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A Reykjavik hen weekend is truly once-in-a-lifetime, bucket list stuff and a luxurious destination for the bride's big celebration. Enlist the help of GoHen to take the stress out of the planning and ensure it's as spectacular as it should be!
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Pick from 100s of fab activity and accommodation options.
We'll arrange the whole event, and you take all the credit! Book it with a small £50 deposit.
Enjoy a memorable weekend you'll all be talking about for years to come!
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😍 Sian Jenkins 03 September 2023
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8 Best Reykjavik Hen Do Ideas
- Whale Watching- Catch a sight of these stunning beasts in a once in a lifetime experience.
- Golden Circle- Waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers- Mother Nature at her magnificent best.
- Snowmobiles- Heart-racing, adrenaline-pumping, high-octane hen action!
- Blue Lagoon- Take a well-earned soak in a geothermal heated lagoon.
- Snorkelling- Embark on an incredible underwater activity in a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Paragliding- See Iceland's awe-inspiring landscape from way up in the heavens.
- Buggy Tour- Forget fusty old bus tours, this is the best way to see a new country.
- Quad Biking- Ladies, time to head off-road as your thrash these beasts around the track!
A Guide To Your Reykjavik Hen Weekend
Where to Drink in Reykjavik
Admittedly, when we think of a hen party in Reykjavik it's the watersports and Northern Lights searching that comes to mind first, not the nightlife. But, don't underestimate the offering of this compact city when it comes to after-hours.
The main street that you'll want to check out is Laugavegur which is where the shops, bars, cafes and restaurants all reside. Going from bar to bar is recommended so you get the full Icelandic experience. The neighbouring streets are a little quieter, but make for the ideal hangouts after a jam-packed day of winter sports adventure!
Sights & Sounds
Sights - After a big night out in this relatively new city, you could end up feeling a little worse for wear. However, a stroll along Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach will help you sooth any aches and pains from the previous evenings excesses. This man-made safe haven is exceptionally calming. It's a great pace to sunbathe during the summer and you can enjoy a relaxing swim at any time of year - it sounds a little crazy, granted, but cold-swimming is actually one of Iceland's oldest traditions!
Sounds - Reykjavik's nightlife is seriously vibrant and it seems that the twenty-something's of this Icelandic town all keep warm at night by convening to par-tay! Austur has a great atmosphere, and while it's a little odd to think of it as a nightclub at first (it looks a bit like a ski lodge, inside and out) once the party gets rocking, you won't want to leave!
Shopping in Reykjavik
Reykjavik isn't known for its daring fashion, but the variety of visually arresting styles you'll see upon landing in this beautiful city are a testament of how dressing for the cold doesn't necessarily mean sacrificing looking good. From chic Scandinavian dresses to glamorous fur coats, the shops here are full of gorgeous threads that'll look perfect around the Christmas markets when you're back home.
Getting Around Reykjavik
While you'll be sorry to hear that the locals don't all get around via husky/reindeer pulled sledges, the Icelandic capital does have an excellent bus network that's perfect for scaling the length and breadth of this fantastic city. You can pay about 350 ISK for a one way ticket, or if you think you might be using the buses a lot you can buy yourself a Reykjavik City Card that'll give you unlimited travel for a set period of time, as well as free entry to most major attractions.
Reykjavik is a phenomenal hen party location, there's a load to do here amidst all the sightseeing and there's a wide variety of activities to try. Whale Watching, Snorkelling and Glacier Hiking are just some of the unforgettable experiences you can take the girls on in this spectacular location. A Golden Circle Tour always makes for a fabulous time, and a visit to the calming Blue Lagoon is a worthy pilgrimage for many a hen party! See more hen activities in Reykjavik.
The Northern Lights aren't the only thing that comes out at night in this amazing town, all of Reykjavik's bright young things love to party and once the sun goes down the city's streets are always buzzing. Start your evening with a delicious meal in an Icelandic Restaurant before exploring the town's best party spots with our Guided Bar Crawl. Of course, the bride-to-be's big night out wouldn't be complete without Guestlist Nightclubbing!
25 Reasons To Love Reykjavik
Nearly 100% of Iceland's energy is renewable.
The ex-punk, former Mayor of Reykjavik arrived at the election dressed as a Jedi Knight.
They have an annual Bacon Festival.
In a recent poll the majority of the nation said they believe in elves.
There is even Icelandic Elf School that offers a certificate in Elf Studies.
Some roads have been re-routed around the homes of elves and dwarves.
The national dish, Hákarlis, is shark meat left in the ground for months to rot before serving. "Mmmmm!"
It's 4 times cheaper to fly to Iceland than get a train ticket from London to Manchester.
Iceland had the first democratically elected female and openly gay Prime Ministers.
During the summer months it remains daylight 24 hours a day.
Instead of Father Christmas, Iceland has '13 Yule Lads' who each bring presents for the good boys and girls.
Iceland is rewriting their constitution through social media allowing the public to make suggestions via Facebook.
It's not just the scenery, the people are beautiful too, in fact they have won Miss World more times than any other nation (per capita).
