Iceland’s Best Hotels – An Easy Way To Book Accommodation Before Your Trip

Iceland ice lagoon

Are you planning a trip to Iceland and you’re looking to book fast all the hotels you need for your itinerary? You’re in the right place! In case you’re wondering where to stay in Iceland, this post is full of awesome places to stay for your itinerary, regardless if you’re going to Reykjavik only or if you’re going around Route 1 (the Ring Road), Golden Route, near Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, in Husavik to see the whales – and more!

By the way, this article has accommodation recommendations for all budgets – you’ll find here some of the best 5-star hotels in Iceland, mid-range accommodations and budget Iceland hotels as well. I got you covered for everything!

This article will help you book fast all the hotels you need for your stay in Iceland!

NOTE: Because Iceland is a very popular destination I encourage you to book the hotels as soon as possible, because the rooms are booked quickly and prices are never going lower!

Are you ready? Let’s go!

First of all, here is a map of all the cities and villages where I have selected accommodation options in this post:

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NOTE: In case you need some inspiration for your trip to Iceland, make sure to check out my article about my Road Trip Around Iceland in 14 Days!

Now let me tell you everything you need to know about the best places to stay in Iceland:

1. Accommodation in Reykjavik – Where to stay in Iceland’s capital

scenery view of reykjavik

When you start searching for accommodation in Iceland, Reykjavik should be the first city on your list, because your journey will most probably begin here!

Reykjavik is Iceland’s capital, its largest city and the place where you’ll find plenty of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes. This is a great city and some of the most popular attractions here include the Blue Lagoon Spa, Hallgrimskirkja church, the National Museum and Saga Museum and more. In case you’re short on time, this is the best base for some day trip possibilities and a great start to chase the Northern Lights!

You can find a quick selection below, but if you need more options, I recommend checking out my post about Where to stay in Reykjavik – 4 Best Neighborhoods (with Prices!).

That being said, here are the best Iceland hotels in Reykjavik:

Luxury (US$230 and above)

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  • Reykjavik Natura Icelandair Hotel – This is one of the best in Iceland in the capital city! They offer 4-star services and an eye-catching design, free gym access and more! This is a great spa accommodation in Iceland and you can even see the Icelandic Modern Art Exhibition in Reykjavik there! I honestly think this is the best place to stay in Iceland! Plus, the distance between this hotel and Blue Lagoon Iceland is only 4.5 km!
  • Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel – Here’s an incredible luxury Reykjavik hotel in Iceland! Organic food, Balinese-style furnishing, flat-screen TV, organic toiletries, fitness center, bike rental – what more could you wish for? This is truly one of the best hotels in Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland if you want to be walking distance to everything, including the Blue Lagoon or to go on a day trip!

Mid-range (US$110 – US$230)

  • Reykjavik Natura Icelandair Hotel – This is a good 3-star hotel located within walking distance to all the interesting attractions in the capital (including the Blue Lagoon), with flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and stunning views of the sea or mountains. So if you’re looking for the best mid-range hotels in Reykjavik close to the Blue Lagoon, you can choose this accommodation!
  • Central Guesthouse Reykjavík – This is basically a great place and a super charming 1920s-era guest house that offers free Wi-Fi and coffee – you could even consider it to be one of the boutique hotels in Iceland. The staff is super friendly and the location is great, so I consider it to be one of the top hotels in Reykjavik!

Budget (up to US$110)

  • Galaxy Pod Hostel – This is the perfect choice if you’re looking for cool hotels in Reykjavik that won’t make you rob a bank. This special hostel offers futuristic-designed sleeping capsules and rooms. Among the best things about this hostel is the VR arcade with plenty of games to choose from, such as Google earth VR! This is really among the unique hotels in Iceland.
  • R13 – A Townhouse Hotel – This is one of the best places to stay in Iceland if you want to be walking distance to all the interesting attractions in Reykjavik and it is located in the East District! This is one of the coziest Reykjavik hotels and it will offer you all the necessities you’ll need for a pleasant stay. Plus, it’s only 1-km away from the airport – so it’s a good option if you want to get some rest right away!

