Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
What We Love
- Plus and Executive Plus Rooms overlook the Akrafjall and Esja mountains or Faxaflói Bay
- The cozy library features a fire made from volcanic ash
What To Know
- It's a 15-minute walk or a 10-minute free bus ride to/from the center of Reykjavik
- Hot tub massages are offered at the spa
- Access to the spa (including steam baths, hot tubs and a log cabin sauna) is an additional $30 per person
- The hotel's award-winning restaurant, VOX, gets busy so you may need to book.
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Sleek and modern, the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica makes a great base for exploring Iceland’s quirky capital city. The contemporary guestrooms feature blond wood floors and cream walls dotted with Icelandic photography, and the all-white bathrooms are equipped with Peter Thomas Roth toiletries. Book a Plus or an Executive Plus Room for views of the Akrafjall and Esja mountains, or Faxaflói Bay. The communal areas are chic and elegantly designed; the sprawling lobby has a cozy living room feel, with bookshelves stuffed with curios, maps of Iceland and comfy armchairs. But the hotel’s standout amenity is the spa, which features indoor and outdoor hot tubs, two aroma steam rooms and plenty of massage options. After a treatment curl up with a book by the fire made out of volcanic ash in the library, or head to Vox, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant and bar; a top people-watching spot, it also serves a delicious weekend brunch.
In the Area
The hotel is a 15-minute walk or a 10-minute free shuttle bus ride from Reykjavik’s eclectic and arty center. The property also provides a free bus card to let guests access various local attractions. The nearest thermal bath is Laugardalslaug, which features an outdoor pool, steam baths and a water slide; the famous Blue Lagoon Spa is around a 40-minute drive away. There are plenty of outdoor activities nearby, including hiking and horseback riding. For a true taste of Iceland head to Sjavargrillid, a popular eatery, or Fridrik V, which serves Scandinavian cuisine. Culture vultures should pay a visit to the National Gallery or the popular open-air Folk Museum.
How to Get There
I 100% recommend this hotel. The location is not downtown, but it’s a few minutes’ walk into town if you like walking, or a short bus or taxi ride away. We had access to the executive lounge and the the drinks and food selection was not as good and plentiful as other Hilton hotels in Europe, but quality was good. The breakfast was however incredible in the main restaurant. The spa is really good and you get a 5-minute neck massage in a hot tub before using the sauna or hot tub outside. Very stylish hotel too. Also very convenient for tours as the pick you up and drop you off in front of the hotel as one of the main stops.
This Hilton is a really great hotel. We stayed in a premium suite and used the executive lounge, so of course it was excellent. I have no idea what the standard rooms are like. There is no fee for parking. Its conveniently located if you have a motor vehicle, and the concierge arranged a lot of things for us in advance. The spa is excellent. The Vox restaurant was the best we experienced in Reykjavik.
Booked a four night package through iceland air.
Checkin was ok,as we booked through a third party we knew we would not get any points as diamond members, but thought we would get breakfast as we had phoned Hilton international and was informed that we would.
Anyway there was slight confusion,but the polite member of staff granted us access to the executive lounge..
We had a room on the eighth floor which was very good, super comfy beds, fridge,safe, tv and cleaned to a very high service daily.
We did not use the gym/spa.
The hotel is on a great bus route into the city centre with several buses passing by frequently.
We did not use the restaurant.
The staff in the lounge were all lovely, but especially lani on our last day,she was great and her hosting skills were amazing.
Also staff through the hotel were professional at all times.
All in all a great stay at the Hilton.
First, I would personally like to thank the staff for the professionalism and courtesy they accorded us this past week. The hotel itself has everything that you would expect from the Hilton name; outstanding gym and spa, spacious well decorated lobby, excellent restaurant (VOX), and is situated in a more quiet part of Reykjavik. It is within walking distance to a local geothermal pool and a bus stop is conviently found right outside the hotel. Overall I would recommend this hotel to anyone considering of visiting Iceland. It was well worth the money...
Where you stay in Iceland abviuosly makes a difference, and the Hilton Nordica will not disappoint you. Our stay in this hotel was superb. Katrin and the rest of the staff (I should have noted more names) made us feel comfortable and appreciated. The location is convenient to everything we wanted to experience in our 4 day/3 night visit. It is easy to get to by Flybus from KEF or city bus from anywhere in town. On our last day, as the weekend buffet filled with familes speaking Icelandic, I felt at home and sad to leave.