If the word ‘Iceland’ has you thinking ‘cold’ and ‘mysterious’, you’re right, but in a good way. What you don’t know is that the capital Reykjavik is the ideal spot for a weekend of cool urban chic and hot natural springs in summer just as much in winter. Quad bike across the rugged landscape, watch the northern lights and scuba dive between tectonic plates. In summer, look forward to refreshingly cool temperatures, 20hrs of straight daylight and a non-stop party atmosphere. Whenever you go, you’re in for a totally unique adventure in a city we consider to be among the most cutting-edge in Europe.
From soaking in bubbling thermal pools to tackling dramatic frozen glaciers, you’re never in danger of running out of things to do. Looking for action? Snowmobiling and ice climbing are just two days well spent, if diving between tectonic plates isn’t your thing. Skiers will be challenged; and for a more laid back weekend, relax your aching muscles in hot natural outdoor baths after a hard day’s shopping in the city’s hip designer stores.
Stay in the cutting-edge Hotel 101 all year round for a truly luxury weekend in Reykjavik. Spend summer days hiking the rugged landscapes of Thingvellir National Park, and watch bright, multicoloured sunsets, so extraordinary you’ll probably start to think you’re on the moon. For great Kodak moments you must see Hallgrimskirkja Church, Reykjavik’s highest and most imposing structure, as well as Vatnajökull Glacier. The landscape forms here are some of the most beautiful in the world. The mix of blues, whites and practically neon pinks as the sun sets will leave you with some professional – looking photographs even if you’re just a beginner.
Reykjavic by Night
When night falls, another type of adventure begins. Immerse yourself in the city’s cutting edge nightlife and make sure you use our local knowledge service to recommend and book the best restaurants, bars and clubs. This brilliant country and vibrant city, makes for a totally chic weekend break.
All Year Round
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Iceland, Reykjavik, Thingvellir National Park, Hallgrimskirkja Church, Vatnajökull Glacier.