Founded on literary heritage and the city’s best cinnamon buns, Sandhotel immerses you in Reykjavik’s past – and future. This collection of historic townhouses turned contemporary retreat has more than a few stories to tell. Whether it’s an endless summer or an aurora-chasing winter, Sandhotel is your snug base for Icelandic adventures. 


Ideally located on Reykjavik’s main drag, alongside Iceland’s oldest tailor.


The pared-back feel of the rooms and suites allows the quality and comfort to shine through. Relax in custom-made reading chairs. Wrap yourself in luxuriously soft towels and robes. Or sink down into pure Egyptian cotton sheets for a blissful night's sleep. This is cool Nordic style given a warm and welcoming touch.


One of the hotel’s houses is the former home of Nobel Prize winning author Halldor Laxness. Another puts you above the enticing scents of Sandholt – a bakery loved by locals. But whichever luxury house you find yourself in, expect impeccable style with an art deco touch. Look out for one-off features throughout – from works by Icelandic artists to plush fabrics sourced from offcuts from the city’s oldest tailors. Sample fresh-from-the-oven cinnamon buns from Sandholt. Or explore the seasonal menu at Lauf, the bakery’s sister restaurant.

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