Accommodation Reykjavík

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Reykjavík, Iceland
64 hotels, 100 apartments, 32 pensions and 31 another offers of accommodation
Guest rating 86% based on 127,989 ratings

Reykjavik guide

Reykjavik is the capital and the only large city in Iceland. It is located in the southwestern part of the island, on the Atlantic coast (in the Gulf Faxaflói). Reykjavik is characterized by very rugged coastline with numerous bays, peninsulas and islands. A beautiful landscape around Reykjavik even further accentuate the typical colored rooftops. It is the world's northernmost capital city and home to about 200,000 residents - this is two thirds of the total population of Iceland.

Accommodation in Reykjavik

Local prices of accommodation are not among the lowest. In our offer, you can find around 160 hotels, guest houses and private accommodation (apartments). Prices for accommodation varies according to a tourist season, highest are during the summer months. If you are looking for cheap accommodation, we can recommend some of the local Guesthouses. The price here ranges from 45 Euro per double room per night: Skolabru Guesthouse, Guesthouse Aurora, Igdlo Guesthouse. Other option how to book a cheaper accommodation is to book private accommodation. All the apartments in our offer feature fully equipped kitchens, price ranges from 60 Euro for 2 people per night. Very popular are apartments Welcome, Bolholt, or Downtown Reykjavík Apartment K Reykjavik. You can also find here hotel chains such as Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, Radisson SAS Saga Hotel and the Best Western Hotel Reykjavik. One of the most favourite accommdation in Reykjavik are Einholt Apartments or Hotel Odinsve.

History of Reykjavik

According to legend, the first settler in Iceland was Norwegian Viking Ingólfur Arnarson. He founded a settlement on the site of today Reykjavik and named it "smoky bay". It was because of rising steam from nearby hot springs. In the 18th century, the Danish King Frederik V donated Reykjavik to a local estate company Innréttingar, led by the former manager of Iceland Skúli Magnusson. This started economic development of Reykjavik as Skúli Magnusson founded several manufacturers to produce wool mills and tanneries. Reykjavik was declared as a city in 1786. During World War II, when Denmark was occupied by Germany, the allied army of Americans and the British set up their basics right in Iceland. This contributed to an economic development of Reykjavik.

How to get to Reykjavik

The Keflavík International Airport is located near the town of Keflavik, about 50 km southwest from Reykjavik. From the airport, there are running regular bus lines (Flybus, Gray Line Airport Express), that will take you in 50 minutes to the bus station or upon request directly to your hotel. If you plan to rent a car, you can pick the car in the airport. If you plan to spend your stay in Reykjavik only, you will not need to hire a car. City buses get you anywhere in the city. However, if planning to travel outside the city, then renting a car is the best way to travel.

Weather in Reykjavik

Climate in Reykjavik is despite its northern location not as cold as you might think. Temperatures during the winter months are very similar to a winter for example in Central Europe. In summer, the temperature climbs only up to 13 degrees. On the other hand, summer months have a great advantage - daylight here lasts whopping 21 hours. If there is something typical for the weather in Reykjavik, it is however, its incredible variability.

Landmarks of Reykjavik

In Reykjavik, you can not find the old historic center, as have other European cities. But you will enjoy a true Nordic architecture that plays all the colors and a very friendly atmosphere. The biggest landmark of Reykjavik is the Hallgrímskirkja Church. This huge concrete church has a 75 m high tower and on its top there is a panoramic viewing platform. While walking through the center, you can not miss the lake Tjörnin. The locals simply call it "pond". In the northern part of the lake you can view a very controversial local Town Hall. Historically interesting buildings is the villa Höfði, which made famous the meeting of two presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, who have acted at the end of the Cold War. Your attention also deserves the glass dome on the top of the hill Öskuhlíð. This glass building called the "pearl" Perlan, is actually a giant hot water tank with a capacity of 4 million liters of water. Hot water at a temperature of 80º C, which here flows, heats Reykjavik households and city sidewalks. Part of the dome is a revolving restaurant with panoramic city views.

Geothermal pools in Reykjavik

Geothermal pools are an important part of Icelandic culture. You should not miss this pleasant way how to relax. Directly in Reykjavik, you can swim in the largest pool complex Laugardalslaug. It is located east of the center, near the National Stadium. The newest pools are Arbaejarlaug. Remarkable is also a geothermal beach - Nauthólsvík Thermal Beach just south of downtown. Here, you can swim in the waves of the Atlantic ocean. The water here is heated by a thermal spring that flows into the ocean. The water temperature here during the summer months reaches a pleasant 20ºC. The most famous is however the Blue Lagoon, located a few kilometers south from the airport in Keflavik. From Reykjavik you can get here by car or bus.

