Where to stay in Reykjavik – Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina

We decided to kick off our Iceland road trip with a 2-night stay in Reykjavik. There wasn’t a lot we wanted to see here, so decided one day of sightseeing would be enough.

We chose the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina as our base as it was close to everything. From the photos it looked modern, clean and enticingly colourful.

Useful Information

  • Check In – 2pm
  • Check Out – 12pm
  • Parking – No specific car parking for guests
  • WiFi – Free, throughout the hotel
  • Safe – Yes, in room

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The hotel is located by a slipway in the old downtown harbour district with a stunning view of the ocean and mountains beyond.

Just a short walk along the harbour front will bring you to the Harpa Concert Hall, then a little further the Sun Voyager sculpture.

Or you can head straight into town to shops, restaurants and the iconic Hallgrímskirkja church.icelandair hotel reykjavik marinaicelandair hotel reykjavik marina



There is no specific car parking area for guests unfortunately. However, there is a parking area for the harbour at the back of the hotel which is where we parked.

You won’t need your car in Reykjavik so just leave it there for the duration.

On your way to the hotel if you come in the same way we did you will be driving along the sea front. When you see the hotel on your right-hand side carry on past the hotel and take the next right into the car park.icelandair hotel reykjavik marina


Check In

We had a late flight from London so we didn’t arrive at the hotel until around 12.30am. The hotel was still very much alive at this time, there were quite a few people about.

Check in was quick and easy, no problems here.


The Room

We had one of the newly decorated King guest rooms which overlooked the Vesturbaer neighborhood, on the West side of Reykjavik.

If you want sea views you have to upgrade to the King Superior room. Being here for such a short amount of time we didn’t think this was necessary.icelandair hotel reykjavik marinaicelandair hotel reykjavik marina

The room was bright and colourful, decorated in contemporary Icelandic design with a quirky maritime twist.

It was very clean and tidy and housekeeping was available if you wanted it in the mornings.

The size was very reasonable, more than enough room for 2 adults and 2 suitcases along with space to hang your coats.

The only thing I didn’t like about the room was the bathroom wall, which was made of frosted glass. Hopefully you know your travel companion well because you will be able to see them on the toilet!



The hotel had a large lobby area full of colourful seating and a fire to warm yourself on after coming in from the cold. It was very cosy and we sat here on a couple of occasions enjoying the warmth.

There is a book room, full to the brim with reading material if you fancy some quiet time. Or a small gym, called The Boiler Room, if you are in need of a quick workout.

Also on site there is a café where you can grab breakfast or lunch and a restaurant/bar area. We sat in here in the evening and enjoyed some cocktails, although be warned they are pricey!



Our stay at the Icelandair Reykjavik Marina Hotel was very enjoyable.

It was well located, in easy walking distance of everything we wanted to see.

It was cosy and quirky and most importantly clean and tidy!

The onsite bar was nice to have a drink in knowing your bed was just upstairs!

It wasn’t the cheapest hotel in Reykjavik but it was money well spent.


Check out the reviews on TripAdvisor

Book your stay on Booking.com or Expedia

Visit the hotel website here

Please note: this is not a sponsored post. Our stay was paid for by us in full, all opinions are my own.


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  • Hi! Just wanted to ask about parking at the car park behind the hotel! What time of year did you visit and were there a lot of available spaces in this parking lot while you were there? Thanks!

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