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Icelandair Hotel Akureyri

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

my only disappointment was i wasn't woken when the aurora appeared late night after they had told me zero chance. however their restaurant is fabulous and the dinners were so beautifully presented as well as being delicious , their chef is an artist ( the chef was chef to king of Norway...fabulous)

as i said in my other reviews, iceland is very expensive, include hotels. this is a very nice and clean one. we had 2 rooms for 2 nights which weren't big enough. breakfast was very good and tasty. we also ate dinner at the hotel which was also very good.

We arrived on Thurs Nov 23 during a blizzard. The front desk staff was prompt and friendly. Our room was clean, warm and cozy. The bed was comfy. The tv had THREE BBC channels. This came in handy when the snow continued for 3 days. Also, the lobby is very nice with a gas fireplace. They serve drinks, coffee and high tea every day. Best of all, it's ACROSS THE STREET from the pool. Now, this is not a YMCA deal. This is an outdoor geothermal pool wonderland with hot pots of varying degrees of scalding water and a waterslide for the kiddies (and goofy adults). Now if sitting in 109 degree water with snow falling on your head sounds like bliss, you're in luck! Back to the hotel, it *is* up the hill from *downtown* . If you have any walking difficulties, this is NOT the place for you. But if you like a yummy breakfast in the morning, this IS your hotel. I wish I could remember the name of the nice woman from Reykjavik who worked in the dining room. We had many lovely chats with her!

Hotel is of the same standard as all of the other Icelandair hotels - it's clean and tidy if not a little sterile. The staff here are something else though, when you walk into reception it is also a bar and arriving at night this is really confusing, we walked in with bags and tried to work out where to go, no welcome, no may I help you nothing! Was rudely given the key, told breakfast wasn't included - when asked about somewhere to eat we were handed a map and told to look on here! We wanted a personal recommendation not a map! We also got stuck on the west of the island due a storm and had been unsure if we would make it to Akureyri when I called to ask if they thought we would get though he told us the roads were open, not the case at all!! On check out I handed back the key and was barely acknowledged by the staff!! I found the service here at odds with the other hotels in Iceland which seem welcoming enough. I wouldn't recommend this hotel at all!

I have found that Icdelandair hotels, while not inexpensive, provide good value, and their hotel in Akureyri is no exception. The room, while small, is well appointed, clean and well maintained. Window opens, lighting is good, and there are ample electrical outlets. Room had a desk and small sofa. Like most Iceland hotels, it had radiator heat with no theremostat, making setting the room temperature a challenge. Also lacking was any way to circulate air in the room, a common problem with Iceland hotels. Bathroom had a walk-in shower. There is some traffic noise in the evening in rooms facing the street.

I booked a room at the hotel after knee replacement surgery at the local hospital and was pleasantly surprised to know that they had a very nice room which is designed to accommodate the needs of wheelchair-bound or walking-impaired people, including a large bathroom with all the necessary fixtures. The lovely staff was also always ready to assist. I can highly recommend this hotel for a stay in Akureyri if you have difficulties moving around.

This centrally located hotel is within walking distance to the city center. It also is right on the local bustling which is free to ride. The rooms were small, but nice. The staff is very helpful and accommodating. The breakfasts were wonderful. I would stay here again if I return to Akureyri.

The room was clean and was well-serviced each day. There was a large, convenient shower in the handicap accessible room. The sofa and chair offered no comfortable seating and there were limited locations for luggage stowage. Excellent lighting throughout . The beds were reasonably comfortable. Friendly staff. There was no safe in the room and the WiFi was rather sluggish. The breakfast selection was limited, but it was tasty and filling enough.

Great place to stay in Akureyri. Only a few walking minutes from the centre of the town (its a bit up the hill). I loved my room with fjord view. Friendly and welcoming staff, provided good information and recommendations. The hotel has a very lean but warm interior style (modern scandinavian with a cosy twist).

Family room was of a good size, more spacious than other hotels we stayed in. The L'occitane toiletries was a nice touch. We heard the guests got to see Northern Lights the day before we stayed. Unfortunately, we did not see Northern Lights the night we stayed. You can request for a wake-up call for Northern Lights. Family room is facing the public pool opposite the hotel, thus we were not able to face the ski resort which many had recommended. The hotel is on top of a hill, which can be quite challenging to walk in when it is cold outside. In Akureyri, we couldn't find breakfast as the shops did not open early (some said 8am but remained closed at 9am). Would be good if you can get the breakfast inclusive option at the hotel.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Icelandair Hotel Akureyri places you within a short walk of Akureyri Botanical Garden and within a mile (2 km) of Akureyri Church. This 100-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Akureyri and also close to University of Akureyri and Jon Sveinsson Museum.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Icelandair Hotel Akureyri's 100 rooms provide coffee makers, phones, and desks. 32-inch flat-screen TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets.

Property features

Guests of Icelandair Hotel Akureyri enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a terrace. There's free parking and a ski shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and securing valuables. Other amenities at this ski hotel include a garden and a fireplace in the lobby.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 762 reviews