Reykjavik is Iceland’s metropolis. Home to over half the country’s 300,000 inhabitants, it has an infectious buzz. But it also still has the feel of a fishing village, with a compact centre and a relaxed atmosphere. It was founded in 874 AD when the Vikings first settled in Iceland, and if you want to explore its fascinating history, then Reykjavik city breaks are the way to do it.
The CenterHotel Laugavegur makes the perfect starting point for a getaway to Reykjavik. It’s in a well-located spot, right at the heart of the city on the main shopping street – Laugavegur. And less than a 10-minute walk will take you to the famous Hallgrímskirkja Church and the Sculpture & Shore Walk on the waterfront. If you fancy a bite to eat or a drink without having to head out, you can pop down to the hotel’s nature-inspired restaurant, Lóa Bar-Bistro. It’s named after the bird that marks the start of spring and serves a mix of Icelandic and international dishes, as well as a breakfast buffet. There’s a bar section, too, which offers a menu of drinks featuring signature cocktails – perfect to enjoy during the Friday and Saturday night live music sessions. Don’t have time to spare? Grab a quick coffee and a snack from the Stökk café attached to the hotel.