Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik
At a Glance
Ideally located in the centre of Reykjavik, just five minutes from the Hallgrimskirkja church
The relaxed, contemporary style makes for a warm and welcoming atmosphere
The ideal base for an Icelandic adventure
Treat yourself to a delicious dinner in the fantastic Geiri Smart restaurant
Just moments from Reykjavik's shops, restaurants and bars
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Nordic climate - May, June and July are the driest months of the year. Mid-June to August is high season, but most highland tours don’t operate until July because of snow. At other times, many tourist facilities outside Reykjavík are closed. From September through March, the night is dark enough to see the Aurora Borealis.
To start planning your holiday to Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik
Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik is located in the very heart of Iceland's capital city. Just moments from the main landmarks, the comfortable rooms and relaxed lounges make for the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
Set in the centre of Reykjavik, Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik is a real home from home in the heart of the city. Surrounded by the picturesque streets of downtown Reykjavik, and with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Canopy by Hilton is the perfect spot to return to after a busy day exploring the city, or the Icelandic countryside.
The 112 rooms at Canopy by Hilton are contemporary and comfortable, with décor inspired by Scandinavian design. Some rooms feature statement headboards, styled to represent the typical homes of Reykjavik, while warm, traditional textiles ensure each room is exceptionally cosy.
The comfortable lounges, soft lighting and plush seating create a wonderful atmosphere in Canopy by Hilton's bar and cafe areas. Guests can relax by open fires with a signature cocktail, chat with fellow travellers at the complimentary tasting sessions, or unwind in a secluded corner. For dinner, Canopy by Hilton's Geiri Smart gourmet restaurant offers a delicious menu using fresh ingredients, locally-sourced where possible, paired with fantastic wines in a trendy and elegant setting.
For lovely views of the city, head to the hotel's roof terrace, where you'll also find the 'waterfall' - one of Canopy by Hilton's many art installations. For those looking to see Reykjavik, the city's main sights are just a short walk away, or guests can pick up one of the hotel's bikes to further explore the area. If you'd like to venture further afield, landmarks such as Geysir, Gulfoss and Thingvellir National Park are less than a two-hour drive away, making Canopy by Hilton the perfect base from which to discover Iceland.
Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik has a total of 112 rooms, including 17 suites. The majority have king-size memory foam beds, and some offer views across the sea towards the mountains. Each has black-out curtains, perfect for the light summer months, and all are inspired by contemporary Scandinavian design. All rooms benefit from complimentary WiFi, a Nespresso machine, and a 48-inch TV, while bathrooms provide amenities by Apivita. For families travelling together, there are interconnecting rooms available on request.
Children of all ages are welcome at Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik. Cribs can be arranged in guest rooms, while high chairs and a children's menu are available in the restaurant. There is also a babysitting service on request.
The Geiri Smart restaurant is the perfect location for dinner, offering a delectable gourmet menu in an elegant yet relaxed setting. One of Reykjavik's top restaurants, the chefs at Geiri Smart provide a fluid menu, changing to accommodate the produce available from local farms or fisherman. The Canopy Central Bistro and Bar offers a variety of drinks including signature cocktails, and each evening provides a complimentary tasting session of locally-produced drinks and Icelandic delicacies. Canopy Central Cafe offers a casual space for a quick bite, a coffee or a Danish pastry.
For those looking to stay active during their holiday, Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik has a 24-hour gym. There are also bikes available at the hotel, which can be used to cycle around the beautiful streets of Reykjavik. Canopy by Hilton is in a fantastic location, surrounded by many shops and restaurants, and just a few minutes' walk from sights such as the iconic Hallgrimskirkja. Canopy by Hilton is ideally located for exploring Reykjavik, as well as sights further afield such as Gulfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.
