Hotels & Accommodation in Keflavik

Hotels & Accommodation in Keflavik

Find your place to stay in Keflavik, close to the international airport. Explore accommodations ranging from simple guesthouses to luxurious hotels in Iceland's "rock and roll town."

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Why stay in Keflavik?

Keflavik, a coastal town in southwestern Iceland, offers a compelling destination for travelers seeking an ideal base to explore the country's captivating landscapes and cultural treasures. Its proximity to the Keflavik International Airport provides convenience for early or late flights, making it a desirable choice for visitors.

Located on the Reykjanes peninsula, Keflavik's surrounding area is characterized by moss-grown lava fields and recently active volcanoes. There have been six volcanic eruptions over four consecutive years on the peninsula, with the most recent one being the Sundhnukagigar eruption of February 2024, roughly 15 miles (25 kilometers) from Keflavik.

Keflavik is also known for its vibrant music scene, with many of Iceland's most prominent musicians hailing from this town.

Hotels and accommodations in Keflavik cater to a wide range of budgets and preferences, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay. From luxurious airport hotels to cozy guesthouses, Keflavik offers a diverse selection of accommodations to suit every traveler's needs.

Beyond its strategic location, Keflavik boasts great attractions and activities. Discover the intriguing Viking World Museum, immerse yourself in Icelandic history at Duus Museum, or learn about the town's musical legacy at the Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll.

Additionally, Keflavik's proximity to the mesmerizing Blue Lagoon makes it a convenient location for those wanting to visit the famous geothermal spa.

Whether you are exploring Iceland's wonders or simply passing through, staying in Keflavik provides a delightful experience with its comfortable accommodations, convenient location, and captivating attractions.

Frequently asked questions

What part of Keflavik should I stay in?

The best area of Keflavik to stay is by Grofin, the small boat harbor in Keflavik near the Bergid cliffs and the Giantess Cave. There, you can also enjoy the beautiful harbor view out to Faxafloi bay. It's located a short distance from various restaurants and cafés on Keflavik's main street, Hafnargata, as well as the Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll.

What is the best guesthouse in Keflavik?

The best guesthouse is Raven’s Bed and Breakfast, with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars with over 180 reviews. It is a unique guesthouse that once served as a traditional cowhouse. It is a one-of-a-kind experience to stay at this charming guesthouse as its historical elements fused into a modern-day BnB setup, giving off warm and welcoming vibes.

What are the best hotels in Keflavik?

Hotel Duus is a good hotel that's centrally located. It has balcony views of the Keflavik marina and has a rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from over 190 reviews. It has all the amenities and conveniences you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay, including a delightful complimentary buffet breakfast served daily.

Hotel Keflavik is another great hotel in town, with a rating of 4.2 stars out of 5 from over 700 reviews. Whether you are seeking a standard room or a luxurious suite, this hotel has what you need. It is a modern, classy hotel five minutes drive from Keflavik International Airport. Hotel Keflavik has a fitness center, spa, and hot tub. It offers a complimentary breakfast and has an onsite restaurant and bar.

What are the best hotels near Keflavik Airport?

The Hotel Aurora is the closest to the airport and can be reached in just 3 minutes by walking. It has a 24-hour reception, modern facilities, and spacious rooms. The hotel has a rating of 4.1 stars out of 5 from over 1,200 reviews.

The Courtyard by Marriott Reykjavik Keflavik Airport is just 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers) from Keflavik Airport and has a rating of 4.3 stars out of 5 from over 400 reviews. This stylish hotel is fantastic for all ranges of travelers. With its ample facilities and amenities, including a fully-equipped gym, this hotel is much more than a convenient typical airport hotel.

The Eldey Airport Hotel is located right by Keflavik International Airport and has a rating of 4 stars out of 5 from over 350 reviews. The hotel offers a range of room types to accommodate different travel group sizes, including single rooms, twin rooms, quad rooms, and family suites. Eldey Airport Hotel also boasts a friendly bar, a complimentary breakfast, and a hot tub and infrared sauna for guests to enjoy.

What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Keflavik?

