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Hotel Viking

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were excited to stay here as part of our trip, but was disappointed almost every step of the way. We were told we were upgraded to a 'superior double' but was given a room we could barely move in, with a not so wonderful view of the fence at the back of the hotel. We even questioned it as was reassured that was definitely a superior double as it was a bit bigger than the normal rooms. If I had paid for this, I would have been extremely peed off! Food at the restaurant across the road was okay. Sadly both nights there weren't any of these singing waiters despite being told they would be there most nights. We were even there Halloween night, and nothing! Apparently the town does a Halloween celebration every year but can't say we saw anything. Woken up by school kids banging doors and running up and down the halls, and left with whatever scraps were left for breakfast. As a result, breakfast was disappointing. Not much selection beyond cold stuff, worst place for breakfast our whole trip and we had to put up with it twice!! Despite all this, the place was cool to look at, the staff were all in 'viking' outfits and the decoration was great to look at. But can't say I'd ever recommend anyone to stay here.

This is a really fun hotel to stay in. The staff were really friendly and they even sing to you if you eat in the viking restaurant! The room we had was at the front of the building and looked out over the harbour - get this one if you can. it meant we had a front row window seat to the northern lights on the first night we were there, and we didn't even need to go outside in the cold to watch them!! Lovely little outdoor hot tub, unfortunately the sauna wasn't working when we visited. The inclusive breakfast was delicious. Overall a lovely stay.

We arrived to our hotel Thursday 19th and from the arrival and our 3 nights stay we had an amazing time perfect location local bus service right beside you, nice little shops beside you , and tours pick you up and drop of here also. The staff are so nice hotel is spotless clean beds so comfy and breakfast is scandinavian. Would defintley recommend anyone to stay here and if you have children traveling it's a must!

Together with a friend from Seattle and his wife, my wife and I - from Oslo and southern Africa - spent all of September and the first week of October learning about the Nordic countries' Viking past: here in Norway, where we live, in Sweden, Denmark, Scotland (i.e. Edinburgh), and York - to end our safari in Iceland, from a base at the Viking Hotel (where else?) The hotel is situated in a quiet village on the outskirts of Reykjavik in close proximity to a picturesque harbour for ocean going vessels. It sports the oldest restaurant in the city, with top class cuisine - for those preferring a quiet eating place. The adjacent hall would appear to be the venue of choice for patrons young and old: with professional singers in viking garb performing their magic every evening. (Wife and I got ourselves serenaded with a beautiful Icelandic song by a most charming couple - indelible memory!) . Rough hewn, intimate and cosy, are words that fit the place throughout - done in a style one might imagine the eponymous settlers had done with the building materials and tools at their disposal. The bedrooms are as comfortable as one might want. The breakfast on offer is adequate; as expected there is a hot bath (geysir heated water and therefore be forewarned about the smell - good for skin-tone it is claimed) and a sauna - where the temperature was somewhat lower than I would have liked (my only complaint!); the staff is friendly and tirelessly helpful. With the Viking Village as base, and fine roads, what Iceland has to offer is hard to beat as a destination for a vacation. Hans Beukes

The Viking Village Hotel is Simply All Round Fabulous, Excellent Food and Service, Friendly Staff with Excellent English and Unbelievable Traditional Decor Features, Lovely Continental Breakfast very Fresh Food.Feature Rooms and Viking Decor, Even the Staff Dress as Vikings, Superb Atmosphere and the rooms are fabulous, Super Clean, Comfy beds and even a fridge. Outdoor Geothermal Hot Tub and Stone Sauna & A Harbour Coast View, Why Go 5 Star when this Hotel is better and amazingly only a 3 Star. Travel back a few centuries in time and Experience the hospitality. We had one of the Best Breaks in a long time and Look forward to Returning again very soon. Top Notch Quality Hotel and a Very Reasonable Deal. ! Recommended to All.

I went on a trip to Iceland by myself and really wanted to stay at the Viking Village. The price was good and the room was perfect. A good size and cozy. Very quiet hotel. The decor was fantastic and the restaurant's food was delicious. I was only here for a night, but I had a view of the water and could see the lights of Reykjavik in the distance. They have a bus station not far away that takes you into the city and a bus stop across the street if you have a trip to the Blue Lagoon booked. Could not be happier with the location. Absolutely would recommend this hotel. If I stay in Hafnarfjordur again, I'll definitely stay here.

We stopped in a cottage breakfast was included in the price and we also had evening meals there too .Staff helpful and friendly room was good and clean. Food was excellent ,the evening entertainment in the restaurant was very good.Would come back again when we have saved enough pennies.

Given the soaring prices of hotel rooms in Reykjavik these days, and given our desire to rent a car and drive ourselves to Southern Iceland's many attractions, my wife and I decided to spend 3 days at Hotel Viking. We were very happy with our choice! The rooms were smallish by US standards, but our superior double room was quite comfortable and well equipped with a very good sized bathroom that even had a full tub. Everything was very clean and the staff was always helpful with any issues and any questions. The continental breakfast was quite good with a few more choices than many other places. There is plenty of parking on site and getting onto the major routes from Hafnarfjodur was much easier than from anywhere in Reykjavik. Of course, visiting Reykjavik is a must too, but there is a bus (#1) that runs back and forth and the stop is only about 200 yards from the hotel and takes maybe 15 minutes to the center of downtown Reykjavik. All in all Hotel Viking is an excellent choice when visiting southern Iceland: the rates are a good bit less for not being in Reykjavik, yet you still have all the options of exploring this wonderful country. And ... Vikings!

The staff at Hotel Viking were extremely friendly and professional with excellent local knowledge. They were always willing to help with any of our concerns. The hotel was the first drop off point from the airport and the stop is directly outside the hotel with regular coaches to Reykjavik city centre and Keflavik international airport. All the major trips will pick up from this hotel and are very well organised. The restaurant was fantastic and very reasonably priced for the area once you get over the initial shock of the prices if you are travelling from the UK. Do not for one minute dismiss the restaurant thinking you will find better value. It is excellent quality and great fun in the hotel restaurant. Breakfast offered an excellent choice and everything tasted fresh and healthy. The local area has a nice selection of coffee shops, bars and restaurants but remember, this is not Reykjavik and it is small and limited in comparison but we managed to spent a lovely half day walking around near the hotel. The small harbour opposite is picturesque. If you head out of the hotel and turn left you can find a Krónan supermarket near the roundabout and several minutes away from the hotel in the same direction there is a great little coffee shop called Pallet where you can also get exceptionally good beers and pasties. I cannot fault our stay at Hotel Viking.

We stayed here for one night before our flight home, after a two week camper van trip around Iceland. It's a fun place to stay with its Viking decor and friendly staff. Yes rooms are small like most European hotels, but they are very clean and quiet. The Flybus and city bus stop right in front of here so it is convenient for those without cars. Across the street is the ocean so you can walk around the port there. A hearty Icelandic breakfast is included in the room price.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a 5-minute walk of Hafnarborg, Hotel Viking is within a 15-minute stroll of Hafnarfjordur Free Church. This 42-room hotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's on the waterfront and also a short walk from Sudurbaejarlaug and Museum of Hafnarfjordur.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: Fjaran Restaurant specializes in local cuisine, and serves dinner; The Viking offers relaxing ocean views. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 42 individually decorated rooms feature coffee makers and desks. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Viking enjoy an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ISK 5000 per person roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3


Twin 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 5

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 364 reviews