Iceland is a true bucket list destination! Giant waterfalls, blue lagoons, ice caves, active volcanoes, geysers… truly one huge National Park and Mother Nature favorite’s playground. Iceland is also known for being cheap to fly to but expensive to stay at. We love to find out unique accommodations which are more than “a comfortable room with breakfast” and which are still affordable. Places that give you that extra experience and you’ll love to tell everyone about. That’s why we created this topic and we hope it will help you plan your own trip.
Whether you’re dreaming to go to Iceland or you’re busy planning your trip and don’t know where to stay, here we’ve listed the best places to stay in Iceland. All close to the main highlights of the different areas.
Where to stay near The Blue Lagoon
Northern Light Inn
This family-owned hotel with a wellness spa has an amazing fireplace lounge with stunning panoramic views. If you want to visit the Blue Lagoon, The Northern Light Inn is the best place to stay as it is only a 5-minute drive. The center of Reykjavik is just 45 minutes away.
Where to stay in Reykjavik
Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel
Located close to the main shopping street and in the up-and-coming downtown Reykjavik area, Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel has a wonderful view overlooking the city. The hotel offers a fitness center, a bar with nightly Happy Hour from 4 pm to 7 pm and a restaurant that serves organic options.
This hip and modern hotel is just a 2-minute walk from the main shopping street, Laugavegur. Centerhotel Thingholt offers modern bathroom facilities, a minibar and free Wi-Fi. In the bar, you can join delicious cocktails and the restaurant serves Icelandic and international dishes.
Where to stay in Vík
Where to stay in Höfn
Where to stay in Egilsstadir
Where to stay in Husavik
Tungulending Guest House
This unique guest house is located 8km outside of Husavik with panoramic views over the bay. Tungulending Guest House offers private rooms with shared facilities, free Wi-Fi and various activities such as fishing and whale watching. A great base to explore the North-East of Iceland.
Close to the harbor and in the heart of Húsavík, Fosshotel Húsavík offers rooms with a private bathroom, free Wi-Fi and free parking area. The design of the hotel is reflected by the attraction of Húsavík ’s whale watching tours. It has nautical details and a bar called Moby Dick.
Where to stay in Bogarnes
Fossatun Camping Pods
Surrounded by beautiful sceneries, the Fossatun Camping Pods are sleeping bag accommodations with a service house, shared facilities, and an equipped kitchen. If you don’t have sleeping bags, a bed linen package can be rented. Guest can enjoy free Wi-Fi in the shared areas and outdoor hot tubs.
Icelandair Hotel Hamar
Relaxing outdoor hot tubs, an 18-hole golf course, and activities such as whale watching and snowmobile safaris. are the best amenities of Icelandair Hotel Hamar. The hotel is located between Reykjavik and Snæfellsnes National Park and offers minimalistic & modern rooms with Wi-Fi.