Gwen Nicol (Staff)
Set in the heart of the city centre, this modern and cosy hotel is the perfect base for a stay in Reykjavik. The Canopy is just one block from the main shopping street and many of the city's attractions are within walking distance from the hotel. This hotel opened in 2016 and even though it has 112 rooms, it offers a boutique feel. The common areas offer spots for relaxation and space to gather with friends and family. We stayed in a standard twin room and it was clean and comforting. The bathroom was quite small in this room category and so I recommend booking a Premium King room or higher. The junior suite was my favourite room category as it offers a separate sitting area and a more spacious bathroom. The hotel has a restaurant on site and the buffet breakfast with hot and cold offerings was fantastic. The hotel bar offers happy hour every evening between 4-6 and it seems to be popular with guests. Following the happy hour, the hotel offers complimentary tasting menu to showcase local food and drink and they are committed to highlighting Icelandic fare. The service was friendly and warm and I think Canopy makes the perfect base for a stay in Reykjavik.
Pippa Carey (Staff)
I really loved this hotel. The rooms are cosy yet modern, the staff exceptionally helpful and friendly and overall it has a great feel to it. The breakfast was amazing, a real array of fruits, cooked and some Icelandic options too. Each morning they produce a 'canopy health shot', packed with ginger and other cold busting essentials. In the evenings they run an exceptionally popular happy hour, a great way to enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif or mingle with other guests. They also do a tasting each night, allowing guests to sample local beer or spirits with nibbles. location wise, you are also bang in the middle of town here, walking distance to all of Reykjavik's restaurants and bars.
Hannah Dawson (Staff)
Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik is a brilliant city base, combining comfort, style and a fantastic location. Located just behind the main shopping street, there is a restaurant, cafe & bar. Cosy rooms provide a great refuge after a busy day. Enjoy Icelandic snacks between 6-7pm every day as well as bikes to explore the city.
Claire Medlock (Staff)
For comfort, quirky touches and a killer breakfast, Canopy by Hilton makes a great stop in Reykjavik. The hotel features a great restaurant, Geiri Smart, where you can sample Icelandic influenced dishes such as langoustine bisque. It has a really buzzy feel due to the mix of guests and locals.
Cammie Burke (Staff)
Canopy by Hilton stretches along six houses, making for a warm neighborhood feel. The rooms and suites are comfortable, modern with touches of Icelandic decor, and equipped with all the amenities you could ever need. The hotel offers plenty of common areas to lounge in, a complimentary happy hour from 6 - 7 pm and the delicious Geri smart restaurant. The hotel is located right in the heart of Reykjavik close to the major sights, shopping and the best selection of restaurants and bars.
Robyn Ewart (Staff)
Located in the heart of downtown Reykjavik, Canopy by Hilton makes the perfect base for exploring the city. As soon as we stepped in the door, I could feel the warmth of the hotel's atmosphere - it's cosy and trendy in typical Scandinavian fashion, yet not overly so. Although some of the rooms don't offer much of a view, they are all welcoming and have the most comfortable beds. The service at Geiri Smart restaurant was particularly friendly, while the food was simply delicious!
ATV tour in the Reykjanes peninsula
Explore the Reykjanes peninsula on an exhilarating ATV experience, driving across stunning black sand beaches and through dramatic scenery. Start on the easy terrain of the beaches as you get to grips with your ATV before exploring rugged landscapes.
Bathing in the Blue Lagoon
One of the world's most unique spas, Iceland's Blue Lagoon is an outdoor, geo-thermally heated spa providing an amazing experience that cannot be missed when visiting Iceland.
Blue Dragon ice cave by helicopter
Take to the skies and fly over Vatnajokull National Park in a helicopter towards the Skeidararjokull glacier, where, as part of a small group tour, you'll have the chance to explore the stunning Blue Dragon ice cave, one of the region's most remote.
Borgarfjordur and into the glacier
Explore the beautiful west coast of Iceland, discovering its incredible scenery, impressive waterfalls and the breathtaking Langjokull glacier. Venture deep into the glacier itself, walking through fascinating ice caves, for a truly unique experience.
Buggy and ice cave adventure
Discover the dramatic scenery of southern Iceland on an exhilarating tour with your private guide. Begin with a hike across a glacier, followed by a visit into an ice cave, before driving a buggy across one of the south coast's black sand beaches.
Essential Iceland helicopter tour
Explore Iceland from the air, discovering Iceland's highlights from a brand new perspective in your private helicopter. Fly above the iconic Golden Circle, spotting waterfalls and geysers, and admire the multi-coloured mountains of Landmannalaugar.
