Reykjavik, Iceland is a place filled to the brim with cultural, historical, and natural wonders.

Want to make our trip to the world’s northernmost capital city will be made even more memorable?

Make sure to experience the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis!

We’ve looked into over 400 properties in Reykjavik.

To get the most out of your trip, we’ve picked out the best luxury hotels for you.

Indeed, these properties are where you’d have a better chance of seeing the Northern Lights right from your room.

1. Black Pearl Apartment Hotel

Black Pearl offers luxurious apartment-type accommodations in the heart of Reykjavik.

In addition, it is a few minutes away from the old harbor area.

Notably, it has consistently been named as one of the top 25 small hotels in Europe.

Significantly, this distinction was given by TripAdvisor since 2016.

Each luxurious apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen with built-in appliances, and LCD smart TV. Notably, check out the terrace balcony for unrestricted views of the Northern Lights.

Most guests loved the excellent service from the staff and the hotel’s convenient location.

Likewise, praises were given to the heated bathroom floors and fully-equipped kitchens.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Childcare and in-suite massage
  • Breakfast trays delivered directly to rooms
  • Concierge desk assistance in planning various activities

What’s Nearby?

  • Reykjavik Old Harbour – 0.2 km
  • The Parliament House – 0.3 km
  • Reykjavík City Hall – 0.4 km

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2. Freyja Guesthouse & Suites

Freyja Guesthouse is in the center of Reykjavik.

Notably, it is situated next to the highest point of the city, the church Hallgrimskirkja.

It is on a quiet street, but close to the shopping street Skólavörðustígur.

Likewise, it is close to Sundhöll Reykjavíkur – Iceland’s oldest public swimming pool.

The rooms have fully-equipped kitchens, luxurious beds,  flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and Nespresso coffee machines. In particular, they offer sweeping views of the city – and the Northern Lights in the winter season.

Most guests praised the great location and impeccable service.

Indeed, guests loved the well-appointed rooms and awesome views.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Shared lounge area
  • Free use of bikes
  • Free WIFI throughout the property and daily room cleaning on request

What’s Nearby?

  • Hallgrímskirkja Church – 0.1 km
  • Hljomskalagardurinn – 0.6 km
  • The Offices Of The Cabinet Of Iceland – 0.8 km

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3. Tower Suites Reykjavík

Tower Suites offers luxurious accommodations in the highest viewpoint in Reykjavik.

Notably, the suites offer full panoramic views which varies with the weather and the light.

Indeed, this includes the magical Northern Lights phenomenon.

Room features include panoramic floor to ceiling windows, a walk-in shower and freestanding bathtub. Suites also have a cooler filled with complimentary glacial water, sweets, and soft drinks, and high-quality binoculars are provided to bring guests closer to the stunning view.

Most guests loved the luxuriously-appointed suites and spectacular views.

Similarly, compliments were given to the wonderful service and superb in-suite breakfast.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Free WiFi and “invisible service” that uses an app for front desk & concierge services
  • A glass of champagne upon check-in
  • Restaurants and coffee shops

What’s Nearby?

  • Laugavegur Shopping Street – 0.3 km
  • Solfar Sun Voyager – 0.8 km
  • Reykjavik Art Museum: Kjarvalsstadir – 0.8 km

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4. Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel, Curio Collection By Hilton

Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel is located in the oldest part of the city of Reykjavik.

Equally important, it once housed a majestic department store in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Consequently, it was completely reconstructed with modern amenities in 2018.

The suites all have floor to ceiling windows for enjoying the spectacular views, historical décor, 49-inch HDTVs, and separate living rooms with dining table.

Most guests loved the hotel’s design and its remarkable location.

Kudos were also given to the friendly staff and stylish rooms.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Bathhouse with an original stone wall from the 19th century
  • Restaurant and lobby bar
  • Wellness spa and complimentary fitness center

What’s Nearby?

  • The Offices Of The Cabinet Of Iceland – 0.1 km
  • The Parliament House – 0.2 km
  • Reykjavík City Hall – 0.3 km

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5. 105 – A Townhouse Hotel

105 is situated in the heart of the city, just minutes away from the shopping street Laugavegur.

