Reykjavik

The capital of Iceland is a vibrant city with a small population.

The capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, is a vibrant, modern city with colourful buildings, creative people and interesting, quirky designs. It is the northernmost capital of a sovereign state, just south of the Arctic Circle, with a population of just over 120,000 people. This high northern location means that summer days are long and full of light whereas the days during winter are quite short – great for Northern Lights viewing!

Reykjavik is a small town that is easy to navigate and walk in. It is built around a harbour and the main city centre is comprised of a few main streets. There is an interesting design area to visit and great museums and parks to explore. This is a beautiful city and there are many walking tracks that you can follow, including a circular route around the city and to the nearby beaches. You can also hire bikes at several places around town, available at the main bus stop or down at the harbour.

Be sure to visit the Aurora Reykjavik Museum in the heart of the city. The museum opened in May 2013 and it is Iceland's first educational and recreational Northern Lights Centre. Various multimedia is used to explain when, why and how the Northern Lights work, and the highlight of the experience is a large HD projection of the Auroras.

Countless day trips and self-drive itineraries are available with Reykjavik as your base. Explore your options and let us know what tickles your fancy!

Style
Season
Duration
Tour Standard

Best of Iceland

12 days - Independent premium self-drive in Iceland

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Mahkeo

Active Iceland

8 days - All our favourite activities in our self-drive independent tour.

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Jose Ilamas

Best of South Iceland

8 days - Small group tour of Iceland exploring the most famous sights of South Iceland

  • Last Minute Discounts
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Karsten Bidstrup / Hurtigruten

Elves, Sagas and Volcanoes of Iceland with Hurtigruten

12 days and 9 days - Circumnavigate Iceland on MS Spitsbergen & MS Fram

  • MS Fram Refurbished 2020
  • Early Birds 2020/2021
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@amberfillerup

Fire, Ice & the Blue Lagoon - Summer

5 days - Independent tour of Iceland in the glory of summer.

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Fire, Ice & the Blue Lagoon - winter

5 days - Independent winter tour of Iceland with Northern Lights focus.

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Golden Circle & Northern Highlights - Summer

7 day - An independent summer tour of Iceland

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Golden Circle & Northern Highlights - Winter

7 days - An independent winter tour of Iceland.

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 Luke Stackpoole

Grand tour of Iceland

12 days - Small Group tour of Iceland | Snæfellsnes Peninsula | Magical West Fjords

  • Last Minute Discounts
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Greenland and Iceland - The Viking Heritage

16 & 17 Days - Visit the National Parks of Northeast Greenland with Hurtigruten

  • New expedition ship
  • Early Birds 2020/2021
  • Iceland tours
  • Greenland tours
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Greenland Experience

8 days - Sailing expedition on sturdy Icelandic oak fishing boats to Scoresby Sund.

  • Premium
  • Only 12 passengers - limited availability
  • Iceland tours
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Hidden Powers & Northern Lights

6 days - Escorted Winter Coach Tour

  • Book quickly - selling out!
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Hiking at the End of the World

5 days - Enjoy a superb group walk off the beaten track in Iceland.

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Mads Pihl

Icebergs & Whales of Greenland

8 day - Independent tailor-made Greenland tour.

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Iceland Circle - self drive farm stay

10 days - Circular highlights tour of Iceland

  • Best seller
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Rory Hennessey

Iceland Complete

9 days - Comprehensive coach tour of Iceland.

  • 17% off deal
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Moyan Brenn

Iceland Country Life

9 days - Small group tour of Iceland exploring Iceland's culture, history and nature

  • Last Minute Discounts
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Bakkagerdi - Iceland, credit: Andrea Klaussner / Hurtigruten

Iceland Expedition

15 Days - Hurtigruten Expedition Voyage to Iceland and Norway | MS Fridtjof Nansen

  • Early Birds 2020/2021
  • Norway tours
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Retreat Blue Lagoon

Iceland Stopover

5 days - Independent stopover tour of Iceland in the glory of summer.

  • Ultimate upgrade to the Retreat Blue Lagoon
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Iceland Westfjords self drive

11 days - Independent self drive | Látrabjarg cliffs | Dynjandi waterfalls

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Iceland with Kids - self drive farm stay

9 days - Self Drive highlights of Iceland, done simply.

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Landmannalaugar - Skógar - Iceland's most popular trek

7 days - Small Group trek covering the most famous treks in Iceland.

  • Best seller
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Cosmic Timetraveller

Lava, Hotsprings and Glaciers

7 days - Independent self-drive tour around southern Iceland

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Northeast Greenland

14 days - Sail from Svalbard to Iceland, exploring the North Eastern Greenland.

  • Svalbard tours
  • Greenland tours
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Marc Marchal

Northern Lights Exploration

8 days - Small Group tour exploring the best of Western, Southern & Southeast Iceland in search of the Northern Lights

  • New tour 2019/2020
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Seatours Iceland

Snæfellsnes & Golden Circle self-drive

10 days - Independent tour with glaciers, caves, Silfra snorkelling and geothermal baths.

  • Premium
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Snæfellsnes & North Iceland self drive

8 days - Whale Watching and boutique accommodation on this independent tour of Iceland.

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South Greenland Explorer

5 days - Independent tour of South Greenland | Hiking | Qooroq Ice Fjord

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South Iceland & Vestmannaeyjar self drive

9 days - Explore glaciers, volcanoes and Vestmannaeyjar

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Mads Pihl

West Greenland Coastal Voyage

12 days - Independent voyage along the West Coast of Greenland.

  • Our favourite
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Andre Burgherr

Þórsmörk Skógar Iceland Trek

3 days - Lightweight backpacking tour from hut to hut

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Accommodation
Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel
Hotel Alda
Kvosin Downtown Hotel
Hotel Borg
Restaurants
Sægreifinn
Fiskmarkaðurinn
Laekjarbreakkar
Matarkjallarinn Food Cellar and Cocktails
Highlights
Swimming & Soaking in Iceland
Iceland's National Day Celebrations
Kolaportið fleamarket, Reykjavik
New Year's Eve in Reykjavik
Iceland Airwaves
Food and Fun Festival
Seeing Puffins in Iceland
Harpa concert hall, guided tour & shows
Optional Add Ons
Reykjavik Beer Tour
Whale Watching from Reykjavik
Horse Riding in Iceland
Puffin Watching from Reykjavik