Fly from Liverpool John Lennon Airport direct to the capital of Iceland Reykjavik and explore the culinary delights that this Nordic Island has to offer. Here is our ultimate guide to Reykjavik Iceland.
Where to Eat in Reykjavik
Iceland is known for its love of seafood and its capital city, Reykjavik has a wide range of restaurants offering the catch of the day. From whale to salted cod, you’ll have the chance to try many dishes that you won’t get to try at home and we highly recommend you do!
Whether you want to try a local dish or stick to home comforts, Reykjavik has plenty of restaurants to choose from such as the world famous Hard Roch Cafe, which serves American classics and funky cocktails, among Beatles and Bon Jovi memorabilia.
Explore Reykjavik’s Culture & History
With the National museum of Iceland and the National art gallery both being situated in Reykyavik, it’s the perfect place to learn about the history of the Nordic Island.
The National museum takes you on a journey through Iceland’s past, present and future and the National art gallery is home to many exhibits, produced by some of the country’s most famous artists.
It is also home to an exhibition inspired by the belief of mythical creatures, which is an Old Icelandic folk tale.
Take a Unique Trip to the Glaciers and Ice Caves
The south of Iceland is home to many glaciers and ice caves and is a must see for anyone visiting the island during the winter but don’t worry if your itinerary is too full. The Perlan museum, in Reykjavik avoids the long journey to the south as it houses its very own ice cave. You’ll have the chance to take a guided tour, and then head to the top of the Perlan to admire 360 views of the capital.
Iceland’s Most Famous Hot Spots
Anyone and everyone who has visited Iceland will tell you that it’s one of the most beautiful countries they’ve been too, and that’s down to its many natural and of course breathtaking hot spots.
From the Gullfoss waterfall to the turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon, both of these popular tourist attractions will take your breath away and your trip to Iceland won’t be complete without visiting them.
Two viewing points at Gullfoss allows you to take pictures you’d only normally see on a post card and a dip in the soaring temperatures of the blue lagoon will make you want to stay there forever.
For more information on where to stay, eat and places to visit on a trip to Iceland, check out the websites below.
CenterHotel Midgardur – This hotel honestly couldn’t have a better name. Situated in the centre of Reykjavic, it is in perfect walking distance to bars, restaurants, shops and many of the capital’s tourist attractions. It has a restaurant and bar, as well as a spa with both indoor and outdoor pools, a sauna and the chance to have a relaxing massage after a hard day of exploring.
Primo Ristorante – One of the best restaurants in Reykjavic is this cosy Italian, which offers some of the tastiest food you’ll try during your trip to Iceland. The menu includes all of the Italian classics, such as a range of pizzas and pastas, as well as an Icelandic favourite of salted cod.
Hard Rock Café – Forget London and New York, the Hard Rock Café in Reykjavic puts them to shame. With a menu full of American classics, plenty of cocktails on offer and some of your favourite tunes playing whilst you eat, you’ll feel like a proper rock star.
Perlan Museum – The Perlan is one of the coolest places you can visit on a trip to Iceland, literally. With the chance to take a guided tour around an ice cave, you’ll feel like a real life Eskimo and you can also get some of the best views of the city from the top of the museum.
Blue Lagoon – Take a dip in the turquoise waters of one of Iceland’s most famous tourist attractions, the Blue Lagoon. Whether you visit the lagoon in the day or during the night to gaze at the stars, don’t forget your camera as you don’t want to forget this tranquil place anytime soon.
Written by Jade and Danielle Robertson