Our top stays in Iceland! As you already know, Iceland is a Nordic Island nation which is defined by wonderfully dramatic landscapes with volcanoes, hot springs, lava fields and geysers dotting the country. It is also home to some of the largest glacier fields in the world such as Vatnajokull and Snaefellsjokull. We’re going to pass on our top stays in Iceland so you can ensure you make the most of the fabulous country.
We’re going to start with The Blue Lagoon Retreat. The Retreat has been carved into 800-year-old lava fields and offers a truly high-end experience in these amazing natural hot springs. The hotel décor is out of this world and offers a start contrast to the surrounding Icelandic landscape as well as seemingly fitting in with it all seamlessly. The Moss Restaurant offers the perfect end to a relaxing day in the hot springs of the Blue Lagoon, with Icelandic tasting menus and a world class wine list – we all like a little bit of wine! Overall, the Retreat is incredibly eco-friendly and eco conscious and a stay here is strongly recommended when visiting this country.
Alternatively, the sister hotel to The Blue Lagoon Retreat, right next door, Hotel Silica is a wonderful stay. Modern simplicity oozes throughout the design of the hotel and has an aura of healing the soul and empty the mind of all the stresses throughout its design. This has obviously been designed on purpose reflecting the healing properties of the Blue Lagoon thermal springs. In case you don’t fancy walking to the main pool (which can become quite busy) Hotel Silica has their own private pool.
Further afield from the Blue Lagoon and Hotel Silica, located in a very beautiful but remote location is Hotel Budir. Although the location may feel remote, it is relatively easy to reach but will also feel like you have travelled to another country. Small in size, very intimate too, Hotel Budir oozes luxury from every pore; boasting extraordinarily beautiful views and dramatic wild scenery. Hotel Budir is set in the first community in Europe to receive the Earth Check Environmental certificate – certifying that the Snaefellsnes peninsula is an environmentally conscious community. Outdoor experiences when staying at Hotel Budir are all very eco-friendly and include hiking, cross-country skiing and much more.
If you’re looking for a bit of a city escape, then the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik is the place for you. The Capital is a modern and cosmopolitan city fast becoming one of Europe’s most fashionable cities. The Sky Lagoon is an extremely exciting hotel to stay in Reykjavik. Opening its doors in 2021 it boasts an infinity edged geothermal pool with endless vistas as it laps the ocean with a glamourous swim up bar to boot.
Much more city based, Hotel Borg with its art deco wow factor aura is a must stay. The cleverly thought-out interior is sensational and a perfect retreat from the buzz of this bustling city. Hotel Borg is sophisticated and chic, perfect for those who prefer a more modern city stay.
One more stay we would recommend just on the outskirts of Reykjavik, is the ION Luxury Adventure Hotel. Located close to the Golden Circle Route and Thingvellir National Park, it is the perfect spot for explorations and extreme adventures. However, it is also the perfect spot to the just relax and destress. The ION Adventure Hotel shows off everything the ‘land of fire and ice’ has to offer. Winning numerous awards such as the Boutique Hotel Award in the sustainability. Whilst staying at the ION Adventure Hotel you can find yourself exploring the volcanic Mount Hengill, day trips to the centre of Reykjavik and much more. The Silfra Restaurant offers farm fresh local produce, and the Northern Lights bar presents an extraordinary place to take in the stunning, wild scenery.
Next week will explore the Southwest, West and the stunning Fjord hotels you can stay at. Keep your eyes peeled!