Reykjavik, the capital, is the perfect place to start your vacation in Iceland. This colourful, buzzing city is compact and easy to explore on foot, and has a wealth of fantastic bars, restaurants, boutiques and galleries, with a thriving music and nightlife scene. Don’t miss architectural landmarks such as the distinctive Hallgrimskirkja
church, and visit the historic harbour, where you’ll find a bustling fish market and some delicious fresh fish and chips.
Included in your trip is a visit to the ethereal Blue Lagoon, which you can enjoy on arrival. Here, swim in natural mineral-rich geothermal waters in a spectacular setting, surrounded by fields of black basalt lava and mountain peaks. Optional additional activities include Northern Lights tours (September to April) and whale-watching trips (April to October).
You’ll stay at the stylish Apotek Hotel
in the heart of Reykjavik, which is housed in a historic building built by the same architect who built