Capital of Iceland, Reykjavik's colourful buildings, fantastic museums and funky bars are clustered into a small city that's easy to explore in a day.

With crisp air and a snowy mountain backdrop, it's a fitting addition to a ski holiday. A free stopover option when travelling to Denver with Icelandair, spending a night here can be cheaper than flying direct to the US - you'll also get ski baggage included in the cost of your flight. And, with affordable accommodation and tours, making the most of your time in Reykjavik won't break the bank.

Just outside the city, the country's natural wonders await. From spouting geysers and ancient volcanoes to humpback whales and geothermal spas, it's surprisingly easy to pack a lot in with well-organised excursions and excellent guides - just ask our team to book this ahead for you.

Another thing that really makes a Reykjavik stopover stand out is the Northern Lights. Seeing this mesmerising display dance across the night sky is a truly phenomenal experience - we can't recommend an evening excursion enough.

Suggested itinerary: 2 nights

This sample three-day itinerary is our suggestion of how you get the most from your Reykjavik stopover. All our holidays are completely customisable, so you can adjust the itinerary and duration to suit your preferences.

Day 1 - The city

Arrive in to Reykjavik in the afternoon and transfer to your hotel. Spend the evening exploring the city and enjoying Iceland's cuisine - the smoked lamb and local fish are excellent.

Day 2 - Natural wonders

Join the Golden Circle Tour to see geothermal geysers, thundering waterfalls and sparkling glaciers. Alternatively, go whale watching or join a city tour. In the evening, hop on the coach for a three-hour Northern Lights experience.

Day 3 - Blue Lagoon

Check out of your hotel and visit the famous Blue Lagoon en route to the airport. Fly to Denver in the afternoon.

"A free stopover option for Colorado ski holidays, Iceland is a no-brainer if you’re flying into Denver. Add up to seven nights to explore this fascinating country and its natural beauties."

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Northern Lights - See this natural phenomenon take shape before your eyes on a guided coach tour.

Blue Lagoon - Relax in the steamy, mineral-rich waters of this geothermal spa.

Reykjavik Grand Excursion - Explore the city with a three hour guided coach and walking tour.

Winter whale watching - Spot humpbacks, killer whales and white-beaked dolphins on this 3-4 hour sea adventure.

Golden Circle Tour - A classic tour that visits erupting geysers and mighty waterfalls as you tour through volcanic and glaciated landscapes.

See our Reykjavik Excursions Guide for more Iceland excursions and activities.

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Our prices

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

To give you the most choice and best value, we create every holiday from scratch. This means that the quotation you receive is unique, based on your preferred departure dates, group size and holiday preferences.

We save you time and get the most for your money.

We sift through the prices and promotions for every airline, hotel and resort, exploring all options. We don’t publish all our prices online. Instead, we give personal quotations within 24 hours of receiving your request.

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