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Sun Voyager Monument, Reykjavik, Iceland


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.

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.

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.

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. Spend time walking across vast tundra, snowmobiling across glaciers, bathing in hot springs or dining in smart city restaurants.

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Below is some of the wonderful accommodation to include on your 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. The hotel is located close to both the financial and shopping districts, including the Parliament of Iceland. The trendy 1919 Restaurant & Lounge features a simple, local ingredient menu that rotates seasonal specials as well as features headliner “classic” dishes. Free high-speed, wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.

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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.

Joe Parkes

As a child I read voraciously so the seed of travel was planted by none other than Enid Blyton. Family holidays ran the gamut from icy dips in the early summer seas of Cornwall, to camel rides in north Africa, from Times Square to Tenerife. A GAP year upon leaving school cemented the travel bug. After graduating University and before stumbling, happily, into a career in the travel industry I spent a couple of glorious years exploring southern and east Africa, large swathes of South-east Asia, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

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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.


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