In addition, it is also a short walk away from the church Hallgrimskirkja.

Similarly, it is close to the neighborhood park Klambratún.

The contemporary studio apartments come with a flat-screen TV, a well-equipped kitchenette with a mini dishwasher. Indulge in the rainforest shower head in the bathroom, with bath amenities.

Most guests complimented the great location and comfortable rooms.

Correspondingly, guests also loved the bathroom features and cleanliness.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Free WIFI and a 24-hour front desk
  • Private parking
  • Tour desk assistance with planning activities in the area

What’s Nearby?

  • Reykjavik Art Museum: Kjarvalsstadir – 0.2 km
  • Laugavegur Shopping Street – 0.4 km
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church – 0.6 km

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6. 41 – A Townhouse Hotel

41 is a townhouse hotel and is centrally located in the city of Reykjavik, on the shopping street of Laugavegur.

Notably, it is close to the Hallgrimskirkja church, Lækjartorg Square.

Similarly, it is close to Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Centre.

The rooms come with well-equipped kitchenettes with an oven, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher. The bathrooms also have heated towel racks for the cold during winter.

Indeed, most guests praised the excellent location and well-appointed kitchenettes.

Guests also loved the knowledgeable and friendly staff and cleanliness of the property.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • 24-Hour front desk
  • Free WIFI
  • Multilingual staff

What’s Nearby?

  • Solfar Sun Voyager – 0.3 km
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church – 0.3 km
  • The Offices Of The Cabinet Of Iceland – 0.5 km

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7. Exeter Hotel by Keahotels

The Exeter Hotel is situated on the old city harbor area.

Equally important, it is just a short stroll away from the Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Centre.

The main building was originally built for storage in 1904.

Later, it became a trade and resistance center.

Eventually, it was renovated and linked to modern buildings.

The rooms are styled combining modern and industrial elements with parquet veneered floors and have smart TVs. In detail, the rooms have free WIFI, a writing desk, minibars, and walk-in showers.

Truly, most guests loved the awesome location and friendly staff.

Compliments were also given to the onsite restaurant and comfortable rooms.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Northern Lights tours
  • Restaurant, bar and onsite bakery
  • Open garden in the back

What’s Nearby?

  • Reykjavik Old Harbour – 0.1 km
  • The Parliament House – 0.4 km
  • Reykjavík City Hall – 0.4 km

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8. Sand Hotel by Keahotels

Sand Hotel is a boutique hotel in the center of Reykjavik.

Notably, it is along the high street shopping area of Laugavegur.

Likewise, Hallgrímskirkja church and Lækjartorg Square are just a few minutes away.

The art-deco rooms come with luxury Serta beds and Duxiana down comforters. Moreover, bathrooms come with floor to ceiling granite tiles and walk-in showers.

The guests praised the hotel’s excellent service and superb location.

Indeed, compliments were given to the ultra-comfortable beds and chic public areas.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • 24-Hour front desk/reception area, coffee shop and bakery, and hotel lounge
  • Old backyard square, haberdashery, and onsite bar
  • Free WiFi throughout the property

What’s Nearby?

  • Hallgrímskirkja Church – 0.3 km
  • Solfar Sun Voyager – 0.4 km
  • The Offices Of The Cabinet Of Iceland – 0.5 km

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9. Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel

Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel is situated in the downtown area of Reykjavik.

Notably, it is just off the main shopping street of Laugavegur and adjacent to Hlemmur Square.

Equally important, the hotel is a short stroll away from the city’s main attractions.

In detail, these include historic spots, a bustling nightlife, restaurants, and bars.

All rooms have four-poster beds, organic bath products, free WIFI, and parquet or hardwood floors. Furthermore, they offer views of the sea, city, or mountain – ideal for watching the Northern Lights in the winter months.

Most guests praised the breakfast setup with superb choices and friendly staff.

Truly, the guests loved the hotel’s lovely ambience and décor.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Operated based on Guldsmeden Hotels guidelines
  • Organic and local food products in the breakfast setup
  • Onsite bar and fitness center

What’s Nearby?

