Take the full measure – and the excess – of Iceland’s wilderness by enjoying overnight stays in privileged accommodations for their location and comfort. This is what in this article, I’m going to offer you an overview of the most beautiful hotels in Iceland for this summer.
Marina Hotel – Reykjavik
We love this trendy address where locals in Reykjavik like to meet in the evening to share a moment with friends. It’s amazing what a good decorator can get from an old boat painting factory, to make it one of the best hotels in the Icelandic capital. Reykjavik Marina is located in the vibrant capital’s port district, close to the historic “Slippur” shipyards. The port is in the city center; the situation is perfect. Discover the Marina Hotel this summer.
Hotel Hellnar – Snaefellsjokull National Park
A “green-friendly” address is showcasing local and organic products, in a beautiful natural environment! The hotel is located on one of the most beautiful sites on the Snaefellsbaer peninsula, right next to the entrance to the Snaefellsjokull National Park, where Jules Verne located one of the entrances to the center of the Earth. It overlooks the harbor, the spectacular cliffs of Hellnar and Arnarstapi, home to arctic terns and kittiwakes, and the ocean, where you can see orcas and dolphins between May and July.
ION City Hotel – Reykjavik
Retreat darling by lovers of style and nature. Here, this cocoon of Nordic style in the heart of the capital is a great success of its kind. Located in Laugavegur Street, Reykjavik’s shopping thoroughfare this modern design-labeled hotel design develops a modern Nordic style. The exterior architecture is that of a renovated old building. The set consists of sober lines, dressed in sober and organic hues. The wooden floors contribute to the warm atmosphere of the place. The large windows open on the city. The interior decoration puts forward local designers and artists. Discover Iceland in charming hotels.
Hotel Budir – Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Perhaps one of the only addresses of “charm” of the island, and what a charm! We like the typical Nordic exteriors, the warm interiors, the fresh food and, above all, the perfect location, facing the ocean alone. The hotel Budir is located on the south coast of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, on the edge of a beach that runs its blond sands (a rarity in Iceland!) For miles and abuts on a lava flow chiseled by the erosion. With such some peaceful address and soothing surroundings, the 1955 Nobel Prize for Literature, the famous Icelandic author Halldor Laxness, made regular stays in a room with a view of the glacier.
Foss hotel Glacier lagoon
Located between Skaftafell and Jokulsarlon Lagoon, the Foss hotel Glacier Lagoon is a modern hotel, where raw materials, such as cement, contribute to a minimalist decoration with clean lines. This summer in Iceland is certain to give you a unique experience, discover the great sites and privileged addresses.
Foss hotel Vatnajökull
The hotel is surrounded by nature, away from Hofn, in a beautifully clear setting, facing the majestic Vatnajokull Glacier! Recently refreshed and enlarged, it offers comfortable and modern rooms, some of them facing the glacier. The view from the picturesque restaurant and bar is breathtaking. The Jokulsarlon Lagoon and Skaftafell National Park are nearby.
Hotel Laxá, Skútustaðir
A hotel that outdoors can create a “shock” by its cubic appearance and quite a design but that claims a quality service. One can unanimously appreciate its location in the very rich natural environment. The hotel is 2 km from Lake Mývatn and a half-hour drive from Godafoss Falls and Krafla Volcano.
An old Sheep Farm turned into a hotel dedicated to winter sports fans. Between two trips, you can practice mountaineering or salmon fishing, quieter. All framed by the best: experienced guides or chef in the kitchen, the hotel is located in a remote valley in the north of Iceland.
Farm 552 Silfurberg
A friendly address nestled in nature, ideal for a breath of fresh air and art of living outside the city. From the outside, nothing distinguishes it from a simple farm. However, this guesthouse run by a couple of old city dwellers who came to live in the open air offers both modern and rustic interiors, in the rooms, bar or lounge. The guest building has only four rooms and a suite (and can be privatized), each with its own decoration but always with the concern of comfort. On-site: a sauna and a whirlpool to relax, a shared lounge to exchange, a table d’hôtes that give pride of place to local products.
So, this summer in Iceland, discover the great sites and privileged addresses.