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Luxury Holidays to Reykjavik

Reykjavik is the ideal location for an alternative holiday that makes a change from the traditional sun, sea and sand. Glorious sightseeing, tasty hot dogs and sparkling waterfronts are the norm in this capital city while famed attractions the Blue Lagoon and the Northern Lights are phenomenal in every way possible. Whether you’re searching for that perfect Instagram opportunity or simply a change of pace, the Icelandic capital guarantees a whole host of unforgettable memories.

Top Five Reasons to Holiday in Reykjavik

  • The festivals – A hotspot for activities all-year-round, Reykjavik attracts visitors for the likes of the Food and Fun Festival, the Winter Lights Festival and the Stockfish Film Festival.
  • The Northern Lights – Also known as the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights are the most popular attraction in the city alongside the Midnight Sun.
  • The Blue Lagoon – A combination of geothermal seawater and active ingredients including minerals, silica and algae, this outdoor spa is known for its positive effects on the skin.
  • The food – The lack of fast food outlets is made up for in an abundance of traditional dishes, including hot dogs which remain to be the most popular snack throughout the region.
  • The nature – Valleys, beaches, mountains, islands, nature reserves… the list of Reykjavik’s salutes to Mother Nature are never-ending.

Things to Do in Reykjavik

Winter is the most popular time of year to visit the Icelandic capital due to the visibility of the Northern Lights which can only be described as a phenomenal otherworldly illumination. Otherwise known as the Aurora Borealis, clear and crisp winter nights see the sky light up in a variety of colours and intensities, twirling enthusiastically in shades of emerald and turquoise. Checking the local weather ahead of time is imperative to ensure maximum visibility – don’t forget your camera!

The Blue Lagoon is another Reykjavik must. Those on the hunt for warmth and wellbeing will be in their element at this outdoor geothermal spa, boasting beautiful milky-blue waters that are 39 degrees and renewed every 48-hours. Amenities here include sauna and steam rooms, a man-made waterfall, a swim-up bar, and the option to book an in-water massage or a silica mud mask facial.

There are plenty of things to do in Reykjavik where your feet are kept firmly on the ground. Embrace authentic Icelandic cuisine and sample a traditional lamb-based hot dog with all the trimmings. Tour a brewery and sample a variety of beers – after all, the city surpasses Germany with its yearly beer consumption. Take a tour of Hallgrimskirka, a beautiful church that can be seen from many areas of Reykjavik, and also has an observation tower for a breath-taking view of the city and mountains.

Reykjavik Facts

  • Population: 122,853
  • Area: 274.5km²
  • Reykjavik is the only Western European capital without a McDonald’s or a Starbucks
  • Currency: Icelandic Króna

Weather in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is located very close to the Artic Circle meaning the city experiences long winter nights and long summer days – think 21 hours of daylight in the months of June. Iceland tends to live up to its name the most from November until March where the average high is roughly 2 degrees so wrapping up warm is a must.

Reykjavik Holidays 2021 / 2022

There’s nothing that the experts at Kenwood Travel can’t do when it comes to organising your 2021/2022 holiday to Reykjavik with ease and efficiency. Hassle-free in every way possible, you’re promised suitable accommodation and a memorable experience which will provide you with a perfect holiday that’s tailor-made just for you.

Top Picks

Alda Hotel

4* out of 5 stars

This centrally-located hotel in Reykjavik is in close proximity to the city's main attractions and offers a world-class restaurant and bar.

Apotek Hotel

4* out of 5 stars

Historic dwellings in one of the city's oldest and best-loved buildings, where great food and plush, cosy rooms enhance your stay in the heart of the capital.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre

4* out of 5 stars

This centrally-located hotel is an ideal base to explore the best bits of Reykjavik and offers a 24-hour fitness centre and a delicious restaurant.


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