Have a few days spare and want to visit one of the most amazing countries in the world? Reykjavik is less than 3 hours away from the UK and provides the perfect destination for a short break. With our large variety of activities and daytrips you could still see some of Iceland’s amazing sites in just a short weekend without missing out! If you have a bit longer but still want to base yourself in the city then this is no problem at all with our completely tailor-made Reykjavik City Break.
Iceland - Reykjavik
Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is a vibrant city with lots to see and do year-round. With a fascinating history, a unique location set in beautiful landscapes and extremely friendly and laid-back locals, Reykjavík makes a brilliant combination of excitement, relaxation and culture. While Reykjavík maintains its small-town feel, it’s still a modern European capital with all you would expect from museums to great restaurants and bars. Located in the North Atlantic Ocean this island is the perfect place to see the Northern Lights or midnight sun depending on when you visit.
Reykjavik is a great place to visit all year! If you wish to see the Norhern Lights travel between September and April.
A variety of types of accommodation is available in Reykjavik. These are our two favourite properties due to their location but if you are after something different please ask as we have many options.
Hotel Reyjavik Centrum
Located in central Reykjavik, this hotel is in a prime city location, near shops, bars and restaurants. The Hotel offers singles, doubles, triples and suites giving a range of options to best suit your requirements.
Hotel Reykjavik Marina
Hotel Reykjavik Marina overlooks the wonderful harbour of Reykjavik. With a short stroll into the centre it is in a prime location. The mixture of maritime decoration and present day culture give this hotel that unique feel.
Apartments are also available within the city. If you would like to book an apartment please contact us for the options.
Iceland offers a vast amount of activities to suit everyone.
Northern Lights Trips
The Northern Lights trip will take you away from the bright lights of the city into the darkness. It offers the perfect conditions for spotting the lights, and your guide will have expert knowledge of the Aurora and the local area.
The Blue Lagoon is a world famous spa. The naturally hot water is perfect for unwinding and relaxing in.
The Golden circle tour takes you round some of the best features in Iceland. Visit the vast Gullfoss waterfall, or get soaked by one of Iceland’s many geysers.
South Shore adventure
This tour snakes round the South Coast of the Iceland. The cliffs are brimming with wildlife for you to spot. Then take a route inland to the Selijaladsfoss waterfall, an amazing natural structure on this unique island. Finally learn the history of Iceland at the Skogar Folk Museum.
This trip is a bit like visiting the whole of the country in one day. The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is located on the West of the country. With glaciers, lakes, mountains, volcanic craters and quaint fishing villages, not to mention the wildlife and birds, this tour is a must for any nature lover.
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
This is a must for anyone interested in photography or nature. Icebergs aged between 1000 and 1500 years old break off from Vatnajökull glacier and silently float into the lake and melt away.
Fontana Steam Baths
A naturally heated thermal spa with saunas and hot tubs which offers a perfect place for relaxation during the daytime or in the evening under the incredible Northern Lights.
Snowmobile on the glacier
Snowmobiling is an exhilarating activity and a great way to explore an area. Add it to the beauty of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier and you have an amazing day trip.
Volcano and Glacier Walking
See the impact of the 2010 eruptions, discover a variety of ice formations and patterns whilst walking on the blue ice of the glacier. Visit and walk behind two incredible waterfalls and finally take a walk on the black sandy beach.
Want to make your trip extra special? See this fascinating country from a different perspective on a helicopter trip.
A ride on an Icelandic horse is a unique experience. A horse riding tour will give you a great opportunity to get to know these wonderful creatures as well as see the stunning Icelandic scenery.
Super jeep tours
A super jeep tour will allow you to see parts of the island that would not be accessible with a regular car. Conquer mountains, splash through rivers, visit glaciers or head to the black sandy beaches.
An adrenaline-filled activity for anyone wanting to see spectacular Icelandic scenery in a thrilling way. These ATV tours take you to the famous black sandy beaches and to the top of mountains. Why not combine with a relaxing afternoon tour of the blue lagoon?
Snorkeling and diving
Meltwater from glaciers creates perfectly clear waters for snorkellers and divers in Silfra in the National Park. The water is so clear that you can drink it while you snorkel and visibility is over 100 metres!
Experience the thrill of scaling a glacier by ice climbing even if you have never done so before. Your instructors will teach you the basic techniques and provide the appropriate equipment.
Flights to your chosen destination are not included in your package. However we will always include details of the most suitable flights in our opinion to match your tailor-made itinerary. We cooperate with dial-a-flight to assist you in making your flight bookings. However, flights can be booked independently and through your choice of carrier which increases flexibility and allows you to continue to travel with your preferred airlines.
Why not add activities or extend your holiday to make it a bit different?
If you want to experience more of Iceland why not extend your trip and travel to the capital of the North of Iceland, Akureyri.
No1 Traveller Lounges
If you’re flying from selected airports you can start your holiday off in the most relaxing way in the No1Traveller airport lounges. These wonderful luxury airport lounges offer everything the discerning traveller needs from fresh complimentary food and drink to wifi or even a cinema! Contact us today to arrange your access and start your holiday in style.
Clothing and Footwear Package
Off the Map Travel have teamed up with Expedition Kit Hire to provide a top quality winter clothing and footwear rental package. Including all the recommend items this package is a great way to get everything needed at a fraction of the price it would cost to buy. This service can also be offered as a 'pick and mix' and you can just hire the items you need rather than the whole package.
"Staying in the centre of this lively city with restaurants and bars on your doorstep but also being so close to nature and wilderness is amazing. "
For further information on British passport holders entry requirements, travel information and currency information visit: www.gov.uk.
Interested in the Reykjavik City Break?
We do not sell off-the-shelf packages and all the examples you see are exactly that, examples. All of our packages are tailor-made to our customers exact requirements and we endeavour to do this as promptly as possible. Giving us as many details as possible about your holiday requirements will ensure your package is tailored to your personal needs and wishes and therefore will ensure a great time is had by your whole group.
Contact us online: click here
Call us on: (+44) 0800 566 8901