Hotels in Iceland

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Perhaps more than anywhere else in the world, Airbnb has been a great disruptor in Iceland. Farmers routinely turn their homes into B&Bs, yet the... Read More

Perhaps more than anywhere else in the world, Airbnb has been a great disruptor in Iceland. Farmers routinely turn their homes into B&Bs, yet there are a number of truly upscale, luxury stays in the capital, making the accommodation marketplace frustratingly unbalanced. A new legion of hotels is, however, responding to the exploding demand. From intimate, cozy inns to unabashedly luxurious lodges, these are a few of the best places to stay in Iceland.

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  • Alda Hotel

    Opened in 2014, Alda Hotel is a refreshing departure from Reykjavik's many chain hotels and Airbnb accomodations. Upmarket, yet reasonably priced, the... Read More

  • Deplar Farm

    Luxury travel outfitter Eleven Experience has reimagined the traditional turf house as an utterly extravagant mansion in the cleft of an interior valley... Read More

  • Hotel Aldan

    Occupying three historic buildings in quiet Seydisfjordur, Hotel Aldan is a fine example of a boutique property that prioritizes service above all else.... Read More

  • Hotel Budir

    If you’re considering a honeymoon in Iceland, look no further than Hotel Budir, perched on the southern edge of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. An endless... Read More

  • Hotel Djupavik

    A reward for intrepid travelers, Djupavik inhabits a lonely cove along the craggy spine of the Westfjords far north. Rooms are scattered across several... Read More

  • Hotel Egilsen

    A merchant’s mansion from the time of Danish rule has been lovingly restored and transformed into a boutique inn with ten tiny rooms. Everything here is... Read More

  • Hotel Flatey

    Open exclusively during the summer months, Flatey is located on its eponymous island—the largest of over 3,000 rocky specks floating in one of Iceland’s... Read More

  • Hotel Ranga

    One of Iceland’s original entries into the luxury category may not stack up to an international standard, but this old horse farm expertly plays up its... Read More

  • Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina

    Icelandair doesn’t just specialize in well-priced airplane tickets, and stopover incentives. The national carrier also has several hotels scattered... Read More

  • Midgard Hostel

    Not exactly a hostel, save for the social vibe, Midgard is more of a comfortable base camp for travelers looking to stack their holiday with rugged... Read More

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