Music & Art Sep 22, 2013

An Inside Look At Reykjavik: Planning The Perfect Getaway

A must see Icelandic destination is the capital, Reykjavik. If you’re looking for a place to stay, this visitor enjoyed her room at the chic and modern Center Thingholt which is right off of the main street in the town center. The hotel comes equipped with a welcoming and helpful staff that will assist you with anything from a light breakfast to booking excursions.

In Reykjavik, you will never run out of sites to see. Most notable is the northern lights display, which will be at their most intense in over a decade this winter. With boat tours by Elding Tours, you can marvel at the size of the whales swimming close to your boat. Or instead, you might take a tour of the Golden Circle, which boasts stunning geysers, waterfalls and a national park. For a more relaxing day, feel free to explore all of the historic sights around town, including City Hall, the Harbour House Museum, the National Theatre, and more. Lastly, don’t miss out on a chance to unwind with a swim in the Blue Lagoon. “Once you’re in the warm blue water with snow-covered mountains surrounding you, you’ll be glad you [braved the cold.]”

After a long day of exploring, unwind with some traditional Icelandic seafood dishes at the many restaurants around town. This blogger puts Sushi Samba (no, not the popular chain restaurant you’re thinking of) at the top of her list, while Icelandic Fish & Chips comes a close second. If you’re looking for a trendy hangout full of locals, visit Prikid for dinner followed by drinks at Kaffibarinn and Boston.