Blue Lagoon Iceland Hotels

by Kshaunish Jaini

The Blue Lagoon is located between Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik, close to a small town called Grindavik. If you would like to stay closer to the lagoon you can opt to stay in Keflavik which is about 20 Kms away or in Grindavik. But this would be far off from other attractions on your itinerary. On the other hand staying in Reykjavik, which is about 45 kms away from the Blue Lagoon, would make it convenient for you to visit the lagoon as well as the rest of the attractions. The disadvantage is that if you are there to see the northern lights , you will have to stay/drive a little away from the main city. You could plan your stay closer to the Blue Lagoon for a day or so and then stay in Reykjavik or just stay in Reykjavik throughout your visit to Iceland, depending on the time you visit .

To help you pick your ideal hotel, we have listed down some of the top rated and popular hotels in and around Blue Lagoon in Keflavik, Grindavik as well as Reykjavik.

Luxury Hotels:

Silica Hotel

Price Range: USD 550 - 600 per night

Silica Hotel is less than a kilometer away from the Blue Lagoon amidst the lava fields. The hotel offers 35 spacious and well lit rooms with personal verandas overlooking the moss covered lava fields. The hotel also has a private lagoon exclusively for their guests which can be accessed everyday from 9 am to 10 pm. All the guests get complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, gym facilities and the best one, one premium admission ticket for each guest to the Blue Lagoon during their stay. The blue lagoon is just 10 mins walk from the hotel. The pathway is through the scenic lava fields where there are smaller pools where swimming is not allowed but make the best places to admire the picturesque view. If you want to stay in style and make the most of the Blue Lagoon you should definitely book your stay in Silica Hotel. Its advised to plan well in advance as the rooms get sold out often.

Black Pearl Apartment Hotel

Price range - USD 450 - 1100 per night

Black Pearl Apartment Hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in Iceland located in Reykjavik. Centrally located near the old harbour in Reykjavik makes it even more attractive a place to stay during your leisure as well as business travel. Most the major attractions like the Harpa, the Reykjavik Art Museum, Volcano House Exhibition Cinema and the Hallgrímskirkja church are all at a walking distance. Surrounded by plenty of bars and restaurants saves you the hassle of arranging for your meals. You can pre-order your meals in the hotel as well. Apart from the convenient location, the hotel has 10 luxurious suites and apartments with modern amenities like marble floors with floor heating, blackout curtains, a fully equipped kitchen and Wi-Fi. The penthouse is the perfect place to host your business meetings and gatherings. Black pearl apartment hotel is a true blend of comfort and extravagant living.

The Black Pearl hotel in Iceland

The Black Pearl is a classic hotel in Iceland

Grand Hotel Reykjavik

Price range - USD 300 - 570 per night

Grand Hotel Reykjavik is centrally located making it an ideal choice to set as your base camp while on a vacation or business trip. The hotel boasts 311 well furnished rooms and 15 conference and meeting rooms in all shapes and sizes. They also have 15 rooms that are handicap accessible. The rooms come with complimentary breakfast and WiFi, satellite TV, tea/coffee facilities and a small fridge. Some of them offer the view of the city or the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel hosts a spa where you can unwind after a long day. The hotel also offers a free shuttle bus to the city 3 times a day for the guests.

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

Price range - USD 210 - 1500 per night

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica is located in central downtown area of Reykjavik. A convenient place to stay to explore the capital as well as the surrounding attractions. The rooms are large and bright with a great view to offer. The hotel offers a vast variety of rooms from single occupancy to presidential suites which fits everyone’s budget. It also has excellent meeting and conferencing facilities. All guests enjoy complimentary WiFi and access to the gym. The hotel also boasts two spas, an outdoor hot tub, two aroma steam rooms, a sauna and a pool.  

