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Hotels in Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik is both the capital of Iceland and the northernmost capital of a sovereign state.  It is believed that the city was the location for the first settlers sometime around 870 AD.  However, it wasn’t until 1786 that the city was officially founded and urban development finally took place.  The city offers a wide range of fascinating natural, historical and religious sites along with fun activities for the whole family.  The hotels in Reykjavik are also very reasonably priced and, with various forms of accommodation in Reykjavik, from cheap hostels, bed and breakfast and apartments to luxury hotels in Reykjavik; tourists can quite easily choose according to their preferences and budget.

Outdoor activities in Reykjavik

As any local and tourist will agree, you simply cannot visit Reykjavik without taking a trip to the Golden Circle Route.  Leave your hotel in Reykjavik behind for the day and go enjoy some of the amazing natural wonders that this route has to offer.  You can choose to go on a bus tour or rent a car and drive around yourself.  This trip will take you past Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall), some fantastic geysers and the Blue Lagoon.  Visitors to this area are advised to take some extra clothing (waterproof if possible) as well as a packed lunch so that you can avoid queues at the local cafes. 

The Open-Air Folk Museum is both an outdoor and a learning experience.  It was once the location of a thriving farm.  The museum opened in 1957 and is home to more than 20 original, local buildings for tourists to visit.

Another recommended place to visit is the Solfar (Sun Voyager) Sculpture.  The sculpture itself is a lovely sight and the views from this point are spectacular.  Make sure that you take your camera along since you won’t want to miss out on the amazing photo opportunities!

Interesting Reykjavik sights and family fun

The Harpa Conference & Concert Centre is home to the Icelandic Opera and the Reykjavik Big Band.  Tourists and locals always recommend taking the time to enjoy the local sounds and talents.  It’s the perfect way to spend the evening after a fun-filled day.

The National Museum of Iceland is another lovely place to visit for anyone wishing to learn a little more about the history of Iceland.  For additional insight into the local religious practices and history, the Hallgrimskirkja tower is a great place to visit.  The tower was completed in 1974 and is visible from many different parts of the city.

As for those travelling with the whole family, a visit to Laugardalslaug is certainly in order.  Water fun and games are the best way to help tire the kids out and let them have some fun of their own.

Deciding where to stay in Reykjavik may have been tricky years ago.  Fortunately, with the help of the internet, the best hotels in Reykjavik Iceland are just a couple of clicks away!  Running a search online for all the cheap hotels in Reykjavik is simple and so is the online booking process.  Search results can be arranged according to the type of accommodation, location and even the price; so you can book everything from a bed and breakfast in Reykjavik, guest house or hotel to a fully self-contained serviced apartment in Reykjavik.