Hotels & Accommodation in Kopavogur

Hotels & Accommodation in Kopavogur

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Why stay in Kopavogur?

Kopavogur is part of the greater capital region and is the second-largest municipality by population in Iceland. It is only a 15 minute drive from central Reykjavik and has good access to multiple city bus lines so it's a great choice for those looking to experience the bustling life of the city while staying in a calmer and more affordable area.

Along with being a great starting location for exploring Reykjavik and its surroundings, Kopavogur itself also has a lot to offer. You can visit the beautiful lake Ellidarvatn or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the town's coastline. One of Kopavogur's most popular locations is the largest shopping mall in Iceland, Smaralind, where you can find a variety of stores, restaurants, and cafés as well as a cinema and a family-friendly entertainment area. If you're looking to immerse yourself in Icelandic history and culture you can also visit the Gerdarsafn art museum or the Natural History Museum and check out the architectural beauty of the Kopavogur Church.

Accommodations in Kopavogur cater to every traveler's taste and budget. Choose from cozy apartments and great hotels, offering affordable, and comfortable experiences. With its great location, cultural attractions, and friendly atmosphere, a stay in Kopavogur is a great choice for your trip to Iceland.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best hotel in Kopavogur?

The best hotel in Kopavogur is Hotel Kriunes which has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from over 300 travelers. With its location at the edge of town, by the beautiful Lake Ellidavatn, it gives you a place of peace and tranquility in the city. While quiet, it still boasts a great shopping area as well as the Smaralind shopping mall and is only a 10-15 minute drive from the vibrant Reykjavik downtown area.

Birds commonly nest along the area around the hotel, and many rooms have a view overlooking the lake. The hotel has a restaurant that provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner for guests, and the adjacent bar is a great place for drinks and cocktails. There are multiple room types, ranging from a Standard Double to a Family Suite with a Lake View.

What part of Kopavogur should I stay in?

A great area of Kopavogur to stay in is the Smarinn district, where you can find the largest shopping mall in Iceland, Smaralind. This area also has a good selection of restaurants, cafés, and shops. A good hotel option in that area is the Hotel Smari, which is located within walking distance of the shopping mall and has a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by over 230 guests.

If you prefer a more peaceful location, another great area is close to Ellidarvatn lake, a beautiful nature area that is great for walks and birdwatching. A great option for your stay there is this apartment close to nature which has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by over 200 visitors.

Is public transportation easily accessible from hotels in Kopavogur?

Most hotels in Kopavogur are conveniently located near stops for the city bus making it easy to explore the town and surrounding areas. One of the best locations to stay at for access to public transportation is around the Smaralind shopping mall, which offers easy connections to many bus lines. A great option for a stay in that area is the First Hotel, which has a rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from over 450 guests.

How do I get from the center of Reykjavik to a hotel in Kopavogur?

The city bus network is very well-developed in Reykjavik. You can easily find a bus that will take you to your hotel in Kopavogur or at least very close to it. You can see the bus schedule on the city bus website.

Another option is to take a taxi, but the simplest is to rent a car. If you're not afraid of long walks, you can take a 4.3 mile walk (7 kilometers) from the city center of Reykjavik to Kopavogur by foot, which will take you just over an hour and a half. This can be a good chance to explore the coastline, which has a nice walking path that connects the two areas.

How much does a stay at a hotel in Kopavogur cost?

Hotel prices in Kopavogur vary from season to season and depend on the time of your booking and the comfort of the hotel you want to stay in. Booking a hotel well ahead of time will usually give you a better price than otherwise. Visiting Iceland during the low season is also a way to keep accommodation prices down.

Will I be picked up on a guided tour if I am staying at a hotel in Kopavogur?

Most tours start off from Reykjavik. There could be some tour operators that offer pickup but this is not common. The simplest choice is to make your way to the designated pickup point in Reykjavik, which is only a 10-15 minute drive away from Kopavogur. There is also a bus line that goes directly from Kopavogur to central Reykjavik and the trip takes about 30 minutes. You can also take a taxi.

What are some of the main attractions in Kopavogur?

Kopavogur offers several attractions, including the Gerdarsafn Art Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the Smaralind shopping mall. The town also has several parks and recreational areas, such as the disc golf course along Kopavogslaekur river and the trampoline park Rush Iceland. A must-see stop during your trip to Kopavogur is the Sky Lagoon geothermal spa, where you can unwind while overlooking the beautiful ocean view. We recommend booking your Sky Lagoon tickets ahead of time as it is a very popular location.
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