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There are probably few cities in the world that have a river running through its districts.  Let alone a river where people can go fishing and catch a salmon.  But in Reykjavík the capital of Iceland you will find a river running through a beautiful valley Elliðarárdalur. The river has its origin in the two square kilometer lake Elliðavatn.  The lake is quite shallow as most of it is only 1 meter in depth. The valley is a great place to take two to three hours to hike.

Kermóaafoss, the largest and most exciting waterfall in Elliðaárdalur

One of the best ways to enjoy a city is to take a walking tour.  It is by far the most enjoyable way to experience the atmosphere, the architecture, the city landscape and all the exciting things a city can offer.  Reykjavík is no exception despite the fact that it is much smaller than most cities.

The best and most interesting walking tour in Reykjavík

Increasing number of tourists in Iceland arrive on a ship or a cruise.  One of the largest ships sailing to Iceland is MSC Prezi¬osa.  The enormous ship has scheduled three tours to Iceland this summer, and it is hard to miss when in the harbor in the small city of Reykjavík.   Almost towering above all buildings in the city and bringing thousands of tourists for a few days stay in the city.  Sailing by the shore of Iceland is a fascinating way to visit and gives a rare view of the country from the Atlantic Ocean.

Cruising to Iceland
Reykjavík City Center

Why should Reykjavik be your center when exploring Iceland?

How do you get the most out of your stay in Iceland?  There are many ways to explore Iceland because there are many natural wonders and many places you can visit.  So what is the best way to get to know Iceland? Remember that Iceland is not a vast country and there are many attractions and many places to visit near Reykjavík the capital of Iceland.

It is impossible to cover the whole country in a few days, but you can cover a lot if you stay in Reykjavík for a few days and travel to places like the Southern Region and Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Reykjanes Peninsula, all locations that you can visit from Reykjavík in a day or two.  Reykjavík is also a perfect place to see the Northern Lights. That is the reason why we recommend a stay in Reykjavík to enjoy and visit the many natural wonders in Iceland and also to enjoy the fabulous small city. 

You can take day tours with a certified tour operator or rent a car and visit natural wonders and exotic places during the day.  In the afternoon you come back to the city and enjoy the many quality restaurants and the fascinating nightlife in the city

 

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Accommodation in Reykjavík City Center

Harpa conference hall and the harbor area is great place for a short walk in the evening when staying in Reykjavík City Center

Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavík during New Years eve

Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavík during New Years eve

Reykjavík city center is a great place to stay when visiting Iceland

A walk by the pond and in Hljómskálagarður small park is a great way to enjoy Reykjavík

Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis,  in Reykjavík Iceland

Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis,  in Reykjavík Iceland

If you are planning a vacation, a trip or a tour in Iceland, accommodation is of course of great importance. In recent years Booking.com has built a good relationship with hundreds of hotels, guesthouses, apartments, farms and lodges around Iceland to search for and offer the largest selection and variety for you to find the most suitable accommodation for your plans. In the search engine above hiticeland.com has partnered with booking.com to find a good variety of accommodation and prices that will fit your schedule and budget. The search engine finds accommodation in Reykjavík and also near Reykjavík, if you prefer to stay in the countryside.

Reykjavík City Center Hotel and Accommodation

Make Reykjavik your center when exploring Iceland

Have an exciting time in Reykjavík at a great hotel and enjoy all the fabulous restaurants our small and beautiful city offers. During the day drive to some of the most spectacular natural wonders just hours away.  Take a tour through some of the most spectacular landscape in Iceland The Golden Circle, The Reykjanes Peninsula, and The Snæfellsnes Peninsula.  During winter take a drive just outside the city to enjoy the Northern Lights.  The selection of hotels and accommodation is one of the best in any city. We have a range that will help you find what you are looking for.

If you are coming to Iceland for the first time and spending a few days to discover landscape and natural wonders in our amazing country, it is impossible to cover the whole country in a few days. By staying in Reykjavík, you can cover a lot. Travel to places like Gullfoss, Geysir, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Gunnuhver, Hraunfossar and Kleifarvatn during the day and enjoy Reykjavík in the evening. You can also take longer tours during the day to Landmannalaugar or Þórsmörk during summer.

That is the reason why we recommend a stay in Reykjavík to enjoy and visit the many natural wonders in Iceland. You can take day tours with a certified tour operator or rent a car and visit natural wonders and exotic places during the day.  In the afternoon you come back to the city and enjoy the many restaurants and nightlife in the city. 

The selection of hotels and accommodation is one of the best in any city. You can also take a day or two and enjoy Reykjavík City Center or walk around the city. The Sculpture Shorewalk is a great selection for a beautiful and relaxing walk in Reykjavík. 

We have a range of accommodation that will offer you what you are looking for both in quality and price. 

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Accommodation and hotels in Reykjavík Iceland

A view from the pound towards Þingholt in the City Centre in Reykjavík

Reykjavík sculpture and shoreline

Reykjavík sculpture and shoreline is one of the more popular walking trails in Reykjavík 

At new years eve Reykjavik is the place to be

You will always have a great time in the energetic Reykjavík but New Years Eve is exceptionally crazy

If you are planning a vacation, a trip or a tour in Iceland, accommodation is of course of great importance. In recent years Booking.com has built a good relationship with hundreds of hotels, guesthouses, apartments, farms and lodges around Iceland to search for and offer the largest selection and variety for you to find the most suitable accommodation for your plans. In the search engine above hiticeland.com has partnered with booking.com to find a good variety of accommodation and prices that will fit your schedule and budget. The search engine finds accommodation in Reykjavík and also near Reykjavík, if you prefer to stay in the countryside.

Reykjavík Accommodation in Iceland

If you like to take a walk while visiting a city, we recommend the walking tour from the Reykjavík City Center to the enjoyable artwork Þúfa. Although built in 2013 the environmental art is fast becoming a landmark in the Reykjavík urban landscape.  To go to Þúfan you walk by the harbor west on to Grandi, where Reykjavík still has a lot of fishing and fish processing activity, and out to a point where the hill was built.

Þúfa in Icelandic actually means a very tiny knoll, but here it is a hill.  It is an 8 meter high hill and 26 meters in diameter.

In 2008 Iceland experienced a disastrous financial crash. What had looked like an endless path to growth, reaching back to the year 2000, came to a standstill taking a whole nation to an edge of a financial cliff. Among the significant symbols of growth and prosperity was a new conference and concert hall by the harbor. A symbol of success and wealth. A project that had started but a building that had barely surfaced.

Harpa Concert and Conference Hall in Reykjavík

As expected and following the forecast by the Icelandic Med Office winter came with force. Last weekend the snow in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, was a record-breaking amount.  The snow was 51 centimeters and completely shut the city down for a few hours. A shutdown like this is a situation that occurs every once in awhile during winter. It actually requires a calm wind and a lot of snow in a short time.

Breaking amount of snow in Reykjavík

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