Travel Blogs from Reykjavík
... to climb a hill to go to the largest church in Reykjavik, Hallgrimskirkja. You can take the elevator to the top and experience wonderful views of the city.. definitely recommend!
In a big nut shell, that wraps up our great trip to Iceland. A wonderful first stop to start our adventure around the world. Iceland is full of fantastic people who are very hospitable and lovely, The sun shines for 21 hours a ...
... is a simple but effective multi-media presentation of how the aurora borealis phenomenon occurs, how the sight of them has driven culture over the centuries and where and when, in Iceland, there is a chance to see them for ourselves. Sadly, with the weather we are enduring at present it is unlikely we will see them for ourselves. As we left the centre it began to snow lightly. On the return we kept a lookout for where we hope to eat this evening, Icelandic Fish and ...
... spatřit dnes.
V úterý, můj poslední den, vlastně půlden na Islandu, jsem nikam nespěchal. Ráno jsem nemusel vstávat, tak jsem dospal ztracené hodiny, sbalil se, opustil hostel a mířil městem na autobus na letiště do Keflaviku. Moje letadlo do německého Berlína se odlepilo ze země přesně v 15.25 hodin místního času. Ještě dlouho jsem měl možnost pozorovat nádhernou islandskou krajinu ...
... beds but the hotel promised to sort it while we were out later.
We headed round the corner to the Geysir Bistro where Michael had a burger and Fran and I ate the excellent skewered lamb. Then back to the hotel to put on layers of clothes ready for our Northern Lights tour at 20:30. We'd booked with Time Tours (7125 ISK) as many of the tours sounded like you were picked up by minibus, taken to the bus station to be herded onto big coaches, then driven to ...
The Glacier Lake at Jokulsarion was littered with icebergs. The river carries them to the shore of the North Atlantic. We were intrigued when we returned to the river area later to find that it was strongly tidal and bergs we had seen almost on the beach were now back upstream, towards the glacier face.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Bjork Reykjavík
This was a great Hotel to stay at. I took a red eye from Boston to Iceland, and arrived at my hotel at 0730. I was able to fully check into my room and eat breakfast for free. The hotel staff also helped me with setting up transportation to the airport.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Bjork Reykjavík
This is a clean and comfortable hotel situated approximately 10-15 minutes walk from the centre of Reykjavik (depending on which part you want). We had a sea view from our room window. The staff were extremely helpful more than happy to book any tours you wish to go on. There is free internet access from reception. The room had tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, tv and shower gel but no fridge or mini bar. The hotel does have a restaurant which provides all meals of the day but we did not eat there so can`t comment on that. Overall an excellent choice of hotel.
Hotel Bjorks an excellent place to stay
Where to start, a fab clean small hotel. Very similar to a travel lodge if you need to compare standards. With v.v. comfortable bed..
The room was spotless and was kept that way by the housekeeping staff (not us!!!) the reception staff was very helpful and knowledgeable and helped us book all our trips. The inclusive breakfast was a real bonus (1 less v.v. expensive meal to pay for!!) and the 10 minute walk into town or back was welcome after many hours sitting on coach tours..
But don't judge this hotel by the pictures, they don't do it justice, forget kerb appeal, it's not the Icelandic way.. Just book a room and spend the extra on your trips and tours...
Just want to agree with everything the other reviews say except that you need to do the glacier trip as well, it was awe inspiring. You can't see the northern lights if you go after the 15th April, the excursions finish then until the winter time. Also at this time of year you can only see the minke whales so its best to leave that trip til summer time. We had to leave at 5am to get an early flight back and we were still provided with breakfast, a nice touch.
Good Quality Hotel
Good quality hotel close to town - you are about 50m from the end of the main shopping street but following the Saebraut round is more attractive if marginally longer. Staff are excellent and the rooms are spotlessly clean. My bed was a bit soft for me but the rest of the facilities were excellent. No it doesn't have a bar, but you can purchase drinks in the restaurant and from reception if you are desperate- and there are supermarkets close by where you can buy beer.
A small, but spotlessly clean hotel with minimalist Icelandic style décor. Very helpful staff, which all speak fluent English, and are happy to book excursions for you, or give you directions. Reasonable spacious rooms with nice bathrooms, (English channels) and a kettle. The 'continental' buffet breakfast is served in the Hotels own restaurant and is very good. Its inclusion saves you a lot of money. The Hotel is ten minutes from the main shopping street. The walk feels very safe. In fact the Bjork is the best budget hotel that I've ever stayed in.
Only one problem!
This hotel does not have a bar! Cannot fault this hotel. The rooms are nicely decorated and spacious. Reception staff were very helpful. Breakfast was plentiful. Only about a 10 minute walk in to town. As I say, the only problem is that the hotel does not have a bar.
We stayed three nights in January and everything about the hotel was excellent: rooms were large and warm (good central heating), clean bathrooms, very modern reception area with helpful staff, large selection at buffet breakfast, parking right outside the door (although only space for a few cars but you can easily park around the corner). It's about 10 minutes walk from the centre which might be the only downside but actually it was quite nice to see the rest of the town. Would definitely stay there again.
Stayed in this Hotel for 4 nights in January 2006 and i have to say it was basic but really good value for money. Iceland is a very expensive place but the food and people are fantastic. All speak English and are very friendly.Breakfast is included when staying at this hotel which is a real bonus because of the price of food and drink.The rooms are really comfortable and warm,lovely beds and really nice bathrooms.
I booked this hotel after searching endlessly for decent but reasonably priced accommodation in Reykjavik for my boyfriend's 30th birthday. It was expensive by european standards but very reasonable for Iceland. The reception area was very chic and modern, the staff freindly and courteous [unlike alot of the locals we met] and the breakfast is varied and tasty with breads, cheeses, fruits, veg, meats, fish, eggs and pastries. The rooms were a bit of a dissapointment, smaller than I expected with the decor very standard, unlike the reception area. we had two beds pushed together rather than a double as requested. we had a large window with a very nice view of the bay, and the bathroom was perfectly functional. Although the hotel is not bang in the centre, it is as close as you will get for this price. It was about a 10-15 minute stroll to downtown and the main drag. All in all, not too bad at all.
Pleasant and close to town
We stayed here in February 2005 and found it clean, pleasant and close to Reykavik town centre. The room was of a very good size and well heated and it has a great restaurant attached to it - "Pots and Pans" - remember though, that all meals in Iceland are expensive!