Nov 24, 2019 - Nov 25, 2019
2 adults - 1 room
Where to stay in Reykjavik
Modern Reykjavik, the capital and largest city in Iceland, is a place of exciting possibilities surrounded by incredible natural landscapes. As a starting point to this fascinating country, the capital offers plenty to see and do as well as a wide variety of accommodation choices.
From volcano exploration to angling, Iceland has plenty to keep you busy with Reykjavik being the cool capital of it all – although if being cool is the least of your priorities then check out the world-famous Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s famous thermal pool, which is around 45 minutes from the city center and is a true "must-do" Icelandic experience.
There is plenty to do and see in the capital with attractions such as the Hallgrimskirkja Church and the waterfront area worthy of investigation. Exploring Reykjavik is made easier thanks to local bus transportation operation, which provides regular services to and from the city's major attractions. The bus service also offers travel cards which come with associated benefits such as discount at shops and dining outlets. Alternatively, you could consider renting a car in Reykjavik to explore the island at your leisure.
Hotels in Reykjavik
The Kvosin Downtown Hotel is located on a square behind Reykjavík Cathedral and the Icelandic Parliament and offers modern rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi access. The famous Lake Tjörnin is also within walking distance as are Austorvollur Park and the Laugavegur shopping street. Guests will enjoy the views from the top floor terrace as well as the range of cuisine available at both the Restaurant Bergsson and Vinbarinn Bar on the ground floor.
The Centerhotel Plaza can be found on Reykjavik's Ingólfstorg Square in the Old Town with many attractions – including the National Gallery, shopping and dining outlets – in the vicinity. The guest rooms are modern with wooden floors in what is a mid-range hotel in terms of Icelandic prices. Travelers can also have easy access to the airport thanks to the Flybus airport shuttle which stops by the hotel.
A Reykjavik budget choice, the Capital-Inn is located within 15 minutes of both the beach and the city's Kringlan Shopping Center and Perlan viewing dome. As well as complimentary Wi-Fi, the hotel also offers bicycle and scooter rentals and communal laundry facilities. The geothermal saltwater of Nauthólsvík Beach is also within walking distance as are several dining outlets and bars.
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Can’t wait to go back. Had the most amazing vacation, so many places to explore
Iceland was the best three days of my life! It was my first solo trip and I absolutely loved it! Driving around the Southern part on my own, visiting otherworldly waterfalls, and seeing the luscious green landscape was truly incredible.
I had a fun time here and the people are so friendly. I definitely recommend seeing the blue lagoon while you are there.
I loved Reykjavik! The people, the scenery, it’s out of this world! Very open and friendly people! I went as a solo female traveler and loved every minute of it! It is pricey but I was able to budget and come back with money to spare!