Iceland's Phallological Museum has the largest display of penises in the world.
March the 1st is National Beer Day.
Iceland banned strip clubs in 2010 (sorry Magic Mike but 'Nei!').
Until 1983 TV wasn't broadcast on Thursdays.
Iceland is the only country in the world not to have mosquitoes. Strange but true.
It's illegal to sell guns in Iceland.
And the country has no army, navy or air force.
60% of the entire Iceland population live in Reykjavik.
The population is so small that an Icelandic company invented an app to ensure people don't mistakenly date someone they might be related to.
There is a national ministry governing what names can be given to children so there'll be no 'Tallulah Peach Tree Moonbeam's' born in the near future.
It's illegal to sell underwear baring the national flag.
There'll always be someone there to look after you because mums go to Iceland.
It's time for a hen party in Reykjavik!
Reykjavik is an Icelandic gem, perfect for any groups looking for a weekend of adventure! From spectacular glaciers to the relaxing Blue Lagoon there are plenty of choices for your daytimes, and with lively bar crawls and nightclubs your evenings are set to be unforgettable as well.
Why: Reasons to celebrate a Reykjavik hen party
In striking Reykjavik you'll be spoilt for choice - there's so much to do and see that you're guaranteed a weekend the girls will love! Try a session of snowmobiling over icy glaciers and through snowy plains, or take the group for a relaxing afternoon in the geothermal Blue Lagoon, famous for its mineral rich waters. As well as having the most appealing activities in Reykjavik available for our groups we've also got some excellent nightlife options, from lively bar crawls to guestlist entry at one of Reykjavik's best nightclubs!
The Icelandic city has a fantastic mix of heart-pumping activities, relaxation opportunities and a friendly nightlife scene to ensure you're never stuck for things to do. There are also some fantastic sights to visit and a rich cultural scene, with a variety of museums and theatres, as well as the striking Hallgrimskirkja Church which towers over the city and is visible from 20km away. In short ladies you have everything you'll need for an unforgettable hen weekend in Reykjavik, with an inspiring range of possibilities, from Whale Watching to Snorkelling in the Silfra Fissure and Snowmobiling near active volcanoes!
Shop: Reykjavik shopping areas & recommendations
If it's cool vibes and edgy fashion you're after then there's no shortage of shopping opportunities for you! Reykjavik's laced with funky shops, quirky markets and designer stores, ideal for spending a few hours of retail therapy with your girls. Check out the Kolaportio Flea Market, which is held in a huge industrial building by the harbour every weekend and sells a great range of clothes, music and antiques, or if you're feeling peckish try some Icelandic fish delicacies including cubes of hakarl. Another great shopping area is the Kringlan Shopping Centre, where you'll find top brands like Prada and Hugo Boss as well as a huge mural by the artist Erro and a range of cafes, restaurants, banks, telephones and a cinema. We'd also recommend paying a visit to the clothes shop Liborius, which has a range of high fashion clothes designed by artist Jon Auoarson and has sold pieces to many celebrities, from Metallica to Scarlet Johanssen.
Stay: Choosing your Reykjavik hen weekend accommodation
Having been voted the world's richest city in 2009 the accommodation standards in Reykjavik are high and the service is excellent. We've got some great, group-pleasing options, whether you want to stay in a popular 3 star hotel, complete with a tasty buffet breakfast or you'd rather cut costs and stay in a central hostel, with lively music and an onsite bar. We'll make sure that you're well placed to enjoy your Reykjavik hen weekend to the max and have comfortable lodgings to return to after a day out in the Icelandic city.
Party: Where Reykjavik hen parties head after dark
Get the girls into gear and celebrate your big hen night in style with our fun evening options! We should mention that in winter the sun can set early - as early as around 3pm sometimes. However, this doesn't affect your entertainment - it just means you can pack more punch into the evening! With over 100 bars and restaurants in the city you won't be disappointed, and many areas of Reykjavik are buzzing and lively all night long on weekends! We can arrange a guided pub crawl for your group, given by an English-speaking guide, who'll take you to the best bars and pubs in Reykjavik, or how about a fun hen meal at a tasty restaurant? Let us know what your group are after and we'll set it all up for you, complete with the ever-popular guestlist nightclubbing! Do bear in mind that many of the clubs in the city have a smart dress code and the minimum age to drink in Iceland is 20.
When: The best times to visit for a hen party in Reykjavik
All year round Reykjavik's event calendar is packed with great festivals and events to check out, celebrating all aspects of the city's vibrant culture. Whether you're into art, music, theatre or sport there's something to suit everyone, and the summer months see events taking place almost daily. One of the city's event highlights is the Reykjavik International Film Festival in September, which concentrates on independent film-makers, or visit Yoko Ono's annual Imagine Peace Tower ceremony in October, where locals and visitors join her for the illumination of a super-beam on Videy Island. Another big event in October is the Icelandic Airways Music Festival which spans over 5 days and showcases some excellent Icelandic and European music. There are also activities available to suit every month, from warming up in the Blue Lagoon in winter to snorkelling the clear seas in summer, so no matter when you go you'll all have a fantastic time!