2. Accommodation on the Golden Circle & the South Coast

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The Golden Circle is a must-do for everyone that has some time to spend in Iceland! This essential excursion will take you to some of the unmissable spots in the entire country such as the Geysir Geothermal Area, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Thingvellir National Park!

So if you’ve decided to drive along South Iceland and explore these amazing places, below you can find the best cities to stay during your road trip:

2.1. Hella

Hello is a great place to stay after a full day of exploring the Golden Circle, as it is located just a bit off the Ring Road. This place is also close to Gullfoss Waterfall (87 km away) and the Geysir (77 km away). Let’s see which are the best hotels in Southern Iceland, starting with Hella:

Luxury (US$160 and above)

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  • River Hotel – Here’s an amazing luxury accommodation in Hella and probably the best hotel to stay in Iceland during your trip around the Golden Circle! Oh, and this is also a great hotel for Northern Lights watching and an excellent choice for your Golden Circle or Ring Road (Route 1) trip!
  • Hótel Lækur – In case you’re wondering where to stay in Iceland for the ultimate luxurious experience, this is among the top places to stay! I definitely recommend it for your trip along the Golden Circle and Ring Road and if you want to explore the entire South Coast! Just check the pictures, you may fall in love!

Mid-range (US$110 – US$160)

  • Stracta Hotel Hella – This is the place where I stayed in Hella and it was super nice, I definitely recommend it as one of the best places to stay in Iceland! This hotel is located along the Golden Circle.
  • Hestheimar – This hotel looks incredible and it is a family-run business that offers a traditional Icelandic restaurant, great views, outdoor hot tubs and an amazing terrace.

Budget (up to US$110)

  • Loa’s Nest – In case you’re wondering where to stay in Iceland on a budget, ideal for your road trip along the Ring Road and for exploring the South Coast, you should check out this place! It’s ideal for a comfortable stay if you also want to save some money for your trip!
  • Miðás Farmstay – This is among the best Iceland hotels if you have a tight budget for this trip! It’s a great base for your Golden Circle adventure and, although the rooms are small, they’re very clean and the beds are super comfortable!

2.2. Vik – Where to stay in Iceland for the Northern Lights

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Vik is famous for the black sand beaches and it’s an excellent base after exploring Skogafoss Waterfall and Seljalandsfoss Waterfall.

REMINDER: As I mentioned before, I strongly advise anyone that’s planning a road trip in Iceland to book the hotels as soon as possible, otherwise you’ll be surprised to see the prices go up!

Let’s see which are the best hotels to stay in Vik:

Luxury (US$160 and up)

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  • Kría Iceland hotel in Vik – This new hotel is located extremely close to the black sand beaches and it awaits you with a nice garden, a bar, private bathrooms and more! If you feel adventurous, you can even try hiking in the area near the hotel!
  • Hotel Vík í Mýrdal – In case you’re on the search for luxury accommodation in Vik, Iceland, this is a top place to stay! I definitely recommend it for your Iceland trip in case you’re looking for luxurious places along the South Coast, also close to a superb black sand beach! Just check out the pictures, I’m sure you will like it!

Mid-range (US$100 – US$160)

  • Guesthouse Carina – Wondering where to stay in Iceland in order to see the Northern Lights and also have an excellent location for your road trip along the Golden Circle and the Ring Road? This mid-range guest house is the right answer for you!
  • Guesthouse Galleri Vík – Here is a nice middle-priced hotel in Vik located only 6 minutes away from the black sand beaches. It offers a shared kitchen, BBQ and you can even hike in the area close to this hotel. Plus, it’s a great spot if you’re looking for a place to stay for Northern Lights watching!

Budget (up to US$100)

Unfortunately, there aren’t any budget hotels in Vik, on the South Coast, so I am recommending a place that is close to this city:

  • Sólheimahjáleiga Guesthouse is located in Solheimahjaleiga, 17.6 km away (20 mins) from Vik. This hotel offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and daily breakfast. A very good place to stay during a full day of exploring Vik and the Golden Circle!

2.3. Selfoss

dettifoss waterfall

Selfoss is located close to some famous attractions such as Gullfoss (71 km away) and the Geysir (62 km away), so it’s a great base after a full day of exploring these sights.

