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Reykjavik: Destination Overview

Reykjavik is Iceland's capital and largest city. It's surrounded by amazing mountains beside the big ocean. The people in Reykjavik are proud of their history and love music and dancing, so you might hear some fun songs while you're there. Their culture is very colourful and showcases one of the best foods, literature, and arts. Travellers can also go to museums and see art made by Icelandic artists.

They also have special events where travellers learn about old stories and traditions. If you want to attend one of these events, let us know.

  • Currency: Their currency is called the Icelandic Krona. Travellers can also use credit cards in most places and exchange their money at banks.
  • Language: People in Reykjavik mostly speak Icelandic. It might sound different from what you're used to, but it's cool to hear. Some people speak English there so you can still have a good time and make new friends.
  • Timezone: It is GMT.
  • Flight duration: The non-stop flight from Heathrow Airport in the UK to Reykjavik takes about three hours and ten minutes.

Ready to book your holidays to Reykjavik in 2024? Great! Zippy Holidays offers all kinds of affordable packages for Reykjavik. We understand that most travellers are looking for affordable holidays, and we are here to help with that. If you book now, you can avail further discounts on our services and packages. So, our cheap Reykjavik holidays are waiting!

What You Can Do On Your Reykjavik Holidays

When planning your holidays in Reykjavik, prepare for lots of fun! Let's check out what you can do:

Art and Culture

Travellers can visit old Viking ruins, interesting museums, and theatres. You can learn about Iceland at the National Museum if you're into history. Or, if you like new art, there are cool museums like the Reykjavik Art Museum. And don't forget about the Harpa Concert Hall, where they have concerts and other events.

There are also cute shops and galleries where local artists sell their work. Moreover, their street art is just amazing.

Natural Wonders

Travellers can join a tour to see the Golden Circle, which has three super cool places: Thingvellir National Park, where two big pieces of the Earth meet; the Geysir area, where water shoots up into the air; and Gullfoss waterfall, which is huge and beautiful. Outside of Reykjavik, there's even more to see. Travellers can hike on a glacier or relax in a hot spring like the Blue Lagoon, a giant warm bath surrounded by rocks.

Moreover, Fontana Spa is also a good place to go if you're exploring the Golden Circle.

Romantic Retreats

Get ready to cuddle up with your special someone in the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon. And you might even see the Northern Lights dancing in the sky! Plus, there are many cosy cafés where travellers can sip hot chocolate and enjoy tasty treats together. So, Reykjavik is super romantic, and you'll have a great time if you book our Reykjavik holidays. Go ahead and surprise your partner.

Hallgrimskirkja Church

One place you can't miss in Reykjavik is the Hallgrimskirkja Church. It looks like a rocket ship with a big tower you can climb. You can see Reykjavik and even some faraway mountains from the top. It's the perfect spot to take awesome pictures and see the city from high up.

National Museum of Iceland

There are lots of things to see, like old tools and pictures. This museum helps travellers understand how this place has changed. Travellers can see how people dressed in the past, what they ate, and how they lived. It's like watching a movie about Iceland's history, but you can walk around and see everything up close. It's a fun way to learn about how the nation became what it is now.

Whale Watching Tours

Travellers can also go on a boat trip to see whales and dolphins in Reykjavik. You might see big whales like humpbacks and minkes or cute dolphins and porpoises. The boat's guides know a lot about the animals, so make sure to ask them questions. It's a fun adventure for everyone, especially families with kids.

Hotels to Stay During Your Reykjavik Holidays

Let's check out some cool hotels in Reykjavik:

  • Apotek Hotel: This hotel is a mix of history and modern coolness. The rooms are fancy and comfy, and there is also a fancy restaurant.
  • Exeter Hotel: In the middle of all the action, Exeter Hotel offers modern rooms with a touch of Icelandic friendliness. They also have a rooftop bar where travellers can enjoy great city views.
  • Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik Hotel: The rooms are stylish and cosy, and the restaurant serves yummy Icelandic food. Moreover, it's close to all the cool stuff in Reykjavik, so you can easily explore.
  • Alda Hotel: The Alda Hotel is like a cosy retreat in the city. The rooms are comfy, and you get free breakfast too. Whether you're here for work or fun, Alda Hotel makes you feel at home.
  • Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel: It's in a fancy old building, but the rooms are super cosy. Plus, they've got a rooftop bar with amazing views. Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel is perfect for a stylish stay in Reykjavik.
  • Hotel Borh Keahotels: This special hotel has all the modern amenities you need. The food at their restaurant is delicious. And it is not that expensive!

Why Should You Book a Holiday Package to Reykjavik With Us?

Everyone likes different things, right? That's why we offer lots of safari options! Whether you want to hike on a glacier, relax in the Blue Lagoon, or see whales up close, we have all kinds of package holidays to Reykjavik. Moreover, Our holiday packages come in all price ranges, from budget-friendly to super luxurious. We're always here whether you need advice on which safari to choose or help booking a holiday.

You can get loads of extras, too! From freebies like breakfast at fancy hotels to discounts on fun activities, our packages to Reykjavik are packed with perks. Furthermore, with our ATOL protection and flexible booking options, you can relax and enjoy your holiday, knowing that we've got everything under control.

Lastly, if you need to change your plans or cancel your holiday, we'll ensure it's easy and stress-free.


Yes, it is safe for tourists as the crime rate is very low. However, keep your belongings safe near bars.

Summer is best if you like long days and warm weather (June to August). But if you want to see the Northern Lights or play in the snow, winter (September to March) is great, too.

You can take a bus, or taxi, or rent a car to get from the airport to Reykjavik. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour for the shuttles to arrive after each flight.

From October to late April, it can snow in Reykjavik.

Yes, sometimes you can see the Northern Lights from Reykjavik. However, going outside the city is better for a clearer view.

The price of a holiday with Zippy Holidays changes based on what you want and when you go. We have different options for different budgets. However, the prices range from £460 to £949.