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Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Reykjavik also enquired about cottages in South Iceland, cottages in Northwest Iceland and cottages in Iceland southern peninsula

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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                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              The description on HomeAway site fully corresponds with the reality - the apartment is in easy reach of the Reykjavík centre, shopping possibilities nearby, easy street parking, very quiet place etc. Good starting point to all the nature attractions of South-West Iceland. We appreciated the key being locked in a coded box, as we arrived in the night. The apartment very clean and the equipment - excellent! (more than sufficient dishes, cookware, glasses etc.) Beds comfortable. The owner Adalsteinn Hjartarson was very helpful and fulfilled, when possible, our extraordinary wishes. We recommend it fully. Jitka (68) and Karel (69), Czech Republic
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                              Wonderful apartment

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              Couldn't say enough positive things - apartment was brilliant. From the first e mail until we left, everything was simple and straightforward. The actual apartment was fantastic - brilliant location, very homely and beautifully decorated. Toasty warm with an awesome view as well. Would go back in a minute!!
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                              Very spacious house in quiet location

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                                                                                              This house is in an excellent location, a quiet residential street, close to local facilities and with easy access to tourist sites. It is very spacious, beautifully decorated and furnished and very warm and cosy. he kitchen was very well-equipped with plenty of useful pantry items supplied. Having 2 bathrooms is great, and the showers were fantastic, but the bad drain smell in one needs attending to. We felt the property had potential to be 5 stars but there were some disappointments which lowered our rating in comparison to other rentals we've stayed in, so we hope these suggestions will prove useful. The house itself was very clean but some equipment was not - oven, toaster, coffee machine, sandwich toaster were all unhygenically dirty and required cleaning before use; stained and unironed bed linen was uninviting. There were vast quantities of crockery and cutlery but very few glasses. So many personal effects filled cupboards, drawers and surfaces that there was no space for our items - we think the kitchen needed a thorough tidy-up, making the contents of the units easier to identify and to leave one cupboard empty for guests' provisions. The situation in the bedrooms was similar - with no space for clothes, living out of suitcases detracts from the holiday (for 2 adults in bedroom 3 this was almost impossible with barely room to leave cases and move around.) Booking was easy and the owner provided helpful and quick responses. Overall our group had a great stay and there was certainly plenty of space for 6 adults to relax.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Mar 2016