Hotels Iceland water sky outdoor habitat shore Coast Nature Sea geographical feature landform body of water Ocean Beach rock bay cove landscape cape wave Lake terrain cliff islet Lagoon Island reef
Hotels

9 Best Hotels in Iceland

Glacial lagoons. Award-winning restaurants. Must-see art exhibits. Is it any wonder Iceland is one everyone's radar right now? Here's where to bed down during your trip to the dreamy, ice-capped paradise.

Architecture Buildings City Drink Eat Entertainment Hotels Iceland Landmarks Monuments Mountains Museums Nightlife Scenic views Shop Trip Ideas sky outdoor Town geographical feature Sea Coast scene mountain Harbor cityscape human settlement horizon bay port panorama aerial photography skyline
Bedroom Boutique Boutique Hotels City Design Hip Hotels Iceland Reykjavík indoor floor wall bed room ceiling property furniture bed frame interior design studio couch real estate apartment wood
Boutique Boutique Hotels City Design Fireplace Hip Hotels Iceland Lobby Lounge Reykjavík wall indoor floor hearth wood burning stove room Nature wood hardwood living room wooden lighting interior design wood flooring flooring furniture
1

101 Hotel

This high-style boutique hotel is located in the center of downtown Reykjavík, walking distance from bucket-list attractions like the National Cathedral, Harpa Concert Hall, and Reykjavík Pond. But before you go exploring the town, you'll want to kick back inside the hotel's minimalist, monochromatic common areas—all dark glossy furnishings, modern lines, and local artwork from some of the country's most prominent artists. Hang out in the lobby and order a glass of vino as you people-watch (the hotel is popular among style-conscious couples and business travelers). Or, warm up in your cozy guest room, where comfort-minded amenities (fireplaces, heated wooden floors, Italian linens) counter the property's Nordic coolness.

Change dates
Dining Eat Hotels Iceland plate food table dish plant dessert produce land plant meal breakfast cuisine white fruit flowering plant
Bedroom Boutique Hip Hotels Iceland Luxury Modern indoor bed window wall floor room hotel ceiling property living room Suite dining room estate home interior design hardwood real estate Design nice decorated furniture
Hotels Iceland Lake Mountains Natural wonders Scenic views Travel Tips Trip Ideas sky water outdoor reflection Nature mountain cloud Sea body of water shore loch horizon Coast Ocean morning bay landscape reservoir dusk sunlight dawn Lagoon Beach Island surrounded clouds promontory day
2

Hotel Borg

Neighboring the iconic Hallgrímskirkja church and Iceland's Parliament, Hotel Borg was built in 1930 as Reykjavík’s first luxury hotel. The second you step into this Art Deco stunner you’ll feel transported back to that swinging time, thanks to details like mosaic-style wood flooring, vintage globes, and turn-of-the-century paintings. But if common areas are all about channeling an Old World aesthetic, the spacious guest rooms are a study in modernism, with Philippe Starck fittings, black-and-white photography, and a dark color palette. Once you've settled in, indulge in a pampering inspired treatment at the spa (the marine enzyme body conditioning treatment is great for jet lag), or tuck into fresh seafood at the Borg restaurant, helmed by award-winning local chef Volundur Volundarson.

RELATED: 20 Trips to Take in Your Twenties

Change dates
Hotels Iceland sky Boat outdoor water Sea vehicle River Coast morning wave watercraft Harbor dock port waterway traveling
Boutique Hotels Hotels Iceland Reykjavík indoor floor room Living property Lobby living room interior design ceiling estate decorated Design Suite conference hall function hall auditorium window covering furniture area colored several
Boutique Hotels Hotels Iceland Reykjavík indoor floor wall room property bed home Bedroom interior design living room hardwood estate real estate cottage Design Suite apartment loft
3

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina

Young travelers love the convivial atmosphere and funky interiors at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, centrally located in the increasingly upscale harbor district. The look is bright and playful, with nautical accents, blonde woods and embroidered stools, and most rooms feature dead-on views of the scenic bay. If you're traveling with a group, consider splurging on a large apartment-style suite (complete with a private balcony) at the neighboring Reykjavík Marina Residence. Before you go exploring nearby attractions like the Reykjavik Museum of Photography, have a bite at the hotel’s popular restaurant, Kaffislippur, where there's a tasty in-house lunch menu.

Change dates
Hotels Iceland Travel Tips sky water outdoor Nature Sea Ocean body of water atmospheric phenomenon wave wind wave Coast horizon Beach shore cloud bay clouds day
Hotels Iceland Trip Ideas sky water Beach body of water Winter weather snow reflection Sea sand season Nature material
Hotels Iceland water sky outdoor habitat shore Coast Nature Sea geographical feature landform body of water Ocean Beach rock bay cove landscape cape wave Lake terrain cliff islet Lagoon Island reef
Hotels Iceland Trip Ideas water sky rock grass outdoor Nature landform geographical feature body of water natural environment rocky Coast loch tarn Sea landscape reflection aerial photography Lake crater lake stream national park surrounded pond hillside
4

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland

If you’ve considered making the trip to Iceland, it’s likely you’ve dreamt about splashing around in the turquoise waters of Blue Lagoon. The geothermal spa is arguably Iceland's most popular attraction, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. For exclusive access to the lagoon, consider a stay at the hotly-anticipated The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland, a luxury 62-room property set along the lagoon's milky blue waters. Slated to open early 2018, the property will feature high-design rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies, a restaurant serving up traditional Icelandic dishes, and access to a private swimming area set apart from the main body of the lagoon.

