Staying in Reykjavík during Christmas?

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Are you one of the lucky ones staying in Iceland during the festive Christmas season? if so, we have the perfect dinner set out for you. A delicious Christmas menu at SKÝ Restaurant & Bar that is located on the top floor at CenterHotel Arnarhvoll. Tasty food, wonderful atmosphere and the most spectacular view over the city center and the mountain range beyond the Faxaflói Bay. A wonderful combination you should check out. Conctact us to get more information or to booke through sky@centerhotels.com or tel: +354 595 8545. See our Christmas menu here

Give Peace a Chance

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Last night Yoko Ono, artist and widow of John Lennon, lit the Imagine Peace Tower in Viðey island, a small island off the coast of Reykjavík.

The Peace Tower is a great column of light projected from a white stone monument that has the words Imagine Peace written on it in 24 languages. Every year since 2007 the tower has been lit on Lennon‘s birthday, October 9 and lights up the night sky until the day of his death, December 8.

It is possible to sail to the island and get a closer look at the memorial every night at 20:00.

See more information here

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Reykjavik International Film Festival

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What do Icelanders like to do on dark and windy autumn nights? They flock to the cinema. If you also like going to the cinema you are in luck because the Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) started last weekend. At the festival you can see feature films, documentaries and short films from all over the world as well as a few from Iceland. RIFF also hosts all kinds of interesting events such as hot tub concerts, masterclasses and Q and A sessions with film directors. The main prize of the festival is a golden puffin. You don‘t have to worry about understanding strange languages because all the films are either in English or have English subtitles.

See the full program at riff.is

Have fun!

Dazzling Northern Lights in Reykjavík

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Mother nature has been welcoming these first days of autumn in Iceland by displaying the most amazing set of Northern Light activities over the capital.  

To embrace the stunning lights Reykjavík turned off the street lamps to improve the visibility for watching the spectacular show and we enjoyed every minute of it.

We hope this is just a wonderful beginning of the Northern Lights show in Iceland for the winter!

GROUP MENU AT SKÝ RESTAURANT & BAR

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At SKÝ Restaurant & Bar you’ll find the perfect for your group.  With a combination of delicious food, fun drinks and the most spectacular view over the Faxaflói Bay and the city center of Reykjavík.  We offer a variety of tasty menus and welcome groups up to 80 people at a time with a smile on our faces!  Welcome!  skyrestaurant.is

NEW & DELICIOUS LOUNGE MENU AT ÍSAFOLD RESTAURANT

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Introducing our new Lounge menu at our restaurant; Ísafold located at CenterHotel Thingholt.  The Lounge menu consists of smaller dishes that offer a true taste of Icelandic cuisine.  The dishes are perfect for sharing which offers the possibility of tasting more of our amazing flavor our chef’s put in the Ísafold dishes. Welcome!!     isafoldrestaurant.is

JÖRGENSEN KITCHEN & BAR – NEW RESTAURANT AT CENTERHOTEL MIÐGARÐUR

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We are thrilled to introduce Jörgensen Kitchen & Bar, our new and exciting restaurant that it located at CenterHotel Miðgarður.  The restaurant offers wonderful dining experience in an atmosphere that has both a beautiful feel and design. Read More “JÖRGENSEN KITCHEN & BAR – NEW RESTAURANT AT CENTERHOTEL MIÐGARÐUR”

BEAUTIFUL BREAKFAST ROOM AT CENTERHOTEL PLAZA

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We just finished renovating the Breakfast room at CenterHotel Plaza and we couldn’t be happier with the results.  Warm colors along with beautifully designed furniture where chosen carefully to make the breakfast area as comfortable as possible.  

Our breakfast buffet is complimentary at all our six hotels and offers the choice of large assortments of breads, yogurts, cereal, fresh fruits as well as a traditional hot breakfast favorites.  Every little detail of the design of the Plaza breakfast room and the selection of the food was carefully chosen with on aim in mind which is to make our guests feel comfortable and relaxed while enjoying breakfast which is like everybody knows, the most important meal of the day.  

A truly wonderful start to an adventurous day while visiting magical Iceland.