Reykjavik is up there with some of the most breath-taking, magical places on Earth and is truly somewhere you have to see to believe. This is one of those bucket list places where you can tick off some once-in-a-lifetime sights – what better way to spend your hen do? With plenty of natural phenomenon like the Northern Lights and geothermic pools, to it’s crazy club scene and unique traditions, this is a city like no other.We’ve put together a list of almost 30 spectacular activities that will really give you a taste of everything that makes Reykjavik so special, and with the chance to sit back, unwind and take in this magical landscape, all the stresses from home will never feel so far away. Don’t worry, we have plenty of things for the thrill seekers among you too, so whether you’re looking forward to an outdoor spa day or itching to get out and do some adventuring, there’s plenty for everyone on this hen do.
With so much to see and do in this surreal city, we know you’ll be itching to get started with planning your weekend. One of the things Iceland is most famous for is its geothermic hot springs, which will give you and the girls a ready-made, natural outdoor spa like no other. The Blue Lagoon premium entry gets you access to the most iconic Icelandic hot spring, and the combination of natural muds and water will leave your skin feeling better than even the most expensive facial. Once you’re pampered and sufficiently relaxed, seeing the beautiful scenery should be next on your list. The Golden Circle tour gives you and the girls a 300km round trip or some of Iceland’s most surreal and stunning sights including glaciers, mountains, volcanic pools and geysers. If you want a bit a more of a closer look, or you’re eager for some adventure this weekend, the Blue Ice glacial hike gives you a one-of-a-kind look at one of Solheimajokull glacier and the famous Skogafoss waterfall, two of Iceland’s most stunning natural formations. You also get full bragging rights about climbing a glacier, not to mention a truly Instagram-worthy photo at the top. Snowmobiles are a must-do for any adrenaline junkie, as you get to spend a few hours blasting around snow-covered terrain, weaving between ice-filled volcanic craters and seeing some of the jaw-dropping mountains that make Iceland so famous. If that wasn’t enough to fulfil your need for speed, white water rafting down one of Iceland’s rivers will definitely give you’re the adrenaline-boost you’ve been craving. You can’t head to Iceland without an evening spent chasing the Northern Lights, and our Northern Lights super jeep tour will take you out to one of the best locations for spotting them.
If this is all starting to sound a little bit nippy, we highly recommend taking part in the hot spring hunt, where you and the girls embark on a beautiful hike through the flower-filled valleys with a guide in search of the geothermic pools and natural hot springs that make Iceland so famous. What could be better than a dip in a completely natural outdoor hot tub? One of the most amazing activities to embark on during your Reykjavik stay is the whale watching. Spending several hours out in the Faxaflio Bay, you can spot everything from Minke and Humpback whales, to schools of dolphins and porpoises as they swim alongside you. The boat even has an underwater viewing area, so you can see what happens when they dip below the surface. This is truly a bucket list moment that all the girls will thank you for.Once you’ve thoroughly explored the natural phenomenon of Reykjavik, it’s time to see what the locals have been up to with an always-popular Reykjavik bar crawl through some of the top drinking spots in the city. You have to try the countries national drink of choice, aptly titled “black death”, an 80% proof shot that’ll chase off the cold in seconds. Apotek 3 course lunch is always a treat for all the ladies as you sample some of the best dishes in the city, trying local delicacies cooked by some of Iceland’s most talented chefs.