Icelandair Hotels: Exploring 10 Of The Best Iceland Hotels

The Icelandair Hotels Group is chain of nine Icelandair Hotels that offer quality stays at key locations along the Ring Road of Iceland. The Ring Road runs around the Icelandic island and connects the four regions of the country.

Icelandair Hotels in the Reykjavik Area

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The country’s capital Reykjavik is the city center and boasts the only international airport in the country, as well as three Icelandair Hotels.

First is Reykjavik Natura, which is known for its inspiring focus on natural beauty.

Second is Reykjavik Marina, which sports a blend of the country’s artistic and traditional values.

Third is Reykjavik Marina Residence, offering guests the convenience of a home away from home.

Icelandair Hotels in the Southern and Eastern Regions

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The Southern Region of Iceland also has two hotels for travelers to take advantage of. Icelandair Hotel Fludir is in the heart of the Golden Circle and is managed by a wonderful couple who strive to provide an authentic Icelandic experience. Hotel Vik is the second Icelandair Hotel in the region. This property is in a prime location for those visiting the most well-known natural attractions of Southern Iceland.

In the Eastern Region is Icelandair Hotel Herad, which is located in deep Reindeer country. East Iceland is known for its Reindeer population and its tranquil less-traveled countryside.

Icelandair Hotels in the Northern and Western Regions

MyvatnTo the North, you will find Icelandair Hotels Akureyri and Myvatn. Hotel Akureyri is a great stop for those chasing the Northern lights. Hotel Myvatn is the newest Icelandair Hotel and is located in one of the best-known tourist locations in the country.

Finally, the Western region is home to Iceland’s only golf resort – Hotel Hamar. The Icelandair Hotels are well-known for their quality of service and comfortable accommodations.

As you travel the Ring Road and the rest of beautiful Iceland, make sure you use the valuable resources this hotel chain offers. In this guide, we will go into a breakdown into each of these Icelandair Hotels properties.

Reykjavik Capital

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Icelandair Reykjavik Natura

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura takes inspiration from the beautiful nature that surrounds its property and transform that energy into a treasured escape for its guests. Reykjavik Natura takes pride in providing an environmentally conscious and natural experience for its guests.

As part of their mission, Reykjavik Natura promises to preserve the natural world and reduce its environmental impact. The hotel offers a farm-to-table restaurant called Satt – Icelandic for “true” – which is centered on an authentic and fresh menu sourced by local produce and other goods. Satt also offers an authentic Icelandic beer tasting every Wednesday where guests can sample the country’s best brews and learn about the history of beer in Iceland.

The hotel is also home to Natura Spa, where guests can get away from the city life of the capital and enjoy custom beauty and pampering treatments. These options include massage therapy, luxury facials, manicures, pedicures and cleansing masks.

The Spa is stocked with local Icelandic products from Sóley Organics. A special proprietary blend of wild Icelandic herbs, essential oils and aromatherapy for holistic care of body and skin is provided in all treatments.

Guests interested in exploring the Icelandic outdoors will be pleased to know Reykjavik Natura is located in one of the greenest areas of the capital so they will enjoy access to many natural attractions in the surrounding area. Guests will also enjoy views of Oskjuhlid Hill and Nautholsvik Beach nearby while taking in the crisp sea air. To make it easy for guests to plan their trip, the hotel organizes a daily calendar of activities for guests to enjoy.


Icelandair Reykjavik Marina

Located in the upcoming art district of Reykjavik, the Reykjavik Marina hotel is steps from downtown. The hotel is a blend between the arts of the capital and traditions of Iceland’s fishing industry, with colorful and quirky designs. The hotel boasts modern décor mixed with antique nautical relics from the nearby harbor and shipyard.

Guests will enjoy a variety of room options including King Guest Rooms, King Attic Rooms, Studio 6, and the Marina Suite. Guests will have no trouble finding a room option within their budget and party size demands.

For a more luxurious stay, the Marina Suite is available to those ready to enjoy views of Reykjavik Harbor, Mount Esja, Harpa Concert Hall and the Slipp area. Guests will find the King Guest and Attic Rooms to be spacious, private, and also full of stunning views.

