Reykjavik is fast becoming one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations, as city-breakers seek a little more adventure than the usual sightseeing tours and museums. This volcanic landscape is home to some of the world’s most stunning natural attractions and, thanks to an increase in popularity, you can enjoy it all in a more tourist-friendly way than ever before.
The main reasons for visiting Iceland’s capital are clear; the Northern Lights, the Geyser District, whale watching and of course, the great food and drink. But travelling all that way means getting your hotel right is just as important as the tours you take. So, here’s a rundown of the best Reykjavik hotels, what they each offer and why they could be perfect for you.
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Grand Hotel Reykjavik
This 4* escape definitely brings a touch of contemporary luxury to the Baltic city. Settled in a quiet area of Reykjavik, the Grand Hotel offers the perfect, first class retreat for business and leisure visitors alike. If you like your home comforts and high-tech gadgets, this is probably the best option for you. There’s even a private, a la carte restaurant on-site.
If being at the centre of the city’s hustle and bustle is more up your street, then this stylish little 3* hideaway is a great place to stay. Just moments from the main shopping street and surrounded by cafes, bars and eateries, you’ll get a taste of what everyday life is like in this intriguing city. With private bathrooms and Wi-Fi throughout, everything you need is packaged into one super-chic hotel.
Radisson Blu Saga Hotel
With scenic views over Reykjavik and the usual 4* luxury of a Radisson hotel, the Radisson Blu Saga has long been one of the city’s most popular bases for exploring Iceland. Food is at the heart of any stay here, with 2 incredible restaurants offering the finest in both traditional and international cuisine – one of which is located at the top of the hotel giving you stunning, panoramic views over the city.
For something a touch more basic but incredibly great value, the Hotel Bjork is an absolute must. Again, centrally located, you’ll get a room with all the amenities you’d need, free Wi-Fi and a great restaurant (Potturinn og Pannan) giving you the chance to taste some truly local dishes. You can also be sure that the friendly staff will be on hand to help you enjoy all of the best tours and attractions during your visit.
Its name somewhat gives its location away and the Scandinavian design is definitely an appealing feature, so it’s easy to see why the Centerhotel Klopp is one of Reykjavik’s most popular value hotels. Just 10 minutes from the main port, you can be off whale watching and chasing the Northern Lights from the moment you wake, then hop back into a stylish (and minimalist, as the Scandinavians do) room for a drink and a view to die for.
Each of these hotels can make your short break in Reykjavik just a little more perfect depending on what you’re looking for. From budget to luxury, this up-and-coming city has it all. If you’ve stayed in Reykjavik before, let us know by commenting below!