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Icelandair Hotel Akureyri

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here for a couple of nights while exploring North Iceland during early summer. Had a family room with a queen bed, couch and bunk beds. The service at the reception desk is good, the room is a little small but nicely done and my wife likes the Loccitane toiletries. Within a short walk to the main downtown tourist area where food and drinks options abound, and there is a pool right across the road though it looked sad in the drizzly weather while we were there. Parking is a breeze right in front of the lobby and the restaurant is classy, but expensive - had breakfast buffet there.

We stayed five years ago and had a very lovely room with bathroom behind the bed area. Very modern, roomy. Not this time. This time it felt like the bedroom and bathroom were on top of each other with a translucent glass door that offered absolutely no privacy in many ways. Frankly this was unacceptable for a hotel of this level. Location was fine--on a hill that required walking to get to town but the views were worth it. Breakfast buffet was very nice--high end products and variety--but very very expensive ($29) if not included with room. Next trip we will find a different place to stay.

The hotel is located on a hill high above the town. We decided to walk down to the town for dinner and found the walk back to the hotel very steep (and we are reasonably fit). Perhaps it was the night cold, windy air. Our room was quite small, clean and comfortable with a view to the mountains and fjord in the distance. Breakfast buffet was adequate with usual cereal, cheese, cold meats, though not a large choice. Eggs were hard boiled, Staff were friendly and helpful.

Great hotel with everything you need. The main negative was the location. It is located at the top of a slightly steep hill. Unfortunately i am unable to walk this type of incline. But a taxi was only about $13 from the town centre. Most other things were great. Large rooms, quite modern, with tea and coffee making facilities, fantastic shower, the best hairdryer ever, comfy bed and pillows, a window that opens, good hanging space, storage and easily accessible power outlets. There was no fridge or iron in the room and there was no shelving near the bathroom sink or in the shower for toiletries. There was no luggage rack, which is a big no no in my books. I just can't bend down to luggage on the floor. The bathroom was a bit smelly but this is not the first time I have experienced this in Iceland. It may have something to do with the natural environment. Dinner in the restaurant was great and the staff were fantastic. Buffet breakfast - yummy

I spent three nights with my two teenaged kids on a recent trip to Iceland. This was by far the best hotel in Akureyri. It is a bit of a walk from the town center up a steep hill. There is a large parking lot with free parking for guests. It is just across the street from the wonderful local pool complex and a short walk from the Botanical gardens. The hotel is relatively new and built to modern standards. The rooms are somewhat small and decorated in Scandi/Ikea style. I had a family room with a double bed and a small closet behind it with two small bunkbeds for kids. We shared a toilet although there is an additional sink just inside the door. A hot water kettle with tea and coffee service was provided. It was a tight fit for three but more economical than renting two rooms. There is a breakfast buffet that we found to be just so-so. There were cold cuts, cereals, fruits, hard boiled eggs, cheese and breads. Coffee and juice were dispensed from machines. The mornings we were there they were over capacity. Seating was limited and there was not enough room at the buffet. They ran out of many items, including juices and it took a while to refill. Be sure to get a price that includes breakfast as they charge $30 per person if you don't. There is a small restaurant with limited selection (three entrees the night we visited). The food was expensive and nothing special. There are a dozen better choices a short walk or drive away. The bar was well stocked and the lobby is a comfortable place for a cocktail. Service was great. Everyone was friendly, spoke great English and were ready to help. I don't think there is a better choice in Akureyri.

I liked the modern design of the room, however, I would not stay at this hotel again unless I was traveling in a single room. They have a glass door in the bathroom so you can hear everything going on on both sides. It looks cool but it is not practical at all. If it was not for the glass door it would have been five stars. Very friendly staff but not very helpful though.

We entered the room and it was hot, hot, hot due to having direct sunlight for the whole day and the heater was on high blast. Took several hours with windows open to cool down. Hotel was unwilling to provide any assistance/ideas for cooling down the room. Blinds did not do well with cutting out sunlight for the evening, making it very difficult to sleep. Did have a full breakfast which was appreciated. The young women helping other tourist's luggage were also very kind and friendly.

I stayed here one night may 17, 2017. This is a large,multi-story, modern, chic hotel in a central location in Icelands' second largest city of Akureyri. Taking all of that into consideration, it is on the expensive side of things. I stayed in 10 different lodgings on my trip around Iceland and this was the only one that did not include breakfast in the cost of the lodging. Shame on me for not noticing that when I made the reservation. So my friend and I went down to breakfast only to find out that it was not included. Breakfast was just shy of $30 per person. Even by Iceland standards, that's a lot. Since the room itself was not inexpensive, I judge the overall value of the lodging to be lacking because of that. Take that into consideration when looking at this hotel for lodging and compare it to other lodgings in Akureyri.

My room was clean, linen and towels clean, comfortable bed and hot shower and my free wifi worked. All the basics met for me. They have a descent breakfast buffet with a good variety of hot and cold items, fruit and vegetables, variety of breads and jams, cereal, juice, coffee and tea. I was with a tour group so breakfast was included. Dinner at the hotel was descent. I personally did not find food in Iceland to be fantastic but it was all descent. If you do not travel on your stomach and do not like the overpriced restaurants all over the country, I recommend going to the grocery store and you can pick up sandwiches, salads and skyr (their yogurt that I liked) that is reasonably priced. Every hotel we stayed at had a grocery store in walking distance. The hotel is walking distance from downtown down a steep hill, perfect for people who have no problems walking. A nice touch was the L'Occitane soap, shampoo and conditioner in the room. My window view was the city pool and mountains in distance. The locals swim all year long in the thermal heated pools around Iceland. I watched swimmers every morning and evening from my window.

I was a bit hesitant when I booked this hotel months ago knowing it was part of Iceland Air. Only, because when we traveled to Alaska, Princess Cruise lines owned many of the "lodges" and they were overbooked, not well maintained tourist traps. We were pleased to find that this was not the case with an Icelandair Hotel. We had a deluxe king room with a separate seating area including a full size sofa. Much more comfortable than the typical Scandinavian style furnishings at the other places we stayed. Some of the reviews I read about the rooms, before I decided to book here, complained about the split bathroom. The toilet and sink on the left side of the bed and the shower on the right side. We found nothing awkward about it, it's just "different" from most places. The weather warmed up when we were here and to get air, we had to open a few small windows and had to keep the curtains open so the air would get into the room. There is no air conditioning. We asked for a fan, but they don't have any so it was a bit stuffy in the room until it cooled off outside around midnight. Room was very clean and beds / pillows extremely comfortable. Wi-Fi reception was great. We definitely recommend the hotel and would stay here again if we ever returned to the area.

Thingvallastraeti 23 Akureyri

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.

Room options

Twin Guest Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 5


King 1 | Sleeps 2

King Deluxe Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 694 reviews