Hotels in Grindavik

Hotels & Accommodation in Grindavik

Explore what accommodations are available in the fishing town of Grindavik. Find the perfect hotel for you, close to the Blue Lagoon on the Reykjanes peninsula.

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Why stay in a hotel in Grindavik?

Grindavik, a picturesque fishing village on the southwest coast of Iceland, offers visitors a delightful blend of natural beauty, rich maritime heritage, and unparalleled tranquility. A stay in Grindavik is perfect for travelers seeking a serene retreat away from the hustle and bustle of daily life while also presenting thrilling adventures for those eager to explore Iceland's rugged landscapes.

Nature lovers will find themselves captivated by the breathtaking beauty that surrounds Grindavik. Just a short drive away, you'll discover the Blue Lagoon, a world-renowned geothermal spa known for its striking milky-blue waters and therapeutic properties. Immersing yourself in its warm, mineral-rich waters is an unforgettable experience and a perfect way to relax after a day of exploration.

Grindavik also serves as an excellent base for discovering the Reykjanes Peninsula, a geologically diverse region marked by volcanic craters, lava fields, and hot springs. The nearby Gunnuhver geothermal area, with its active mud pools and powerful steam vents, offers visitors an awe-inspiring glimpse into the raw power of Iceland's geothermal activity.

As the day winds down, Grindavik's cozy cafes and restaurants provide the perfect setting to savor delicious Icelandic cuisine, featuring freshly caught seafood and local ingredients. As you reflect on your unforgettable day in Grindavik, you'll find yourself captivated by the village's unassuming charm, its warm and friendly locals, and the rugged beauty of Iceland's magical landscapes.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best place to stay in Grindavik?

The best accommodation in Grindavik is the Harbour View Cottages. You'll be able to enjoy a private and tranquil stay with views over the Grindavik harbor while being only a 10-minute drive from the famous Blue Lagoon. You'll also be close to Grindavik's town center, where you can find seafood restaurants and local cafés.

With over 180 guests having given their experience an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, the Harbour View Cottages are a great base for exploring the country or as a final destination before flying home, as they're only around 15 miles (24 kilometers) away from Keflavik International Airport.

What are the best place to stay in Grindavik near the Blue Lagoon?

Grindavik is less than 10 minutes by car from Blue Lagoon so you can choose from any accommodation option in this pleasant town. You can get to the Blue Lagoon from Grindavik by road number 43 or 426, bypassing the Thorbjorn mountain on the right or left. In the vicinity, there is no shortage of places to stay, either in the town of Keflavik, Grindavik, or right by the Blue Lagoon itself.

A good accommodation option in Grindavik is the Mar Guesthouse. It has a rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from over 140 guests and offers access to amenities like a fully equipped kitchen and a laundry room.

Which hotel in Grindavik should I book to have a beautiful view?

Grindavik is located by the shoreline of the Reykjanes peninsula. It is a small town with long-held traditions related to fishing. If you would like to have a beautiful ocean view from the window, we recommend staying at the cozy Harbour View Cottages, rated 4.5 out of 5 stars! As the name suggests, it's located by the harbor and is within walking distance of restaurants, cafés, and stores.

What part of Grindavik should I stay in?

As Grindavik is primarily a fishing town, the best place to stay is by and around the town's port. There you can find conveniences such as gas stations and supermarkets as well as multiple restaurants to choose from, with an emphasis on fish. If you're fortunate, you might even have an ocean view from your room window!

What are the most popular attractions near Grindavik?

The biggest attraction near Grindavik is the famous Blue Lagoon, where you will find the most renowned spa in Iceland, pools with milky blue water, and an excellent restaurant.

Other popular attractions are the geothermal fields in Krysuvik, lighthouses Hopsnesviti and Reykjanesviti, the ruins of the former Selatangar farm and the Fagradalsfjall volcano, which erupted in 2021 and again in 2022.

A special highlight in the area is the nearby Litli-Hrutur volcano which erupted in July 2023. You can take your rental car to hike there or take a tour of the eruption site, like this hiking tour to the Litli-Hrutur volcano.

You can explore Grindavik's peninsula by booking a Reykjanes tour which takes you around the region with an expert guide.

How far are hotels in Grindavik from Keflavik International Airport?

Grindavik is approximately 20-25 minutes by car from Keflavik International Airport. It's a very convenient choice of location for travelers, especially as a start or end point for your trip.

Do hotels in Grindavik offer a shuttle from the international airport?

Some hotels offer shuttles to and from the airport; however, these often come at a fee. Travelers can also pick up a rental car at Keflavik airport to get there on their own or travel by taxi. However, bear in mind that cabs in Iceland are usually costly.

How can I get from Grindavik to the Litli-Hrutur volcanic eruption site?

Currently, most guided volcano tours to the Litli-Hrutur volcano start in Reykjavik. This makes rental cars the most efficient way to travel from Grindavik to the Litli-Hrutur eruption site. The main parking space for the volcano hike is a 15-minute drive away from Grindavik. The road is paved, so you just need a small rental car to reach the volcano parking area.
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