5 tips for a Weekend in Reykjavik

With cheap airfares shorter stays in Iceland have become increasingly popular.
November 1, 2017
Carlos Prieto Casquero

With cheap airfares, shorter stays in Iceland have become increasingly popular. Especially guests from locations with direct flights enjoy booking a cheap flight, staying 2-3 nights and go back home  without missing a day of work. This is also due to higher prices for accommodation in Iceland and especially .

But how do you have the perfect weekend in Reykjavik?

• Plan ahead. Research what you want to do and see if it is possible in a short amount of time.

• Do not just get from the airport to Reykjavik or vice versa. Use the transfer for more. If your flight times allow you can squeeze in a visit to the Blue Lagoon. The lagoon is conveniently located near the airport. You can even do some sightseeing on the Reykjanes peninsula.  It is one of Iceland´s most famous swimming pools, next to the Secret Lagoon and the Myvatn Natura baths in the north.

• Do not forget Reykjavik. Iceland´s main attractions are in its nature. But still we also have a charming capital. So leave some time to walk down Laugavegur ( the main shopping street) and sit in a place for coffee or have an Icelandic beer. Many bars have happy hour which start around the time day tours end. What could be better after a day out in the cold?

• Do not feel ashamed to take the golden circle. If you have time for only one day trip it will most likely end with taking the Golden Circle. It is for a reason Iceland´s most popular day tour. With a duration of about 8 hours it is not too long and still covers three main attractions: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs  and Þingvellir national park, a very important place in Iceland history. In winter you can after the golden circle take some time and relax and have dinner before going on a northern lights hunt in the evening. During the summer months you can use the long days for a whale watching tour.

• Enjoy! It is better to leave some spare time rather than rushing from tour to tour and in the end even missing your pick up. It´s a vacation after all. Hopefully this helps to plan your weekend in Iceland.

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