At a Glance
Beautiful 1930s styling combined with modern touches
Connecting rooms and suites available
Fantastic central location
For a special stay why not book the Tower Suite, offering 360 degree views over the city
Best time to Visit
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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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Located in the heart of Reykjavik, on the square just behind Iceland's Parliament, the Hotel Borg was founded in 1930 and is one of the most famous landmarks of the city. In 2006 it reopened its doors having been restored to its former Art Deco glory.
The Hotel Borg is located right in the centre of Reykjavik, within easy reach of shops, restaurants, and nightlife. It has 99 rooms, including luxurious and spacious suites, very smart twin and double rooms, and well-appointed single rooms. The Hotel Borg has been a favourite over the years for visitors from all over the world thanks to its high standard of service and the understated elegance of its rooms and public areas.
The refurbishment of the Hotel during the last few years has remained true to the 30s art deco style in which the Borg was built by its founder, a renowned Olympian and strongman of the early 20th century. Even the rooms in the newer parts of the hotel boast antique Art Deco fixtures and knick knacks, combined with more modern Bang and Olufsen televisions and Philippe Starck fittings in the black and white bathrooms, which have heated marble floors.
The Hotel Borg is located on one of the central squares of Reykjavik, very close to the Icelandic parliament building and all the shops, bars, and restaurants of this compact capital city.
The hotel is also home to Jamie's Italian and the Kaffibrennslan bar serves coffees during the day and cocktails and aperitifs in the evening to both guests and non-residents.
All 99 rooms have custom-made furniture and fittings with modern amenities including flat-screen satellite TV and high-speed internet connections. The period black and white bathrooms are well equipped with Philippe Stark fittings and heated marble floors. By mixing colours, fabrics and furniture styles each room has its own individual character. For an extra touch of luxury, Hotel Borg offers superior rooms and suites. Bang & Olufsen flat screen TV, CD player, radio and the high quality Hastens beds are among the extra amenities in the suites and the top floor superior rooms. All rooms feature: parquet floor, large en suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, hair dryer, coffee and tea facilities, flat screen TV, trouser press, safe, bathrobes and slippers, phone, WiFi and minibar.
Children are very welcome to come and stay at Hotel Borg and many rooms and suites can accommodate extra beds. However, there are no specific facilities available for children.
The Hotel’s Kaffibrennslan bar serves coffees during the day and cocktails and aperitifs in the evening to both guests and non-residents. The Hotel Borg is also home to the Silfur restaurant, one of the city’s best restaurants. The restaurant, like the rest of the hotel, is beautifully decorated in an art deco style and the constantly changing menu offers opportunities to try signature dishes like organic Icelandic lamb and the freshest fish.
Hotel Borg has recently added a spa featuring a hot tub, steam room, sauna, relaxation area and a gym. A variety of relaxing treatments are available using the DrBragi skin care range.
Reykjavik is a fun, beautiful and cultural city bustling with energy - natural and from its population and vibrant venues. The hotel's concierge service will be at hand to help with the booking of all sorts of activities and excursions inside and outside of the city to make your stay as easy and as enjoyable as possible.
Claire Medlock (Staff)
Hotel Borg is ideal for a guest who enjoys classic European hotels, with smart art-deco dcor and spacious rooms. I loved waking up in the morning to a view overlooking a tree-filled square, before heading down to the restaurant for a mixed Western and Icelandic breakfast. The staff are so friendly and helpful, and can give useful tips for the best places to go and sights to see in Reykjavik.
Cammie Burke (Staff)
The historic Hotel Borg is a staple in Reykjavik. Set in the perfect central location, close to the best restaurants, bars and shopping, Hotel Borg offers spacious, comfortable rooms that will be the perfect haven after a long day of sightseeing. On the ground floor of Hotel Borg you will find Jamie's Italian restaurant, offering delicious Italian dishes. Alongside the restaurant there is a cosy cafe and lively bar where you will find travellers from all across the world. Hotel Borg also offers a spa, where guests can use the fitness area, hot tub, steam bath, sauna and relaxation room. This city hotel truly has it all.
Philly Gent (Staff)
Situated right in the heart of Reykjavik, Hotel Borg was a definite favourite for me. I absolutely loved the sophisticated feel of the hotel, with its stately art deco touches such as the geometric globe lamps, polished floors and vintage photos of Reykjavik on the walls, as well as its superb staff. The hotel has very recently had a facelift and now has an additional 43 rooms in the same art deco style, as well as a brand new spa and fitness centre. I stayed in one of the new Double Deluxe bedrooms which was extremely spacious and had a huge glossy marble bathroom and funky geometric headboard. The breakfast was delicious with infinite options to satisfy everyones needs and preferences. I also absolutely loved the location of the hotel which is unbeatable: it is right next to the Icelandic parliament on the very pretty Austurvllur Square, which was covered in snow when we were there. Its great location means there are ample opportunities to explore Reykjavik's culture or enjoy its world-famous nightlife.
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.
Superjeep tour to Landmannalaugar
Experience the spectacular landscapes of Iceland's highlands with a private guide at the wheel of a superjeep - don’t forget to bring along your bathing suit and towel for a dip in one of the area's geothermal pools.
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.
Location & directions
Hotel Borg is located on Austurvollur square, near the Icelandic parliament building in the heart of the city.
How to get there
It is a 3-hour flight from London to Reykjavík-Keflavík Airport. The airport is about a 45-minute drive from the centre of Reykjavik.
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