Alda Hotel Reykjavik is an ideal base from which to explore the city. Located on the main shopping street, Laugavegur, it lies in the heart of Iceland's vibrant capital. Rooms are stylish and comfortable, with a typically Nordic feel.
Ideally located in the centre of Reykjavik and just five minutes from the famous Hallgrimskirkja church
Interiors in a contemporary Nordic style offer a warm welcome
Perfectly situated for exploring the picturesque streets of Reykjavik or further afield in southern Iceland
Sample delicious homemade chocolates in the hotel's chocolate store
Nestled on Laugavegur, Reykjavik's main shopping street, Hotel Alda has a huge choice of restaurants and bars right on the doorstep, but offers a quiet escape from the bustling streets of downtown Reykjavik.
A contemporary and stylish hotel, the 88 rooms and suites boast a Nordic design with unique and quirky touches. Some rooms offer views across the water, while others look over the city rooftops. Each room has a walk-in shower, however some suites also provide a bathtub and each one has a cosy seating area where guests can relax after a day exploring the city or the countryside.
The restaurant at Hotel Alda offers a menu of Icelandic and international dishes, with a relaxed and casual atmosphere. For a sweet treat after your meal, try a selection of the handmade luxury chocolates courtesy of the hotel's own Chocolate Store. Next to the comfortable lounge area in the lobby, Hotel Alda's Barber Bar serves a wide range of drinks and also functions as a real barber shop! A popular spot for locals, the hotel has a lovely atmosphere throughout the day and evening.
For those looking to keep active during their stay, Hotel Alda has a small fitness centre with a range of equipment, while guests looking to unwind after a busy day can use the outdoor hot tub and the sauna.
When to visit
Each room at Hotel Alda provides a mobile phone which can be used to make calls, check maps and make restaurant reservations.
Hotel Alda is located in the 101 district of Reykjavik within easy walking distance of the city's many wonderful cafes, restaurants and shops.
Icelandair fly direct from Gatwick and Heathrow to Reykjavik, with a flight time of approximately three hours. Hotel Alda is around a 45-minute drive from the airport.
Family Fun in Iceland
The Icelandic wilderness is the ideal playground for adventure lovers, where incredible sights and adrenaline-fuelled activities await around every corner. Discover the most epic experiences and spectacular scenery on this action-packed itinerary through southern Iceland, perfect for teenagers and grown-up kids alike.
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.
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.
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 langjokull
Meaning 'the long glacier', Langjökull 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 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.