Let´s paint the town green
- An abundance of unforgettable experiences
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura is a newly refurbished hotel located in the beautiful surroundings of Öskjuhlíð hill and Nauthólsvík beach. Waking up at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, means waking up to the sights, sounds and smells of unspoiled nature all around you. The hotel is certified as a Green Hotel and operates accordingly. With birds singing just for you, and fresh ocean air all around, it’s nice to know that you’re still only a short walk from Reykjavik center. After a refreshing morning walk or a full day on the town, our in-hotel spa awaits you to relax and unwind after an eventful day. For dinner, our restaurant, Satt, offers fresh, local, organic ingredients and flavors that are as good for your soul as they are for your body.
Come see us. We look forward to putting that extra magic into your experience!
At Reykjavik Natura we like to keep ourselves busy at all times. That's why we´ve set up this new calendar of activities for the coming winter – it´s fun and we are sure that it will be perfect addition to your days with us.
On Mondays we have Movie nigth, Tuesdays are Soley Natura Spa Days, Wednesdays are brewery days (starting 23 September 2015), on Thursday we listen to Bedtime Stories, on Fridays we have extra Happy Hour, Saturdays are sea swimming in Nautholsvik days and Sundays are brunch days.
Get to know Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
At Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, art is given special priority around the hotel's public space. We love to share Icelandic art with our guests and invite them to enjoy inspiring works by local, prestigious artists, such as the painters Kristin Gunnlaugsdottir and Kristjan Davidsson; the sculptor Adalheidur S. Eysteinsdottir; and the visual artist Ruri. Pieces by the aforementioned artists and many more are on display around the hotel for all of our guests to enjoy and admire.
The hotel provides 13 unique Art Rooms, each of which is solely dedicated to a modern-day Icelandic artists. The artwork in each room provides a unique experience for the guest with its individual style and beautiful design, making it a real asset to the hotel.
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura is located in the middle of some of the capital's most popular natural attractions such as Skerjafjordur – a small, beautiful neighborhood with a coastal walking path and breathtaking views; Oskjuhlid - a designated outdoor area covered with trees and a multitude of walking and cycling paths; and Nautholsvik – a sandy beach with an artificial hot spring.
Due to its beautiful surroundings, the hotel has always strived to stay in touch with nature and does this by utilizing natural resources in the interior design, such as the stone features located around the hotel's public spaces. These stone features have become one of the main characteristics of Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura.
Moreover, when the hotel was renovated in 2011, even greater emphasis was placed on nature and the importance of preserving it with environment-friendly processes. Since then, the hotel has earned Green Hotel status with ISO 14001 certification.
Brynhildur Gudmundsdottir – The Hotel Manager
Ms. Brynhildur Gudmundsdottir has been the Hotel Manager at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura since October, 2013. Brynhildur, or Binna as we call her, despite her young age, has worked for the Hotel Group for many years and has gained extensive experience in different departments and hotels. Binna knows her way around Reykjavik Natura where she worked as a receptionist at Hotel Loftleidir (Reykjavik Natura's previous name) and Hotel Esja, Icelandair Hotels Reservation Centre and later as a Conference Manager at Hotel Loftleidir until the Nordica Hotel opened in 2003. As a Conference Manager, she led the development of the new and impressive Conference Department at Nordica Hotel for 8 years. For the last 2 years, she has worked as the Reception Manager at Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, now she returns to her roots at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura as the new Hotel Manager. Binna is married to Orlygur Audunsson and they have a 6 year old son, Gudmundur Thor.
Activities at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
In addition to the abundance of outdoor activities in the surrounding area, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura places special emphasis on making sure that its guests have plenty to do within the hotel complex. A variety of entertainment is available such as regular film screenings in English and Icelandic, as well as the weekly reading sessions of Icelandic Bedtime Stories, where guests are encouraged to wear their pajamas and snuggle up under a blanket with a hot chocolate in hand.
There is an onsite spa called Soley Natura Spa with a pool, sauna, hot tub, fitness centre, and an array of beauty treatments. There is also a restaurant and bar located in the hotel and guests can enjoy live music every Thursday.
Furthermore, the hotel is a huge supporter of Icelandic design and announces a "Designer of the Month" for each respective period, who then holds weekly exhibitions in the hotel. It is also possible to purchase some beautiful Icelandic design at the hotel's gift shop.
Additionally, the hotel accommodates a bird collection, a chess exhibition, and exhibits a variety of art such as paintings, sculptures, and video works in the hotel's public space.
At Reykjavík Natura
- Check-in is at 14:00 or later, the day of arrival. Check-out is before 12:00 noon on the day of departure.
- Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura is certified with the ISO 14001 standard for Environmental Management.
- We offer cinema viewing, six days a week.
- Leading up to Christmas, all guests receive a gift from the Yuletide lads.
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura´s history
In 1964 the people of Loftleidir Icelandic Airlines decided to build a hotel in Reykjavik. At this time competition was fierce and a fare war raging. In 1963, Loftleidir Icelandic started to offer its passengers the possibility of making a stop-over in Reykjavik on their way between the US and the continent. This became very popular, and it soon became evident that more hotel rooms were needed for these visitors. Work on this hotel project started at the end of November in 1964, and a new hotel was opened on May 1st 1966. To celebrate, a big inauguration party was held with 1500 guests.
The hotel is still one of the biggest hotels in Iceland, with 220 rooms, and went through a substantial renovation in 2011 when the Icelandair Hotels chain went through re-branding.