Making friends with family in Reykjavik
There are precious moments on a family holiday where close bonds are formed between parents and children. In Reykjavik, where fun meets culture, this may occur during various activities such as meeting the animals at Reykjavik Family Park & Zoo, climbing to the top of Mount Esja or visiting the Viking-era longhouse at Hofsstadir Historic Park.
When visiting with the family, you're going to want accommodation with space and plenty of enjoyable facilities to keep everyone happy. This combination can be found at the Icelandair Hotel and the Radisson Blu, both of which deliver family rooms and entertainment in the form of either movie nights, spas or pools.
Reykjavik is raking in the awards
There's a prestigious standard to award-winning accommodation, having been judged as worthy of high recognition by experts in the industry and fellow travellers. The Residence Hotel, positioned in the centre of Iceland's capital city, is known for its service and ensuring the most romantic of experiences for visiting couples.
For bargain accommodation, stay at the Hiotel Laxnes or the Castle House Luxury Apartments with budget studio rooms and more luxurious apartments if you want a self-catered approach. Both of these are close to iconic attractions such as the Hallgrimskikja Church and The Pearl.
Settle down for a drink
When the sun sets over Reykjavik out comes the schnapps and 'jammith' – what the locals fondly call the city's fast-paced nightlife. With a variety of down-to-earth bars, raging clubs and live music venues, there's more than one taste to Reykjavik's afterhours pursuits. Cleanse your sightseeing palette with a range of locally-brewed beers and delicious cocktails.
Stay close to the nightly action at one of the city's central hotels such as the aptly named City Center Hotel and the 4-star Hotel Holt. The latter comes with its own wine cellar and microbrew beer selection.