Scroll down to find my recommended hotels in Selfoss town:

Luxury (US$160 and up)

  • River Apartments – Are you looking for the best places to stay on the South Coast of Iceland? This superb apartment is the right choice for you! During your stay here you will enjoy river views, a well equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi and more!
  • 360 Hotel & Thermal Baths – This is among the top Iceland hotels if you’re like to enjoy a 4-star service during your stay. They also have a superb spa with a pool and a geothermal area – a nice plus!

Mid-range (US$110 – US$160)

  • Country Dream – Langholt 2 – Here’s among the best places to stay if you’re looking for an excellent experience for medium prices. Free Wi-Fi, a garden and a terrace – these are just some of the advantages of staying here!
  • Hotel South Coast – This is also a beautiful place to book a room if you like to enjoy a 4-star service, free Wi-Fi, city views, private bathrooms, free toiletries and everything else in-between!

Budget (up to US$110)

  • South Central Guesthouse – Here’s among the best places to stay in Iceland if you only have a small budget for your trip! This cute and cozy guest house has different types of rooms that you can choose from!
  • Lambastadir Guesthouse – Here’s another accommodation on my list of good budget hotels! I recommend it to anyone that wants to save some money but also enjoy a flawless service. Just check out the pics, you’ll surely like it!

2.4. Hveragerdi

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Hveragerði is another excellent choice, located 80 km from Gullfoss Waterfall, 70 km from the Geysir and 58 km from Thingvellir National Park, so I also recommend it in case you don’t find accommodation in any of the villages above.

Here are the best hotels in Hveragerði:

Luxury (US$150 and up)

  • INNI – Boutique apartments – This condo hotel is a gorgeous option if you want to have a spoiled stay during your trip around the country! I also recommend it to all those of you looking for free Wi-Fi, a washing machine and more.
  • Backyard Village – Here’s a superb villa that will offer the best experience ever! It’s very nicely decorated and it is located around 46 km from Reykjavik!

Mid-range (US$100 – US$150)

  • Hotel Örk – Don’t want to spend all your money on accommodation but also want to enjoy a flawless service? No worries, I got you! This excellent 4-star hotel awaits with a super cool pool and a golf course as well!
  • Hótel Eldhestar – Here’s another excellent mid-range hotel that you can book for a very good stay! This accommodation offers a 3-star service, free Wi-Fi, a fireplace lounge and more!

Budget (up to US$100)

  • Skyr Guesthouse – Are you traveling along the Golden Circle on a budget? No worries, there are many options for you as well! For example, this cozy guest house awaits with free parking and many cool advantages!
  • Reykjadalur Guesthouse – Here’s another very good guest house that has clean and cozy rooms, free Wi-Fi and all the facilities and amenities you might need for a pleasant stay!

3. Accommodation near Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Skaftafell National Park

jokulsarlon glacier lagoon

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is, probably, a top sight in Iceland, so it’s definitely an unmissable place to visit during your trip, together with Skaftafell Park. For me, the day I explored the glacier lagoon was the highlight of my trip!

Let’s see which are the best places to stay if you’re planning to visit the glacier lagoon:

3.1. Hofn – Where to stay in Iceland near Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Höfn was the place where I booked accommodation after going to the Glacier Lagoon and Skaftafell. This place is located 80 km from the lagoon, so you’ll have to drive for around 1 hour to get there. Here are the top places to stay in Höfn:

Luxury (US$120 and up)

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  • Apotek Guesthouse – Are you looking for the best places near the glacier lagoon? Then you should definitely check out this cute guest house! It has a very nice and modern design and all the luxurious facilities and amenities you might need!
  • Miðsker 1 – Here’s another excellent place for all those of you that want to feel like a queen or king during their stay! This accommodation offers free Wi-Fi and it is also good for up to 5 people.

Mid-range (US$80 – US$120)

  • Seljavellir Guesthouse – This is a good option if you want to enjoy the great terrace and – best of all – you can also rent cars from this property if you didn’t do it yet! By the way, you can see here why I think a car is the best way to visit Iceland!
  • Hotel Höfn – This is an amazing hotel in Hofn, Iceland. I recommend it if you want to enjoy traditional Icelandic dishes every day (including lobster!), but also free on-site parking and free Wi-Fi as well. The décor is also stunning and the staff can organize hiking trips for you if you ask for it!

