Located in a peaceful area of Reykjavik, Arctic Comfort Hotel awaits guests within a walking distance from the Kringlan shopping centre and the city’s main outdoor area, Laugardalur. Guests are invited to unwind in en suite bedrooms which boast contemporary decor and flat-screen TVs.
Cabin Hotel awaits guests just a stone’s throw away from the Faxaflói Bay’s waterfront promenade and offers quick access to the city’s attractions. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs and en suite bathroom facilities. Appetites can be satisfied at the on-site restaurant, while the hotel’s bar offers an array of beverages.
The Northern Lights Tour - available from 20 Mar to 15 Apr and from 1 Sep to 30 Nov 2019
Visitors are invited to take part in a unique experience which happens at night time in the Northern Hemisphere and can be seen on dark winter nights. One of nature’s most spectacular displays appears in the sky in the form of different shapes, proportions and patterns, known as the Northern Lights.
Golden Circle Tour - available from 16 April to 31 Aug 2019
Travellers are invited on a six-hour bus trip to see Iceland’s natural phenomena including Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss, the queen of Icelandic waterfalls, as well as Thingvellir National Park, an area of historical and geological significance. At Gullfoss visitors are given the opportunity to stand next to the waterfall, watching enormous quantities of water tumble violently into a deep, meandering gorge. The Geysir geothermal area boasts spouting springs, including Strokkur, the most active geyser in Iceland.
Groupon’s Guide To Reykjavik
One of the safest and cleanest cities of modern times, Reykjavik is located on the south-western coast of Iceland and it is also the world’s northernmost capital city.
With more than 100 pubs and clubs, many of them found on Laugavegur Street, a wide choice of beers, Iceland’s drink of choice since 1989, are available for sampling. An iconic landmark of the city, the looming Hallgrimskirkja Church offers visitors panoramic views of the city. Standing 15 metres high and weighing 25 tons, the church’s pipe organ is one of its key features, while the statue of Leifur Eiriksson, the first European to discover America, guards the entrance. The capital’s name translates to ‘Smoky Bay’, after the columns of steam, that rise from the hot springs, which can still be visited today.
Reykjavik has a subpolar oceanic climate combined with temperate features due to the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. Global warming makes for a convenient climate, and although there are occasional droughts, visitors may benefit from 24 hours of daylight. Autumn is expected to be wet and cold, with temperatures under 10°C while the days are getting shorter and rainfall becomes frequent. During winter, the sky is cloudy with only four hours of daylight and the weather is cold with temperatures ranging from -3° to 2°C.
- €229-€449 for 2 nights, depending on departure date chosen
- €299-€549 for 3 nights, depending on departure date chosen
- €329-€599 for 4 nights, depending on departure date chosen
- €369-€649 for 5 nights, depending on departure date chosen
- €399-€719 for 6 nights, depending on departure date chosen