Editor’s pick • Top 4 Reykjavik hotels
This former biscuit factory is a trendy option for travellers on a budget. The hostel has dorms to sleep 16, ten, six or four people, as well as a handful of private double rooms. Its central location makes it a great base from which to hit the town, but the hostel also hosts a variety of sociable events like the weekly KexJazz concert series.
28 Skúlagata. +354 561 6060.
Run by an Icelandic-French family, this cosy bed and breakfast has eight rooms and does a hearty buffet in the mornings. There’s a Finnish sauna and jacuzzi in the garden, which can be used year-round.
41 Laufasvegur. +354-552-6646.
This boutique hotel in downtown Reykjavik is within spitting distance of a number of Reykjavik attractions including the Icelandic Opera House. A member of Design Hotels, it boasts edgy decor, a gym, a spa with steam room and jacuzzi, and plenty of luxurious touches like Quagliotti bed linens.
10 Hverfisgata. +354 580-0101.
For plush business-class travel, the Radisson Blu 1919, housed in the handsome former headquarters of Iceland’s first shipping company, is a reassuring bet. It’s just opposite the Reykjavik Art Museum and some of the hotel’s 88 rooms have views of the harbour. It also has a fitness centre.
2 Posthusstraeti. +354 599 1000.