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Reykjavik City Break

from £321 excluding flights

  • 3 nights
  • Year round
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Highlights

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Enjoy Reykjavik with its blend of Nordic and modern style

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Marvel at Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik’s tallest building

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Join a day trip exploring Iceland’s iconic Golden Circle

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Sample Icelandic food from classic hot dogs to gourmet cuisine

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Visit Perlan, a revolving restaurant overlooking the city

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Take a dip in the naturally-heated waters of the Blue Lagoon

Why this trip...

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Weekend escape

This is the ideal trip for a weekend escape or perhaps a mid-week getaway

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Explore at leisure

With the route, transport and accommodation sorted, each day offers the freedom to explore

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Tailor made

This itinerary can be tailor made to suit you and is intended to give you a guideline of what is possible in a given timeframe

Overview

Reykjavik is compact, cosmopolitan and refreshingly different. Being just a three hour flight from the UK it’s a great place for a weekend getaway at any time of year, and with our flexible city break you can choose from an outstanding selection of hotels and add in any number of excursions to discover the world’s northernmost capital and it’s surrounds.

Reykjavik is a place of many facets: the charming timber buildings of its historic heart are clustered around the city’s centrepiece – a lake and bird sanctuary. In the bustling streets surrounding the cathedral and Parliament, you’ll find a plethora of cafés and other eating establishments. Reykjavik has more than its fair share of top class restaurants with many internationally-known chefs preparing a vast range of cuisine to the highest standards. And a trip to Iceland wouldn’t be complete without trying Pylsur – the very tasty Icelandic hot dog!

This modern and slightly quirky city is home to some fascinating examples of contemporary architecture – three must-see sites are its church Hallgrimskirkja, a skyline sentinel whose profile draws from the landscape’s basalt columns, Perlan with its shimmering glass dome and the waterside Harpa Concert Hall, inspired by nature.

Where architecture leaves off, art takes over. Reykjavik’s galleries and an unusual array of museums are complemented by a lively theatre and concert scene. The city’s varied nightlife is legendary and at the weekends the 120 or so bars and clubs generally fill up around midnight, with the fun-loving inhabitants having fun through until breakfast time.

And of course no trip to Iceland would be complete without a visit to the world famous Blue Lagoon which can be added to your itinerary either on the way into the city or on your return journey to the international airport.

Itinerary

Fly to Keflavik airport and transfer through the lavascapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula to Iceland’s vibrant capital city, Reykjavik. Check in to the hotel of your choice.

Spend time exploring the city or head out of into the countryside on a range of excursions from scenic sightseeing to active adventures.

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Transfer back to Keflavik airport the flight home, perhaps detouring via the Blue Lagoon en route.

Accommodation Options

With a wide choice of accommodation in Reykjavik including standard, superior and deluxe hotels and suites, we can provide a quote to suit your personal preference.

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New Year in Reykjavik

Enjoy New Year celebrations in Iceland’s lively capital with New Year’s Eve festivities. With two full days at leisure you’ll have time to explore Reykjavik from its stylish shops and cafe culture to the striking landmarks of Hallgrimskirkja and Perlan, or head out into the countryside on an optional excursion. Perhaps enjoy a relaxing massage at the Blue Lagoon or enjoy a full day tour of the famed Golden Circle route featuring a trio of natural wonders.

Departure date: 29 Dec 2023

Prices start from £379 per person (price includes 3 nights accomodation at Hotel Klettur on breakfast basis)

Prices and Departures

Price from £321 excluding flights

Airfares vary widely and are quoted separately to the holiday price, starting from around £250pp return with Icelandair and British Airways, though may be lower with Play or EasyJet. We'll provide the best fare available at the time of enquiry, which tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

UK Airports with flights direct to Iceland are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh. We can also arrange flights from non-UK destinations. Discover more »

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast
  • Airport transfers
  • 24-hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

From prices per person

Based on rooms with private facilities, unless otherwise stated

Departure Duration Twin Price
May 3 nights £420
Jun - Sep 3 nights £527
Oct - Feb 3 nights £321
Mar - Apr 3 nights £350

Tailor made trips

As independent destination specialists, we are able to tailor make holidays to suit you, be that customising the itineraries shown on this website or creating something bespoke.

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