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May 28, 2008
Reykjavk is known as the largest city and capital of Iceland. Reykjavik is included in ranking for the Fifteen Greenest Cities Worldwide on the Grist Magazine. Reykjavik is also the centre and heart of economic as well as governmental activity in Iceland.

Reykjavk is known as the largest city and capital of Iceland. The city's latitude is at 6408' N which makes this city the most northern capital of the world. Reykjavik is situated in the South West portion of Iceland and along the Faxafli Bay's southern shore. It has a population of approximately 119,000. With this, Reykjavik is made the centre and heart for economic as well as governmental activity in Iceland.

This region was established by Inglfur Arnarson during the 1870s. Initially, Reykjavik is considered as the first and permanent settlement of Iceland. In its history, Reykjavik had no municipal development in its city location until the year 1870. This place was founded and developed in 1786 after being the official trading city which has grown steadily throughout several decades. After which, the city has been transformed from an official trading centre to a regional one. Then, later on, it geared its close attention on the National Centre for governmental activities' commerce and population.

At present, Reykjavk is popular for being at the centre of Greater Reykjavk Area that holds a population that numbers to about 200,000. It is also the sole metropolitan area in the country of Iceland. Included in the least developed and progressing countries, this highly urbanized capital lets its inhabitant's posses a superior welfare system as well as a city type of infrastructure.

Being located in the Artic Circle's slight south, it only receives daylight for four hours each day during the winter. Even the city's summer nights are just as bright as day. Moreover, Reykjavik is included in ranking for the Fifteen Greenest Cities Worldwide on the Grist Magazine.

The following hotels are considered to be among of the best hotels in Reykjavik:

Top Hotel Reykjavik

The Top Hotel Reykjavik is a first class hotel, which has 3 stars. It is located in the centre of the city. It has 78 rooms, which includes deluxe rooms as well as suites. There are 2 excellent restaurants where you can dine in on-site.

Furthermore, the area has more good restaurants situated in its neighbourhood, which is easily accessible even by walking. The cosy and elegant hotel bar opens every evening. This hotel also provides their guests with private parking indoors.

Moreover, the fly bus just stops in the hotel's front area for transportation to the city. Aside from this, bookings for excursions can be consulted and processed at the hotel's front desk, with the added advantage of being picked up right at the area.

As for other means of transportation around the city, the central bus station is just located 300 meters away from the hotel. Top Hotel Reykjavik is also just 300 meters away from Laugavegur, which is a busy main shopping street in the region. Thus, all the tourist spots such as the museums, shops, galleries, theatres, bars, caf's and top restaurants are within walking distances only.

Room Amenities

Air Conditioning (In Room)
Non-Smoking Rooms
Coffee Maker
Daily Maid Service

Hotel Details

Built in 1991
First Class
78 Rooms
4 Floors
Family Rooms
No. of Floors - 4
No. of Rooms - 78
Meeting Room

Hotel Borg

In 1930, Htel Borg welcomed its first guests. After more than 50 years, it had undergone major renovations. This place is situated right in the centre of Reykjavk and also across the House of Parliament. In addition, the main attractions of the city are just short distances away from the hotel.

What's fascinating about this hotel is that it has a profound place in the history of Iceland. The Hotel Borg's location and pre-war ambience have certainly made this hotel a favourite place of abode for statesmen as well as celebrities. Christian X, Anthony Hopkins, Marlene Dietrich, William Faulkner, Ella Fitzgerald are among the famous personalities that have received accommodation in this stylish hotel.

Room Amenities

Air Conditioning (In Room)
In Room Wireless Internet Access Fee
In Room Wireless Internet Access
Telephone Television (Cable/Satellite)
Daily Maid Service
Non-Smoking Rooms
Safe (In Room)
Coffee Maker

Hotel Details

Built in 1930
51 Rooms
5 Floors
No. of Floors - 6
No. of Rooms - 51
Meeting Room
 Car Rental Desk


The Hotel Odinsve provides an exquisite position right in the centre of Reykjavik. Practically most of the main leisure activities as well as services that tourists are looking for in this city are just situated within a few minutes of walking. Among these hot spots are theatres, museums, the Opera, restaurants, pubs, the harbour, swimming pool, Laugavegur (which is also regarded as the prime shopping area), the Skolavordustigur or the prime gallery street, banks and information centres for tourists among others.

Moreover, tourists can easily reach the BSI coach station. Furthermore, for golfers, the golf course area is just a few minutes drive away. Hotel Odinsve is a perfect place to, if you would like to discover Reykjavik on foot.

Even though Hotel Odinsve is centrally located, you are assured of a relaxing night's rest, along with a quiet atmosphere due to the hotel's equipped rooms that contain superior quality beds.

The whole hotel is actually non-smoking, even in its rooms. Each room is uniquely designed, having its own coloured theme and distinctive style. Furthermore, each room consists of a shower, coffee as well as tea facilities, mini-bar, colored television, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and trouser press. Moreover, all rooms have wireless Internet connections.

Room Amenities

Television (Cable/Satellite)
Non-Smoking Rooms
Daily Maid Service

Hotel Details

40 Rooms
3 Floors
No. of Floors - 4
No. of Rooms - 43
First Class
Business Centre
Meeting Room
Dry Cleaning
Car Rental Desk
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