The 8 Best Luxury Hotels
At Butterfield & Robinson, our hotels aren’t prosaic—they’re pure poetry.
From castles and riads to ryokans and monasteries, we source lodgings that aren’t just places to crash, but one-of-a-kind spots as intimate, authentic and sublime as the rest of your journey—and packed with personal touches from our hotelier friends.
Below we’ve rounded up a few of the best luxury hotels in Iceland, where you can do so much more than simply rest your head.
But be warned: there may be tears when it’s time to say goodbye!
With a noticeable lack of timber in the country, Rangá was entirely constructed from imported Canadian lumber, from the walls to the furniture to the remarkable bar stools (watch out for them).
The location sits at the mouth of the highlands with spectacular access to Hekla, one of the country’s most impressive volcanoes.
Hotel Borg combines old time elegance with modern style and overlooks the beautiful square of Austurvöllur. All rooms have custom-made furniture with modern amenities and Art Deco style throughout.
The Borg, which has become one of Reykjavik’s landmarks, also features the Silfur restaurant, offering exquisite Icelandic cuisine served in beautiful surroundings.
Beautifully located on the slopes of Mt. Hengill, the Ion features incredible views over Lake Pingvallavatn and the surrounding mountains.
Their focus is on simple Icelandic country hospitality; hot springs, steam, the Northern Lights—here, you’re surrounded by natural beauty.
Backdropped by a mountain chain and with views of the subglacial Eyjafjallajökull volcano, this countryside retreat on the South Coast is Icelandic minimalist elegance at its finest.
A collection of 28 sophisticated, light-filled rooms boast either mountain or ocean views, complimentary Wi-Fi and locally sourced and organic toiletries.
Nestled within the volcanic landscape, the Silica Hotel is a paradise of well-being. Take advantage of Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon, or indulge in the waters of Silica’s private, mineral-rich waterscape.
Fresh and light-filled guestrooms give way to other-worldly views across the blanket of moss, which you can revel in from your personal veranda.
Situated in the Reykjavík 101 district in Reykjavík, the new Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre is centrally located for exploration and also boasts a restaurant, bar and free WiFi throughout the property.
101 Hotel is a boutique hotel, situated in the heart of Reykjavik. It offers an onsite spa and art gallery as well as rooms designed with clean lines and simple palates.
Its restaurant and bar, incorporating with high walls and a glass ceiling, offers a casual setting where modern Icelandic meets international cuisine.
Hotel Flatey is situated in the center of the old village in the very heart of Breiðafjörður. The houses are timber structures dating from the island’s former times of prosperity, and most have been restored in their original style.
The hotel’s dining room and guest rooms are in converted warehouses and guests can savoir the unique ambiance of the island in cozy accommodation, enjoying choice food with a view over the village and coastline.