Culture in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is the fifth city (after Edinburgh, Melbourne, Iowa City and Dublin), that was awarded by the title  "City of Literature" by the UNESCO. The globally recognized natives Reykjavik include the writer Arnaldur Indriðason (detective) and Halldór Laxness (novelist, poet, essayist and translator). Another interesting personality who was born in Reykjavik, is a singer Bjork.

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    5 Vesturgata Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.2 km from center )

    Set in a preserved historic house, this accommodation is located in the old town and is a 13-minute walk of Hallgrímskirkja Church in Reykjavík. Free private parking and free WiFi are available on site. At House of the Snowbird each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen with dining area, oven and a fridge. A toaster and kettle are also included. Restaurants and museums can be found within… more

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    Lækjargata 6B Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.1 km from center )

    Set in a historic building in Reykjavík's downtown area, Centric Guesthouse is a family-owned accommodation just 25 metres away from Lækjartorg Square and a local bus stop. Laugavegur shopping street is right around the corner. Rooms at Guesthouse Centric comes with an electric kettle and free tea and coffee facilities. Bathroom facilities are private or shared. Free WiFi is available throughout… more

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    Lindargata 14 Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.5 km from center )

    Situated within 600 metres of Solfar Sun Voyager and 700 metres of Hallgrímskirkja Church in the centre of Reykjavík, Theater Row Apartments features accommodation with free WiFi and flat-screen TV. All units comprise a seating area with a sofa bed, a dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen with various cooking facilities, including a dishwasher, an oven and a toaster. Popular points of… more

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    Ingólfsstræti 21 Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.3 km from center )

    Offering a garden, Casa Apartments offers accommodation in central Reykjavík. Hallgrímskirkja Church is 500 metres away. Free WiFi and parking is offered at the property. Located in an old house, Casa Apartments' units feature traditional decor such as ceiling roses, roof beams and stucco. Guests can enjoy the flat-screen TV and Apple TV, or relax in the seating area. There is a fully equipped… more

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    Grjótagata 6 Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.2 km from center )

    Just 350 metres from Reykjavík Art Museum Hafnarhús, these family run apartments offer free Wi-Fi and modern kitchen facilities. The main shopping street, Laugavegur, is within 5 minutes’ walk. Art Centrum’s apartments feature artistic décor. Each has a kitchen with electric cooker and tea/coffee facilities. A TV and washing machine are also included. The staff will provide guests with help and… more

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    Einholt 2 Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (1.5 km from center )

    Located in central Reykjavik, Stay Apartments Einholt offers stylish apartments with a kitchenette, flat-screen TV and free WiFi internet. The main shopping street, Laugavegur, is 300 metres away. Einholt's bright, fresh apartments are decorated in a minimalist, modern style with hardwood floors. All have a microwave, cooking hobs and tea/coffee facilities. Stay Apartments Einholt is 900 metres… more

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    Nylendugata 18 Reykjavík , Vesturbær (0.5 km from center )

    Situated in Reykjavik’s popular 101 district, Marina Apartments offers free parking and free Wi-Fi access. All units have a fully equipped kitchen with a stove, fridge and dishwasher. All apartments at Apartments Marina have a living room with a seating area and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some have a private balcony, while others have a private hot tub. Cars can be rented at the… more

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    Bolholt 6 Reykjavík , Reykjavík East (2.3 km from center )

    Stay Apartments Bolholt is situated 25 minutes’ walk from Reykjavik city centre. It offers self-catered studios, some with magnificent bay and mountain views. All apartments at Bolholt have private bathrooms with showers, well equipped kitchens and free WiFi. Leisure options include a lounge. Laundry facilities and parking are free for guests. Kringlan Shopping Centre is located 10 minutes'… more

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    3 Hamraborg Reykjavík , Kópavogur (4.2 km from center )

    Set within 2.9 km of The Pearl and 4.3 km of Hallgrímskirkja Church in Reykjavík, Sandra's Studio Apartments offers accommodation with free WiFi and seating area. The units come with parquet floors and feature a fully equipped kitchenette with a microwave, a dining area, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. A fridge and toaster are also featured, as well as a… more

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    Grettisgata 53B Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (1.0 km from center )

