Generally speaking, staying near Keflavik airport isn’t ideal for tourists. The airport is close to an hour from the city of Reykjavik (though only a few minutes from the famed Blue Lagoon in southwest Iceland. However, if you are arriving very late or departing very early and want to stay close by, these are your best options. Bed and Breakfast […]

Reykjavik Airport Hotels

Most cold-weather destinations and Scandinavian countries aren’t typically thought of as romantic destinations, and Iceland is no exception. The food can seem a bit strange at first, the accent doesn’t exactly make foreigners swoon, and few people look sexy in cold-weather outdoor gear. But if beautiful vistas and the raw power of nature are what set your pulse to racing, […]

Romantic Honeymoon Hotels in Iceland

Due to the high cost of visiting Iceland, even travelers who don’t consider themselves “budget travelers” may have a hard time coming to terms with the prices for accommodations. While private rooms (usually with shared bathrooms) in smaller guesthouses and hostels can be had for around $100 per night, you’ll spend more like $200 on anything even approaching luxury. If […]

Luxury Accommodations in Iceland: Icelandair Hotels

Many people ask about hotels near the Blue Lagoon in southwest Iceland. While I personally don’t think it’s worth it to stay at one of these hotels (they, and the Blue Lagoon, are about 40 minutes from Reykjavik and they are absurdly expensive for what you get), if you plan on spending a lot of time at the Lagoon or […]

Hotels Near the Blue Lagoon

Many people visiting the central-north region of Iceland choose to stay in Akureryi, assuming that the country’s second largest city will offer more to see and do than the tiny village  (population: 2500) of Husavik. And if you want nightlife and multiple restaurants to choose from, it’s probably wise to follow suite. But if you want to settle into village […]

Where to Stay in Husavik: Kaldbak-Kot Cottages

The largest urban area outside of Reykjavik, Akureyri is home to about 17,000 people. The University of Akureyri is located here and, like many college towns, the city as a result has a youthful feel about it, with plenty of bars, cafes, and restaurants to choose from. Along with a larger population come more hotel choices than you’ll find in […]

Cheap Hotels in Akureyri

Hotels in Iceland can range from ultra-luxury (at an ultra-expensive price) to basic and boring. Though prices have gone some somewhat in the last two years, the cost of accommodation is still high and you may be surprised by the amenities, or lack thereof, offered at a pricey hotel. To save money, opt for guesthouses that offer free wi-fi, free […]

Cheap Hotels in Reykjavik