From sleeping under the Northern Lights in a glass igloo to spending the night surrounded by the Blue Lagoon, we collected the 5 most unique hotels in Iceland. Bucket list, check! They all have an amazing location with stunning views, are excellent rated and some are even quite affordable too! So whether you are celebrating something special or just want to make your trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience, be sure you check them out.
Read also: 10 most beautiful places in Iceland
Ps: we link to booking.com because of the good prices, they don’t charge a service fee and most importantly you can often cancel your reservation without any cost a few days before your check-in. Another option is to use this link to get a $45 discount on your first booking on Airbnb. (All photo credits go to booking.com)
What is the best time to visit Iceland?
During the winter months, chances are higher to see the Northern Lights while in the summer months days are long and the landscapes are turning green and lush.
Winter: December to February
During this period, temperatures are extremely cold and roads could be dangerous or even closed. The days are short but you’ll have spectacular sunrises and more chances to see to Northern Lights.
Summer: June to September
Green landscapes & pleasant temperatures to visit all the highlights during your road trip in Iceland, The days are long and in June they have a day called Midnight Sun, which practically means that it will not be dark for almost 24 hours.
Panorama Glass Lodge – Hella
Looking for the most unique spot to see the Northern Lights? Book a night in the amazing Panorama Glass Lodge! The Panorama Glass Lodge is a beautiful luxury glass igloo that will leave you speechless! Not only the surrounding views are breathtaking, but the interior also looks like a dream. Super comfortable bed, a fully-equipped kitchen, a rain shower, and a private hot tub. Do we need to say more? Only 30 minutes from Reykjavik, the Panorama Glass Lodge is the place to watch the Northern Lights straight from your bed! Bucket list, check!
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland
Unlimited access to the magical waters of the Blue Lagoon? Stay at The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland! This beautiful luxury 5-star hotel is truly a piece of paradise. Opened in April 2018, The Retreat hotel at Blue Lagoon is definitely one of the most unique hotels in Iceland. Free breakfast, stylish interior design, a fine dining restaurant, and stunning lava or lagoon views, this hotel has it all! There are five different room types, from junior suites with a balcony facing the lagoon to an apartment owning a private lagoon. Bucket list, double-check!
Farm Stay Esjan – Kjalarnes
This unique hotel or let’s say bus in Iceland is such a cool place to stay for a night. It’s called Farm Stay Esjan and is located in Kjalarnes, a 35-minute drive from Reykjavik. The rooms are equipped with a seating area and a fully-equiped kitchenette and have all amazing mountain and sea views from the large bus windows.
ION Adventure Hotel – Golden Circle
Talk about a room with a view! ION Adventure Hotel located close to the famous Golden Circle is one of our most favorite unique hotels in Iceland. Beautiful decorated bedrooms, a natural spa with an overlooking outdoor hot pool and an award-winning Northern Lights bar. Do we need to say more? Above all, with its incredible location close to the famous Golden Circle, it’s the perfect place to explore all its highlights.
Arnarstapi Cottages – Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Only because of the setting and location Arnarstapi Cottages deserves to be in the list of our favorite 5 unique hotels in Iceland. Arnarstapi Cottages is located in the heart of Snæfellsnes Peninsula with amazing landscape views in all directions. There are 10 lovely cottages, all with private bathroom, free WiFi and a terrace facing the mountains. With affordable prices, you definitely will want to stay for more than one night!
Now you’ve seen our favorite 5 unique hotels in Iceland, you might be ready to go. Following websites can help you plan the perfect trip:
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