For larger parties, guests are offered the Studio 6 which is fully equipped with two double beds, two large bunk beds, a small seating area, along with other amenities. The Marina is equipped with a workout room known as the Boiler Room Gym, where guests can take advantage of the in-house rock climbing wall.

The Marina is also home to the Slipp Cinema which can be used for small meetings, presentations, lectures, film screenings or other media art performances. For entertainment, regular pop-up concerts take place at the hotel bar and restaurant, Slippbarinn – these concerts are typically on short notice during weekdays. The restaurant’s menu offers full lunch and dinner daily, along with a breakfast buffet and weekend brunch.


Icelandair Reykjavík Marina Residence

Located in the Reykjavik Harbor is the Reykjavik Marina Residence. The Marina Residence offers you the privacy of a home combined with the comfort of a suite. Guests are offered apartment-style suites that have thoughtful interior design, private patio, lounges and balconies. The vision of the Marina Residence is “home suite home.”

The Adalbjorg Suite is the grand suite, a spacious and unique apartment on the top two floors of the restored Reykjavik house built in 1905. The suite is decorated as a traditional Reykjavik townhouse and offers a large private balcony overlooking the colorful corrugated roofs of the neighboring timber houses.

There is a second smaller balcony that offers beathtaking views of the nearby harbor and beautiful Mount Esja. On the suite’s upper floor, “Grandma’s Attic” is a loft-like space overlooking the living room. The Marina Residence also offers six Residence Suites. Each are elegantly decorated as traditional Reykjavik townhouses of early 20th century.

The suites overlook the scenic waterfront and the city, each named after a historical vessel connected to the shipyard. Upon request guests can choose to purchase a butler service, tailor-made turndown service, fresh flowers, fresh fruits, and room service.

All suites come equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, a minibar stocked with local treats, an espresso machine and tea kettle, and Sóley Organics Icelandic toiletries. The Adalbjorg Suite also comes with Lin Design quality linen and Andrea Maack perfume.


South Iceland

Icelandair Hotel Fludir

Located in the heart of the Golden Circle, near Gullfoss, Geysir and Þingvellir, sits the Icelandair Hotel Fludir. The village of Fludir, only 100 km from the nation’s capital, is surrounded by natural beauty. There is a wealth of options for travelers who have a love for the outdoors – including hiking, fishing, horseback riding, camping and exploring the region’s vast glaciers.

Guests will find that Hotel Fludir has everything they need during their stay and exploration of the surrounding area. Known for its abundance in fresh fruits and vegetables grown year-round in its geothermal greenhouses, Fludir is the mecca of Icelandic vegetable cultivation.

The restaurant at Hotel Fludir takes full advantage of these locally-grown fruits and vegetables, as well as locally raised beef.  The restaurant also offers sweeping views of Iceland’s countryside, full of rolling hills and snow—capped mountains. Hotel Fludir is managed by husband-and-wife team Gudmundur Sigurhansson and Margret Runolfsdottir – affectionately known as Gummi and Magga to both locals and visitors alike. They make a stay at Hotel Fludir feel like a home away from home.

Gummi and Magga are a great resource for all the must-see destinations nearby and the best places to eat (besides the in-house restaurant).  A unique characteristic of Hotel Fludir is the Icelandic art that decorates its walls. The hotel is home to one of the largest private collections of work by local artist Tolli. Visitors will find 32 guest rooms on campus, available in both king and twin versions. Each room has a private access to the garden.

Amenities included in every room are modern décor, cozy furnishings, hypoallergenic bedding, LCD TV, phone, shower and hairdryer. In the private garden visitors will find hot tubs available that are open for watching the Northern Lights during the winter of the “midnight sun” in summer. If you have the chance, make sure you stop by and say hello to Gummi and Magga!


Icelandair Hotel Vik

icelandair hotelsPerhaps one of Iceland’s best-kept secrets is the quaint village of Vik in Myrdalur. Home to less than 1,000 residents, the village of Vik is in a prime location for visitors coming to South Iceland region of the country.