    These stylish, modern apartments are a 2-minute walk from Reykjavik’s main shopping street, Laugavegur. All offer free Wi-Fi access and a flat-screen TV with USB connectivity. Grettisborg Apartments feature fresh interior design and kitchens with a microwave, electric cooker and dishwasher. Communal laundry facilities are available in the building. During summer, guests can relax on the terrace.… more

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    18b Laugavegur Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.5 km from center )

    Ideally located in the Reykjavík 101 district of Reykjavík, Room With a View Hotel is set 500 metres from Hallgrímskirkja Church, less than 1 km from Solfar Sun Voyager and 2.5 km from The Pearl. With modern family rooms, this property also provides guests with a balcony. The accommodation offers airport transfers, a tour desk and free WiFi throughout the property. At the hotel guests are… more

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    Hverfisgata 60 Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.6 km from center )

    Reykjavik Residence combines hotel services with self-catering apartments that offer flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and modern kitchen facilities. Reykjavik Residence Apartment Hotel provides soundproofed accommodation just around the corner from the city’s main street, Laugarvegur. All options include tea/coffee makers and microwaves. Communal laundry facilities are also available. Shopping,… more

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    Thorsgata 1 Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.5 km from center )

    Hotel Odinsve is 400 metres from Laekjartorg Square in central Reykjavik. It offers free Wi-Fi internet. All rooms have satellite TV, hardwood floors and a tea/coffee maker. Hotel Odinsve’s rooms also have luxury duvets and pillows by Kronborg. Some rooms offer city views. Odinsve’s facilities include a terrace, a café bar and a 2nd floor balcony offering city views. Snaps Restaurant is an on… more

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    Katrínartún 2 Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (1.6 km from center )

    Located on the 20th floor of a contemporary glass tower, these stylish penthouse suites are in central Reykjavik and feature panoramic views of the city or sea. Free WiFi is included. Each room has floor-to-ceiling windows, a complimentary minibar and Nespresso coffee maker. All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. Additional features include a telescope and an iPad. Restaurants and coffee… more

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    Odinsgata 9 Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.5 km from center )

    Odinn Apartments is situated in Reykjavík, 300 metres from Hallgrímskirkja Church and 700 metres from Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Centre. Each apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, including an oven, refrigerator and dining table. A flat-screen TV and free WiFi are included. The private bathroom comes with a shower and hairdryer. National Museum of Iceland is 800 metres from Odinn… more

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    12 Tryggvagata Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.3 km from center )

    This contemporary design hotel is set in Reykjavík's Old Harbour area, 500 metres from Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Centre. It features free WiFi, an in-house restaurant and a bakery, as well as a sauna and fitness room. Each room at Exeter Hotel by Keahotels is designed with industrial décor, modern furnishings and wooden floors. Every room has a smart TV, minibar and coffee/tea facilities.… more

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    Vatnsstígur 10B Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.7 km from center )

    Located in central Reykjavik, these self-catering designer apartments combine old charm with modern elements. All include a free WiFi access and a fully equipped kitchen. Laugavegur shopping street is just 1 minutes' walk away. Parking is free on site. A flat-screen TV features in all accommodation options at Old Charm Reykjavik Apartments. The private bathrooms include a bath or shower. Some… more

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    Raudararstigur 31 Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (1.4 km from center )

    Located in central Reykjavík, these modern self-catered apartments are just a few minutes' walk from Hlemmur Bus Station and the main shopping street, Laugavegur. WiFi and parking are free, and the airport bus stops right outside. The Downtown Reykjavík Apartments come in a wide variety of sizes. All feature kitchen facilities, a seating area and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. DVD… more

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    Laugavegur 86-94 Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (1.1 km from center )

    These brightly decorated apartments all include free WiFi access and a fully equipped kitchen. A seating area, 50-inch flat-screen TV with cable and Apple TV device are standard at Nordic Apartments. The apartments have 2 bedrooms and a spacious shower room. Kitchen facilities include a cooking hob, fridge and dishwasher. Several shops, restaurants and cafés are found in the surrounding area. … more

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    Mjölnisholt 12 - 14 Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (1.5 km from center )

    Featuring free parking and car rental on site, Hotel Klettur is 500 metres to the main shopping area of Laugavegur street. It offers modern guest rooms with free WiFi and a flat-screen satellite TV. All the brightly decorated guest rooms at Klettur Hotel have a private bathroom with shower. Some rooms feature a balcony, and some have panoramic views of Reykjavik. A continental breakfast is… more

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