Icelandair Hotels is a leading chain of quality hotels in Iceland. Whether you want to enjoy the natural beauty of historical sites, take part in outdoor activities or experience the cultural life of the south, north, east and west of Iceland, we always offer first-class facilities and excellent service. We also operate Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, the seasonal hotel chain Hotel Edda and Canopy Reykjavik|City Centre.

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Welcome to Icelandair Hotels, Iceland's premier hotel chain, and the trusted source for comfortable, affordable accommodations for visitors and locals alike since 1966. Choose from 8 hotels throughout Iceland, including two hotel locations in Reykjavik - each with its authentic-Icelandic character, drawing inspiration from the unique local settings of this beautiful island-nation.

We at Icelandair Hotels are keen to help make your dream holiday come true. Our eight hotels are the ideal gateway to the unique experience that is Iceland, whether in the buzzing city of Reykjavik or the magnificent countryside. Each of our eight hotels is perfectly situated, and all have something unique to offer. We strive to ensure that your accommodation in Iceland is of the highest quality and place great emphasis on superior service, comfortable surroundings, fresh, locally sourced food, and attention to detail that will make your visit unforgettable.
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Who‘s afraid of the dark?

As a contrast to the nightless nights of midsummer, the midwinter in Iceland sees only a few hours of sunlight. For example, on the longest day around Christmas time there is only 5 hours of light, sunrise being at around 11 am and sunset around 3 pm.

After new year‘s the days get longer by even 10 minutes a day, but the astronomical winter lasts until the end of March.

So what should you enjoy in Iceland during the winter months? Here is some local advice from Icelandair Hotels staff:

-          Go out as much and as often as you can when it‘s light outside. Make the most of the light time so you‘ll see the sun still exists!

-          Sleep longer whenever possible. If you feel sleepy, it‘s because you need more of it. Trust your body, it knows.

-          It isn‘t as bad as people think.

-          Smile through it. Positivity takes you a long way, and it catches!

-          The darkness makes you appreciate the summer more.


And of course there are many activities you can enjoy during winter. So go out and enjoy the dark and the wild!



An exciting snowmobiling adventure takes you to the top of the spectacular Mýrdalsjökull glacier, where you will have a breathtaking view of South Iceland, one of the most scenic areas of the country. This tour also stops at the gorgeous Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and visits the Skógar Folk Museum to get a taste of how Icelanders lived in past centuries.

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Skip the lift lines and go from the ground to the top in only few minutes!  On this epic tour you'll be flown from a helipad in the center of Reykjavik to the mountain area of Botnssulur. You will ski with your guide for half a day in exciting terrain and enjoy a delicious lunch in the backcountry with your group.

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Northern lights

The winter months are the only time to be able to see the famous Northern Lights! Also known as Aurora Borealis, these "light streaks" in the skies are caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole. Northern Lights in Iceland are visible during the winter months, from September to April. 

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