Hotel Alda

Reykjavik, Iceland

At a Glance

  • 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

  • The team at Hotel Alda offer a personal service with attention to detail, as well as a concierge service

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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.

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Each room at Hotel Alda provides a mobile phone which can be used to make calls, check maps and make restaurant reservations.

Unwind after a busy day of sightseeing by taking a sauna and a dip in the outdoor hotub.

Ever sat in a hotel lobby and fallen in love with the furniture? At hotel Alda their lobby doubles up as a luxury Skandi sofa showroom, so you can take one home with you if you wish!

Book a haircut or a beard trim at Reykjavik ‘s best barber shop located on site.

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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.

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.

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Hotel Alda has 88 comfortably furnished rooms decorated with in a contemporary Nordic style. The ocean and mountains can be seen from some rooms while others offer a city view. Each bathroom has a walk-in shower and all rooms offer complimentary WiFi and a Samsung HD TV.

Alda Attic Room

Alda Attic Rooms are 24 sqm in size. These rooms provide access to the balcony which overlooks the mountains and sea.

Alda Suite

The Alda Suite measures a spacious 45 sqm and offers a large double bed and comfortable living area. The suite has two bathrooms, one with a walk-in shower and one with a bathtub. Guests in the Alda Suite have access to the balcony which offers views over the city and the mountains.

King Suite

The King Suite measures 60 sqm and boasts a comfortable living area and bedroom. The bathroom provides a walk-in rainforest shower as well as a bathtub.


Children are welcome at Hotel Alda however there are no specific childcare facilities.


The restaurant at Hotel Alda serves up a variety of international and Icelandic dishes in a casual setting. The hotel's Barber Bar offers a selection of drinks and cocktails, while the Chocolate Store is the perfect place to enjoy a sweet treat.


Guests looking to keep active during their holiday can make full use of Hotel Alda's fitness centre, sauna and outdoor hot tub. Hotel Alda is well located in the centre of Reykjavik, within easy walking distance of sights such as the Hallgrimskirkja, as well as the city's many shops, bars and restaurants.



Claire Medlock (Staff)

I found Hotel Alda to have a really modern feel, without compromising on comfort. Located right on the main street in Reykjavik, you are steps away from great restaurants but we didnt hear a sound from our room. The quirky barbers and chocolate shop made for interesting talking points and it was nice to have the option to use the gym and sauna.


Cammie Burke (Staff)

 Hotel Alda is located in the heart of Reykjavik, on the main shopping street, Laugavegur. Walk directly out your door to the best restaurants, bars and shopping.  Hotel Alda is a fun and fashionable hotel with all the modern amenities you could ever need. Your spacious room will be your oasis away from the busy city, and you can watch the world go by right from your bedroom window. It will be hard to ever leave the hotel as the restaurant offers delicious cuisine and the Barber bar serves delectable cocktails - both with a vibrant atmosphere. If you are looking for a post dinner sweet treat, stop by the hotel's chocolate shop!


Anne Bamber (Staff)

I loved the feel of this hotel - it's simple in design and offers unique little touches such as the barbers in the lobby, the chocolate shop in the bar and the smart phone for all guests.


  • 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.

  • Glacier hiking

    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!

  • Glacier snowmobiling

    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.

Holiday Ideas

  • Family Fun in Iceland

    Reykjavik & Southern Iceland

    from £3800 pp inc flights & transfers for 4 nights

    • An action-packed itinerary taking in the best that Iceland has to offer
    • Try snowmobiling, quad biking and even glacier hiking on this intrepid adventure
    • A year-round itinerary, the summer months offer endless days and winter provides a chance to spot the Northern Lights

Location & directions

Reykjavik, Iceland

Hotel Alda is located in the 101 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. Hotel Alda is around a 45-minute drive from the airport.

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