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Hotels and Apartments in Reykjavik

Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik is known for its vibrant culture, exciting nightlife, mountains, volcanos, geysers and glaciers that makes it a popular holiday spot to enjoy a relaxing break. The capital offers a varied range of accommodation to cater all preferences and budget. If you’re seeking low cost holiday to Reykjavik, book your accommodation in advance after some online research. Summers are best time to visit the city but it can be bit pricey that time. But there are many cheap hotels in Reykjavik that offers great value for money.

We offer many cheap flight and hotel in Reykjavik especially during peak tourism season. From something which is bit luxurious to the basic hotel, from all-inclusive to budget-friendly self-catering apartments, you’ll get it all in Alpharooms. Some popular cheap hotels in Reykjavik are- Cabin, Fron Hotel and Hotel Island while the 4 and 5 star properties like Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, Radisson Blu Saga, and Hotel Holt are some of the popular picks.

About Reykjavik

Capital of Iceland, Reykjavik is one of Europe’s smallest capital cities but very friendly and quirky, offering a surprising variety of cultural and social happenings. Being home to amazing museums, galleries and charming historical buildings, the city attracts many travellers every year. Visitors would love to explore the trendy bars, cafes and restaurants in the city which are mostly located in the shopping street Laugavegur, making it easy to find any venue which are just a stroll away from each other.

The city of Reykjavík is one of contrasts, boasting charming colourful houses and imaginative modern architecture. Make Reykjavik as a base to experience some of the island’s beautiful natural wonders, including the popular blue lagoon geothermic spa, the northern lights or the golden circle. From spouting geysers, waterfalls to rift valleys Reykjavík in every sense is a great city break that is unique. If you are planning for cheap holidays to Reykjavík, book your flight and hotels in advance to avail great discounts on best deals from Alpharooms.

Where to stay in Reykjavik

Whether you're looking for luxury rooms, self-catering apartments, guest houses or a cheap hotel in Reykjavik, there are numerous accommodation option available to cater every taste and budget of travellers. Thankfully, cheap holidays to Reykjavik is easily possible with some navigating and prior knowledge. With the bloom in the tourism industry, the capital is now home to a wealth of hotels, hostels and new accommodation is constantly under construction so as to meet the specific budget of visitors.

A hotel in the Downtown area is best to stay if you want to explore the city on a whim, those seeking to use their accommodation only as a base in the city, there are many budget-friendly options on the outskirts of Reykjavík. Some of the best neighbourhoods that are popular with the tourists include Vesturbaer, Midborg and Laugardalur. Choosing accommodation in Reykjavik with best facilities including spa, pool and garden are easily available as the city is small and everything is within easy access.

What to see in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is popular for its rustic beauty and beautiful landscapes, historical attractions and museums. The capital city of Iceland is worthy choice to spend your holidays as it is amongst the world’s coolest destinations to explore. Reykjavik invites its visitors to enjoy a relaxing holiday with friends, family and even when you are travelling solo as there’s no shortage of things to do on this small and attractive capital. From whale watching on the Iceland sea to adventurous horse riding tour and from experience the world’s most awesome Northern Lights sights to visiting the beautiful Hallgrímskirkja Church, these is so much unique things to do. The capital is also best known for markets, traditional dishes and superb seafood, visitors will surely have incredible things to enjoy during their short or extended trip to Reykjavik. Book your accommodation in Reykjavik well in advance and get the benefit to choosing the best cheap hotels in Reykjavik with all requisite facilities to pamper you.

What to Eat

Reykjavik is so full of culinary surprises and the exciting food scene in the capital will be a treat and highlight of your trip. There are plenty of choices when it comes to restaurants in Reykjavik and as a foodie, you’ll be blown away with the amazing delicacies menu options. Visitors can not only find the authentic delicacies but the international cuisine is prevalent and varied and is readily available. If you don’t like the idea of fine dining, there are many street vendors available to tempt you with delicious snacks. The food served has not many artificial ingredients and are fresh and pure. Some top places to eat in Reykjavik are Svarta Kaffid, Mai Thai, Fish and Chips Vagninn and Salt kitchen and Bar. Enjoy Reykjavik holidays through the through local cuisines and great fine dining restaurant.

Shopping

Reykjavík is a modern capital attracting huge number of visitors every year. Laugavegur, is the main shopping street which is a cool thoroughfare to shop clothes, housewares, and accessories at once. Walk just a few blocks, to find a range of innovative and design-obsessed country has literally something for everyone.

From charming small street boutiques to local and international design stores and huge shopping malls, the variety of things offered are really interesting to shop. In Reykjavik, visitors can easily spend an entire day traversing this hip street, browsing through the collection of prestigious shops and exclusive stores. Skólavörðustígur is another important shopping street, known for its old houses, stores, galleries and cafes. Kringlan and Smáralind are two big shopping centre, which are home to fashion shops, hip boutiques and international brands. Make your pick, and enjoy shopping in Reykjavík.

Nightlife

Reykjavík has recently gained the popularity for its fast-paced nightlife, as you’ll find an exhaustive range of entertainment venues, bars, clubs and restaurants. The nightlife here offers the insight into the capital’s culture, which is appreciated by locals and tourists alike. At Reykjavik, nightlife is just centred in one place, the main shopping street; Laugavegur and everything is available within easy walking distance from another. You can choose your way of enjoying the lively nightlife by simply relaxing over a quiet boozer or can party hard in a jam-packed party venue or club. Icelandic people are super fun to party as the capital offers one of the craziest nightlife scenes. The size of Reykjavik is so small that that people enjoy the experience of endless bar crawls, and also the tasty food trucks and street performers! This can also be a pleasant enough experience in itself.