Explore the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
On this tour pass through the traditional fishing villages perched on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula's coast. Visit the unique Shark Museum and stop at Ölkelda where naturally carbonated water springs from the ground.
Giljabod canyon baths
Explore the beauty of western Iceland with a gentle hike through Husafell canyon, passing by incredible scenery before reaching the Giljabod pools, hidden in the canyon, to enjoy a relaxing soak in the geothermally-heated water.
If adventure is high on your holiday checklist, hiking on one of Iceland's monumental glaciers is a must. An immense wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses await discovery!
Langjokull is Iceland's second biggest glacier with several enormous ice filled volcanic craters, encircled by imposing volcanoes. Exploring by snowmobile is an adrenaline-fuelled way to experience the breathtaking landscape of this region of Iceland.
Horse riding in Iceland
Known for their distinctive trot, Icelandic horses offer a unique horse riding experience. A completely pure breed, introduced to the island during the Viking settlement, these horses are perfect for both beginners and advanced riders alike.
Inside the Volcano
This is an extraordinary opportunity to explore the heart of a volcano. Thrihnukagigur is a unique natural phenomenon and the only place on earth where you can enter a magma chamber.
Lava tunnel caving
Witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption; walking in the path of 5,000 year-old lava, for a truly unique experience.
Northern Lights Hunt
Venture out in search of the elusive Northern Lights, with your private guide leading the way and using expert knowledge to give you the best chance of finding them. Head away from the artificial lights of Reykjavik and discover this wonderful phenomenon.
Private Superjeep Tour to Thorsmork
Explore volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers and more on this amazing volcano safari super jeep tour to the dramatic landscapes of Thorsmork. Your expert private guide will take you to places very few people get to experience up close and personal.
Snorkelling between Tectonic Plates
Snorkel the crystal-clear waters of Iceland's Silfra fissure and discover the secret underwater canyon located between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.
Snowmobiling on Eyjafjallajökull
Perhaps Iceland's most famous volcano, Eyjafjallajökull makes for a thrilling snowmobile experience. Join your private guide as you ride across the surface of the glacier and take in the incredible views of Iceland's south coast.
South Shore safari
On this amazing guided jeep safari you will see the South Shore’s most treasured natural sights, including impressive waterfalls, epic landscapes, as well as its black lava sand beaches and dunes.
The Golden Circle
Iceland's ruggedly beautiful and tectonically active landscape offers some amazing natural attractions, known as the "Golden Circle". These include the Gullfoss waterfall, Strokkur Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.
Visit the Westman Islands
Head away from mainland Iceland to discover the fascinating Westman Islands, located just off the country's south coast. Take the ferry to Heimaey, the only inhabited island in the archipelago, and explore its dramatic landscape with your private guide.
Westman Islands and lunch on Elliðaey
Fly from the mainland to the Westman Islands to explore this beautiful archipelago. Visit the only inhabited island, Heimaey, before sailing to one of the smaller islands, Elliðaey, for a truly unique lunch.
Whale watching from Snaefellsnes
The Snæfellsnes Peninsula in the west of Iceland is regarded as one of the best places to observe orca whales in their natural habitat. In the summer, you may spot an array of other whale species too, including minke and humpback whales.
Reykjavik & South Iceland
from £3700 pp inc flights & transfers for 4 nights
- Plunge into the geological wonders of Iceland, including waterfalls, geysers and volcanoes
- Visit chic bars and restaurants for gourmet dining in the fun and vibrant Reykjavik
- Get away from the bright lights of the city and head to the rural south to search for the elusive Northern Lights
Reykjavik & Northern Iceland
from £3700 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights
- Reach roads untravelled as you head off the beaten track with private guides taking you far from the norm
- Stay in the heart of Reykjavik at Canopy by Hilton and discover all this charming city has to offer and exuberant ATV off-road volcanic beach adventures
- Enjoy a fantastic array of exciting experiences at Deplar Farm, planned with the help of your dedicated experience manager
Location & directions
Canopy by Hilton is located in the central district of Reykjavik within easy walking distance of the city's many wonderful cafes, restaurants and shops.
How to get there
Icelandair fly direct from Gatwick and Heathrow to Reykjavik, with a flight time of approximately three hours. Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik is around a 45-minute drive from Keflavik International Airport.
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