Budget (up to US$80)

  • Höfn Guesthouse – Are you a solo tourist or a family looking for a very good budget stay in Iceland? Then you should check out this amazing guest house! You’ll have a shared bathroom, mountain views and more!
  • Old Airline Guesthouse – This accommodation is located near the harbor, only 1 hour away from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon! Also, one of the best things about this place is that they offer you access to a washing machine – great for visitors who don’t want to carry a lot of clothes with them.

3.2. Skaftafell

skaftafell natural park

Skaftafell might be the first town you’ll think about if you want to stay close to Skaftafell National Park, right? Well, I have to tell you that there is only one hotel in the entire city, so if you’re lucky enough to book it, you will be super close to the park! Here it is below:

  • Hotel Skaftafell – In case you’re looking for excellent hotels for a very good stay, I recommend checking out this one! It also offers free Wi-Fi and comfortable rooms and I’m sure you will like it a lot in case you can book it for your dates!

4. Accommodation in the East Fjords – Egilsstadir

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Egilsstadir was my base when I started exploring the East Fjords. This place is located close to Hengifoss Waterfall, after which you can make your way to the waterfalls – Dettifoss, Selfoss and Myvatn Nature Baths.

Here are the best hotels I have selected for you in Egilsstadir:

Luxury (US$120 and up)

Iceland’s Best Hotels An Easy Way To Book Accommodation Before Your Trip Egilsstadir

  • Hotel 1001 Nott – Wondering where to stay in Iceland for the ultimate spoiled stay? Look no further than this hotel! This one has modern rooms, outdoor hot tubs, private bathrooms, a 24-hour front desk and more!
  • Skarðás Country Cabins– This is an incredible luxury vacation home perfect for up to 6 people! This accommodation is located only 6 km away from Egilsstadir and you can also enjoy board games with your friends there – plus an amazing natural view!

Mid-range (US$60 – US$120)

  • Icelandair Hotel Herad – Are you looking for some amazing mid-range deals for your travel plans? No worries, this hotel will offer you an excellent stay! Staying here means you will get to enjoy a 3-star service, free parking and more.
  • Gistihúsið – Lake Hotel Egilsstadir is your answer if you’re looking for a very relaxing luxury stay in Egilsstadir! They have a very good restaurant, the modern rooms are nice and cozy; also, each one has a private bathroom, which I think is a great plus!

Budget (up to US$60)

  • Tehúsið Hostel – Looking for great hostels? Then this one’s for you! I totally recommend this accommodation as being perfect for a comfortable night’s sleep in beautiful rooms, while also having some super affordable rates! I’m sure you’ll love it, regardless if you visit during winter or summer!
  • Lyngás Guesthouse – This is a fabulous budget accommodation in Iceland because it has very simple rooms; however, all rooms are super clean and they have very accessible prices! Plus, you will find a supermarket very close to this hotel in case you ever need some supplies!

5. Accommodation in North Iceland

harbour of akureyri

The North of the country is a wonderful place full of waterfalls, nature baths, canyons and also a great place to do some whale watching! If you’re planning a road trip around these parts, below you can find the best cities where you can look for accommodation:

5.1. Akureyri

Akureyri isn’t called the “capital of the North” for nothing! This is definitely one of the most popular places to stay in the Northern part of the country, so let’s see which are the best hotels there:

Luxury (US$130 and up)

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  • Guesthouse Baegisa – In case you’re looking for a super luxurious stay in North Iceland, I can recommend this amazing guest house! It has nice and clean rooms and very comfortable rooms!
  • Pearl of the North Apartments – This is another great place that I recommend for a group of friends (5 or 6 people). Tasteful and cozy design, modern kitchen, great terrace, private hot tub – this place has it all, so it’s perfect for a great stay in North Iceland!

Mid-range (US$60 – US$130)

  • Hotel Kea by Keahotels – Here is an amazing 4 stars hotel for your North Iceland trip! This luxury accommodation awaits you with dry cleaning services, delicious traditional dishes and an exquisite wine list!
  • Icelandair Hotel Akureyri is an amazing 3 star hotel in Iceland with a personal restaurant and lounge bar. I am sure you will love the modern décor and great international dishes, the fireplace and even the fact that Hlídarfjall Ski Resort is only 5 km away!

