Iceland is the land of hot springs, geysers, volcanic rock, Bjork, and the Northern Lights. It is one of the most exciting holiday destinations for people of all ages. It has everything for everyone, from adrenaline-pumping activities to lots of alternative attractions.
Summer is the peak tourist season in Iceland. The period starts from June to August. This is a time when Iceland is the busiest. If you plan on visiting during this period, you must book accommodations in advance. The best thing is that there is no shortage of luxury hotels in Iceland. So, which one should you choose? Here are some of the best luxury Iceland hotels.
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon
You probably have the Blue Lagoon as one of the must-visit destinations in Iceland. This is one of the finest geothermal pools in Iceland. It is a good place to soak yourself in warm pearlescent waters with abundant skin-nourishing minerals, silica, and algae. While a visit to the Blue Lagoon offers an exemplary experience, staying here will be nothing short of exclusive.
The Retreat is a luxury wellness hotel that offers a deluxe retreat. The stunning views of the surrounding terrain make this the most luxurious Iceland luxury hotel. It provides the perfect place to unwind. From your stylish room, you will get to gaze out over the blue waters of the Blue Lagoon and take in the views of the mountain. The hotel offers the most memorable accommodation in Iceland.
The Retreat has spacious suites exquisitely designed with Nordic minimalism in mind. The tones are earthy, while the finishes reflect nature and match the aura of the surroundings. All the suites have deep-soak tubs as well as outdoor terraces.
During your visit to The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, you will have access to a lounge, a wine cellar that is encased in a real lava cave, and a fitness center. The hotel is located on the Reykjanes peninsula near Grindavik. It is 20 minutes from Keflavik Airport and about 50 minutes from Reykjavik.
Are you interested in tourist destinations in South Iceland? If you are, one of the best luxury hotels to consider is the Hotel Rangá. The hotel offers great seclusion and easy access to numerous natural highlights. As you drive towards the hotel, you will drive through fields filled with wild flowers in summer and spot snow-covered glaciers in winter and the hotel offers uninterrupted views of nature. Although this luxury hotel feels remote, you will never be far from the best adventurous activities and stunning sites in all directions.
Hotel Rangá is the only four star resort in South Iceland offering 51 luxurious and cozy rooms in various price ranges, including the renowned continental suites, decorated and themed after the continents, and a master royal suite
There is a lot to do in close proximity to Hotel Rangá. You can head east to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon for boat tours or walk on the ice at Diamond Beach. The famous Skaftafell Nature Reserve is also only a few hours driving distance away. Other great locations are the rock formations at Reynisfjara and Dyrhólaey, as well as the rippling canyon walls of the Fjaðrárgljúfur. If you want to walk on lava fields and craters, the Eldhraun is a short driving distance away.
Hotel Rangá is located in South Iceland near Hvolsvöllur. The hotel is only an hour from Vik and 3 hours west of Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Reykjavik is 1.5 hours away.
If you prefer to immerse yourself in the Icelandic wilderness, Hotel Húsafell is where you should stay. The hotel is located in the Húsafell village. It offers the perfect base from which you can explore sublime nature across west Iceland, including waterfalls, lava caves, lava fields, mountains, and glaciers.
The hotel is built using a sustainable design that ranges from bright and airy indoor spaces to wooden exteriors. This is done purposefully to merge seamlessly with the landscape. Inside the hotel, you will find various paintings by Páll Guðmundsson, an Icelandic artist who is a local and a close friend of the hotel owners.
The Húsafell hotel is located in West Iceland, nestled in the Borgarfjordur valley, close to the Langjökull glacier. It is about 2.5 hours from Keflavik and just 2 hours from Reykjavík.
The Reykjavik Edition
If what you are after is a contemporary hotel in the heart of Reykjavík, then The Reykjavik Edition will not disappoint. The hotel is modern in every aspect and features bright pops of color as well as heterogeneous furnishings that create a trendy vibe. Moreover, the hotel has a prime location in downtown Reykjavík. You will be able to stroll to the Harpa Concert Hall or walk to the harbor in a single direction.
The rooms have large windows which allow plenty of light in. Blackout blinds are available to block out nighttime brightness, especially in summer. You also get the best views of Reykjavík thanks to the large outdoor terrace. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining and wining at The Reykjavik Edition.
The Canopy Hotel is located in downtown Reykjavik by Old Harbor port, about 45 minutes from the Keflavik Airport. The location is a walking distance from top attractions in Reykjavik.
If you want to explore Iceland, why not stay in luxurious hotels? Iceland has some truly unique luxury hotels where the minimalist designs are complemented by the dramatic landscapes. When planning a trip to Iceland, you can get a great deal on the best hotels if you travel in the off-season or make reservations early. Alternatively, you can use a good luxury travel agency to help you find the best hotels in your preferred destination. Deluxe Iceland is an authorized luxury travel agency and tour operator based in Iceland. Our local experience and service is your best bet for tailored private tours in Iceland.