Travel / Where to Stay

Where to Stay: Iceland


From an isolated lodge to a stylish hotel in Akuyeri…

Canopy, Reykjavik 


Hilton chose Reykjavik as the first of its millennial-embracing Canopy hotels. The 115 rooms, in a former furniture factory, have a mid-century vibe, a collection of more than a thousand vinyl records (with record players to borrow) and a library of Icelandic literature. There’s a  cool cocktail bar, with young, local mixologists, and a restaurant that highlights local produce. 

B&B doubles cost from 37,865 ISK (£267)

00 354 5287000,

Skálakot Lodge, Ásólfsskáli

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You’ll get a balanced take between luxury and reality on this posh working farm, which has been in the same family for seven generations. It concentrates on pony trekking, as well as offering tours to nearby glaciers and waterfalls. The fourteen charming rooms have wing-backed armchairs and fires, and a veranda on which to relax. The restaurant is just as unfussy, serving a small menu in a relaxed setting.

B&B doubles from 57,391 ISK (£405)

00 354 487 8953,

Fosshótel Mývatn, Skútustaðahreppur 

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One of Iceland’s more affordable hotels, built to have a low environmental impact. Low-slung, grass-roofed and ten kilometres from the small town of Mývatn. Of the ninety two sleek, contemporary rooms, opt for the ones that overlook Lake Mývatn: the suites have their own hot tub.

Room only doubles from 24,675 ISK (£174)

00 354 4530000,

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