Grand Hotel Reykjavik

The Grand Hotel Reykjavik is full of highlights. It includes a contemporary Icelandic restaurant and comes with incredible views of Mount Esja.

Inside, the hotel is smart and modern. It’s decorated with contemporary furniture and atmospheric LED lighting, and everything centres on an immense glass-roofed atrium, which houses a bar-cum-cafe.

The hotel’s restaurant is contemporary and features an equally-modern menu based on Nordic classics. Live jazz music even accompanies dinner a couple of nights a week.

Whether you’re after a whistle-stop tour or a longer stay, our holidays to Iceland include two excursions, so you’ll never struggle to see the country’s best sights during your holiday.

Overview of Reykjavik

In Iceland, the extraordinary becomes the ordinary. Known as ‘the land of fire and ice’, the country is home to stunning natural beauty, volcanic landscapes and geothermal fields.

Reykjavik is the capital of this beautiful country. In this captivating city, sleek buildings mingle with classic architecture. Everything about this city’s unique, from quirky hotels like the Grand Hotel Reykjavik to the cafes that become nightlife hotspots after dark.

The locals in Reykjavik are incredibly friendly, too. The bars stay open until the early hours as the owners chat to the patrons. Ask them about the best hidden gems and they’ll happily share their secrets.

Things to do in Reykjavik

The location of the Grand Hotel Reykjavik puts Laugardalur Park and the city centre within striking distance. It’s on the outskirts of Reykjavik but the city centre is only a 25-minute walk away. If you don’t fancy the walk, there’s a shuttle bus that runs three times a day.

Closer to home, the geothermal pools, botanical gardens, and zoo of Laugardalur Park are practically next door. You’re also close to the Laugardalslaug swimming pool complex, which is the largest in Iceland.

Reykjavik is a fascinating city to spend some time in. You’ll want to book to return before you’ve even boarded the plane home.

Resort Summary

Iceland holidays feature volcanic landscapes and unique heritage. But a city break to Reykjavik is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in Iceland’s Nordic roots combined with contemporary style. The city is beautifully laid out, has community spirit in abundance and a host of stunning architecture, with the hotels forming just one part of that appeal.

Explore the streets and you’ll find cosy cafes that become nightlife hotspots after dark, together with all kinds of intriguing cuisine and a series of popular shopping districts. Beyond those appealing distractions are country tours and the famous mineral-rich water of the Blue Lagoon, making Reykjavik as rejuvenating as it is exciting.