On a recent trip to my beloved land of fire and ice, I was lucky enough to enjoy a stay at the very beautiful, cozy and charming Hótel Laxnes.
Heads up, I was provided accommodation by the hotel in exchange for my review.
Located in Mosfellsbær, just a few kilometers outside of the bustle and noise of the vibrant city of Reykjavik, the hotel is peaceful, relaxing and rejuvenating. Mosfellsbær is sometimes known as "the green town", and in addition to it's beautiful lush green country setting, it's also known for thermal activity and plenty of outdoor fun and recreational activities.
The hotel has all the quintessential charm of Iceland itself... rustic, chic, cozy, and beautiful.
In addition to the quaint and lovely architecture, the hotel also boasts a comfortable lounge area complete with a pool table, breakfast area, library, bar with a giant TV screen for watching sports, and even an outdoor space with - that's right - a hot tub!
Laxnes' name pays tribute to the great Halldór Laxness, Iceland's very own Nobel Prize winner. Laxness wrote about Icelandic farmers in the early 20th century. He wrote on themes such as materialism, capitalism and man's struggle for both survival and independence, published several novels, and earned the Nobel Prize in 1955.
Hótel Laxnes has a great little library of Icelandic literature, classics and novels for guests to peruse through.
The rooms themselves are spacious, clean, fully furnished, and beautiful. They have large bathrooms, tons of storage, and are full of modern amenities such as coffee makers, TVs (with great movie channels) and free wifi!
All the staff are so welcoming and so knowledgeable. They can help you find bus routes, recommended restaurants, book airport transfers and also book tons of fun local tours that pick up right in front of the hotel.
Laxnes is clean, comfortable, cozy, and has everything you could want. The location's perfect, just outside the city, and calm, quiet and peaceful.
Where else can you sleep in a super comfy bed, have a delicious breakfast, go on a tour, return and have a pint, and take a dip in a hot tub, all while looking at beautiful views of nature?!
Disclaimer: I was provided accommodation at no cost in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.