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
Northern Lights in Iceland

Private Iceland Premium Short Tour

5 days - Winter tour of Iceland with Northern Lights focus and private tours

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Active Iceland Tour

8 days - Visit the active volcano on this self-drive independent tour

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Iceland Adventure Tours

Snæfellsnes & Golden Circle self-drive

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

  • Premium
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Iceland Ice Caves

Lava, Hotsprings and Glaciers

7 days - Independent self-drive tour around southern Iceland

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Best of Iceland

12 days - Independent premium self-drive tour in Iceland

  • Premium
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South Iceland & Vestmannaeyjar self drive tour

9 days - Explore glaciers, volcanoes and Vestmannaeyjar

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Iceland Circle - self drive farm stay

10 days - Circular highlights tour of Iceland

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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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Iceland Westfjords self drive tour

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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Iceland Stopover

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

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Iceland Travel

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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Sólheimajökull glacier walk

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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Grand tour of Iceland

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

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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
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Icebergs & Whales of Greenland tour

8 day - Independent tailor-made Greenland tour of West Coast Greenland.

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The Retreat Spa Iceland

Iceland & Copenhagen Deluxe

6 days - Visit Iceland and Copenhagen with IcelandAir and Visit Denmark.

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Iceland and Faroe Islands Tour

7 days - Independent tour with guided activities and local day tours

  • Great value
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Landmannalaugar - Skógar - Iceland's most popular trek

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

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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

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Scenic Trails of Iceland

10 days - Explore the majestic landscapes and natural wonders on some of Iceland’s best hiking trails.

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South Greenland Explorer

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

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Untamed Iceland Deluxe

14 days - Independent deluxe self-drive tour in Iceland

  • Premium
  • New tour 2021
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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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Jan Zelina

Þórsmörk Skógar Iceland Trek

3 days - Lightweight backpacking tour from hut to hut

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Accommodation
Director's Choice
Design choice
Historic choice
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 Iceland
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