Hotel Grasteinn is a comfortable, modern hotel on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland, close to the country's only international airport. Those stopping over in the land of ice and fire will find it the perfect base, while all other travelers will find its proximity to Keflavik convenient and its amenities plentiful.
Location and Nearby
Hotel Grasteinn is located conveniently close to Keflavik International Airport in the town of Reykjanesbaer. The airport is just over two miles (four kilometers) away. The accommodation is thus excellent for stopover visitors who want their travel to be easy and those eager to stay near the Blue Lagoon.
In terms of amenities, you'll find shops, restaurants, gas stations, banks, and post offices within comfortable walking distance. Furthermore, some tour operators work from Reykjanesbaer, allowing you to embark on excursions such as caving, sightseeing, and scuba diving.
Hotel Grasteinn sits on the tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula, and thus those renting a car can reach the many gems here with ease. The Bridge Between the Continents is only 11 miles (18 kilometers) away, where you can cross from one tectonic plate to the other. Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa renowned for its healing waters, is the region's highlight and just 12 miles (19 kilometers) south.
Sixteen miles (24 kilometers) away is a magical geothermal area called Gunnuhver, which is steeped in the folklore of a vengeful ghost. Meanwhile, you can reach the hiking route to the fresh lava at Fagradalsfjall volcano, which erupted throughout 2021, by driving 20 miles (32 kilometers).
Other sites on the Reykjanes Peninsula you can reach in less than an hour include the lake of Kleifarvatn, the hot spring area of Krysuvik, the lava pool of Brimketill, and the spectacular Blue Mountains.
The capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, is 29 miles (46 kilometers) to the east of Hotel Grasteinn. You can find more restaurants, bars, boutiques, and pools here than you can in Reykjanesbaer. On top of this, it has a wealth of cultural attractions, such as Hallgrimskirkja church, the Harpa Concert Hall, and the Sun Voyager statue.
Most of the country's tour operators work from Reykjavik, so it is easy to head out on their excursions even if staying in Hotel Grasteinn.
Facilities and Amenities
There are 25 rooms at Hotel Grasteinn, all of which have private bathrooms, flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, and access to free and fast WiFi. The economy twin and double rooms can accommodate two, while standard rooms have a sofa that can sleep one more. Family rooms have a double bed and two single beds.
The style of the hotel is warm and welcoming, and guests have access to a breakfast buffet and free parking space. There is also a bar, a lounge, and a terrace where you can seek out the northern lights in winter. Staff at the desk will be happy to help you with recommendations on what to do in town and the local area.
Why Choose Hotel Grasteinn?
Hotel Grasteinn is an excellent choice of accommodation for those on a stopover in Iceland due to its proximity to Keflavik International Airport and its welcoming ambiance. Check availability by choosing a date.