Budget (up to US$60)

  • Saeluhus Apartments & Houses is a great budget accommodation which will offer you the comfort you need! This place awaits you with free Wi-Fi and a fully equipped kitchenette. If you feel bored, you can always visit Akureyri Botanical Garden (500 m away from the accommodation.
  • Akureyri Backpackers – This is the go-to option for any budget traveler that passes through this city. The on-site bar, communal kitchen and daily buffet breakfast will help you enjoy your stay there and to save some money as well!

5.2. Husavik – Where to stay in Iceland for whale watching

husavik harbor

Husavik is the best place in Iceland if you’re planning to do some whale watching. Even though there are other spots in the country for this, Husavik is surely the most popular one where you’ll have the highest chances to see these gentle giants! That being said, scroll down to find the top hotels in Husavik:

Luxury (US$230 and up)

Iceland’s Best Hotels An Easy Way To Book Accommodation Before Your Trip Husafell

  • Gamli Skólinn Húsavík – Looking for luxurious places where to stay in Iceland for the best experience? Are you driving along Iceland, in the Northern part? Then you should book this room at this accommodation! The pictures will show you what I mean!
  • Húsavík Cape Hotel – Here is a wonderful 3-star hotel in Husavik for your trip, located very close to the city center. Buffet breakfast every morning, free coffee and free cookies!

Mid-range (US$110 – US$230)

  • Skógar Sunset Guesthouse – This is a good middle-priced accommodation which will offer you great service during your trip in Husavik! This place is located 13 km from Husavik city center and it can be a great hotel for Northern lights watching, as well as whale watching as well!
  • Guesthouse Brekka – Here’s another good option only 30km away from Husavik and I recommend it if you are looking for one of the top mid-range hotels out there. This is also a good place for horse riding tours and even hiking near the volcanic landscape.

Budget (up to US$110)

  • Hálsakot – Are you traveling on a budget? Then I recommend checking out this place! It’s very simple but comfortable as well and it offers free Wi-Fi as well!
  • Fosshotel Husavik – This wonderful 3-star hotel has plenty of different rooms for all kinds of rates, including some budget-friendly rooms as well! Other than this, the service is pretty much excellent!

5.4. Varmahlid

After exploring the Northern part of the country, I continued to the WestFjords, so I chose Varmahlid because it had the best location for my travel plans. Here are the best hotels there:

Luxury (US$230 and above)

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  • Hestasport Apartment – I recommend you take a look at this place for a great luxury stay in Varmahlid! It’s perfect for a group of 4 people who want to road trip around Iceland in style! You’ll definitely enjoy the surrounding garden, the terrace and all the facilities!
  • Hestasport Cottages – This is another luxury option! It’s a very cozy and private place, this accommodation is situated near a geothermal hot pot and it’s only 1 km away from Varmahlid. A perfect place!

Mid-range (US$110 – US$230)

  • I stayed at Hotel Varmahlíd and I really enjoyed my experience there! The breakfast is good and you’ll also get some nice landscape views. The restaurant uses only fresh produce from local farmers and fishermen!
  • Syðra-Skörðugil Guesthouse is another nice middle-priced hotel with free WiFi, BBQ and a nice garden. All in all, this accommodation has all the facilities and amenities you might need!

Budget (up to US$110)

  • Guesthouse Svinavatn – Wondering where to stay in Iceland on a budget? This one is 24 km away from Varmahlid. The rooms are very simple but clean with shared bathrooms and a kitchen. Free fishing in the lake near the hotel!
  • Helluland Guesthouse is also located outside of Varmahlid, more exactly 19 km away from the city. During your stay here you’ll get a wardrobe, shared bathroom, nice sitting area and overall a pleasant stay for a very good price.

6. Accommodation in the WestFjords – Isafjordur

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Ísafjörður is a super convenient place to base yourself in order to explore the WestFjords in Iceland. This is also the most popular option among travelers, so make sure to book your accommodation beforehand, as hotels here tend to sell out fast!

