Overview Set halfway down one of the city’s most famous city centre streets, Laugavegur, many tours depart from near here and lines of quirky bars and restaurants are in easy reach.

You can’t beat the shopping on this road either, whether you want to pick up weird and wonderful viking souvenirs (think horned helmets) or trendy threads.

Wow factor Eating and drinking round these parts certainly doesn’t come cheap, but Hotel Frón’s rooms have a mini-kitchen, complete with cutlery and tableware, so if you do need to save a few pennies you’ve got the option to eat in. 

Rooms These are plain and clean, if a little on the sterile side – think about the sorts of rooms you get in university halls and you’ll be on the right track.Bill, please Single rooms start from £60pn.

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