  • Laugavegur Shopping Street – 0.3 km
  • Reykjavik Art Museum: Kjarvalsstadir – 0.5 km
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church – 1 km

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10. Kvosin Downtown Hotel

Kvosin Downtown Hotel is housed in the Kirkjuvoll building.

Chiefly, the building is located in the true historic center of Reykjavik.

Specifically, it is a short distance away from the Reykjavík Cathedral.

It ls also close to Lake Tjörnin, and the Parliament.

The rooms come with free WIFI, full kitchenettes, and Soley Organics bath products. Some rooms also come with a private balcony for viewing the Northern Lights in winter.

Most guests praised the excellent location and accommodating staff.

Indeed, compliments were also given to the beautiful rooms and great balconies.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour concierge service
  • Onsite full-service bar and snack bar
  • Spacious public deck and courtyard

What’s Nearby?

  • The Parliament House – 0.1 km
  • Reykjavík City Hall – 0.1 km
  • The Offices Of The Cabinet Of Iceland – 0.2 km

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11. Reykjavik Domes

Reykjavik Domes offers luxury tent or villa accommodations close to Videy Island.

Equally important, it is near the Reykjavik Family Park and Zoo and Arbaer Open Air Museum.

These heated private domes are equipped with a private bathroom, free bath amenities, satellite TV, and a minibar. In addition, indulge in restful sleep with pillowtop mattresses and down pillows.

Significantly, guests praised the unique experience, so much better than staying in a regular hotel room.

Indeed, guests also loved the cozy domes with a well-equipped interior for glamping.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Golf course, BBQ facilities, and garden area
  • Shared kitchen
  • Secured free parking and airport shuttle service

What’s Nearby?

  • Grafarvogslaug Swimming Pool – 1.5 km
  • Imagine Peace Tower – 3 km
  • Laugardalslaug Swimming Pool – 3.5 km

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12. ION City Hotel

ION City Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Reykjavik.

Notably, it is housed in a smartly renovated building which is close to attractions.

In detail, these attractions include the National and Saga Museums and Hallgrimskirkja church.

All rooms have sound isolation of 45db and offer free WIFI, Samsung smart TV, a cozy window sofa, down duvets, and pillows. Similarly, the suites are equipped with a sauna either on the balcony or indoors.

Most guests loved the fantastic service from hotel staff and tastefully-designed interiors.

Likewise, compliments were given to the comfortable beds and heated towel racks.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Restaurant offering farm-fresh cuisine
  • Private dining room and a bar
  • 24-hour front desk and a fitness centre

What’s Nearby?

  • Solfar Sun Voyager – 0.4 km
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church – 0.4 km
  • The Offices Of The Cabinet Of Iceland – 0.4 km

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13. Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre

Canopy by Hilton is centrally located in the city center.

Notably, it is just a few steps away from fantastic shopping finds on Laugavegur street.

IAlso, it is also a short distance away from Hallgrímskirkja Church.

Rooms have Canopy beds with Serta Cool Balance Technology and gel memory foam, and 300-thread count sheets. They also feature 48-inch HDTVs, mini refrigerators, and Nespresso coffeemakers.

Most guests praised the location and spacious rooms.

Similarly, compliments were given to the restaurant and courteous service from staff.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Lush courtyard and fitness room
  • Recreation desk for Northern Lights viewing tours
  • Onsite restaurant, bistro & bar, and a café

What’s Nearby?

  • The Offices Of The Cabinet Of Iceland – 0.3 km
  • Solfar Sun Voyager – 0.4 km
  • The Parliament House – 0.5 km

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14. The Swan House – Reykjavik Apartments

The Swan House is a boutique apartment hotel situated in the center of the old town Reykjavik.

In addition, it is only a block away from high street attractions.

The apartments are equipped with high-quality beds, kitchenettes, dining areas. Likewise, they have living areas with sofas or chairs, hardwood floors, and a flat-screen TV.

Most guests complimented the tours and superb service.