Here are the best accommodation options I have selected for you:

Luxury (US$200 and up)

Iceland’s Best Hotels An Easy Way To Book Accommodation Before Your Trip Isafjordur

  • Hotel Isafjördur – This is one of the best bets for a luxury stay in Ísafjörður. This hotel is right in the city center, it offers free WiFi, free parking and a great restaurant. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the contemporary design of the rooms.
  • I stayed at Hotel Horn and it was a very good experience! You’ll love the bright rooms and the colorful sitting area – I think it’s just perfect for 2 people! A bonus is that all the rooms’ designs are inspired by the surrounding nature and dramatic landscapes!

Mid-range (US$110 – US$200)

  • Sigurhæð – Lovely Apartment with Mountain View – This is the perfect choice for a couple – it also has an equipped kitchen and a friendly dog that will greet you! If you want to cook your own meals you’ll be happy to find out this accommodation has a little equipped kitchen!
  • Sólheimar Studio Apartment – Here’s another mid-range apartment that will offer a very pleasant stay and a very good value for the money you’ll be paying! Free Wi-Fi and comfy rooms – these are just some of the advantages of staying here!

Budget (up to US$110)

  • Síma Hostel & Apartments – Here is a good budget accommodation, not exactly in the city but only 18 km away from Ísafjörður. A great location for fishing and relaxation! The fully equipped kitchen is also a bonus!
  • Bryggjukaffi Hostel – This accommodation is also 18 km away from the city and it awaits you with nice mountain views. They also have a nice restaurant where you can serve breakfast, lunch or dinner!

7. Where to stay North of Reykjavik – Husafell

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If you’re planning to explore the north of Reykjavik, Husafell is definitely the best base for this. Scroll down to find the best hotels I have selected for you there:

Luxury (US$230 and up)

  • I stayed at Husafell Hotel (from my experience, this was one of the top hotels in Iceland that I stayed in, honestly). Great 4-star hotel with golf course, outdoor hot tubs, garden, bar and a good restaurant. Totally recommended!
  • Hótel Á – This accommodation is located 10 km away from Husafell and I think it’s worth booking a room there for the breakfast buffet, TV lounge and nice terrace.

Mid-range (US$110 – US$230)

  • Harpa Holiday Home – Here’s a very good mid-range place ideal for 6 guests! Some of the top advantages of staying here include an awesome outdoor hot tub, kitchen and BBQ facilities. Tour buses to the glacier Langjökull depart 800 m away from this hotel.
  • Hrísmóar 2 – This is an incredible holiday house for two! It has a bedroom and a kitchen and you’ll also enjoy the outdoor hot tub and the barbecue. This accommodation is 15 km from Husafell.

Budget (up to US$110)

  • Fosshótel Reykholt – Here is a 3-star accommodation 20 km away from Husafell. It has great design taste, a very good restaurant and some lava caves are only 30 minutes away. You will find options for many budgets here, including luxury and middle-priced, but also some budget rooms.

BONUS: Hotels in Keflavik (near the airport)

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In case you only have a short time in Iceland or you need a hotel near Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport, then this section is for you! Because the airport is around 48 km to Reykjavik city center, staying close to the airport might be a great idea for the last day of your trip, so you can be prepared for departure!

That being said, here is my selection of 3 best hotels near Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport (one per each type of budget):

  • (Luxury) Diamond Suites – This is one of the top Iceland 5-star hotels – perfect if you want to end your vacation in style! This is among the places also located close to Reykjavik and if you check out the pics, I’m sure you’ll like it!
  • (Mid-range) Hotel Jazz – Here’s my top recommendations if you want a very good mid-range airport hotel in Iceland in Reykjavik, close to Keflavik airport! Some of the best things about your stay here include flat screen TVs, free airport shuttle and lots of other services! 
  • (Budget) A. Bernhard Guest House – Wondering where to stay in Iceland near the Reykjavik Airport on a budget? No worries! This is among the hotels that are not far from Reykjavik city either, so make sure to book it as far in advance as you can!

