Less is more ... rather than overwhelming you with volumes of travel tips, here is a specific list of exclusive recommendations with Mr & Mrs Crystal's stamp of approval.

insider tips

  • Visit the Blue Lagoon and soak up the Reykjavik hangover in the high-temperature geo-thermal bath.
  • Live like a local and drink till you drop.
  • Visit Iceland during the Icelandic Airwaves festival weekend in October.
  • Take the Golden-Circle route, a scenic route through some of the major landmarks of Iceland.
  • For healthy, organic fish and chips head to Icelandic Fish (Tyrggvagotu 8) and choose from 10 delicious housemade sauces to accompany your fish

what we think

A winter Ibiza for seasonally affected clubbers, Iceland’s cosmopolitan little capital of Reykjavik is one of the “coolest”, youngest and most vibrant cities in northern Europe - full of life any time of the year. Whether in the shade of winter or under the summer midnight sun, the parties continue through the night and the locals lead the way in acting out the adage “get wrecked in Reykjavik”. Within driving distance of the main town is a plethora of thrill seeking activities and exciting excursions including the spectacular Northern Lights. Perhaps the most famed image of Iceland is the steamy outdoor Blue Lagoon … you’ll hardly notice the below zero temperatures as a cocktail waiter wades through the hot spring to serve you a cocktail and you dance away to the tunes spun by the lagoon-side dj. Hedonist heaven and very cool.