We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Hotel Glymur

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Professional photos
Hotel Glymur
Hotel Glymur
Panoramas (18)
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

497 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Hotel Glymur
See the most recent reviews
Showing 432: English reviews
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 21 February 2014

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Glymur in February 2014. We have a room overlooking the fjord, which is really spectacular. Each room appears to be 2 floors, with a bathroom, siting area, clothing storage, TV, fridge, and coffee maker on the bottom floor, with a bed above on a loft with a staircase. There isn't anything to walk...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Emily D
Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
Reviewed 17 February 2014

My husband and I stayed 3 beautiful nights in Villa Romance in late January. We found the entire staff to be professional, warm and welcoming for the entire stay. The Villa Romance is the furthest away from the main hotel, nothing interrupts your view of the fjord and mountains. Spacious, private, clean, comfortable and beautiful, the villa was amazing. Comfortable...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Caroline M
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Stayed for 5 fight in villa romance. What a special location, situation on the edge of a fjord. Secluded location, therefore car is essential to get here and travel around. Take about 50 mins to drive into Reykjavik, so going over for dinner is not out of the question. The hotel has an excellent restaurant, so not problem to stay...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Travellingbear44
Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Staying at Hotel Glymur is a great treat! We stayed in the Villa Creativity and the weather was at its worst even for Icelandic standards. But the stay in the villa was so cosy that it actually added to the romantic feeling. The staffs was extremely accommodating, we did not need to go into the hotel for our food at...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Agustina T
santa barbara
Reviewed 12 February 2014

We stayed in Villa Creativity for 3 nights and absolutely loved it. The walk to breakfast and dinner was cold but traveling to Iceland in winter we were prepared for it and it was actually quite nice. We really like our privacy so booking a room in the hotel was not an option for us. On our drive from Reykjavik...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 1995sb21
Berkshire
Reviewed 8 February 2014

We had a standard room in the hotel, rather than a cottage and were glad we did- would not have enjoyed the walk to dinner or breakfast in the dark and wind!! Stunningly dramatic view over the inlet. We liked the double height room though sitting area not huge, it works well. Well equipped room. Pretty good food in the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MissFussyBerkshire
Morpeth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2014

This hotel is in quite a remote spot but we found it despite the pitch blackness and driving rain. You do have to follow the directions carefully and look out for the white flags signposting the road to the hotel. On arrival we were allocated a room to the north of the hotel but asked if there were any rooms...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lynne G
Horncastle
Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be upgraded to our own villa due to a private party. The villa was really nice, warm & cosy. The food is exceptional and the service in the hotel & restaurant is too! The food is a fairly hefty price but worth it. A remote location means a little travelling to get places but we...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Richtheviking
Reviewed 31 January 2014

well pretty much. The hotel's main attraction is the view (if you are in the correct rooms). The staff are very helpful and always willing to give you advice etc. the rooms were clean and well appointed. A few minor gripes, these being a limited restaurant menu so if you were to stay longer than 3 days you may find...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Midnightambler
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2014

We drove the long way around the fjord to arrive in the icy twilight. The views across Hvalfjörður are spectacular, especially at dawn - the blues are beyond belief - and fabulous at night while sipping a glass of wine in your private hot tub. We stayed in Villa Romance which is the farthest villa from the main hotel, and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Terence1809

720 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (386)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (96)
Viewed
Bathroom (13)
Viewed
View from Room (65)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (9)
Viewed
Dining (50)
Viewed
Room/Suite (53)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Other (96)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (318)
Viewed
Amenities (46)
Viewed
Junior Suite (45)
Viewed
Dining (29)
Viewed
Standard Room (39)
Viewed
Suite (46)
Viewed
The Hotel (38)
Viewed
Villa (75)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (16)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Akranes
27.7 km away
Hotel Laxnes
Hotel Laxnes
#1 of 1 in Mosfellsbaer
968 reviews
37.7 km away
ION Luxury Adventure Hotel
32.9 km away
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
#16 of 52 in Reykjavik
3,262 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
33.1 km away
Reykjavik Residence Hotel
Reykjavik Residence Hotel
#2 of 52 in Reykjavik
914 reviews
33.2 km away
CenterHotel Thingholt
CenterHotel Thingholt
#19 of 52 in Reykjavik
1,442 reviews
37.1 km away
Kriunes Hotel
Kriunes Hotel
#1 of 2 in Kopavogur
229 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Romantic boutique hotel, only 75 min from Keflavik International Airport. Located on a high hillside over viewing the sea. The hotel has 22 mini-suite, spa area, library, piano-bar, conference facilities and magical surroundings. The hotel has a large art collection and beautiful restaurant. Looking for something different? This is it. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Glymur

Address: Hvalfjorder (Whale Fjord) - Northern Shore, Akranes, Iceland
Region: Iceland > West Region > Akranes
Price Range: $224 - $369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Glymur 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Agoda and Travelocity so you can book your Hotel Glymur reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Glymur Hotel Akranes
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hotel Glymur staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question
Fort Collins
UK
over a year ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Hotel Glymur staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“A room overlooking the fjord is lovely, woolly hat needed for hot tub :-)”
 of 5 bubbles lucymC4578ZC, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“mountain view room is best for Northern Lights; make sure to try to hot tubs; definitely make a reservation at the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles jacksonh664, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It´s lovely to have a room with view over the fjords.”
 of 5 bubbles AndreaMaack, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I reccomend room that faces the fjord”
 of 5 bubbles 381sveinbj_rn_, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We reserved one of the six stand-alone villas rather than a hotel room. GREAT choice.”
 of 5 bubbles C8674UXjulieb, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay