Hi everyone - I am visiting Reykjavik in March and would appreciate any suggestions for a moderately priced hotel in the city - pluses would be quick access to public transportation and view of the bay...any ideas? I would also appreciate any insight on things to do/see in and around the city for a 2-3 day time frame. We are splitting time in Reykjavik with a 5 day tour of greenland, based out of Ilulissat - has any visited this area before? Thank you!
I've been to Iceland twice and was based in Reykjavik both times - it's a wonderfully walkable, interesting city that would take you at least a few days to explore. I loved the National Museum of Iceland, the Reykjavik 871 Settlement Exhibition (little underground museum) and the Blue Lagoon (the airport Flybus can take you to the lagoon either right as you get into town or right before you take off -- each bus is timed with the flight schedules). Check out Booking.com for hotels - including Hotel Fron, which is right off the main drag full of shops, restaurants, etc. There are also lots of guest houses and the neighborhoods are lovely and safe (I walked them alone during summer at all hours). If you want to see some Icelandic scenery, go on a day trip (check out Reykjavik Excursions). Iceland has an incredible tourist infrastructure - it's very easy to plan out your trip by just looking at their websites.
Hi, I have been to iceland and Reykjavik several times. I stay at Hi Hostel downtown location. Walking distance from everything. Tomas was the head desk clerk, he is from Greece and is very accommodating with rooms. I shop at the local grocery store to save cost, but ask the desk clerk to direct you to the local fish house. Wonderful food, affordable prices and it is a 2 minute walk from hostel. Local metro system is great. As the other person posted, the Blue Lagoon is a must, I suggest taking a swim suit that you do not really care about and leaving it there. They have lockers, bring a micro fiber towel if you can. As far as the bay, you can walk to it from the hostel in about 2 minutes. You also can do the Golden Circle Tour, affordable, you can purchase tkts right from desk at the hostel. It would give you a glimpse of Iceland that you will want to come back for more.