The Hilton Reykjavik Nordica in Iceland

The Hilton Reykjavik Nordica in Iceland

Mid- Range:

Northern Lights Inn

Price range - USD 220- 450 per night

The Northern lights Inn is just 1 Kms away from the Blue Lagoon. It has 42 comfortable and spacious rooms. This is the closest hotel to the Blue Lagoon after the Silica Hotel but not as expensive. Room rates include complimentary breakfast, scheduled shuttle to the blue lagoon, WiFi, 24 hours coffee/tea/hot chocolate and every afternoon make-your-own waffles with Viking's whipped cream and jam. The hotel also has an in house restaurant called Max's Restaurant & Lounge which along with mouth smacking icelandic food provides a panoramic view of the moss covered lava fields. It also makes a great place to see the Northern Lights from September to mid April.

Geo Hotel Grindavik

Price range - USD 200 - 240 per night

Geo Hotel is located in the town of Grindavik, close to basic amenities like supermarket, banks, cafes, restaurants and fuel stations. The hotel is 20 Kms from the airport and around 6 Kms from the Blue lagoon. They offer free transfers from the hotel to the Blue lagoon to their guests. 36 double and family rooms are spacious and cosy. The booking includes breakfast, WiFi and car parking. Do take out time to explore this beautiful fishing village and learn about their history by visiting the Saltfish Museum and Fishermen Memorial.

Hotel Odinsve

Price range - USD 165 - 360 per night

Hotel Odinsve is located in the heart of the capital, Reykjavík. It makes visiting the city’s  landmarks and attractions convenient via a short walk. The hotel has 50 rooms, divided into different categories from single occupancy rooms to family suites, all with free WiFi. Breakfast is available at a surcharge. It’s in house french inspired restaurant SNAPS is quite sort after. It is also a great place to host business meetings and conferences.

Budget Hotels:

Hotel Berg

Price range - USD 170 - 280 per night

This Scandinavian style hotel is located in Keflavik, just 3 Kms from the airport and about 20 Kms from Blue Lagoon. Hotel Berg is located on the Keflavik harbour with 36 rooms to offer. You can enjoy the serene view of the harbour by accessing the sitting pool on the second floor. The hotel provided free shuttle to the airport. Breakfast is available at a surcharge. It is an excellent choice especially if you have flights that land or take off at odd hours during your visit.

Lágafell Guesthouse

Price range - USD 100 - 200 per night

Lagafell guesthouse is one of the most popular and budget friendly hotels in Grindavik. It is located around 4 Kms from Blue Lagoon. It provides basic amenities like free WiFi, free private parking, two shared and well equipped kitchenettes and shared bathrooms. Food items are stocked for a self-served breakfast every morning. Its also a great place to spot the northern lights.

Lágafell Guesthouse in Iceland

Lágafell Guesthouse in Iceland

Hotel Keflavik

Price range - USD 140 - 250 per night

Hotel Keflavik is situated near the Keflavík International Airport and about 21 Kms from the Blue Lagoon. The hotel boasts 71 elegant rooms in different categories. The hotel offers complimentary breakfast, WiFi, airport transfers, 24 hours hot beverages and facilities like gym, spa and sauna. The hotel also has a guest house across the hotel where the kitchen and toilets are common, ideal for backpackers and budget conscious travellers. The guests are welcomed to use all the facilities of the hotel. Conference facilities and meeting rooms are also available for business travellers. Apart from the Blue Lagoon, the hotel is convenient to visit other attractions like Viking World museum, Vatnaveröld Water Park, the sea and whale watching tours. Another attraction to this hotel, its renowned restaurant KEF Restaurant & Bar which serves both Icelandic cuisine as well as international cuisine.

A vacation to Iceland can be an expensive affair, especially after it’s increase in tourism popularity after the Game of thrones was shot here, so make sure you book your accommodation well in advance to bag some great deals. Also with the growing tourism most of the popular hotels get sold out quite fast. As Blue Lagoon is a popular destination, you have to make your reservation prior to your visit and fix a time slot for yourself. You can either do it yourself through their website or request your hotel to do it for you. For a relaxed and hassle free vacation we would recommend you make all the bookings in advance, pack well and plan your travel . Do plan according to the things you plan to do in Iceland , as that will make choosing your accommodation easier.

Lastly, if you plan to visit Iceland in February, do inform yourself via our guide.

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