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Wonderful place to stay! Staff is very friendly and helpful

This was the cutest hotel ever. Very hospitable. My daughter loved the make your own waffles station in the afternoons. So close to the blue lagoon and within 20 min of airport. I just wish their restaurant stayed open paat 9pm

My husband and I stayed at the NLI for two nights while traveling about in Iceland. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. They got us reservations for our blue lagoon visit, and had a free shuttle to take us there as well as to pick us up. Dinner at Max’s restaurant was also exceptional. The food was delicious. We can’t wait to go back!

It is situated by a geothermal plant. Though it is a beautiful hotel inside, the surroundings are not very attractive.

We had a wonderful time here, just a short walk to the blue lagoon which was nice after a long flight. The rooms are very spacious and clean and the restaurant was fantastic.

Everything was clean and nice. Very close to the Blue Lagoon. One issue is the strong smell of sulfur in the room due to the geothermal activity in the area.

It was my second stay at Northern Light Inn. The food is amazing, the staff and the owner are wonderful. I tried the Aurora floating at the hotel which was a great experience, too. They have a free shuttle service to Blue Lagoon (just 3 minutes by car from the Hotel to Blue Lagoon!). But you can also walk to Blue Lagoon from the hotel (15-20 minutes walk) and the scenery is beautiful. I recommend taking a walk around the geothermal power plant, too so you will see beautiful blue water and you rarely see people so it's good for taking many beautiful photos. I will definitely go back there again!

This hotel has a lot to offer. It is approximately a half hour from the Keflavik airport and about 3 minutes away from the blue lagoon. Although they do not have an airport shuttle, be sure to check in with them as they do have arrangements with a local cab company to save their guests some money. The rooms were clean and nice. The staff was very friendly and very helpful, particularly with regard to setting up tours/excursions. They also have a system wherein guests can sign up for northern lights alerts. Max's Restaurant was easy to access and had a great menu. I would recommend this hotel to any of my family or friends.

Super friendly front desk staff and super comfortable beds!

Hotel staffs are really friendly and helpful! Food are great!

They have floatation eggs that you can book a zen room to meditate and a gym. Wish they offered massage and facials. The hotel is VERY clean and beautifully furnished. Had a west facing room with spectacular lava boulders as a view. Dark night sky sprinkled with diamondlike stars. Loved it! Will come back.

Location is great but oh my god the smell of sulfur from the geothermal plant directly next to it was horrible. Also the room was very hot and with the horrible smell you couldn’t keep the windows open. But- it was a very comfortable room other than that. And Max’s restaurant was excellent!! Really delicious. My children loved the lamb and my husbands cod was the best! So even despite the smell I would actually recommend it.

Great location for Blue a Lagoon (5 min away), being on a lava field is awesome, breakfast and complementary afternoon waffle is a great touch. Will go back anytime.

Nordurljosavegur 1 Grindavik Southern Peninsula

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Blue Lagoon
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Blue Lagoon, Northern Light Inn is within a 15-minute drive of other popular attractions like Viking World Museum. This 3-star hotel has 42 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café, or meet other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


Rooms

Northern Light Inn's 42 individually decorated rooms provide phones and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Beds sport down comforters and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

At Northern Light Inn, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) for EUR 39 per room. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with securing valuables, dry cleaning/laundry, and concierge services. Other amenities at this hot springs hotel include a conference center, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Family Quadruple Room

1 Queen Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Triple Room

1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Double or Twin Room with Spa Access

1 King Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Ground Floor

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Northern Light Inn

Everyone (24) Couples (2) Family (3)
5
Everyone

By on Mar 14, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 15, 2020

Hi, many thanks for the rating.

5
Everyone

Wonderful place to stay! Staff is very friendly and helpful

By on Mar 8, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 8, 2020

Many thanks for your rating and kind words. We do hope to see you again.

5
Family with small children

This was the cutest hotel ever. Very hospitable. My daughter loved the make your own waffles station in the afternoons. So close to the blue lagoon and within 20 min of airport. I just wish their restaurant stayed open paat 9pm

By on Nov 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 12, 2019

Thank you Florie, it was a pleasure having you here.

5
Everyone

By on Nov 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 12, 2019

Thank you, it was a pleasure having you here!

5
Partner Couples

My husband and I stayed at the NLI for two nights while traveling about in Iceland. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. They got us reservations for our blue lagoon visit, and had a free shuttle to take us there as well as to pick us up. Dinner at Max’s restaurant was also exceptional. The food was delicious. We can’t wait to go back!

By on Nov 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 12, 2019

Hi, Many thanks for your kind words and rating. We are looking forward so having you visiting us again!

5
Everyone

By on Oct 7, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 8, 2019

Hi many thanks for your rating.

4
Everyone

It is situated by a geothermal plant. Though it is a beautiful hotel inside, the surroundings are not very attractive.

By on Aug 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 16, 2019

HI, Many thanks for your review. We try hard to explain to guests about our location. We have a very good picture on our front page at our website. We are very proud of our location and our neighbors, HS ORKA, the Geothermal Power Plant that is the reason we have the Blue Lagoon, clean energy, hot and cold water. This is a unique Power Plant and the heart of our society called "Society without a waste". We do hope to see you again, one day.

5
Everyone

By on Jul 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 24, 2019

Hi, Many thanks for your rating.

5
Everyone

We had a wonderful time here, just a short walk to the blue lagoon which was nice after a long flight. The rooms are very spacious and clean and the restaurant was fantastic.

By on Jul 19, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 19, 2019

Hi, many thanks for your kind words and rating.

4
Family

Everything was clean and nice. Very close to the Blue Lagoon. One issue is the strong smell of sulfur in the room due to the geothermal activity in the area.

By on Jul 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 8, 2019

Hi, many thanks for your review and rating. We are happy to hear that you did enjoy your stay with us and do hope to see you again.

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