Reykjavik: wellness by day, festival by night

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Wellness by day, festival by night… the life of a healthy hedonist! Escape for a weekend break to Reykjavik this Spring and spend a day hiking a volcano crater, bathing in a thermal pool and sampling vegan cuisine, before raving the night away. Here’s your weekend guide…

Reykjanes Peninsula. Explore the geothermal landscape and numerous cultural attractions.

Thrihnukagigur Volcano. It takes a good amount of exercise and a serious dose of courage to make the tricky trip but after your 45-minute hike to the crater, you’re most of the way there!

Photo: Sonar Reykjavik

Head away from the tourist trap of Blue Lagoon to Reykjavik’s thermal pools. Visit Vesturbasejarlaug instead to get your wellness fix, that will leave you feeling utterly zen!

Take part in City Walk Reykjavik – a free guided tour that relies solely on donations.

Eat at Glo, offering a variety of vegetarian and vegan treats, using seasonal produce. Or try The Coocoo’s Nest if you’re on the go, for the best and freshest sandwiches.

Finally, get your cardio up with a dance off at Sonar, Reykjavik. The quintessential winter festival where stars of electronica, hip hop and advanced music come together under the Northern Lights in the world’s northernmost capital.


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