Best Places to Stay In Iceland
Iceland is all about its nature getaway and complete isolation. In a place where nature and weather are the biggest challenges, people have managed to find spaces to exist within this sanctuary for the natural world. Pockets of life have made Iceland what it is today.
These days, life continues to erupt in the strangest places. Places that invite you to experience solitude and seclusion for travellers looking to escape the bustle of the city, see the northern lights or appreciate the bountiful nature around them.
If you’re looking for your next exclusive stay, this is the list for you to find uniquely Icelandic stays.
For those who want to be close to nature without sacrificing comfort, The Bubble Hotel is the perfect stay to experience complete nature immersion. In summer, get lost in the wild as you are surrounded by nothing but greenery. During the winter months, when the nights are longer, this place offers the best opportunity to view the Northern Lights. Encapsulated in a completely transparent bubble that separates you from the outside world, the bubble is placed among trees that act as a natural wall creating isolation.
Located on the grounds of the Blue Lagoon, experience celebrity treatment at a luxury hotel encircled by the Blue Lagoon. This health and wellness getaway promises its guests relaxing, rejuvenating and exploratory experiences. Guests can expect unlimited access to the Retreat Spa, the Retreat Lagoon, the Blue Lagoon and Blue Lagoon Ritual, as well as skin care amenities. With private rooms that have an attached geothermal pool, as well as scenic views of Grindavík, you will quickly settle into the luxuries of this 5-star establishment.
Ion Adventure Hotel
Located close to Thingvellir National Park, Ion Adventure is surrounded by nature and in complete isolation. Set against the mountainous lava fields and close to the Golden Circle Route, this hotel hosts adventurers who need respite from exploring the natural world of Iceland. Whether you’re there for the waterfalls, geothermal hot springs or glaciers, set up your base here to be closer to the important attractions. The hotel is fully equipped with its own restaurant, bar and spa leaving guests with a variety of things to do without leaving the comfort of their hotel.
Husband and wife, Siggi and Frida invite you to their favourite part of Iceland. The couple spent a lot of time visiting the area and eventually decided to open up their own hotel with the help of their children. Located less than 2km away from the Ring Road, Iceland’s national road that circles the entire country, UMI Hotel overlooks the southern coastline and Eyjafjallajökull, a famous subglacial volcano in the area. Next to the hotel, you will find a river that flows peacefully, adding to the tranquil atmosphere of the hotel grounds.
Aska Modern Cabin
The Aska cabin is an architectural delight to enthusiasts as it is the first of a series of sustainable cabins designed to populate the natural landscape around Lake Mývatn. The dark cladding to the exterior comes from an ancient Japanese technique of shou sugi ban, where the outer layer of the wood is charred. This adds not only aesthetic appeal to the building material but also improves the lifespan of the wood. The aim of this project was to add visual interest to unassuming parts of Iceland, enhancing the natural beauty while providing a place to stay, sleep and enjoy the unique environment.
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