Fly to Reykjavík with NetJets
Everything you need to know about this captivating capital
Reykjavík (meaning "smoky bay)," is the world's northernmost capital city. Established as a fishing port, it has a refreshingly quaint and modest feel that distinguishes it from other frenetic European capitals. Don’t mistake it’s modesty with dullness, however; from its thriving culinary scene to its unique museums, art galleries and, of course, the Northern Lights, Reykjavík has plenty to offer.
The ideal base from which to explore Iceland’s diverse and spectacular landscape of lava fields, volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls and geysers, it has a unique energy of its own. Despite being one of the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world, the city has a distinct edge and has become a destination in its own right.
Start your trip off in luxury and fly directly into Reykjavik airport or Keflavik Airport with NetJets. With access to our world class fleet, you’ll be able to fly privately to Reykjavík at a moment’s notice, as our dedicated team takes care of your needs and demands.
Why go to Reykjavík?
Its wealth of galleries and museums
The capital's art museums and galleries alone make a visit well-worth it. With exceptional exhibition spaces, such as the Reykjavík Art Museum and National Gallery, and edgy contemporary art galleries such as those in the Marshall House, you can experience some of Iceland’s most famous artists, plus its emerging talent. Reykjavík also offers plenty of street art and public installations such as the famous Sun Voyager sculpture.
To try your hand at fishing (while whale watching!)
If you prefer to sit back and enjoy the view, you might be lucky enough to spot minke or humpback whales, orca, dolphins and porpoises.
To get active in the great outdoors
Naturally, glaciers are common and glacier hiking expeditions are popular. Try scaling an ice wall using axes and crampons for a truly unique holiday.
For its incredible gastronomy scene
To relax in nature’s spas
While Reykjavík is most famous (or recently, infamous) for its Blue Lagoon, there are a number of other stunning natural geysers and spas to enjoy. While a trip to the Lagoon is still an experience, the constant stream of visitors has seen it become very touristic and crowded.
Do your research and uncover quieter spots such as Laugarvatn Fontana, a geothermal spa about an hour outside of the city set on a steaming lake. Large baths and steam rooms are plentiful, while you can enjoy stunning views and plenty of space.
For easy access to The Golden Circle
To take in the beauty of The Northern Lights
When to go to Reykjavík
Reykjavík is stunning all year long, so when you decide to visit will depend on the purpose of your trip. It has a cold but not severe winter without a real summer. Temperatures very rarely drop below −15 °C in the winter, while summers are cool, with temperatures fluctuating between 10 and 15 °C, and very rarely exceeding 20 °C.
The city's coastal location does mean it can get windy and gales are common in winter. The weather can be fickle and ruin your trip if weather forecasts are ignored. Be sure to check the road and weather conditions a few weeks before your travels. During the winter, you’ll need to plan your excursions carefully as daylight hours are short.
Private jet hire to Reykjavík
Why choose NetJets?
No matter what the reason is for your trip to Reykjavík, NetJets will get you there with maximum ease and efficiency. With a world-class fleet at your demand, our exceptional service will deliver you from your front door to the city with nothing but luxury in between. Flying directly into Reykjavik Airport or Keflavik Airport and requiring as little as 10 hours’ notice to organise your jet, we offer you ultimate control and flexibility, providing the service you need, exactly when you need it.