You won’t regret taking an eye mask with you if you come during the heat. There is no real night throughout the summer, and the sun may only drop for a few minutes below the horizon in the north.
Reserving a month or more in advance for travel during the peak season (July and August), and even in September, may assist guarantee that you locate appropriate and inexpensive lodging. If you wait until the last minute to make a reservation, you may be forced to stay somewhere more expensive.
The hotels on the island are generally very modest, but you can usually obtain a room even in August by calling ahead and making a reservation. They are spotless and well-kept, bright and airy, and devoid of anything that might be called ‘dingy.’ However, they are pricey. Fosshotels is a hotel company with 12 locations throughout Iceland, near to some of the country’s most beautiful natural areas and major towns. The most popular hotel is Fosshotel Nupar, which is situated near Skaftafell National Park. Fosshotel hotels provide a wide range of accommodations, and a Scandinavian breakfast buffet is always included. Hotels of Iceland includes Fosshotels. The Edda [web] summer hotels and the Icelandair hotels are among the Icelandair hotels. Icelandair Hotels are premium, Scandinavian-style hotels that may be found in Iceland’s main cities. The Nordica, on the outskirts of Reykjavik, is the most noteworthy.
In terms of pricing and service, guesthouses fall between between hotels and hostels. When traveling in a group, guesthouses may be less expensive than hostels. Guesthouses typically feature more space than hostels, as well as a cleaner and less congested common bathroom. Icelandic Farm Holidays is a group of Icelandic farmers who host visitors in their homes, guesthouses, country hotels, and cottages. Icelandic Farm Holidays has been a fully registered tour operator and travel agency since 1990, when the organization was established in 1980. Made-up beds in four different categories, with or without private bathroom, sleeping bag lodging, cottages, and camping are all available. Horseback riding, fishing, hunting, sailing, swimming, glacier excursions, golf, and other activities are available on some of the farms. Their brochure is available in tourist information centers and on their website. It’s extremely useful since it includes all of the farms, the services they provide, when they’re open, and how to contact them. It’s recommended to make a reservation in advance, particularly during the summer.
Iceland has a large number of hostels located across the nation. Thirty-seven of them are members of Hostelling International Iceland [www], and it is recommended that you purchase an international membership card (if you do not already have one) if you plan to stay at an HI hostel for four or more nights in the following 12 months in Iceland or abroad. To save money, bring your own bedding or sleeping bag.
Camping is your best option if you’re traveling on a budget. There are locations all throughout the nation, particularly in areas you may wish to go. They vary in quality from fully equipped (hot showers, washing machines, and kitchen facilities) to farmers’ fields with a cold-water tap. Expect to spend between 500 and 1000 Kr each night per person. If you want to camp in Iceland, you’ll need to be prepared for the cold. Three-season sleeping bags and an inner are required. A warm cap and thick pyjamas are also suggested! It’s also a good idea to have a bedding roll in case you find yourself sleeping on extremely rocky ground. Don’t leave it until the last minute to locate a camping spot. Campers and mobile homes are very popular among Icelanders, but they take up a lot of space. You may arrive at a big camping site that is so crowded with campers and mobile homes that you won’t be able to erect your tent.
Trekkers will need to stay in one of the mountain huts, which are either run by the government or privately. These include anything from dorm rooms to fully staffed facilities. At busy periods of year, it’s probable that you’ll need to make a reservation ahead of time (and they may only be accessible in summertime).
Attempting to sleep at the Keflavk Airport overnight is not recommended. It’s far preferable to book a hotel in Keflavik or Reykjavik ahead of time. If no aircraft need to be serviced in the middle of the night (which happens often), the airport closes for a few hours at night, and you may have to wait outdoors in the rain and weather.