What you need to know

Reykjavik is a small city and hence can best explored on foot. The beautiful capital of Iceland is a great holiday destination for families as well as young crowd, looking for a mixture of entertainment and laid-back relaxing opportunities away from city centre. Long bright days in summers is the great time to enjoy the natural surroundings and best activities. Wildlife enthusiasts to nature lovers, every style of traveller would enjoy numerous surprises that the place has to offer.

Fast Facts About Reykjavik

  • Main airports- Keflavik Airport
  • Flight time from UK- 3 hours
  • Currency: Icelandic Krona (kr)
  • Language spoken: Icelandic

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10/10 Amazing

26 August 2010

Great place with some mind-blowing natural sights on its doorstep!

Reykjavik is a great place to base yourself in Iceland if you plan to do a combination of checking out the city's sights (most of which can be covered in a day) plus a few trips out. We went on the Golden Circle tour, the Blue Lagoon tour (an absolute MUST for any travellers to Iceland!!), plus a day trip by air to Kulusuk in Greenland. It was a great combination of things to see and do, as I think 5 days spent in Reykjavik alone could be rather boring. My best bits....check out the great views of Reykjavik from the top of either (or both!) Perlan or the Hallgrimskirka. The former is free, the latter a couple of pounds, which is not that expensive at all considering the general cost of many other things in Iceland! Also, spend a late afternoon/early evening bathing in the naturally heated waters of the Blue Lagoon....it is the most magically experience and probably one which will entice you back to Reykjavik one day. All in all, a great place for a city break, but be sure to get out of the city, too, to experience what is visually one of the most spectacular countries in Europe!

10/10 Amazing

03 June 2012

Wonderfully located, cosmopolitan feel, friendly and interesting people. Very good value tax-free Shopping!

I had wanted to visit Iceland since I can remember, so this was my trip of a lifetime. We booked 6 nights in Reykjavik and planned to do various excursions to get a feel of the country. Reykjavik itself has more than you need even if you don't go on excursions. It's worth just looking at the streetmap which highlights the key buildings of interest etc. We spent a day doing our own 'city walk' and worked our way around the places that interested us. There were some wonderful buildings and architecture too. Having heard so much about the 'Blue Lagoon' we eventually decided against it because it sounded so touristy. Instead, we spent one of our mornings at Reykjavik's Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool, which was only 20 minutes walk from our hotel. It cost the equivalent of £2.50 per adult entrance and contained an olympic size outdoor pool, and indoor pool, a thermal leisure pool, hot tubs etc etc. It was very relaxing and ideal for adults and children alike. The pools were part of a larger complex of sports halls, parks, football stadium etc. It was a great place for all ages and impressive to experience. I was pleasantly surprised at the opportunities for some bargain shopping here too, particularly outdoor gear. We stocked up on good quality outdoor coats, rucksacks etc which would have been very expensive in the UK, but probably cost about 30% less over here. On top of that, you can claim the tax back, which makes everything even cheaper. The shops give you a special receipt which you cash in at the airport in depatures. As expected, food and drink did cost more, but not as expensive as I thought. It's usually the drinks that bump things up. A glass of wine is usually about £5, or £20+ for a bottle (depending on what you buy), beer is about £4 for a pint. There are plenty of fast food places as well as quality restaurants. Our most expensive meal was on our last night when we went to a fish buffet restaurant (help yourself to as much as you want). It included starters and desserts (lots of it, plus cheese). We shared a bottle of wine and the bill came to around £75. Other nights we paid around £40 for the 2 of us, which would include a drink each (or a carafe of wine).

The best thing about my stay was ...

The atmosphere, the architecture, the people, the views. Everything!

10/10 Amazing

17 November 2011

nature and people, but not staying too long

good goal, and a good start, buy everything you need on a trip, come the weekend, do not count the money - or confident - you have too little, but be sure - you must be here

The best thing about my stay was ...

capital that is not crazy - like the city that want to be big and modern only

10/10 Amazing

24 May 2012

RELAXING!!!

One of the best capital cities I have been to. No big chain stores/eateries to be seen in the immediate vicinity which is refreshing! The city is very small and can be walked around in a few hours. Go on the tours! The Blue lagoon is a must - it really is very good and the Golden Circle tour using any of the tour operators is an absolute must. If you dont do this tour then you will not have seen Iceland. Reykjavik itself, because it is small doesnt have a lot to do but there are some smaller museums (fee applies) but generally the scenery is amazing and the people are the most friendly people ever and are fluent in English. There are so many spas dotted over the city withing walking distance. Visit them - they are cheap (<£3) and are open to the public til 10pm and are so relaxing! A great city with great people!!

The best thing about my stay was ...

The people

8/10 Great

25 June 2012

Stunning views & friendly people

A special place for nature lovers & Geologists. Breath that clean air and immerse yourself in the warm geothermal waters and you can't go wrong!

The best thing about my stay was ...

Nature at its best

8/10 Great

04 January 2011

We did mainly countryside.

We didn't really spend enouth time in the city area to comment. But what little we saw was very pleasant, appeared to be safe and had heaps and heaps of shops.

The best thing about my stay was ...

We really loved the fireworks.

6/10 Good

08 September 2010

Reykjavik

Good place

The best thing about my stay was ...

Hot springs