"WOW!" is the first word many say when they fly to Iceland and see the lava field surrounding the Keflavik International Airport; which is only a short bus ride away from Reykjavik, the capital of our beautiful country.
A view of Reykjavik harbour with Harpa Concert Hall in the forefront.
It's almost unbelievable that it takes less than three hours to travel from Ireland to this magical place. Reykjavik, like the whole of Iceland, is a city of contrasts. Here you‘ll find a picture perfect city surrounded by sea and mountains, on a bright day you can even see a glacier from the city centre! You could spend your whole time here visiting the many galleries, cafés, shops and museums of the city. Reykjavik is a city buzzing with culture and there are endless exhibitions to see and concerts to go to. Don‘t miss Harpa, our new breathtakingly beautiful concert hall by the harbour. There are guided tours around the building daily, and always something exciting on. You might also like to go to Perlan, where you can eat amazing ice cream while enjoying the panoramic 360 degree view of the city. The Hallgrimskirkja church is also a must see, and you might get the children to go with you by telling them that it's the one featured in an episode of The Simpsons.
Churches and colourful buildings by the pond in Reykjavik's city centre.
Family Holiday or a City Break in Reykjavik?
Fly me to the moon... Well, almost, you could feel like you‘re on the moon if you travel around Reykjavik. We could write an endless list of stuff to do in and around Reykjavik. The city is well known for its variety of restaurants and cafés, everyone should be able to find something that fits their taste.
View over Reykjavik from Hallgrimskirkja Church.
Whether you're on a family holiday or a short city break you might want to go on a short tour. There are many day trips and longer ones available from Reykjavik by bus, plane or helicopter! There is so much to see. Iceland is well known for its geysers, waterfalls, lava fields, mountains, glaciers... the list is endless. The Golden Circle is a day tour from Reykjavik where you can in one day see Gullfoss (an amazing waterfall), Geysir and the national park Þingvellir, where the first parliament in the world was founded. The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is only a 20 min. drive from the airport and a 40 min. drive from Reykjavik.