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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Cheapest month:May
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Reykjavik:$168/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$2/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$108 - $234
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$158 - $185
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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About Reykjavik

A vibrant destination with creative architecture, Reykjavik is best known for its natural spoils and world-famous geothermal spas. Surrounded by the churning Norwegian Sea and rugged mountain landscapes, this compact city wins your affection with its cosmopolitan dining, jam-packed clubs and countless year-round adventures.

Things to do

Families will find plenty of amusement within Reykjavik, particularly at the Family Park and Zoo, which houses reindeer, seals, arctic foxes and other Icelandic animals, along with a carousel, giant trampoline and boats. Wander through the nearby 2.5-hectare Reykjavik Botanical Garden to see subarctic plants and seasonal flowers, or visit the Saga Museum to dress like Vikings and learn about these fierce warriors.

More history and culture await in the city centre where you’ll find the Settlement Exhibition, an archaeological excavation site with Viking artefacts and multimedia presentations.Catch a local show at the dazzling Harpa, a concert hall and cultural centre with harbour vistas, Icelandic art exhibitions and a gourmet restaurant.

Indulge in the rich culinary scene, which serves up fresh seafood and meat in creative dishes. You’ll find first-class restaurants in Old Harbour, along with casual eateries and a fish factory. Spend your nights among the locals at tapas bars and burger joints, before hitting clubs with live DJs and bands.

Escape all stress by stepping into the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa with in-water massage treatments, silica mud masks, waterfalls and steam rooms. Looking to get out of town? Lace up your hiking boots for an immersive trek through black volcanic deserts, glacial rivers and geothermal springs at the otherworldly Laugavegur Trail.

Getting around

Central Reykjavik is easily navigated on foot or by using the local bus. Cycle lanes accommodate bicyclists, while ferries from Old Harbour offer transport to nearby islands. Alternatively, taxis offer reliable and safe transport late at night.

Reykjavik travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in Reykjavik?

    Miðborg, Hlíðar, and Vesturbær are some of the most favored places to stay in Reykjavik.

  • What are the best hotels in Reykjavik?

    Reykjavik is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, which has a current rating of 8.6. For other potential stays, consider Grand Hotel Reykjavik and Fosshotel Reykjavik, which can also be great places to stay in Reykjavik.

  • What is a good hotel near Hallgrímskirkja?

    Reviews of Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina recommend it as a good place to stay near Hallgrímskirkja, scoring 8.6/10 from 1,306 ratings.

  • What is a good hotel in Reykjavik near Reykjavik City Centre?

    Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina is a hotel near Reykjavik City Centre that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.6 from 1,306 reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Harpa?

    If you’re visiting Harpa then the nearby Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (1,306 reviews scoring it at an average 8.6/10).

  • How much do hotels in Reykjavik cost?

    Hotels in Reykjavik cost an average of $252/night according to HotelsCombined data in the last 72 hours. A 4- or 5-star hotel in Reykjavik had higher average prices of $229/night and $419/night respectively.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Reykjavik?

    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Reykjavik hotels have prices starting from as low as $27/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.

  • How much is a hotel in Reykjavik tonight?

    Over the last 3 days, the starting price of a hotel in Reykjavik tonight has been as low as $33 and the average price has been $187. If you’d prefer 4-star accommodation, expect to pay at least $107 for this evening.

  • What are the best hotels on Laugavegur in Reykjavik?

    When traveling to another country with unfamiliar street names, it’s a good idea to study the popular streets and areas where hotels in Reykjavik are located. One such street is Laugavegur, which is a major street that connects to the rest of the city. Hotel Fron is right off this street and makes it the perfect location to get to all destinations in the city. The hotel is located in downtown Reykjavik, which makes this location even better. Reykjavik City Hall is close by and walkable from the hotel. Also close to the hotel are the Sun Voyager statue and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Another good choice is the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica located close to all activities and sites in the city.

  • Are there kid-friendly hotels in Reykjavik?

    When planning your Reykjavik hotels for a family vacation, it’s good to research child-friendly hotels and good locations so that you can get to fun events easily. There are numerous things to see and do for kids, and a solid choice is the Centerhotel Plaza located near the Reykjavik Harbour. The hotel’s location gives you access to roads that will quickly take you to fun destinations. Things to consider for kids are Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach, the Perlan Museum, Reykjavik Whale Watching and Puffin Tours, and the Hallgrímskirkja Church Tower. The hotel offers a fresh hot breakfast each morning and has a ticket service to arrange tours or events. For cheap hotels in Reykjavik that are a good value, you can consider the Hotel Odinsve, which is also in the perfect location in the city center. Laugavegur and Hallgrimskirkja are walkable from the hotel, and you’ll have a choice of dining establishments, shops, and galleries. Nearby the hotel and easy to get to are the Laugardalslaug Pool and Geothermal Pools that the kids will love.

  • How do I find a peaceful and quiet hotel in Reykjavik?

    Many travelers seek quiet neighborhoods in Reykjavik, and the recommended Centerhotel Thingholt is centrally located in the city center, just steps away are the Laugavegur and Reykjavik City Hall. If you’re in the city on business, the hotel has a large business center and conference rooms. You can book a massage or visit the fitness center or spa to unwind after a long day of site seeing. The Culture House is nearby the hotel so you can spend a day of culture looking at the various art. Also nearby is the Icelandic Museum. For other considerations, the Hotel Reykjavik Centrum is located in a prime spot close to everything. Restaurants line Laugavegur so there’s plenty to choose from, or you can try the hotel’s award-winning restaurant for unique dishes. Ingolfur Square is close to the hotel and it’s a great place to stroll in the morning or night. The hotel offers a shuttle service and free Wi-Fi, as well as comfortable, spacious rooms.

  • What neighborhoods in Reykjavik have the best restaurants?

    When you book hotels in Reykjavik, you can rest assured that there are unique restaurants in various neighborhoods that are waiting for you. Iceland’s culinary history was influenced by hardships, so they relied on salted meats and seafood. Now, along Laugavegur, you will find locally sourced meat like duck and pork presented in elegant ways. After you book hotels in Reykjavik, in the Þórsgata area, you can find fish of the day and amazing steaks, all served with the freshest organic ingredients from local farmers. In Grandagarður, there are rotating dinner menus with different dishes for every day of the week. You’ll also find common fare like sourdough pizzas and Italian plates. Stroll over to Hverfisgata for Nordic-Italian, a twist on the Italian dishes that feature fresh seafood. All of these areas focus on the freshest ingredients available, and you can taste it. For a hotel that is close to these culinary areas, try Centerhotel Arnarhvoll in the heart of Reykjavik.