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Top 10 Hotels in Northern Iceland

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4 out of 5
Snorragata 3, Siglufjörður
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Oct 1 - Oct 2
4.9/5Exceptional! (153 reviews)

"We loved everything about this hotel! It was beautiful. Our room was perfect in every way from the comfy bed and pillows to the beautiful window seat! The staff was very helpful and we loved that they put our name on a list to call us if the northern lights appeared. We would recommend this hotel ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Siglo Hotel
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3 out of 5
Ketilsbraut 22, Husavik
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Oct 2 - Oct 3
4.4/5Excellent! (161 reviews)

"Nice hotel well positioned in the town. Clean with helpful receptionist. Restaurant was ok but staff a little distracted I guess as it was the end of season. The waiter didn’t know the specials so had to go off to check then the waiter and a waitress went into the back restaurant where she cut his ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Fosshotel Husavik
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2.5 out of 5
Arnarnes, Hjalteyri
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Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.7/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)

"pretty surroundings, and comfortable setting; hospitable hosts"…"

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Arnarnes Paradis
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2.5 out of 5
Road 816, Skjaldarvik, Akureyri
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Oct 3 - Oct 4
4.6/5Exceptional! (221 reviews)

"We loved the horses! The evening ride followed by dinner was great, but after the ride when we were able to let the horses into the back field to run was amazing!! What a cool experience 😁 The staff were super friendly and very helpful the rooms were clean and bed were comfy. And after a long day ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

Skjaldarvik Guest House
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3 out of 5
Gauksmýri, Hvammstangi, Northwestern Region
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Oct 8 - Oct 9
4.4/5Excellent! (160 reviews)

"It was very clean and peaceful. The food was delicious. The staff was very friendly."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Gauksmýri Lodge
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3.5 out of 5
Reynihlid, Myvatn, Northeast Region
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Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.4/5Wonderful! (145 reviews)

"Nice place but Is overprices and food was not not so great. Good location, close from myvatn bath and gas station and store. 4/5."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Icelandair Hotel Myvatn
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3 out of 5
Vid Olnbogaas, Myvatn
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Oct 11 - Oct 12
4.5/5Wonderful! (421 reviews)

"Hotel staff is very friendly. It was too cloudy for northern lights but it would have been a great view from the room if they were viewable. Upon arrival the front desk offers a service to call your room if the lights are viewable. Very clean and contemporary room design."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Hótel Laxá
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3 out of 5
Grímsstaoir, Skutustaoahreppur, Myvatn
per night
Oct 9 - Oct 10
4.7/5Exceptional! (307 reviews)

"location and dining options in the hotel was good. staff was friendly and helpful. we had a great view from our room."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Fosshotel Myvatn
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4 out of 5
Hafnarstraeti 87-89, Akureyri
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Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.3/5Excellent! (511 reviews)

"location in the middle of town was good. ease of access to all the dining and shopping was good."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Hotel Kea by Keahotels
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3 out of 5
Kjarnalundur, Akureyri
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Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.3/5Excellent! (116 reviews)

"We stayed in the three bedroom cottage. It is so nice and extremely spacious. The kitchen includes a full size refrigerator, oven, stovetop and microwave so we were able to cook all of our meals here. We also loved the hot tub!! Would have been nice to have signage to direct you to the cottage as ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

Hotel Kjarnalundur
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Visiting Northern Iceland

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Northern Iceland, and visitors give high marks for the lakeside setting. This relaxing city also attracts tourists with its northern lights and cafés.

  • There are 257 hotels and other accommodations in Northern Iceland
  • The closest major airport is in Akureyri (AEY), 16 mi (25.8 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Northern Iceland

Cultural venues in the city include Skagafjordur Folk Museum, Icelandic Seal Center Museum, and Icelandic Folk Music Centre. Attractions like Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), Hlidarfjall Akureyri, and Hverarondor Hverir are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like Akureyri Church, North Iceland Marketing Office, and Blonduos Church.

In Northern Iceland, there are 257 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect holiday retreat. Here are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Hafdals Hotel - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its quiet location and helpful staff.
  • Rjupa Guesthouse - Our customers love the WiFi and room size at this guesthouse. With a stay at this 2.5-star guesthouse, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi.
  • Guesthouse Svínavatn - This 2.5-star guesthouse features free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Expedia customers like its overall value and helpful staff.

Dressing for Northern Iceland

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 36°F and the nighttime average to be 25°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 57°F during the day and 28°F at night
  • July through September averages 57°F during the day and 36°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 44°F during the day and 25°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Northern Iceland is 1.18 inches
  • Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 56°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 25°F

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