A beautifully picturesque 'town', located literally in the middle of no-where, Reykjavik - meaning smoke/steam cove, is the world's most northern capital city. With only a population of around 120,00, technically Reykjavik is a town, however this doesn't mar its beautiful landscape and it's UNESCO status as a City of Literature. The capital of Iceland only gets four hours of sunlight on it's shortest day, full of quirky museums, art and architecture, it's a beautiful year round Winter destination. Decorated by the vibrant rows of colourful homes and street art, the city centre is a quaint row of tourist shops, punctuated by restaurants offering the freshest catch of the day.
If you’re looking for luxury make sure to book a trip to the Blue lagoon, only around 30 minutes from the city centre, a geothermal lagoon naturally heated by the hot springs. Iceland is home to other natural attractions such as geysers, waterfalls and the glorious Northern Lights – if you’re lucky. With only a brief history, founded in the 9th century, Iceland is a great short break destination, with a cheery winter vibe. In my opinion the whole city can be explored in a few days, so consider a package deal including all the main tourist attractions such as the Blue Lagoon, a Northern Light trip and trip to the geysers.
CURRENCY: Icelandic Krona
£1= roughly 155 ISK
TIME DIFFERENCE: +1 Hour
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Although Christmas time can be great bear in mind the weather. To see the northern lights, visit between September and April.
FLIGHT TIME: 2.5 Hours from the UK
PRICE RANGE: Pretty expensive, particularly the food and drink, not only in the city centre but everywhere – especially airport.