RELATED: What to Pack for A Camping Trip

Fireplace Hotels Iceland Living Modern indoor floor Lobby room living room window table interior design lighting furniture dining room wood Design estate window covering ceiling
Bar Hotels Iceland Scenic views Waterfront floor chair property estate ceiling Resort vacation restaurant interior design home real estate condominium Design furniture apartment Villa area set several
Bedroom Classic Hotels Iceland Modern Scenic views Waterfront bed indoor wall floor window ceiling room property hotel real estate estate scene home hardwood cottage interior design Suite apartment wood
5

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

For families, there’s a lot to love about the Hotel Reykjavik Nordica, and we’re not just talking about its address mere blocks from the children's zoo, the botanical garden, and the country's largest swimming pool. The hotel's 252 rooms are stylish and spacious, featuring teenager-pleasing mod cons like flat-screen TVs, docking stations for iPods, and free WiFi. And parents, listen up: there's free parking, a club floor with all day free drinks and snacks, and half-price drinks in the lobby bar at happy hour.

Change dates
Buildings City Exterior Hotels Iceland sky outdoor landmark building commercial building plaza neighbourhood tower block facade Downtown residential area condominium headquarters
Bedroom Elegant Hotels Iceland Modern indoor floor wall bed room property window hotel furniture curtain interior design hardwood bed frame real estate wood flooring laminate flooring bed sheet wood
Boutique Hotels Health + Wellness Hotels Iceland Meditation Retreats Offbeat Outdoors + Adventure Reykjavík Road Trips Romance Travel Tips Trip Ideas Yoga Retreats outdoor snow Town City mountain human settlement Winter cityscape Harbor aerial photography panorama
6

Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik

As with many hotels in downtown Reykjavík, the Radisson Blue 1919 Hotel is located within a former historic shipping company building. And although the interiors are mostly contemporary (think: sleek furnishings and a black-and-white color palette), original features—from staircases to crown moldings and revolving doors—remain. Don't miss a meal at the hotel's 1919 Restaurant, which serves neo-Nordic dishes like local lamb, cod and even minke whale, and cocktails in the adjoining lounge.

RELATED: The Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the World

Change dates
Boutique calm conservatory contemporary Elegant extravagant fancy foyer glass building Hotels Iceland isolation living area Lobby Lounge Luxury majestic Modern natural light Nature Outdoors regal remote Scenic views serene sophisticated Style + Design Trip Ideas view windows indoor room Architecture interior design wood home lighting Design restaurant table window covering window ceiling glass
Architecture Boutique calm clouds cloudy contemporary dawn Design dusk Elegant extravagant fancy Hotels Iceland isolation Luxury majestic Modern Mountains Nature outdoor pool Outdoors Patio pink pink sky Pool private private pool purple sky reflection regal remote serene sophisticated Style + Design Sunset Terrace view pier outdoor scene wooden ground sky blue Ocean Sea vacation evening morning estate sunlight Beach screenshot wood overlooking
Architecture Boutique calm clouds cloudy contemporary Design dreary Exterior Hotels Iceland isolation lights Luxury majestic Modern Mountains Nature Outdoors private remote rock Rocks Scenic views serene Style + Design Trip Ideas unique view sky train outdoor track transport yellow mountain vehicle rolling stock traveling rail transport bridge railroad engine
7

Ion Adventure Hotel

The Ion Adventure Hotel has one of the most eye-popping settings in Iceland: jutting out of the side of Mount Hengill in the southwest, it overlooks the nearly empty lichen-coated lava fields and rolling hills that border Thingvellir National Park. The minimalist hotel is all concrete and glass and is done up in typical Scandinavian style, with wooden floors and a black-white-and-grey palette. But it's not all slick and streamlined: warm details like throws made from Icelandic wool and the occasional wall-sized photos of horses add to the cozy factor. What we love most: the Northern Lights bar, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, which make for prime viewing of the aurora borealis.

Change dates
bed Bedroom Cabin charming cozy homey Hotels Iceland interior Lodge log cabin Luxury Rustic Trip Ideas warm indoor floor room property living room window house estate home cottage hardwood interior design wood farmhouse Design Suite recreation room furniture
8

Hotel Ranga

An hour from Reykjavík, Hotel Ranga is a log-cabin style stay with cozy-chic rooms and commanding views of the active Hekla volcano. The feel is secluded and luxurious, so it's a great option for couples or adventure travelers looking for an authentic Iceland experience. The hotel has 44 rooms with clean white furnishings and local art (some with jacuzzi tubs), as well as seven themed suites, designed after each of the seven continents. Our favorite? The North American—a pioneer-inspired suite kitted out with bear pelts, early 20th century photography, Native American headdresses, and a copper bathtub.

Change dates
Boutique Hotels Hotels Iceland Reykjavík table indoor building library wood interior design restaurant bookselling
Hotels Iceland food dish plate cuisine meal produce breakfast dessert sliced
Hotels Iceland indoor floor chair room property building Living living room dining room home interior design estate hardwood wood wooden cottage real estate Resort farmhouse ceiling furniture
Boutique Hotels Hotels Iceland Reykjavík indoor floor wall room bed property chair ceiling desk Bedroom interior design living room real estate estate home Design Suite cottage condominium loft apartment furniture lamp
9

Canopy By Hilton Reykjavik City Centre

The latest boutique to open in Reykjavík, Canopy by Hilton (the first outpost for Hilton's new lifestyle brand) has the scandi-cool aesthetic down pat: clean lines, blond woods, and a palette of gray, blue, and white. A covetable location in the city center on Hverfisgata Street means you're steps away from the action—and every hotel staff member is trained to point guests to must-see hidden gems and off-the-beaten-tourist-path neighborhood haunts.

Change dates

Want more?