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Surrounded by dramatic scenery, the Icelandic capital is brimming with museums and art galleries, but what makes a break in Reykjavík particularly special is the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights. We include a guided excursion in search of them, and provide notes for a self-guided city walking tour.
Northern Lights breaks in Reykjavík
Combining remote innocence and big-city appeal, the Icelandic capital is enthralling, but the main reason to visit in winter is the chance of seeing the aurora borealis. The highlight of our Northern Lights break in Reykjavík is the excursion that starts with a glacier walk and ends with a search for the Lights, but the rest of your time is free to explore at your own pace. We provide full information about the city, including a self-guided walking tour, the rest is up to you…
Three reasons to enjoy a Northern Lights break in Reykjavík
First, Reykjavík, the world’s most northerly capital city, is not your average capital and has a unique atmosphere. Second, it boasts a wealth of museums and art galleries that you can visit by day. Third, with such dramatic scenery within easy reach, you can join excursions to the famous Blue Lagoon and other impressive sights. All of which makes for a great Northern Lights break in Reykjavík.
Travelling from outside the UK?
To give you a good idea of how we can tailor our trips to your individual requirements, take a look at the section of the website specifically devoted to travellers from outside the UK.
What to expect from your winter break in Iceland
The key ingredients of Inntravel’s winter breaks in Iceland are friendly hotels, and the freedom to explore at your own pace. As experts in non-group travel, we take care of all the details so that you enjoy a relaxing break.
Details you can depend on
We believe a perfect holiday is all in the details. That’s why we place high importance on providing you with up-to-date information – compiled with the help of people on the ground who know the area – including suggested activities and cultural events, practical tips and advice, to help you make the most of your snow holiday.
An Inntravel holiday allows you considerable flexibility. We can book flights from your preferred airport, or rail travel all the way from London to the Alps. We can also arrange a room upgrade, ski hire and lessons, or add on a city break to start or end your snow holiday in style. It’s up to you…
Friendly, expert knowledge
If you want a snow holiday with a difference, talk to the friendly experts. Having explored the quiet side of the mountain since 1985, we are well set to help you plan your ultimate holiday away from the crowds. When you call or email us, your questions will be answered by people who have stayed at our hand-picked hotels.