The best budget-friendly accommodation in Keflavik is the Konvin Hotel, which has a rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from over 1,500 reviews. This place is budget-friendly yet does not compromise on quality and comfort. It's close to Keflavik International Airport and a 10-minute drive from central Keflavik. The hotel's friendly staff and cozy rooms make it an ideal choice for travelers seeking value for money.

What popular attractions are close to Keflavik?

Keflavik is a great starting point for exploring the many popular attractions in southwestern Iceland.

Nearby, you can find the site of the Sundhnukagigar volcanic eruptions of December 2023 and February 2024. Currently, you can only see the site of these recent eruptions with a volcano helicopter tour.

It's located in the Reykjanes Geopark, a unique geological area on the Reykjanes Peninsula. It's home to a diverse range of natural wonders, including volcanic craters, hot springs, and lava fields.

The peninsula is also home to the Blue Lagoon, a world-renowned geothermal spa just a 20-minute drive from Keflavik. The lagoon's warm, mineral-rich waters are said to have healing properties, and it's a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Iceland.

The Viking World Museum features exhibitions on Viking history and culture, as well as a replica Viking ship that visitors can explore.

Reykjavik, Iceland's capital city, is just a 40-minute drive from Keflavik. Reykjavik is known for its vibrant culture, colorful buildings, and lively nightlife.

The Golden Circle, a popular tourist route, includes three of Iceland's top attractions: Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and the Gullfoss Waterfall. It's a must-see destination for anyone visiting Iceland, and it's easily accessible from Keflavik.

Is Keflavik a safe distance from the volcanic eruption in Iceland?

Yes, staying in Keflavik is safe. There have been recent volcanic eruptions close to Grindavik, another town on the Reykjanes peninsula, but it is a safe distance from Keflavik, just over 15 miles (25 kilometers) away.

What is there to do in Keflavik?

Take a stroll through Keflavik's main shopping street Hafnargata, which is filled with charming shops and cozy cafés. It's the perfect place to spend an afternoon wandering around and soaking up the local atmosphere.

Visit the Duus Museum by the town's harbor. This small museum is dedicated to the history of Keflavik and the surrounding area. It features exhibits on local fishing, traditional Icelandic crafts, and the Keflavik's role during World War II when a military base was built just outside of the town limits. You could also book tickets to the Icelandic Rock 'n' Roll Museum and learn about the music of Iceland, from past to present.

If you want to relax in Iceland's most famous geothermal spa, you may take this Private 4-Hour Blue Lagoon Tour.

If you're up for an adventure, you can take amazing helicopter tours to see the aftermath of the 2023 Sundhnukagigar eruption.

If you prefer to skip the volcano, you could also opt for a customizable tour around the Reykjanes Peninsula, which is famous for its lava fields and natural wonders, like this Private 6-Hour Reykjanes Peninsula Tour.

Can I pick up the rental car directly from the hotel in Keflavik?

Yes, when renting a car in Keflavik, most visitors pick up their car directly from Keflavik International Airport as soon as they arrive in Iceland. However, many car rental companies also allow customers to pick up their vehicles from the town of Keflavik. Depending on the company, this option may be free, or you need to prepare for a small fee. Also, remember that many car rental companies in Iceland have offices in Keflavik.

Do any family-friendly hotels in Keflavik offer free breakfast?

All hotels in Keflavik are family-friendly, and most offer a breakfast buffet. At some hotels, breakfast is included in the price of the booking, while other properties allow guests to choose breakfast as an extra option for an additional fee.

When should I book a hotel in Keflavik to secure the best deal?

No matter what time of year, book your hotel in Keflavik as soon as possible. Despite the availability of accommodation, the cheapest offers in the best locations are often fully booked several months in advance. If you will be in Iceland during the summer and want to stay close to Keflavik airport, do not wait to make your hotel reservation.

Do the hotels in Keflavik offer private rooms with bathrooms?

Yes, most hotels in Keflavik offer guests private rooms with bathrooms.

Is Reykjanesbaer the same as Keflavik?

Keflavik is one of the municipalities that joined to form Reykjanesbaer in 1994. The name Keflavik is still used frequently, as the international airport in Iceland is named after it. The other two municipalities in Reykjanesbaer are Njardvik and Hafnir.
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