Indeed, praises were also given to the great location and well-equipped kitchenettes.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Free calls to local landlines and free WiFi
  • Minimalist décor combining Scandinavian and rustic themes
  • Multilingual staff who can arrange for Northern Lights and other tours

What’s Nearby?

  • Solfar Sun Voyager – 0.2 km
  • The Offices Of The Cabinet Of Iceland – 0.5 km
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church – 0.5 km

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15. Ódinsvé Hotel Apartments

Hotel Ódinsvé is a luxury boutique hotel just off Laugavegur street, in the heart of downtown Reykjavik.

Notably, it is only a few minutes away from the attractions of the city.

All rooms have hardwood floors, Kronborg luxury pillows and comforters, satellite TV. The family suite has a living room and 3 TVs, and some rooms offer city views.

Indeed, most guests loved the heated towels and comfortable beds & pillows.

Truly, compliments were also given to the friendly staff and central location.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Onsite French-inspired bistro
  • Terrace and a 2nd-floor balcony with city views
  • 24-hour lobby service offering assistance in arranging Northern Lights tours

What’s Nearby?

  • Hallgrímskirkja Church – 0.3 km
  • The Offices Of The Cabinet Of Iceland – 0.4 km
  • The Parliament House – 0.5 km

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16. Reykjavik Residence Apartment Hotel

Reykjavik Residence Hotel is located just off the main high street area of Laugavegur.

Notably, it is close to the bustling attractions of the city.

All rooms are soundproofed and have fully-equipped kitchenettes, flat-screen satellite TVs, and free WIFI. Some suites also come with separate living and dining areas, while the royal suite is equipped with a corner bathtub.

Truly, guests loved the excellent location and its proximity to attractions.

Indeed, praises were given to the facilities and helpful front desk staff.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • 24-Hour concierge desk
  • Airport transfers and daily room service
  • Breakfast baskets delivered to the room daily

What’s Nearby?

  • Solfar Sun Voyager – 0.3 km
  • The Offices Of The Cabinet Of Iceland – 0.4 km
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church – 0.5 km

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17. Rey Apartments

Rey Apartments is located in the old town of Reykjavik.

Notably, it is in between hip Skolavordustigur and high street shopping in Laugavegur.

Equally important, it is only a few minutes away from the main attractions in the city.

The apartments have fully-equipped kitchens or kitchenettes and sitting areas. They have flat screen TVs, with some suites offering a spacious dining table and a large refrigerator.

Chiefly, guests loved the accommodating service from staff and the spacious apartments.

Indeed, compliments were given to the outstanding location and well-equipped kitchens.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Hotel assistance in booking a Northern Lights tour
  • Free WIFI throughout the property
  • Luggage storage and free parking

What’s Nearby?

  • Hallgrímskirkja Church – 0.4 km
  • The Offices Of The Cabinet Of Iceland – 0.4 km
  • Solfar Sun Voyager – 0.5 km

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18. Ice Apartments Reykjavik

Ice Apartments is situated in Reykjavik 101, close to Hallgrímskirkja Church.

A short distance away lies the bustling nightlife, dining, and shopping hub of the city.

The elegantly furnished apartments feature a fully-equipped kitchen that includes a refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and stove. Furthermore, accommodations also come with flat-screen HDTVs and free WIFI, and some apartments even come with private balconies.

Chiefly, most guests complimented the superb downtown location and accommodating staff.

Truly, praises were given to clean surroundings and spacious apartments.

Popular Hotel Facilities

  • Icewear Shop that also serves as the lobby and front desk
  • Hotel assistance with booking tours and activities in the area
  • Continental breakfast served daily

What’s Nearby?

  • The Offices Of The Cabinet Of Iceland – 0.1 km
  • The Parliament House – 0.4 km
  • Reykjavík City Hall – 0.5 km

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Enjoy walking the streets and visiting the famous attractions in Reykjavik at night!

Indeed, you’ll have every chance to see the Northern Lights in the sky to enhance your experience.

If you’ve stayed at a hotel that you think is a good fit for this list of Northern Lights hotels, let us know in the comments below!