It’s boom time for hotels in Reykjavik as they expand to accommodate the growing numbers of visitors to Iceland – but Scandinavian style and quality is not diminishing as quantity increases
Reykjavik is a city experiencing a tourist boom. The capital of Iceland is a popular short-break destination in its own right but with airlines such as Icelandair and Wow offering it as a stopover destination on routes to and from the US, visitor numbers continue to rise. Hotel rates in summer are high – we’ve quoted lowest/winter rates – but in line with a government-backed initiative to promote the country as a year-round destination, prices do fall outside of peak “land of the midnight sun” months. To cope with increasing demand, many hotels are adding extra rooms and improving facilities, while a US company has revealed plans for the country’s first five-star hotel on a harbour-front site close to Reykjavik’s distinctive Harpa concert hall.