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This is a city of contrasts; contemporary architecture sits aside snow-capped mountains and icy seas.

Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital, is home to candy-coloured buildings, eccentric locals and exciting nightlife.

Visit for the culture, with masses of colourful festivals throughout the year or the unfamiliar feeling of partying through the White Nights in the summer.


It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore and moments to discover.

Laugardalur Valley

A short drive from Reykjavik, Laugardalur boasts a beautiful botanical garden featuring an impressive selection of Arctic flowers and plants.

Hallsgrimskirkja Cathedral

Visit this iconic building and climb to the top to be rewarded with awe-inspiring views of Reykjavik and even Snaefellsjokull glacier on a clear day.


Explore the galleries and shops along Skolavorodustigur, Reykjavik’s biggest and longest shopping street.

Reykjavik Museums

Take in a couple of the city’s best museums – Reykjavik 871+/2 and the National Museum.

Old Reykjavik Quarter

Wander the streets of Tjornin and the Old Reykjavik Quarter.

Northen Lights, Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Iceland

Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice

Just below the Arctic circle, a holiday to Iceland offers an exciting mix of nature, culture and fun. Volcanoes and glaciers have combined to create a landscape that is dramatic and raw and the Icelanders know exactly how best to explore it, be it by super-jeep or ice crampon.

9 days

from £5,500 pp

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Where to stay

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

Radisson Blu 1919 £££££

  • Iceland
  • City

The Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik is a historic hotel housed in the former offices of Iceland’s first shipping company, Eimskipafelag Islands, constructed in 1919.

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Alda Hotel Reykjavik £££££

  • Iceland
  • City

Alda Hotel can be found on the main shopping street, Laugavegur, in the peaceful heart of Reykjavik. With a stylish bar, comfortable rooms and welcoming staff, the Alda is a perfect choice for this charming city. Steppes Travel was lucky enough to stay here during a trip to Reykjavik, the location, the staff and even the breakfasts were wonderful, we loved it.  

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.

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We were very happy with our two guides -- BorgThor and Magnus. We would absolutely look forward to working with them again and will recommend them to others heading to Iceland.


Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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