Hotel Vik is not only in close proximity to many geographic gems, but also provides comfortable and well-appointed accommodations. The nearby natural attractions include the Reynisdrangar Pillars, Reynisfjara Beach, Dyrholaey Island, Solheimajokull Glacier, and the waterfalls Skogarfoss and Seljalandsfoss.

The hotel is home to Berg Restaurant which prepares delicious Icelandic cuisine made with fresh and local ingredients. There is also a bar in the hotel lobby nestled next to a magnificent fireplace – the perfect location for guests to relax with a hand-crafted beverage.

There are 88 rooms in total – 46 in the main building, 32 economy rooms located in an older wing, and 10 rooms located in small cottages outside of the main building. The rooms in the main building were designed and decorated by acclaimed Icelandic architect Gudbjorg Magnusdottir. He pulled inspiration from the coastal region’s ocean views and black-sand beaches.

Amenities included in each room include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, desk and chair, coffee and tea set, shower and hair dryer.


North Iceland

Icelandair Hotel Akureyri

Located in the northern capital of Iceland, Hotel Akureyri is the perfect base camp to enjoy during your visit to the Icelandic countryside. The hotel sits across from the street from the local geothermal pool and spa, which has two water slides, a splash pool, indoor pool, four hot tubs, steam room, sauna, family park and playground.

The city center is also just a few steps away and has plenty of shops, restaurants and museums to explore. Nearby you will find Dettifoss – Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Many visitors will go skiing in Mt. Hlidarfjall during the winter and whale watching in summer. Akureyri is also a popular destination for those seeking a glimpse of the Northern Lights thanks to the city’s relatively low light pollution.

Hotel Akureyri is home to the first-class restaurant and bar, Aurora. In addition to lunch and dinner, Aurora serves a traditional English high tea every afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. For those in need of catering services, Aurora provides catering options for up to 100 guests. The hotel offers 99 modern guest rooms available in twin, queen, king, deluxe and superior sizes.

Amenities included in each room are Wi-Fi, phone, coffee and tea set, shower, hairdryer, and flat-screen TV. Upon request, handicap-accessible rooms are available. For guests interested in a more luxurious stay, The Suite is available to book.

The Suite is a fifth-floor space that is equipped with stunning views of Akureyri and the Eyjafjörður Fjord. It is about twice as large as the hotel’s standard rooms. Also available to guests is a beautiful garden and fireplace.


Icelandair Hotel Myvatn

Another great hotel option in Northern Iceland is Hotel Myvatn. This hotel recently opened in July 2018, and has received raving reviews for its comfortable and unconventional rooms. The city of Myvatn is one of the best-known tourist destinations in Iceland, making Hotel Myvatn the perfect stop when exploring the area. It is a countryside hotel that has amazing nature at its doorstep.

The hotel is a stone’s throw away from the waters of Lake Myvatn, a lake formed by a massive basaltic lava eruption more than 2,000 years ago. Visitors travel from all over the world to experience the natural beauty of Myvatn and the abundant bird population in the area – it just so happens to be the only known European location to have Barrow’s goldeneye duck nests.

The hotel has 59 guest rooms, known for their environmentally-friendly features. There are several room sizes available including single, double, queen and king. Each room is decorated in a modern Icelandic design. A suite is also available for booking if guests are in need of additional space. The hotel suite includes a breathtaking panoramic view of the local Northern Icelandic landscape, separate living room, bathrobes and slippers in addition to the standard amenities.

Hotel Myvatn is home to onsite restaurant Mylla, which provides a modern take on traditional Icelandic cuisine. Nearby is the Gamli Bærinn, which provides a pub-style menu and social atmosphere. The modern and innovative design of Hotel Myvatn is sure to continue to attract visitors who are interested in indulging in comfort.


West Iceland

Icelandair Hotel Hamar

Located just an hour away from the capital, Hotel Hamar sits near the town of Borgarnes in West Iceland. Hotel Hamar is every golfers dream hotel, as it opens directly to the 18-hole golf course on the grounds. It is the only golf resort in the country. The course is located on the site of an old farm, which now serves as the clubhouse.

