If you have followed me on Instagram, I'm sure you noticed that I LOVE to travel. I really enjoy just getting on a plane and waking up somewhere sunny and warm but I decided to do something different this year and check Iceland off my bucket list.
I had the wonderful opportunity to stay at the Hotel Reykjavik Natura located in central Reykjavik. After driving for about an hour from the airport, I was excited to see what the hotel had to offer. The first thing that stood out to me was how clean it was! I have to admit, I am very particular about this. We had a little bit of a wait to check into our room since we arrived three hours earlier than check-in time but that was fine because the lobby was cozy enough to relax until our room was ready.
A cool detail about the hotel is that it's dedicated to Icelandic artists. The lobby displays sculptures by native Adalheidur S. Eysteinsdóttir in all of their properties. Each sculpture tells a different story on what they represent about Iceland and its culture.
Now on to the important part - the Room! You will notice upon check-in that the rooms here are small but that was the intention. They were specifically designed so visitors would go out and explore and not stay in the room. I was fine with that since we only had six hours of daylight.
Flora Deluxe Rooms (pictured above) are more spacious. Guests staying in Flora Deluxe Rooms get access to Lounge on the 4th floor between 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm, with complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. They also enjoy free admission to the Soley Natura Spa.
Speaking of the Soley Natura Spa, this was the highlight during my stay at the Hotel Reykjavik Natura hotel. Even though we had a short amount of time to enjoy it (since we were exploring and taking pictures all day), I made sure to maximize every second. It was definitely the perfect way to unwind and it's conveniently located on the ground floor.
There is an entrance fee. The regular price for one time access to the spa is ISK 4.900 (about $43.00) but for hotel guests the price is ISK 3.000 (about $26.00)
Here are the list of services offered at Sóley Natura Spa:
- Body Scrubs
- Spa with a relaxing warm pool, steam bath, sauna and hot tub
The spa is open from:
10:00am - 8:00pm (Mon - Friday) , 10:00 AM - 9:00pm (Sat) , and 12:00pm - 5:00pm (Sun)
NOTE: If you forget your swimsuit, you can rent one at the Spa for ISK 500 (about $4.40).
To book your appointment, click here .
On our last night, we decided to just have dinner at Satt Restaurant which was also conveniently located at the hotel. From the menu, I noticed the food is locally sourced from the best available farmers and fishermen. The meals are all prepared from scratch which is common in a lot of the restaurants in Iceland but to my surprise they are known for their PIZZA!! I ordered the Shellfish pizza which was absolutely delicious. Now this pizza cost me about 2690 Kr (about $30.00). Yes, I know it's pretty expensive but everything in Iceland is. (I'll talk more about that in upcoming posts)
I really enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Reykjavik Natura. I would highly recommend during your trip to Iceland staying here. The staff was very helpful and friendly, it is conveniently located to local cultural attractions, and the food/bar scene were well worth every penny. Stay tuned for more posts about tips on how to get around Iceland.
Góða ferð! (Safe travels)
Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Hotel Reykjavik Natura; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.