Whether you choose to visit in the Summer or Winter months Reykjavik provides the perfect holiday getaway.

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Destination in detail

Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, is the country’s biggest city and oozes culture and vibrancy. It is also the heart of Iceland's cultural activity and is among the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world. Reykjavik and its surrounds are a great destination for those who want to enjoy its beautiful coastline; an Iceland northern lights holiday or used as a base for many of Iceland’s other geothermal and natural wonders. Believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in Iceland, Reykjavik is located in south western Iceland, on the southern shore of the Faxaflói Bay.


64°08′N 21°56′W




274.5 km2

Time Zone

GMT + 1

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Why choose us


Tailor-made Design

Our expert Adventure Artists have first-hand knowledge of all of our destinations and can create bespoke itineraries to suit your every taste and requirement whilst providing personal tips and advice for your once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience.


Authentic Experiences

Whether you choose to learn all about the Sami lifestyle in the Arctic Circle or head into the rainforests of Costa Rica to see the native wildlife you are guaranteed to have a real, honest experience with hand-picked suppliers and guides. They will bring these experiences to life with genuine passion to fully immerse you in your chosen destination.


Responsible Travel

Ensuring that we are looking after our planet is at the top of our priority list. Partnering with key players in conservation such as WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) means that our holidays are always giving back too.

Travel Facts

Getting There

There are many flights to and from Iceland all year round. International flights arrive at Keflavík International Airport, just to the south of the city. There are no railways on Iceland but the city centre does have bus services as well as taxis. Reykjavik also boasts two seaports where many cruise ships dock.


Despite its name Iceland is not necessarily that cold. Winter temperatures are an average of 3.6°C, and summer temperatures average around 15°C


Reykjavik and Iceland is world famous for its geology and geography. With huge mountain ranges and an active geothermal country with many geysers, hot springs and volcanic formations to be found – it is a breath-taking landscape for those after an adventure.

Iceland offers some of the best waterfalls in Europe, such as the Dettifoss regarded as the most powerful waterfall in the whole of Europe.

With a latitude of 64° north, Reykjavik offers a perfect base from which to embark on an Iceland northern lights adventure.

Plants and Animals

Wild horses still roam areas around the city. A third of the island lacks any sort of vegetation which gives the landscape a unique feel. Much of this barren land is covered in ash from recent volcanic eruptions.

There are many species of whale present round the shores of Iceland. Also many species of fish also thrive in the Icelandic waters with diving tours available to discover this underwater world.

Let’s plan your holiday

Our experienced and enthusiastic Adventure Artists are waiting to create your very own itinerary. Whatever you are looking for, we can help.

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