Book an Apartment in Reykjavik to experience the beautiful capital city of Iceland. For a vibrant art and music scene find accommodation in Reykjavik to experience the endless opportunities this city has to offer for fun and adventure.
Accommodation in Reykjavik
The most Northern capital city in the world, Reykjavik offers tons of culture, quirky events and of course, some of the most iconic landscapes in the world. As well as this, the city is home to several museums, galleries and churhces making this spot one of the most popular for those in search of adventure, culture and history.
Reykjavik is one of the smallest cities in Europe making it extremely easy and safe to visit. Hotels in Reykjavik can often set you back a fair few quid, so opting for a Reykjavik apartment can often save you those pennies which can be spent elsewhere on good food and exciting excursions.
When to Go
Due to how close the arctic circle is to Reykjavik, the temperatures hit up to 14°C in the summer and down to -10°C in the winters. Expect bitterly cold winds and dumps of snow in the winter. The interesting thing about Iceland is that during July and August, you will experience 24 hours of sunlight a day! So, make sure you pack your eye mask if you want to get some shut eye!
How to Get to Reykjavik?
The simplest way to get to Reykjavik from the UK is to take a flight. BA, EasyJet and other low-cost airlines fly to Reykjavik direct from London, Edinburgh, Bristol and Manchester a few times a week throughout the year. The great thing about this destination is that it offers something special for travelers all year around. Book in advance or investigate flying indirectly if you're looking to save on your airline fares.
On arrival, the best way to get to the city centre is to jump on one of the local buses, which is the only form of public transport in the city (no trains or trams!). During the summer, cycling is an excellent way to see the city, as well as on foot as the city is extremely pedestrian friendly. If you're looking to get out of the city and explore the nature, then look into hiring a car - the roads are often desolate, and the roads are easy to navigate.
Where to Stay?
Accommodation in Reykjavik, as mentioned isn't always budget friendly so looking into holiday lettings and staying just outside of the city centre is better for those on a budget. As Reykjavik is such a small city, no matter where you decide to stay; you'll always be within a short walk of the major attractions. Airbnb's are popular in Reykjavik, and often good value; check out our Reykjavik accommodation options for a wide range of variety.
Midborg (or 101) is the main downtown area of the city known for its hipster bars, colourful cafes and authentic restaurants. If you're looking for a chance to mingle with the locals then check out Reykjavik harbour apartments they can be found in this area. Visit main attractions in Midborg such as the Hallgrumskirkja church, the impressive harbour and the famous lake Tjornin.
Hildar is a popular neighbourhood for tourists and is only a short walk to downtown Reykjavik. Although a residential neighbourhood, the buzz here with students, young people and backpacker hostels gives this area a fun atmosphere. Again, some of the city's main attraction can be found in this spot including the Galleri List, Skal and the Reykjavik Art Museum, so book your accommodation in Hildar now!
Thingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir
To escape the city and see rural Iceland, why not book a hotel cabin in one of the small villages surrounding the city? Thingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir are authentic towns offering different accommodation options and are easily accessible if you're hiring a car for your trip. A top tip is to book a self-catering cabin and enjoy cooking local ingredients, rather than spending money in restaurants. Explore this beautiful area by going on long walks, hikes and cycle rides.
Searching for what to do in Reykjavík?
Whether you're searching for adventure, nature, culture or a relaxed city break; Reykjavik gives unlimited options for all travellers to enjoy its enchanting city. There are of course, the obvious attractions that bring people to Iceland including the Northern Lights and the Blue Lagoon which are all must do's but get off the beaten track with a few of our favourite spots.
Icelandic Phallological Museum
Okay, this one may not be family friendly, but the Icelandic Phallological Museum is worth a visit if you fancy a giggle. From the moment you walk in and are greeted with an almost ft penis from a sperm whale, you'll feel like a little kid in primary school. At only £11 a ticket, definitely worth a visit, especially if the weather isn't on your side.
Live Music, Comedy, Cabaret and Musicals
While you may not think of Reykjavik as a huge party city, you'd be wrong! We'd definitely recommend you check out the cities nightly with people partying in the streets into the early hours, and with 24 hours of sunlight in the summer; it gets pretty tricky to distinguish day from night! Live music, comedy, cabaret and musicals are on offer in many of the bars and cafes throughout both the week and weekend. Just bring plenty of spending money, as a beer will set you back about £10!
If you're a foodie, then the cuisine in Iceland includes an interesting mix of grilled meats and seafoods, and Reykjavik has some of the best dishes in the country. Fancy a boiled sheep's head? Or perhaps a cod's head in a chicken broth? You'll get both local meals in many restaurants, so why not give them a try.
The Poetry Brothel
Something off the beaten path is the secretive ‘The Poetry Brothel'. Also found in New York, find culture vultures flock to seek poetry, music, entertainment and often tarot card readings. Guests are encouraged to dress up for occasion and are welcomed to the venue by a ‘Madame'. Definitely worth a visit if you're looking for something alternative and away from tourism central.