There are many cities in Europe that can provide a relaxing, fun and interesting holiday or short break. One of the most overlooked cities in Europe is Reykjavik. The capital city of Iceland has much to offer for all types of travellers and can give you a unique holidaying experience.
How to get there
In recent years it has become much easier to get to Iceland. It is as accessible as any of the major cities in the rest of Europe with a flying time from London of only three hours. The country has its own airline that flies to a number of UK airports and from March 2012 Easyjet will be operating flights to Reykjavik from Luton airport.
Where to stay
Reykjavik has a varied selection of accommodation available for holiday makers. There are many hotels, apartments and guest houses in the city, catering to travellers on all budgets. Those looking to travel on a budget could stay at one of the hostels or camp sites in and around the city.
Food and drink
There is great variety to the food and drink that is available in Iceland. The food takes its influence from Europe and the rest of the world and you can find almost any cuisine you desire within the capital. If you are looking for an authentic experience there are plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and bars that serve traditional Icelandic fare.
Things to do and see
Reykjavik has the perfect blend of nature, sightseeing, shopping, culture and night life. Places of interest to visit include Reykjavik City Hall and the Hallgrimskirkja Church. For the adventurous traveller there are many outdoor activities including skiing, skating and fishing. For a truly memorable experience you could go on a whale watching trip.