The Blue Lagoon has established itself as a health retreat, and the geothermal lagoon is generally thought to have medical powers, especially for psoriasis patients. The hotel is close to the Lagoon, in a new and modern building, offering excellent facilities for the guests. The rooms are new and modern and relatively spacious. The same goes for common facilities. Everything in the hotel is affected by the emphasis on health. Some people like it and some don't! The hotel's neighbourhood looks as if it was from outer space. Everything is engulfed in the steam from the lagoon and the geothermal power station nearby. Well worth visiting, even if you choose to stay at another hotel.
Named after an almost perfectly symmetrical mountain close to Þingvellir, Hótel Skjaldbreið is a new hotel in an old and distinguished building in Laugarvegur. The hotel's location makes it an ideal dwelling place for those who want to be able to enjoy Reykjavík on foot. It is close to the city centre and extremely strategic if one wants to go shopping on Reykjavík's main shopping street. The house itself is a beautiful old three storey building with great charm. The lobby and the bar are not spacious, but they are homely, and the service is personal and friendly in this family-run establishment. The rooms are pleasantly decorated, without being luxurious.
Odinsve doesn't fuss around its guests but promises quality, which is evident in its 43 comfortably furnished rooms. The close proximity to Lækjatorg square, Living Art Museum, and restaurants - Lake Front, Skolabru, and 3 Frakkar is an added advantage. The in-house restaurant, Siggi Hall, is named after the chef, who whips lamb, chicken or bacalao with élan. What's more, expect the aroma of devilled eggs and coffee first thing in the morning in your room. Guests can avail of professional massages and sightseeing tickets.
There's no doubt that at Radisson SAS 1919 you are pampered silly. LCD televisions, video-on-demand, Wi-Fi, high ceiling rooms, hardwood floors, customized menus, a gymnasium and many more features are up for grabs. Salt Restaurant and Salt Lounge Bar are the in-house eating holes. Ideal for leisure and business travelers alike, the hotel allows pets too. It sure is a place for glitz and snazz this side of the globe!
Hótel Örk is located in Hveragerði, a small town 45km east of Reykjavík. The town is known for its geothermal activity and its greenhouses. The hotel is relatively new and modern, and is well suited to the holiday maker wanting to stay close to the countryside without being too far from Reykjavík. The hotel's facilities are marked by its proximity to a great provision of geothermal water. It has its own outdoor swimming pool with a water slide, a children's pool and a sauna, heated with water taken directly from hot springs in the vicinity. The interiors are spacious and modern, and all the rooms well-equipped and neat. An excellent choice for those who want to relax and keep fit without having to go too far to find the facilities.
If you're looking for accommodations that don't burn a hole in your pocket, then the Reykjavík City Hostel is a safe bet. Fifteen minutes from the City Centre, it offers a clean, comfortable stay, with facilities such as guest kitchens, a self-service laundry, living rooms, and internet facilities. A swimming pool and other sports facilities are within walking distance.
Apartmenthouse Forsaela is a good choice if you're looking to explore the local Reykjavik culture. Its location in the traditional and quiet residential area near Laugavegur makes it a good spot to get a glimpse of the local everyday activity. You are presented with a choice of a well-furnished house with three bedrooms, eight beds and charming old-style dining area. If you're a slightly smaller group, then the apartments that can accommodate about 2-4 persons are recommended. Although fully equipped to suit all your needs, the only condition is that rooms can be booked for a minimum stay of three days. In addition, warm and cozy double or triple rooms in typical bed-and-breakfast style can be rented out. To top it all, it is perfectly located amidst restaurants, art galleries and museums.
The bright blue paint of this apartment will bolt your blues away. Although situated in a secluded spot, it is still very much in the heart of the city. Theatres, museums and cinemas are all in close proximity. All the six rooms are decorated in a simple and uncluttered manner. An apartment equipped with a kitchenette and bathroom for 12.500 Kroner is available too.
Two apartments are on offer in Casa Centrum, both of which face the south with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Each comprises a double room and a living room. The rates are seasonal owing to the extreme winters of Iceland. You can have your own key to your apartment. The location is central and hence galleries, cafes, discos can all be accessed on foot.
Tents, cabins, caravans and cars are available to help you camp in comfort. 650 people can be accommodated on the Laugardalur part of camp site. All the activities are held in summer from May 15-September 15. The site is three kilometres away from the city centre. Also join the 'Travelling in Iceland' camping tour, which will take you all over Iceland at moderate rates. Batteries, postcards and stamps can be purchased at the reception counter.
Set just 250 metres from Laugarvegur shopping street, this central Reykjavik hostel offers guest rooms and dormitory rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Harpa Concert Hall is 1 km away. A seating area and a wardrobe feature in all rooms at Kex Hostel. Some rooms have a private bathroom with shower. Guests have access to a communal kitchen on site. A buffet breakfast is available each morning, while other meals are served at the in-house Sæmundur í Sparifötunum Restaurant. Drinks can be enjoyed at the on-site Drinx Bar. Leisure options include a communal lounge and a heated outdoor terrace. Hostel Kex offers free luggage storage. Bicycles can be rented on site. Whale watching trips depart from Reykjavik Harbour, a 20-minute walk from the hostel.