Reykjavik: city breaks in one of Europe’s trendiest capitals
If we could bottle the air in Iceland, we would. Some say it’s the freshest air in the world, yet, it’s not this that tempts us back time and time again.
Reykjavik basks in a reputation as one of Europe’s most achingly hip city-break destinations. The culture here in the Icelandic capital is as cool as the temperature, with an exciting nightlife scene, world-renowned cuisine and a wealth of natural attractions right on its doorstep.
Exploring the city is a delight: from the cosmopolitan and compact downtown area to the Old Harbour looking out on the shimmering sea. A revitalising dip in the famous hot springs of the Blue Lagoon is a must and, if you’re visiting in the winter, you’ll want to head out to see the incredible northern lights.
Your bespoke Reykjavik city break can lead you to everything this booming city has to offer, and to much more that lies hidden to those who simply come for the pleasures of the city.
Iceland may be a small, rocky island in the North Atlantic, but it is also a land of geysers and glaciers, hot springs and countless waterfalls, many of which can be easily accessed from the capital. Your Reykjavik holiday could take you off the beaten track, in super-jeeps designed to carry you smoothly along trails often known only to native Icelanders, across spectacular lunar-like lava fields and mammoth expanses of icy terrain. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of pauses for photographs.