Barbara recently enjoyed a few days in Reykjavik. Read her story.
We flew to Reykjavik in October and enjoyed a fabulous 5 days in this stunning country.
The weather was bright but cold (approx 5 degrees) but with a much colder wind chill.
We pre-booked our shuttle transfers (definitely recommended) and within 20 mins of baggage collection were on our way to the hotel. The journey takes approx 1 hour.
We stayed in the 3* FossLind Hotel and found it to be warm, comfortable in a great location. Breakfast was good with ample choices for every taste.
The best bit of advice I can give it to make sure you have the right clothing. Waterproof trousers, warm coats & hats/gloves!
The city itself is easy to walk around but if anyone has walking difficulties the hop on/off tour buses are a great way of sightseeing. The buses are warmer and spoken in English, cost from £20 per person (depending on dates)
The main shopping street is Laugarasegur and is full of shops, restaurants & bars. We ate in a number of places and found the food to be of an excellent standard. An average meal with one glass of wine will be from £25 per person.
You will be able to get free Ice cold water in a pump at most restaurants
Around the harbour area is great for really good fish restaurants .
The Whale Tour – 3-4 hours
Fabulous trip and so well organised. If your lucky you will be able to see Dolphins & Whales.
We saw both on our tour and the weather was really good.
The Northern Lights – 4-5 hours
There are a number of tours you can pre-book but we selected the Mystery Tour.
It was amazing! We were lucky enough to see the Aurora Borealis and it was fabulous.
Thermal Baths – There are a number of geothermal baths in Iceland with the most famous being the Blue Lagoon. We chose a smaller one, the Fontana Geothermal Baths along with the Thingvellir National Park. On this trip we saw the world famous Strokkur Geyser and the Gullfoss Waterfall. The scenery and views are simply stunning.
It is probably the prettiest country we have ever visited.
The Volcano Show – at the red rock cinema daily shows the history of Iceland’s volcanoes
Glacier tours & Ice caves – you can hike or walk on a number of escorted excursions
The Northern Lights cruise – see the lights from the sea
* Pre-book your transfers or hire a car prior to travelling
* Pre-book your tours – If the weather is bad you can amend the dates in resort free of charge
* Most important – if you DO NOT see Northern Lights or Whales on your pre booked tour you will get a
complimentary voucher to go again
* Take your thermals 🙂