Hotels in North Iceland
The best hotels & accommodation in North Iceland
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Why stay in a hotel in North Iceland?
When it comes to choosing a region for your Icelandic adventure, North Iceland offers a unique and captivating experience. Boasting a stunning natural landscape, rich cultural heritage, and a wide range of attractions, it's no wonder why staying in North Iceland is a popular choice among travelers.
One of the main reasons to stay in North Iceland is the opportunity to explore the breathtaking beauty of this part of the country. From the majestic fjords and towering cliffs to the geothermal wonders and volcanic landscapes, North Iceland is a haven for nature enthusiasts.
The Lake Myvatn region, with its lava formations and pseudocraters, offers an otherworldly experience. Hiking through the Vatnajokull National Park allows you to witness glaciers, cascading waterfalls, and dramatic mountain vistas, which will stay with you forever.
In addition to its natural wonders, North Iceland is home to charming towns and cultural gems. Akureyri, affectionately known as the 'Capital of the North,' offers a vibrant atmosphere, with a range of hotels catering to different budgets and preferences. The town also boasts museums, galleries, and the northernmost botanical gardens in the world. Siglufjordur, a picturesque settlement, offers a glimpse into Iceland's fishing heritage through its museums, including the award-winning Herring Era Museum.
When it comes to accommodations, North Iceland provides a variety of options. Whether you prefer cozy guesthouses or boutique hotels, you'll find a suitable place to stay. Many hotels in the region offer stunning views of the surrounding landscapes, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of northern Iceland
Furthermore, staying in North Iceland provides convenient access to popular activities and attractions. Embark on thrilling whale-watching excursions from Husavik, known as the whale-watching capital of Europe. Engage in outdoor adventures like skiing, snowboarding, or hiking in the nearby mountainous areas. Explore the unique rock formations of Hvítserkur on the Vatnsnes Peninsula or venture to Grimsey Island, straddling the Arctic Circle, to witness its rich birdlife, including adorable puffins.
In conclusion, staying in North Iceland offers a remarkable blend of natural wonders, cultural experiences, and outdoor activities. With its diverse range of accommodations, stunning landscapes, and proximity to famous attractions, North Iceland is a must-visit destination for those seeking an unforgettable Icelandic getaway.
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Frequently asked questions
What is the best hotel in North Iceland?
We also recommend Hafdals Hotel, a charming hotel offering spacious rooms with mountain views and terraces, providing a great opportunity to connect with nature and potentially see the northern lights. Conveniently located across the fjord from Akureyri, it offers easy access to traveler services while remaining peaceful. It has a rating of 4.9 stars out of 5 from over 60 reviews.
Which town in North Iceland is best for hotel stays?
What popular attractions are close to North Iceland?
Lake Myvatn, located in the northeast of Iceland, is known for its volcanic landscapes, geothermal activity, and diverse birdlife. Visitors can explore attractions like Dimmuborgir, a lava field with unique rock formations, Hverfjall crater, and the Myvatn Nature Baths.
Godafoss waterfall, just a short drive from Akureyri, is one of Iceland's most iconic waterfalls. The name translates to "Waterfall of the Gods," and it cascades dramatically over a horseshoe-shaped rock formation.
Dettifoss waterfall, located in Vatnajokull National Park, is Europe's second-most powerful waterfall. It's an awe-inspiring sight as the water plummets down a rugged canyon.
Husavík, known as the whale-watching capital of Europe, offers incredible opportunities to observe whales in their natural habitat.
The Diamond Circle, similar to the famous Golden Circle, is a scenic route in North Iceland that takes you to some of the region's most spectacular attractions. Along the route, you can visit highlights such as Asbyrgi Canyon, Hljodaklettar (Echo Rocks), and the fishing village of Husavík.
While staying in North Iceland, don't miss the opportunity to explore the charming town of Akureyri itself. Discover its botanical garden, explore cultural attractions like the Akureyri Art Museum, and enjoy the lively atmosphere of its cafés, restaurants, and shops.
What is there to do in North Iceland?
For those wanting to explore the attractions of the Diamond Circle, check out this amazing 9-hour guided tour of Dettifoss, Lake Myvatn and Godafoss, starting from Akureyri.
Join a family-friendly 1-hour horseback ride in the heart of North Iceland’s countryside.
Go on a river adventure on this whitewater river rafting action tour on the East Jokulsa river.
Explore the stunning fjord of Siglufjordur on this leisurely 2-hour kayaking tour.
Go explore Lake Myvatn and the hot springs surrounding it on this Lake Myvatn sightseeing tour, starting from Akureyri.
If you’re fascinated with marine life, take the ultimate Husavik Whale Watching Tour from the whale-watching capital of Europe.
For something totally unique, take this unforgettable 1-Hour Bjorbodin Beer Spa Tour.
If you want to see Iceland from above, take this breathtaking 1-hour flying tour over North Iceland’s Diamond Circle, starting from Akureyri.
These are just a few examples of the many activities and experiences available in North Iceland. Whether you're seeking natural wonders, cultural immersion, or outdoor adventures, the region offers something for everyone to enjoy.
Are there hotels with on-site dining options in North Iceland?
We recommend Hotel Sveinbjarnargerdi, a friendly countryside hotel offering stunning views of Eyjafjordur and proximity to attractions like Akureyri, Husavik, and Lake Myvatn. With an in-house restaurant serving authentic Icelandic cuisine and international dishes, as well as amenities like an outdoor hot tub and gym facilities, it provides a perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and natural beauty for travelers.
What are the amenities offered by hotels in North Iceland?
Berjaya Myvatn Hotel is a stylish and modern hotel located in the geothermal wilderness of North Iceland, offering 59 rooms, hot tubs, and easy access to incredible attractions. With a fantastic restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, guests can enjoy delicious dining options while immersing themselves in the stunning surroundings of Lake Myvatn.
Can I find family-friendly hotels in North Iceland?
Fljotsbakki Farm Hotel is a family-friendly hotel located near Godafoss waterfall. It offers refurbished guest rooms in a traditional Icelandic cowshed and provides a unique experience with animals living on-site, making it an ideal choice for couples and families traveling with kids. The hotel offers a variety of facilities and amenities, such as comfortable rooms, free Wi-Fi, a restaurant with a focus on local food, and opportunities for outdoor activities and hiking.