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Planning a holiday in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital? It's the gateway to one of the most incredible countries on earth. Search for cheap flights to Keflavík International Airport (KEF) onboard Icelandair, Iceland Express, easyJet, SAS and British Airways. For the cheapest flights to Reykjavik, stick with low cost airlines.
Weather in Reykjavik is unpredictably and the time of your visit largely depends on what you'd like to do while visiting. Summers are mild and the winters cold. Plan to book your flights to Reykjavik 3-4 months before your trip.
Direct flights to Reykjavik take 3 hours 10 minutes from London.
Reykjavik is the buzzing capital and is a great city to experience before you head off to explore rural Iceland. The old town is the best place to start but don't miss the city's museums of galleries downtown.
Tjörnin: The Pond, a small lake in the city centre is a popular place to feed ducks and enjoy a sunny afternoon in the city. The nearby Music Pavilion Park is exceedingly popular in the summer when the weather is good.
Architecture: The buildings in Reykjavik are very unique, eclectic really. This is mostly due to lack of planning. The old town features some lovely wooden buildings covered in corrugated iron. But you'll see a lot of super modern buildings as well. Look out for City Hall, Reykjavik Cathedral and the Perlan.
Geothermal Springs: Iceland is famous for these with the Blue Lagoon just a short drive away with a Reykjavik car hire. There are a number of spas and pools in the city though to enjoy after a day of sightseeing.
Find more information on Visit Reykjavik.
Be warned, compared to other European capitals, Reykjavik tends to have some of the most expensive hotels around. There are a few hostels with private dorm rooms, a cheap alternative to an actual hotel. Most Reykjavik hotels are located in the city centre and for the best room rates, best not to leave it for the last minute.