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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We had a few minor issues with room allocation on arrival that were quickly dealt with (we were initially given a room next to the lift but were quickly moved to a different, better room on the floor above). Reception service was friendly and helpful and the hotel seemed to have a very welcoming atmosphere throughout. Rooms on the eighth and ninth floors are bigger and worth requesting/paying for, and rooms on the front have a great view. The hotel is a little out of the city centre but it is only a short (10-15min) walk into town or there are buses that stop outside. We would definitely recommend this hotel.
Great facilities and breakfast. Loved the executive lounge but shame the fire was not working. Could do with some music in the lounge would help the atmosphere . Beds were super comfy. Would definitely return
Reykjavik is a travel experience. A good starting point and a must for everyone who wants to explore Island. Hilton is a good brand. The hotel has a beautiful lobby and bar area. The rooms are clean but a little bit old fashioned.