No matter your budget, we will have an Icelandic hotel suitable for you with incredible views of the city, landscapes, and of course, Iceland's famous northern lights. Here’s some of our top recommended hotels in Iceland…
Best Hotels in Reykjavik
Modern and elegant, Hotel Borg overlooks the square of Austurvöllur, in the heart of Reykjavík, across from Althingi, the Icelandic parliament and the cathedral. The Borg has become one of Reykjavik’s landmarks and is appropriately situated within walking distance of several of the capital’s best restaurants, businesses, souvenir shops, art galleries and specialty shops. The hotel boasts 99 rooms including single, double and deluxe rooms as well as a selection of luxurious suites all of which showcase Art Deco style throughout with amenities like satellite TV, coffee machines, Bluetooth speakers and ensuite bathrooms.
Just minutes from Reykjavik’s iconic Hallgrímskirkja church is Hotel Odinsve, a boutique hotel with 50 rooms all offering a personal, friendly and comfortably stay. There’s several apartments as part of the hotel also placed in downtown Reykjavik for those that want extra space and the extra comfort, in a fully equipped apartment. One of the city’s finest restaurants can also be found within Hotel Odinsve, SNAPS restaurant, located on the building’s ground floor. With its homey atmosphere and luxurious, yet affordable, menu, award-winning restaurant SNAPS is a perennial favorite among locals and visitors alike.
Those looking for a sleek, boutique hotel in downtown Reykjavik is 101 Hotel named after the oldest city centre postal code, 101. Since its opening, it has remained one of the hubs for tourists offering spacious and comfortable rooms equipped with underfloor heating, high-speed wireless internet connection, Bluetooth speakers, bathrobes, slippers and more. When you’re not in your room, you can enjoy the bar and restaurant area on the bottom floor featuring high walls, a glass ceiling and mouthwatering food featuring a combination of modern Icelandic and international cuisine. Hotel 101 also has a small spa with a steam room, jacuzzi and massage area.
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
Also placed just moments away from downtown Reykjavik is Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina. This newly renovated four-story building offers everything you could need for your trip to Iceland including luxurious rooms, free Wi-Fi, a fabulous breakfast buffet and an in-house restaurant. Named Slippbarinn, the restaurant sits on the old harbour and offers the perfect place to chill after a long day exploring Iceland’s countryside. We highly recommend the calamari and one of the many cocktails on the menu. For when you want to burn off all that tasty Icelandic food, you can do so at the Boiler Room gym at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina.
Beautifully evoking the Scandi-vibes of Icelandic architecture, CenterHotel Midgardur is placed at one end of Reykjavik’s main shopping streets and hosts a number of comfortable rooms, each promising a minibar, flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi and a shower. One of the biggest draws of CenterHotel Midgardur is its spa which allows you to take a dip under an Icelandic sky in the thermal-water hot tub. If you’re lucky, you may even catch sight of the northern lights as you bathe. There’s also an indoor hot pool, sauna, cold water shower, a range of massage therapies and a gym.
Best Hotels in South Iceland
If your trip to Iceland is all about the surreal and quirky, the sights of glaciers, volcanoes, moss-covered lava fields and unexpected natural wonders – then Hotel Ranga Ranga is where you want to be. From the outside it’s a 52-room log-style lodge in the middle of nowhere, 96km east of Reykjavik, with views of Iceland’s legendary Hekla volcano; inside it’s a different story. This classic dark wood log cabin with large windows is a true luxury hotel that has hosted the likes of celebrities and honeymooners, captivating with its rustic interior and fantastic positioning in the middle of the countryside for catching sight of Iceland’s northern lights.
ION Luxury Adventure Hotel
Less than an hour’s drive from the capital of Reykjavík and set against a backdrop of majestic mountainous lava fields, ION Adventure Hotel is the perfect spot for those seeking refuge in South Iceland. It offers a remote setting, perfect for spotting the northern lights, as well as comfortable, modern rooms for relaxing in after a long day of exploring one of the many ancient glacier’s in the area. The ION Hotel is also perfectly placed by the Golden Circle route home to three of Iceland’s biggest attractions. After a day of exploring, you can also unwind at Silfra restaurant, their award-winning Northern Lights bar or even their relaxing Lava spa.
