Photos from around Reykjavik and where to stay

Just a random collection of photos from around Reykjavik form our short break there this November. On the surface all that appears to have changed since we last visited 7 years ago is that there's more graffiti now compared to the zero graffiti previously. There's also more street art, which is always a welcome sight. It was encouraging to see some of the local businesses that were about 7 years ago when we went for the Airwaves Festival are still going strong.

Where we stayed

Our trip was booked using travel vouchers that I won in a photography competition that was run by eBookers. We stayed at 22 Hill Hotel, Reykjavik which was around half a mile from the very center of the city. Clean, spacious, great facilities and a decent buffet breakfast included it's very much along the lines of a nice Premier Inn style of hotel. It lacks quirkiness and the wow-factor of some of the other city hotels in Reykjavik but it's cheap, there's great wifi (we caught up with The Killing on Netflix the wifi was so good!), the breakfast is included and ace, it's quiet, there's free parking and it's a great base to explore the city. The usual Iceland tours of things like The Golden Circle, Northern Lights, Glacier hiking and more extreme stuff can all be booked via the hotels reception too. We would stay there again, decent place, perfect for people travelling on a budget and families. If you are going for a honeymoon or looking to make a great first impression with a new partner then you might be better suited to looking at something like the Hotel Thingholt, where we stayed on our honeymoon which is just a bit more boutique and impressive.