Hotel Hafnarfjordur was a nice hotel the staff were really helpful and put up with out 10x daily questions without batting an eye. The rooms were nice they had wardrobe, draws, sofas, tv and a small kitchenette area all with fridge kettle toaster and microwaves. The beds only come with 1 pillow each that deflates some what but they got me a spare when I asked and they provide clean towels each day (they will let you take them to the Blue Lagoon if you ask, as the BL charges).
However 6 of the hotels rooms do not have a cooking area so if you are looking to cook there request a room with the cooking facilities (2 small hobs). A downside that they need to improve is also the lack of items they give for cooking, the rooms only come with one small cooking pot, we requested a frying pan and they did find one but if a few people in the hotel did want to cook they would have issues.
The hotel is about 10-15min out of the city on the bus or driving. You will need Bus No# 1 to get to and back from the city and it comes every 20min and 50min past the hour to and from hotel and town. It is pretty cheap and you can buy single passes a day pass or a 3 day pass.
The hotel will book all tours for you from the reception desk, don't book Northern Lights tours in advanced do it on the day. We used a company called BusTravel.is for Golden Circle + Blue Lagoon and a South Coast tour they were cheapest but the tours were great the drivers were informative and funny. Most tours will pick up from the hotel (some charge 1,000 krona).
There isn't really anything close to the hotel so night time if not on a Northern Lights tour you will probably want to go into the city for evening activities. I would suggest doing the Blue Lagoon in the evening rather than in the day too. Much quieter than the day and there is something lovely about sitting surrounded by mountains with the stars out in the warm milky blue waters. There are other outdoor pools in the city 2 bus stops out if you wanted the warm waters without the price and the hotel staff are happy to show you where they are on the maps too.
The hotel has one computer you can use to check emails or tour websites and print off your e-tickets the hotel does charge for the printing though.
Behind the hotel takes you to a main road and to the right of that they have a KFC, Taco Bell and one of their supermarkets Bonus if you want food. on the same road as the hotel there is also a pizza place and other take-a-ways. Tap water is safe to drink.
Breakfast at the hotel was good. They offered a choice of cereals, breads to toast and waffles. They had fresh fruit and a mixture of cold meats and cheeses, eggs. They had choice of teas and coffees as well as fresh juice and or squash. It runs from 7am-10am each day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Hafnarfjordur is a newly build three-star hotel in the capital area of Reykjavik. The centre of the harbour town, which is famous for its stories about elves and mystical beings, is just short distance away. The hotel is the ideal choice for independent travellers, companies and families for both long and short term stays. The hotel has a friendly atmosphere aims to make guests feel comfortable and to give them a home away from home.We offer 71 deluxe and soundproofed guestrooms with beautiful furniture. The range of accommodation is spacious, bright and well-equipped. The hotel is a non-smoking hotel with non-smoking rooms only. Many of the rooms provide a kitchenette with a microwave oven, a toaster, a refrigerator and all other necessary cooking utilities.Unfortunately we do not have a proper restaurant but if you wish we can recommend you some good ones which are nearby.Hafnarfjordur is Icelands 3rd-biggest community. Hafnarfjordurs harbour is just 10 minutes walk from the hotel. Here you can take a walk and enjoy the sunset. The town has its own culture and entertainment and hosts an annual Viking Festival plus the Bright Days Festival and the Christmas Village. ... more less
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- Hotel Hafnarfjordur Iceland