The Best Hotels in Akureyri, Iceland

Find the perfect base for experiencing Iceland’s beautiful north
Find the perfect base for experiencing Iceland’s beautiful north | Courtesy of Hotel Kea by Keahotels / Expedia
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Writer23 February 2021

Spread along the Eyja fjord in northern Iceland, Akureyri is a picturesque sanctum, home to wooden houses, cosy bars and the striking Akureyrarkirkja. The best bit? You’ll feel like you have it all to yourself. Here’s our pick of the best places to lay your head in Iceland’s Capital of the North.

Gula Villan Brekkugata

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Gula Villan Brekkugata
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Plump pillows, blackout curtains and complimentary toiletries await in this lovely home-away-from-home, guaranteeing a good night’s sleep. Located in central Akureyri, with the Hof Cultural Centre and Akureyri Art Museum a two-minute walk away, you can combine city sights with exploring the great outdoors – hiking and biking trails, horse riding and whale watching are available nearby.
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Hotel Kjarnalundur

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Nestled in the lush Kjarnalundur Park, this family-run hotel is a true nature retreat, centred on outdoor activities, health and wellbeing. If you can tear yourself away from the hot tub and infrared sauna on site, there are dozens of hiking trails in the nearby woodland, as well as opportunities for biking, skiing and volleyball along with a playground for children. For city sights, such as Akureyrarkirkja and the Art Museum, central Akureyri is just a seven-minute drive away.
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Hotel Kea by Keahotels

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Akureyri’s only four-star hotel, Hotel Kea offers a touch of luxury in the centre of the city, with room service and an upscale restaurant accompanied by views over Eyja fjord. Start your day with a freshly made breakfast – included in your stay – before wandering to the Hof Cultural Centre, Akureyrarkirkja, Art Museum and outdoor swimming pool that are all just a short walk away.
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Hotel Norðurland

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Hotel Norduland
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Settle into the city in this cosy, down-to-earth hotel, where you’ll be welcomed with a drink and warm hospitality. Hotel Norðurland more than makes up for its no-frills decor with its location on the edge of the city. It’s a great option if you want to enjoy Akureyri’s cafes, restaurants and museums, yet have somewhere restful to retreat to at the end of the day.

Hotel Edda Akureyri

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Hotel Edda Akureyri
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Catering to budget travellers, Hotel Edda converts from college accommodation in the summer holiday months to deliver excellent hospitality and friendliness to visitors of Akureyri. The hotel is next to the botanical garden, offering excellent views of the midnight sun, and is just a short walk from the city centre and outdoor swimming pool, where guests can relax with a picnic packed with the fresh Icelandic snacks available at the hotel.
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  • Icelandair Hotel Akureyri

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    Icelandair Hotel offers a modern, comfortable base for experiencing Iceland’s beautiful north. Natural wonders such as the Eyja fjord, Hlíðarfjall ski resort and botanical gardens are visible from right outside your window. Snuggle up by the fireplace in the hotel garden, enjoy local delicacies in the Aurora Restaurant or take a dip in the geothermal swimming pool across the street.
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    Hotel Akureyri

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    This cosy microhotel has all the charm you’ll need, with views of the tranquil waterfront and rooms that embrace its quirks as a former cinema. Set in the heart of the city, Hotel Akureyri is just a stone’s throw away from the Akureyri Church and beautiful botanical garden. The staff at Hotel Akureyri are keen to make your stay as comfortable as possible, with fresh bread and waffles served each morning and cookies available at reception for you to help yourself.
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    Skjaldarvik Guesthouse

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    A tranquil, eco-friendly guesthouse situated on the outskirts of Akureyri, Skjaldarvik is run by Óli and Dísa, who will be all too happy to host you on horseback tours, bike rides and nature walks. The towering Akureyrarkirkja, Hlíðarfjall ski resort and whale-watching at Akureyri port are also all within a 15-minute drive. After a long day of activities, unwind in the hot tub, which offers exquisite views of the fjord and – for the most fortuitous – the Northern Lights.
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