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Accommodation in Reykjavík
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Laugavegur 38, Reykjavík
Located on Reykjavik’s main shopping street, Laugavegur, these spacious apartments feature free Wi-Fi, a washing machine and a south-facing balcony with outdoor furniture. A fully equipped, contemporary kitchen is provided at CenterSpot Apartments, along with modern furnishings and décor.
Pósthússtræti 13, Reykjavík
Situated within a 9-minute walk of Hallgrímskirkja Church and 800 metres of Solfar Sun Voyager in Reykjavík, Downtown Dream Apartments offers accommodation with free WiFi, a seating area, a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. Complimentary private parking is available on site.
Laugarvegur 74, Reykjavík
Featuring a restaurant, OK Studio's apartments are found along a quiet section of Laugavegur, Reykjavík’s main street. Flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and modern kitchenettes are standard features.
Vitastígur 11, Reykjavík
Alfred’s Apartments offers spacious accommodation in the heart of Reykjavik, just 20 metres from Laugavegur shopping street. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen and free WiFi.
Brautarholt 22-24, Reykjavík
This hotel is in Reykjavík city centre, only 100 metres from the popular Laugavegur shopping street. It offers a rich breakfast buffet and free high-speed WiFi.
Sudurlandsbraut 2, Reykjavík
Located in Reykjavik’s business district, this Hilton hotel offers a 5-star gourmet restaurant, popular breakfast buffet and helpful, knowledgeable staff. Hilton Reykjavik Nordica’s bright rooms feature wooden floors, a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee facilities.
Myrargata 2, Reykjavík
Set in the popular 101 harbour district of Reykjavik, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina offers free Wi-Fi access. All rooms include a flat-screen TV and either city or marina views.
Vatnsstígur 10B, Reykjavík
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.
Smidjustigur 4 , Reykjavík
Situated within 400 metres of Solfar Sun Voyager, Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre in Reykjavík boasts a number of amenities including a fitness centre and a bar. The property is around a 6-minute walk from Hallgrímskirkja Church, 2 km from The Pearl and 500 metres from Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Centre.
Hverfisgata 10, Reykjavík
This sleek and modern boutique hotel is located in central Reykjavik, next to the Icelandic Opera House. It offers free Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and spa facilities.
Laugavegur 126, Reykjavík
These apartments are on Reykjavík’s main street, Laugavegur. All have modern kitchen facilities and free WiFi.
Pósthússtræti 2, Reykjavík
This hotel is in the fashionable 101 District, close to Reykjavík Harbour. It offers a popular restaurant-bar serving quality Icelandic food.