bolholt 6, Reykjavik
The price is €91 per night from 15 Nov to 15 Nov
Located in the heart of Reykjavik, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Laugavegur and Asmundarsafn. Laugardalsholl and Kringlan Shopping Mall ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (698 reviews)
"Super nice and spacious rooms"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2021

Stay Apartments Bolholt
Reykjavik Residence Hotel
Reykjavik Residence Hotel
4 out of 5
Hverfisgata 60, Reykjavik
The price is €170 per night from 30 Oct to 30 Oct
Located in Downtown Reykjavik, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Laugavegur, Hallgrimskirkja and Asgrimur Jonsson Collection. Einar Jonsson Museum ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (1,858 reviews)
"I loved the fact that we had a kitchenette which included a stove top, cooking utensils, pots and pans, microwave, and mini fridge! Because of these amenities, we were able to grocery shop to bring food back to the hotel to prepare and save money because it is expensive in Iceland! We go or complimentary ..."

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2021

Reykjavik Residence Hotel
Black Pearl Luxury Apartments
Black Pearl Luxury Apartments
4.5 out of 5
Tryggvagata 18A, 102, Reykjavik
The price is €240 per night from 8 Nov to 8 Nov
Located in Downtown Reykjavik, this luxury aparthotel is steps away from Reykjavik City Library and Reykjavik Harbour. Parliament House and National Cathedral ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (259 reviews)
"The location is perfect, walking distance to shopping, dining. We were able to check in early which was great. Parking arriving can be difficult, as there is no space on street available. Had to park and paid around the block to park. Then, walk to check in. There might be an easier way to do it, ..."

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2021

Black Pearl Luxury Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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