Hotel Hamar is located right by the eighth hole. Golf lover or not, guests will find their stay to be ultra-comfortable and unlike any other. After a long day of traveling and exploration, guests can relax in one of the outdoor geothermal hot tubs which offer panoramic views of the beautiful Western region of Iceland. Guests will also enjoy overlooking the Borgarfjordur fjord while indulging in delicious meals from the hotel restaurant.

All vegetables are locally sourced and organic. In addition to lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers a breakfast buffet every morning at 7:00 to 10:00. Guests will also have access to the hotel bar that is stocked with Icelandic vodka and schnapps from the distillery situated across from the hotel.

Guests can choose from ranging room sizes and layouts to fit any travel party – room styles include twin and king standard rooms, king superior and deluxe rooms, family rooms and junior suites. Amenities included in each room are free Wi-Fi, phone, desk, coffee and tea set, shower and hair dryer.

The junior suites also provide an espresso machine, bathtub, sofa bed, bathrobes and slippers. Every room is equipped with a geothermal heating system under the floor tiles – a unique touch that the other hotels do not have. Staying at Hotel Hamar is the perfect option for those wanting to stay just far enough from the busy capital of Reykjavik to enjoy peace and quiet, but also close enough to take advantage of all the local attractions.


East Iceland

Icelandair Hotel Herad

Located in the “capital” of East Iceland, Egilsstadir, is Icelandair Hotel Herad. With its close proximity to the regional airport, Hotel Herad is a convenient place to stay while exploring the Eastern region of Iceland. Guests are encouraged to take a ski trip in the Eastern Alps or soak in the geothermal hot springs at Laugarfell.

This region, known for its verdant and tranquil beauty, is packed with endless outdoor activities. Legend also has it that Eglisstadir is a holy area where you can see three beautiful elf churches and all kinds of elves. The town of Eglisstadir is rich in Icelandic folklore. After exploring all the local area has to offer, guests will find comfort in Hotel Herad’s first class amenities, relaxing accommodations, and high-quality restaurant.

The hotel has 60 guest rooms available in queen, twin, or single rooms. Each room is decorated with stylish décor and modern design. Standard amenities included free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, phone, shower, hairdryer, and 24-hour room service. Hotel Herad is managed by Audur Ingolsdottir, who is decorated with more than 30 years of experience in the hospitatlity industry. She has been with Hotel Herad for the last 11 years and prides herself on maintaining a high-quality hotel and providing outstanding service to its guests.

Part of that high-quality service is the hotel restaurant, which provides locally-sourced Icelandic vegetables, meats and dairy products. Some of the specials on the menu include fresh fish, Icelandic lamb and the crowd-favorite reindeer steaks. East Iceland is the only region in the country with reindeer.

Audur and the staff at Hotel Herad are more than happy to welcome you during your stay in Reindeer Country.


Wrapping Up Your Research

No matter the region you are visiting during your stay in Iceland, there is an excellent Icelandair Hotel that is ready to make your stay comfortable and provide you with amazing service. If you are travelling the Ring Road, Icelandir Hotels make it easy for you to plan your trip.

After you fly in to Reykjavik, you can start your stay in one of the three hotels in the capital: Reykjavik Natura, Reyjavik Marina, or Reykjavik Marina Residence. The Southern Region offers two Icelandair Hotel options: Hotel Fludir and Hotel Vik. In the Northern Region you will find Hotel Akureyri and Hotel Myvatn. When visiting the Western Region you will find the beautiful golf resort of Hotel Hamar.

Finally, if you have a chance to visit the Eastern countryside of Iceland, make sure you stop by and see Audur Ingolsdottir at the Hotel Herad. Audur’s veteran hospitality industry experience allows Hotel Herad to provide guests with top-of-the-line service. This level of service is a common theme in all of the Icelandair Hotels and is promised to each guest that elects to stay in one of them.

Icelandair is a resourceful chain of hotels that allow you to think less about planning and focus more on exploring during your travels in Iceland. With all of the natural beauty there is to explore in the country, you will love the peaceful and excellent accommodations each hotel provides. We readily recommend any of the Icelandair hotels for you and your travel party.

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