Luxury relaxation and comfort in Reykjavik
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Destination Guide to Reykjavik
The Icelandic capital is an unusual mix of ancient Viking history and lively city life. Therefore a boutique romantic break in Reykjavik is perfect for a couple with varying interests. World renowned for its breathtaking landscape, the volcanic waters make it a leading wellness getaway in Iceland, as the hot springs are the hub of social activity.
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Along with its exciting Viking history, Reykjavik now has a thriving cosmopolitan feel with a fantastic array of restaurant, bars and cafes. A 5 star city adventure in Iceland would not be complete without excursions, as Reykjavik in particular is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. With 22 hours of sunshine during the summer it is an almost endless opportunity to experience everything the thriving city has to offer, especially with the famous music scene and lively bar scene.
- EATING AND DRINKING
Reykjavik has a fantastic array of restaurants and bars; here is a pick of the best:
- Sjavargrillid (Seafood Grill) -
Perfect for all occasions, the Sjavargrillid offers fine Scandinavian seafood within an inviting and comfortable environment. Its popularity means a reservation is necessary but it is worth it in order to try the monkfish.
- Grillmarkadurinn (The Grill Market) -
In a stylish and contemporary environment a mouth-watering selection of grilled meats and seafood is served. The lively atmosphere makes the culinary experience an evening to remember.
- Fiskmarkadurin (The Fish Market) -
A unique menu that offers seafood with an Asian infusion, there is a fantastic tasting and wine menu that is complemented by wonderful friendly service.
- Auster India Fjelagid -
One of Iceland’s premier Indian restaurants, the authentic cuisine is served in a popular and friendly atmosphere.
- CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS
Reykjavik has hundreds of years of history and culture to explore:
- National Museum -
For an interactive experience designed for families, visit the National museum to learn about Iceland’s Viking history and culture.
- Hallgrimskirliya -
The iconic concrete church is one of the most well known images of the Icelandic capital, with the structure being visible from 20km away. For one of the best views of the city, take a climb up the white tower to see the beautiful city’s low rise landscape.
- Culture House -
Providing a permanent exhibition of sage history, take a visit to the Culture House where you can explore the ancient archives.
- THINGS TO DO
The Icelandic capital has a huge variety of activities that promise to keep you entertained through your trip:
- Whale Watching -
Take a whale watching tour around Reykjavik’s coastline to experience the natural habitat of these magnificent creatures. The tour season lasts between late march and late October.
- Tjorinn -
Located in the centre of the city, the placid lake is home to over 40 species of birds and other wildlife. Surrounded by picturesque parks it is the perfect location for bike rides, while in the winter the lake is used as an ice rink.
- Laugordalslaung Geothermal pool -
The largest pool in Iceland, the volcanic waters provide excellent water facilities like whirlpools and the Olympic-sized pool.
- Nightlife -
World renowned for its vibrant and exciting nightlife, the party atmosphere in Reykjavik means you will be constantly entertained.