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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Reykjavik, Iceland your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for a fun vacation in the far north of Europe should pay a visit to Reykjavik in Iceland. Although not thought of as a popular tourist destination, Iceland has many fantastic surprises to provide a fantastic vacation. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.

Things to do on holiday to Reykjavik, Iceland

The winter season offers some good skiing for holidaymakers with three ski areas close to Reykjavik. The lake freezes over in the winter and encourages people to go ice skating although there is also a skating hall in the city too. The summer also offers many activities including hiking, cycling and horse riding.

Swimming in the hot pools is very popular here with the Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach especially popular as sand has been imported from North Africa. Various boat trips are available to provide tourists the chance to see whales, puffins and other marine life. Some 10 kilometres from the city is an 18-hole golf course.

Reykjavik has several bars, cafes and restaurants with a variety of dining options including plenty of Scandinavian dishes and other international cuisine too. A selection of shops and supermarkets can be found here with a few places for self catering holidaymakers to purchase food and drink. Tourists will also find stores selling gifts and souvenirs in the city.

Places to visit on holiday to Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik is blessed with many fantastic places to visit including museums, buildings and natural features. Museums here include the Art Museum, the Museum of Photography and the Vikin Maritime Museum. There are several art galleries here too including the ASi Art Museum, Kling & Bang and the National Gallery of Iceland. Visitors may like to see some interesting old buildings in the city with some of the oldest houses lining Ingólfstorg square.

Another interesting piece of architecture to be found here is Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík, which is a church. The Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Garden is well worth a visit too as is the Botanic Gardens, which houses over 5,000 species of subarctic plants. A visit to Iceland would not be complete with visit to the natural springs and the Volcano Show. Walking and boat tours are also available to give visitors a good trip around the city.

Weather in Reykjavik, Iceland

The mildest time of the year in Reykjavik is July and August when the average high temperature is approximately 13 degrees centigrade. The coldest month of the year is January when the average minimum temperature is approximately -3 degrees centigrade. Precipitation is quite evenly spread throughout the year. October is usually the wettest with an average of 85mm of rainfall spread over 14.5 days.

Travel to Reykjavik, Iceland

Keflavik International Airport (KEF) is approximately 50 kilometres from Reykjavik. Flights arrive here from various international airports including Amsterdam (AMS), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Heathrow (LHW), New York (JFK), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Stockholm-Arlanda (ARN), Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and Vienna (VIE) amongst others. Several car hire firms are located at the airport including Avis, Budget, Car Rentals, Europcar and Hertz.

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                                                            Recent Reviews

                                                            Great location, Breathtaking view, LOVED it!

                                                            5 of 5
                                                            My husband and I loved this rental for our honeymoon! The location is absolutely perfect - it's located just a block outside of the bustling downtown district, so it was away from the noise but close to the action! We walked downtown nearly everyday for some shopping, exploring and dining. The apartment was clean, well-furnished, and the bed was SO comfortable! We really felt like this place was our home away from home during our stay here. Thank you for sharing your beautiful apartment with us!
                                                            • Review Submitted: 30-May-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: Apr 2016

                                                            Modern and Comfortable

                                                            4 of 5
                                                            The property is sleek, well appointed and maintained, light and airy, very comfortable and fairly priced. I communicated with the owner via email and found the owner very friendly and personable. The kitchen has everything that you will need. There is ample parking and a nice view of the Pearl in Reykjavik from the kitchen window. A car is needed since the property is in the suburbs of Reykjavik but it is an easy 15 minute drive to the city. A half mile away is a grocery store and a wonderful café with great sandwiches, coffee, tea, and baked goods. I would recommend this property to any friends that wanted to visit Reykjavik or surrounding sights. There are only two small suggestions. We had a GPS that gave our final destination as a street parallel to the property. Written directions from the airport in an email would be a helpful backup in case of GPS malfunction. The washing machine and dryer had instructions in Icelandic. A translation of the instructions would have made the task easier and more efficient. All in all, our group would go back again and we will recommend the property.
                                                            • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: Feb 2016

                                                            Live in style, like a local with splendid views

                                                            5 of 5
                                                            Our first trip to Iceland was undoubtedly heightened by staying in this lovely, well-located apartment. Spacious, modern, quiet, and clean, it was a perfect home away from home. The furnishings were made up of a mixture of Ikea products and quirky, personal touches such as paintings, wooden ship models, and interesting books. The kitchen was better than we expected – for some reason, we thought there would only be a microwave, but it turned out that we had that, plus a hob and proper oven. This made a real difference to our trip, as eating out in Iceland is prohibitively expensive. It was nice to return home after our many tours and outings and have a bowl of soup, toast, take-away pizza heated in the oven, salad, and other simple meals. There are a couple of nearby grocery stores which stocked pretty much everything we needed, and the Sandholt bakery on nearby Laugavegur Street provides the best sourdough bread and pastries this side of Paris. We particularly appreciated the two balconies that afford views over the city, including the magnificent cathedral and the harbour. We visited in winter, and it was wonderful to walk out onto the snowy roof to look at stars, and I would imagine in the summer months it would be a great place to lounge or eat meals. The bathroom was spacious and includes a washing machine and dryer, which came in handy after our clothes got soaked on a (successful) late-night hunt for the Northern Lights. Heated floors and towel racks, powerful shower, and large sink and mirror, all a plus. The bedroom contained ample storage space, windows with excellent views, and a bed more comfortable than my own at home. We felt that the heating was more than enough, and for the week we were there, we turned the radiators off and opened the window a crack. The location of the apartment is a real bonus. It is very near the Center Hotel Midgardur, which served as our collection and dropping-off point for many coach journeys, including the ones to and from the airport, as well as tours to the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, and the South Coast. All the tour companies take you door to door: ultra-convenient. The main shopping street, Laugavegur, is just a short, straight walk from the apartment, and, although there is a main bus station right on the corner near the apartment building, we never once had to use public transport to get to any of the city sights we wanted to visit. Would I stay here next time? You bet.
                                                            • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: Feb 2016