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Less is more ... rather than overwhelming you with volumes of travel tips, here is a specific list of exclusive recommendations with Mr & Mrs Crystal's stamp of approval.

hotels

101 Hotel

This chic hotel caters for the increasingly hip travellers to Reykjavik. Though it's housed in a converted workspace, there's nothing working class about this ultra-stylish 38 room hotel in the heart of Reykjavik's shopping and nightlife district. Its lobby is a buzzing late night hangout and the rooms are a sleek romantic haven.

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 View Map ... Hverfisgata 10, Reykjavik, Iceland
Hotel Borg

Hotel Borg is an art deco treasure of modern style and comfort. For ultimate luxury, try the two-floor Tower Suite in the spire with breathtaking views of Reykjavik’s midnight summer sun. Centrally located on the historic Asuturvollur Square, Hotel Borg epitomises chic sophistication, reviving its 1930’s iconic status.

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 View Map ... Pasthusstraetic 11, Reykjavik, Iceland
Hotel Thingholt

Once accommodating a printing factory, Hotel Thingholt has now been restored to an exceptional boutique hotel with contemporary flair. The chic lobby bar is hard to resist and the live weekly jazz sessions add a nice Icelandic touch. Romantically, the hotel lights 125 candles every evening in the lobby and bar.

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 View Map ... Thingholtsstraeti 3-5, Reykjavik, Iceland

what we think

A winter Ibiza for seasonally affected clubbers, Iceland’s cosmopolitan little capital of Reykjavik is one of the “coolest”, youngest and most vibrant cities in northern Europe - full of life any time of the year. Whether in the shade of winter or under the summer midnight sun, the parties continue through the night and the locals lead the way in acting out the adage “get wrecked in Reykjavik”. Within driving distance of the main town is a plethora of thrill seeking activities and exciting excursions including the spectacular Northern Lights. Perhaps the most famed image of Iceland is the steamy outdoor Blue Lagoon … you’ll hardly notice the below zero temperatures as a cocktail waiter wades through the hot spring to serve you a cocktail and you dance away to the tunes spun by the lagoon-side dj. Hedonist heaven and very cool.