Fire, ice and northern lights
Take a cheap flight to Reykjavik, the birthplace of WOW air, and visit the land of fire and ice! From the moment you land in Iceland, you'll experience raw nature, as even the short drive from Keflavik airport is through an otherworldly black lava field. Don’t let Reykjavik’s small size fool you, the capital has a big heart and is brimming with life. The art and music scene is world-renowned, not to mention the famous nightlife.
Please note: From March 31st onward all our London flights will operate from/to London Stansted Airport.
Top Reykjavik attractions
Reykjavik is a beautiful city, surrounded by mountains, with plenty of exciting things to do. Visit the old harbour, close to the downtown area, where you can go whale watching. If you’d rather stay on dry land you can always pay a visit to one of the many museums and art galleries. Even though the city is lovely, we'd recommend visiting the countryside as well. The popular Golden Circle day trip involves seeing the magnificent waterfall Gullfoss, a geyser called Strokkur in full gushing action, and the beautiful national park, Thingvellir.
For the adventurous ones, horseback riding might be a good idea. The Icelandic horse is a unique breed with a large personality and a specific gait, besides being seriously cute. Winters in Iceland are also ideal for a northern lights tour, it doesn’t get more magical than that. Read more reasons to visit Iceland here.
Reykjavik on a budget
Icelanders love their swimming pools, as is evident by the sheer number of outdoor pools and spas around the country. A trip to the pool is an affordable luxury, whether you take a dive, dip your toes in the hot tubs or just relax and unwind in the saunas and steam rooms. Sure, Icelanders talk about "going swimming" but the local sport is really just sitting in the hot tubs (or hot pots as the locals call them), making small talk. Icelanders are also very enthusiastic about coffee and Reykjavik is full of charming cafés. The restaurant scene in Reykjavík is varied and exciting with a wide variety of options, whether you're looking for traditional Icelandic cuisine, plant-based food, Michelin recommended or cheap eats.
The public transport system consists of buses. We recommend getting a day or weekend pass, which are a lot cheaper than paying for each ride separately.