If you’re searching for luxury hotel in Vik, Iceland look no further than Hotel Kria. With a homely, yet sophisticated decor, the hotel offers stunning rooms, a mouth-watering cuisine at the in-house restaurant and a stunning remote location perfect for seeing the northern lights. The hotel has 72 rooms and 1 suite with all rooms offering complimentary Wi-fi, LCD Satellite TV, hairdryer, clothing rack, extra pillows, phone, soap and a kettle with tea and coffee. The rooms are also fitted with a desk and a private bathroom. Every stay at Hotel Kria comes with breakfast with a choice of a cold and hot buffet.
Frost & Fire Boutique Hotel
If you want a hotel with all the sights of Iceland on your doorstep, look no further than Frost & Fire Hotel. This remote spot is truly off the grid with stunning views of Varmá river, surrounding hot springs and Mount Reykjafjall from the room windows. To top it all off, each room has a private entrance so guests can enjoy the outdoor spa facilities whenever they like which means you have plenty of chance to spot the northern lights while bathing in the hot tub.
An affordable, comfortable 3-star hotel, Fosshotel Nupar is located in one of Iceland's most glorious landscapes surrounded by lava fields and Vatnajökull, the world‘s largest glacier outside the Arctic. Nearby there is also Mount Lómagnúpur, Skaftafell National Park, the craters at Lakagígar and the amazing Jökulsárlón, Iceland's otherworldly glacial lagoon. For when you need to rest your feet from exploring all the sights, Fosshotel Nupar has modern rooms all with large windows and its own restaurant with views of the Eldhraun lava field.
Best Hotels in East Iceland
Arnanes Country Hotel
Wonderfully placed on Iceland’s famous Route 1 ring road in the town of Hofn, Arnanes Country Hotel offers you a wide selection of rooms all with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding glaciers, outlets and mountains. One of the biggest draws to the east Iceland hotel is also its horse riding tours, something they have offered since 1994. There’s also several glacier tours, boat trips on the glacial, lagoon, hikes, swimming and bird watching to do in the area.
Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon
Placed right between two of Iceland’s most spectacular natural attraction, Skaftafell and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon. Offering comfortably and contemporary rooms all with high ceilings, you can expect a luxurious stay in this southeast Iceland hotel. There’s satellite television, coffee and tea making facilities in every room as well as the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon restaurant located right under the highest peak of Iceland, Hvannadalshnúkur.
Icelandair Hotel Herad
Located in Reindeer Country, otherwise known as the beautiful east Iceland town of Egilsstadir, Icelandair Hotel Herad is a perfect place to spot on your Iceland circle fly drive. It has comfortable rooms, friendly service, great conference facilities for business travellers and a welcoming restaurant all under the same roof. As you’d expect from a remote Iceland hotel, there’s plenty of hiking routes nearby as well as fishing, bird watching spots and plenty of opportunity to catch the northern lights.
Best Hotels in North Iceland
Moving up to the very top of Iceland now and we welcome Hotel Kea in Akureyri, north Iceland. Located at the very heart of the time, the hotel is within walking distance from all of Akureyri’s best sights including the church, art museum, outdoor swimming pool and the Hof Cultural Centre. Within an hours drive you can also find Lake Myvatn and Godafoss waterfall. After a day of exploring, enjoy a variety of rooms from standard singles to suites, room service and the in-house restaurant and bar.
Icelandair Hotel Akureyri
Another from Icelandair’s chain is Icelandair Hotel Akureyri. Also found in the centre of the north Iceland town of Akureyri, the hotel is a comfy base camp for exploring the northern region of Iceland offering tastefully decorated, bright rooms with stunning views from the windows, inviting facilities like the in-house restaurant and bar and a lovely hotel garden. The latter leads from the hotel restaurant and bar to a lovely hotel garden, where the atmosphere is as just as charming in the winter and during the summer.
We couldn’t complete this list of top hotels in Iceland without a hotel in Husavik. Right by the harbour where all the main attractions and whale watching tours begin is Fosshotel Husavik, a well-equipped hotel with spacious and modern rooms, free parking, satellite TV, mini fridge, WiFi and more. Since Husavik is known as the "Whale Watching Capital of Europe", Fosshotel Husavik boasts a whale-themed bistro & bar named after the famous Moby Dick. After opening its new annex in 2016, Fosshotel Husavík is also now the largest conference hotel in North Iceland