The 5 most unique places to stay in Iceland

Iceland is a country of sharp contrasts. A place where fire and ice co-exist. Where dark winters are offset by the summer’s midnight sun. From Hot Springs to Lava fields, to the Northern Lights, Iceland has all the outdoor wonders you could dream of. We have tracked down 5 really unique places to stay in Iceland that we believe will fit every traveller's desire.

Panorama Glass Lodge
Mosfellsbaer, Iceland

Panorama Glass Lodge

If you want to take your Northern Lights watching to the next level, then the Panorama Glass Lodge in Iceland is it. A simple and clever design for a cabin which features an incredible view of the Icelandic landscape and night sky thanks to unique large glass windows that surround the bed. Read more / Book it

Akureyri Moderne Apartment
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri Moderne Apartment

Boasting panoramic views over Akureyri (the capital of north Iceland) and the Akureyri fjord, these ultra-modern apartments come with free Wi-Fi and stylish interiors. In the winter time, you can enjoy the aurora borealis and in the summertime the midnight sun. Read more / Book it

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon
Grindavk, Iceland

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon

Located just 20 minutes from Iceland main Airport is a stunning new hotel that has recently opened to service Iceland's famous Blue Lagoon. Now you can enjoy the Spa and Thermal Hot Springs throughout the day and retreat to the comfort of your own private room at night to repeat again the next day. Read more / Book it

ION Adventure Hotel
Nesjavellir, Iceland

ION Adventure Hotel

Based in a location where ice meets fire, the stylish Ion Adventure Hotel offers eco-conscious luxury and an unrivalled opportunity to explore the best that Iceland has to offer. Just under an hour by car from Reykjavik, the hotel is close to the popular Golden Circle route, a 300km loop that takes in waterfalls, geysers and volcanoes. Read more / Book it

ION City Hotel
Reykjavik, Iceland

ION City Hotel

The Ion City Hotel is the new, long-awaited urban outpost of the ION group located in downtown Reykjavik. It is the sister to the famous ION Adventure hotel and a welcome design-led addition to Iceland's booming hotel scene. Read more / Book it

Whether you’re seeking out Iceland’s greatest visual hits (the hot springs at Geysir, Skógafoss, the weathered hull of the plane wreck at Sólheimasandur) or eager to retreat deep into Iceland’s lava fields, national parks and volcanic beaches, let Rarestays help guide you as plan and book your next trip.

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