Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland with a population of 120 thousand. Reykjavík and it’s suburbs represent a majority of Iceland’s total population.
Reykjavik is the centre of culture and life of the Icelandic people. It is also the tourist capital of Iceland. Reykjavík is a city that wasn’t built up for tourism, so tourists can get a nice view of tourist things at the same time experiencing how Icelanders live their lives.
It’s been a longstanding prejudice that Iceland is an expensive holiday destination. The winds of change have recently blown over the picturesque island. As of 1 March, 2007 the VAT on food, restaurants, and hotels are being reduced from 24% to mere 7% thus bringing geysers, whale safaris, and blue lagoons within easier economic reach. 2008 has brought some economic problems to Iceland which has been good news visitors for visitors since the Icelandic Kroner is now cheaper making a short break more affordable. The economic crisis means Iceland is cheaper than ever before for visitors from Europe and the USA.
Cheap Flights To Reykjavik
Direct from the UK you can choose from 2 airlines for flights to Iceland these days. Iceland Express from London Gatwick or Stansted plus occasional flights from regional UK airports. The other choice is Icelandair from Manchester & Heathrow.
Be warned that there is very little in the way of affordable lodging in Iceland, particularly if you are traveling with a family so it is wise to book your hotel in Iceland early. Since the economic crisis hit, there are some reasonable hotel prices to be had though.
Have a look at our hotel page for hotels in Iceland or compare hotel prices in Reykjavik at this useful website (nordichotels.co.uk) we found, NordicHotels.co.uk hotel prices from 30 hotel websites at once.