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Top 10 hotels in Reykjavik

It’s boom time for hotels in Reykjavik as they expand to accommodate the growing numbers of visitors to Iceland – but Scandinavian style and quality is not diminishing as quantity increases

Reykjavik is a city experiencing a tourist boom. The capital of Iceland is a popular short-break destination in its own right but with airlines such as Icelandair and Wow offering it as a stopover destination on routes to and from the US, visitor numbers continue to rise. Hotel rates in summer are high – we’ve quoted lowest/winter rates – but in line with a government-backed initiative to promote the country as a year-round destination, prices do fall outside of peak “land of the midnight sun” months. To cope with increasing demand, many hotels are adding extra rooms and improving facilities, while a US company has revealed plans for the country’s first five-star hotel on a harbour-front site close to Reykjavik’s distinctive Harpa concert hall.

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Grub’s up… BBC wildlife producers on the weirdest food they’ve eaten

Would you eat porcupine, sago grubs or raw pig’s intestine? These BBC wildlife producers all have while filming in remote corners of the world. Share your own weird food experiences from your travels in the comments below

I’d been vegetarian for 10 years when I began working for the BBC’s Natural History Unit on the series Human Planet. Over three years’ filming, I ended up eating sago grubs, monkeys, sloths, cuscus (a cute marsupial) and pig heart – all a massively unexpected departure from spinach and lentils.

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