Day 1: Arrival:
Approximate distance: ca 50 km / 30 miles
Arrival in Iceland – The world’s northernmost capital city – Reykjavik’s best restaurants
Once you have landed at Keflavik Airport in Iceland, please pick up your luggage and head through customs. Collect your rental car at the airport and proceed to your hotel in Reykjavik. The rest of the day is yours to rest and use at your own leisure. Please note check-in for most hotels begins at 14:00 (2:00pm)
Overnight in Reykjavik.
Our Iceland Travel Staff Culinary suggestions:
- Enjoy Cook and Dine at Salt Eldhus, a hands-on late morning or early evening cooking lesson in English.You’ll learn about Iceland’s unique culinary culture and the New Nordic cuisine using fresh, Icelandic ingredients. The course is in English and led by professional chefs from Salt Kitchen (this course must be pre-booked).
- Get a fantastic introduction to Icelandic culture and indulge in samples of Icelandic food and beer with the “Meet the Locals” experience at the Tin Can Factory. Two versions are available: Afternoon (includes lunch and a traditional Icelandic bread/cake buffet) and Evening (includes dinner and learning how to make Icelandic pancakes)
- Pop by Café Loki, a small and friendly family-run café located across from Hallgrimskirkja Church in the centre of Reykjavik. The restaurant’s cuisine is inspired by traditional Icelandic home recipes that have been passed on from one generation to the next.
- Discover Iceland’s version of street food: upmarket, food-truck style kiosks at two new food halls. Hlemmur Food Hall is near the main shopping street, Laugavegur. Grandi Matthöll is in the Grandi neighbourhood of the Old Harbor.
- Join a food walk, a small-group guided tour of the old city area. During the trip you’ll visit several restaurants to sample delicious food popular with Icelanders