BONUS 2: Accommodation on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

famous place kirkjufellsfoss

Snæfellsnes Peninsula is quite an underrated place by tourists – but that’s a mistake if you ask me! This peninsula is an amazing place to go if you want to fully explore nature in Iceland in one place. This peninsula is only 90km long and it is full of beautiful landscapes and you can visit it as a detour during your Ring Road adventure!

There are plenty of accommodations there, but here are the top ones I have hand-picked for you:

Luxury (US$150 and up)

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  • Blue View Öxl guesthouse – Looking for a superb stay in Snæfellsnes Peninsula? Then you should look no further than this amazing guest house! Free Wi-Fi, a shared kitchen, garden views – these are just some of the advantages of staying here!
  • Helgafell – This is among the top hotels on the peninsula where you can stay! This awesome accommodation awaits with a garden, free Wi-Fi, private bathroom and many other cool advantages!

Mid-range (US$100 – US$150)

  • Saudafell Guesthouse – In case you’re on the search for a very good mid-range accommodation on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula? This is the right place for you! During your stay you will enjoy free Wi-Fi and more!
  • Dalahyttur – Here’s another very good option for an accommodation that has a very good service and moderate prices! During your stay you can go out on the nice terrace and take in the beautiful landscape!

Budget (up to US$50)

  • The Freezer Hostel & Culture Center – Are you traveling to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on a tight budget? Then you should check out this place, it will be just perfect for you!
  • West Park Guesthouse – This guest house has all the facilities and amenities you might need for a pleasant stay and it also has some unbeatable rates: win-win!

BONUS 3: Special hotels in Iceland

I’m sure you would expect to find some great, unique ice hotels in Iceland just like in Finland or Sweden – or at least one pretty igloo Iceland hotel! Unfortunately, I didn’t find anything like this there (maybe not yet? Let me know if it appeared and I will update the post!).

But if you really want to try a very similar experience, I recommend you the Into the Glacier tour in Reykjavik. It’s basically an awesome man-made ice cave which will offer lots of photo opportunities!

But here is my list of out-of-the-ordinary hotels in Iceland:

1. ION Iceland Hotel

Iceland’s Best Hotels – An Easy Way To Book Accommodation Before Your Trip ION Adventure Hotel

ION Iceland Hotel is only 45 minutes away from Reykjavik. I totally recommend it for the organic bedrooms, excellent restaurant and breathtaking Icelandic views! It also has an amazing and award-winning bar with Northern lights view and it’s super close to Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

2. Viking Hotel Iceland

Iceland’s Best Hotels – An Easy Way To Book Accommodation Before Your Trip Viking Hotel

Viking Hotel Iceland is located only 10 km away from Reykjavik, this special hotel will actually make you feel like a viking! All the furnishings and décor elements are inspired by the Icelandic culture and of course you will enjoy some very traditional dishes there!

3. Budir Hotel Iceland

Iceland’s Best Hotels – An Easy Way To Book Accommodation Before Your Trip Hotel Budir

If you still have some time to explore, you could also pass by Budir Hotel Iceland. This one is located 23 km east of Snæfellsnes National Park and it’s the perfect accommodation near Snæfellsjökull Volcano. Each room has either sea, glacier or even lava fields views!

4. Frost and Fire Hotel

Iceland’s Best Hotels – An Easy Way To Book Accommodation Before Your Trip Frost and Fire Hotel

Frost and Fire Hotel is a unique hotel situated near the bubbling geothermal springs in Hveragerdi. You will be happy to find out that they have a great outdoor pool and a restaurant based on the slow food concept. It’s also only 45 km away from Reykjavik. On-site activities include fishing, snorkeling, horse riding – all these are must-do’s for Iceland!

5. Buubble

Did you always dream of sleeping under the stars? This dream can become reality at Buubble: The 5 Million Star Hotel located in Reykholt! They have some very interesting “bubbles” where you can sleep and you will see the entire sky and the nature surrounding you there!


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That’s it, guys! This article was a fast and easy way of finding great places to stay in Iceland during your Iceland itinerary, all around the country! I tried to give you good recommendations that will fit all kinds of travelers, regardless of their budget!

Want to visit Iceland but cheap accommodation is a problem? Not anymore! This article covers a lot of accommodation options that are easy and fast to book!

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Have a great time in Iceland,


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