Accommodation Reykjavík

This indicative offer was derived from the most recently booked accommodation in Reykjavík and sort by the price, from cheapest Reykjavík accommodation to the most expensive hotels. To select accommodation by your preferences we recommend to choose from 129 accommodation offers in Reykjavík in total.

These are the most interesting Reykjavík areas: Reykjavík 101, Reykjavík East, Vesturbær, Kópavogur.

Reykjavík, Iceland
46 hotels, 53 apartments, 16 pensions and 14 another offers of accommodation
Guest rating 88% 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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    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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    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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    Njálsgata 4b Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.6 km from center )

    Located in Reykjavík, 400 metres from Hallgrímskirkja Church and 700 metres from Solfar Sun Voyager, Sem Apartments provides accommodation with free WiFi and a garden with a children's playground and garden views. The units come with parquet floors and feature a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a dining area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and a private bathroom with shower and a… more

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    Adalstraeti 4 Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.1 km from center )

    Centrally located on Ingólfstorg Square in Reykjavik’s Old Town, CenterHotel Plaza offers a bright, cosy bar and a popular breakfast buffet. The National Gallery and other attractions are within a few minutes’ walk. The modern guest rooms feature wooden floors, a minibar and satellite TV. Some also include a seating area and a flat-screen TV. Guests can check their email via the free in-room… more

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    Check-in: self check in Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.4 km from center )

    These modern, luxury apartments are in central Reykjavík’s popular 101 District. Each one offers free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV with DVD player. Car rentals can also be arranged. Colourful interiors, designer furniture and wooden floors are standard at Reykjavik4You. Kitchen facilities include an electric cooker, microwave and coffee brewer. Each apartment offers a free pre-loaded mobile phone… 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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    Grettisgata 2A (front door at Klapparstigur) Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.5 km from center )

    This central Reykjavik property is located in between Laugavegur shopping street and the trendy Skolavordustigur district. It offers free Wi-Fi and fresh apartments with well-equipped kitchen facilities. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a DVD player can be found in each modern living room at Rey Apartments. Some also feature a dishwasher, while all include a separate dining area. … more

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

    Located by Arnarhóll Park in central Reykjavík, this stylish hotel features modern Nordic design, free internet access and a top-floor restaurant offering panoramic city views. All rooms have a flat-screen TV. CenterHotel Arnarhvoll’s rooms also include free wired internet access, tea/coffee facilities and a minibar. SKÝ Restaurant & Bar offers spectacular views towards the Harpa Concert Hall… more

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    Skolavordustigur 35 201 Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.7 km from center )

    Boasting a garden and a terrace, Felicia´s Flat features accommodation in Reykjavík with free WiFi and city views. Housed in a building dating from 1906, this apartment is 2.2 km from The Pearl and 1.3 km from Laugavegur Shopping Street. The apartment has 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom… more

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    Pósthússtræti 2 Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.1 km from center )

    This hotel is in the fashionable 101 District, close to Reykjavík Harbour. Wi-Fi and gym access is free. Flat-screen TVs with screen mirroring are standard at Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel. The private bathrooms feature eco-friendly rain showers. A towel and free bottle of water are offered to guests using Radisson Blu’s gym. Other useful amenities include an express check-out. Radisson Blu 1919… 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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    Laugavegur 120 Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (1.4 km from center )

    Midgardur by Center Hotels is located on Reykjavik's main shopping street Laugavegur, and features an on-site bar, restaurant and free WiFi. Hallgrímskirkja Church is 800 metres away. The bright rooms at Midgardur by Center Hotels come with a flat-screen TV, minibar and private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. Views of the sea, mountain or city are… more

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    Hamraborg 7 Reykjavík , Kópavogur (4.2 km from center )

    These modern apartments are located in central Kópavogur, 5 km from Reykjavik city centre. All include a kitchenette and free WiFi access. Parking is free on site. The brightly decorated Iceland Comfort Apartments each feature a seating area and flat-screen TV. All apartments have a bathroom with shower and hairdryer and free toiletries. A grocery store and restaurant are found 50 metres away.… more

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    Skólavörðustígur 1a Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.4 km from center )

    Situated within less than 1 km of Hallgrímskirkja Church and a 10-minute walk of Solfar Sun Voyager in the centre of Reykjavík, AVA Apartments features accommodation with free WiFi and seating area. All units here are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV, a living room with a sofa, a well-equipped kitchen and a private bathroom with bath or shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. A car… more

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    13a Ármúli Reykjavík , Reykjavík East (3.0 km from center )

    Ideally situated in the Reykjavík East district of Reykjavík, R13 - A Townhouse Hotel is situated 2.6 km from Solfar Sun Voyager, 3 km from The Pearl and 3.2 km from Hallgrímskirkja Church. The property is located 3.3 km from Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Centre, 3.7 km from Imagine Peace Tower and 3.9 km from Reykjavik Old Harbour. The property features city views, a sun terrace, a 24-hour… more

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    Brautarholt 10-14 Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (1.7 km from center )

    Located next to Hlemmur Square, this hotel is just off Laugavegur, the main shopping street in Reykjavík. It offers a view over the city and Esja Mountain. Balinese-style furnishings and 4-poster beds are featured in all rooms at Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel. Each also has a flat-screen TV and a bathroom with Guldmeden's own organic toiletries. Some rooms have a view over the sea, mountain or city. … more

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    Laugavegur 42 Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.8 km from center )

    Located in Reykjavík, 700 metres from Solfar Sun Voyager and less than 1 km from Hallgrímskirkja Church, Iðunn Apartments provides garden views and free WiFi. Units are equipped with a kitchen with a dining area, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and shower. A dishwasher, a fridge and oven are also provided, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine. Popular points of interest near the… more

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    Bergstaðastræti 44 Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (0.6 km from center )

    Located in the centre of Reykjavík, 600 metres from Hallgrímskirkja Church and 1.3 km from Solfar Sun Voyager, Blue Luxury Apartments provides accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning and access to a garden. The units have parquet floors and include a seating area with cable flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area and a private bathroom. A dishwasher, a fridge and oven… more

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    Laugavegur 103 Reykjavík , Reykjavík 101 (1.3 km from center )

    Featuring balconies overlooking Laugavegur Shopping Street, City Comfort Apartments is situated central Reykjavík, 600 metres from Hallgrímskirkja Church. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. All units are situated on the 4th floor to which there is an elevator. All feature a seating area and a kitchen equipped with a dishwasher and oven. A microwave and toaster are also offered, as… more

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