Location & Nearby
Strategically located between Reykjavik's main Austurvollur square and the Old Harbour, the Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel Reykjavik is one of the most centrally-located hotels in the city centre. It's a fantastic base camp for exploring both the city and its surrounds as well as an atmospheric location for business meetings, incentive groups and other business and leisure events.
The building itself is dear to the heart of Islanders. In 1919, Eimski, Iceland's first steamship company, was formed in an effort to shed the island's independence on other nations and was headquartered here. In fact, rooms 414 and 412 were fashioned from the roomy office of Eimski's former chairman! Some of the building's original characteristics, such as the Celtic-influenced artisan ironwork of the stairway railings, have been uniquely preserved.
Attractions in the neighborhood are deep and wide and tall. The shops, restaurants, and bars of Laugavegur (Reykjavik's main street), the futuristic Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, the iconic Hallgrimskirkja Lutheran church, budget hot dogs at famed Baejarins Beztu Pylsur, and the historic Alþingishusid Parliament House are all steps from the hotel's corner position at Posthusstræti and Tryggvagata Streets. This is the epicenter of Reykjavik's culture and entertainment offerings. An impressive lineup of museums (Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Icelandic Phallological Museum, Icelandic Punk Museum) and other cultural attractions crowd the surrounding streets. Fish Market, considered one of the best seafood restaurants in Iceland, is just around the corner. Cafes, greenspaces - even a scenic lake (Tjornin) - unravel in all directions.
The hotel's location is adjacent to Route 41 and Route 49, the two main thoroughfares in and out of central Reykjavik, which is ideal. The Reykjavík (domestic) and Keflavík (international) airports are 1.6 miles (2.6 kilometers) and 31.6 miles (51 kilometers) away, respectively.
Facilities & Amenities
The Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel Reykjavik's 88 renovated rooms are awash in a warm-toned color palette. Occasional flourishes like bright blue vintage-style lounge chairs and scenic landscape photography (including dramatic black and white waterfall scenes blanketing the shower walls) add pizazz. A clean-lined, Scandinavian design ethos pervades across the board.
The needs of leisure and business travelers alike are catered to among six room categories ranging from Individual to junior suites and suites. High-speed wi-fi, coffee and tea provisions, and in-roof safes are standard amenities; dry cleaning, luggage storage, a fitness center, and meeting facilities are also available.
Why Choose Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel Reykjavik?
The Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel Reykjavik is deally located in one of the city's most beloved historic buildings. Its location just steps from all the Icelandic capital has to offer makes it a wonderful choice for all manner of travelers. As such, it fills up fast, so don't waste time making a reservation!