Hotels in Kopavogur, Iceland

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Best hotels in Kopavogur

Kópavogur is the low-key gateway to Iceland’s cool, adventurous and unusual offerings. Reykjavík, famed for its culture, shopping and buzzing nightlife, and the picturesque town of Hafnarfjörđur, popular for its outdoor pursuits and secret world of elves and dwarves, are just 3 miles away. Ideal for all types of travelers, ranging from lovers of the great outdoors to city explorers, Kópavogur is ideally placed as a relaxing getaway that’s within easy reach of the surrounding area’s favored sites and attractions without being in the mix of the hustle and bustle.

Hotels in Kópavogur

Kópavogur accommodation is wide and varied ranging from 3-star hotels and friendly guesthouses to ultra-modern apartments in the heart of the town. The Blue Mountain Apartments is a popular choice with travelers wanting clean and comfortable self-catering studios in modern surroundings that offer key amenities that include a fitness center and free Wi-Fi and easy access to the slopes of Bláfjöll Blue Mountains. Guesthouse Lily is another favorite in Kópavogur reviews. A family-owned, no-frills budget-friendly Kópavogur hotel, it’s a modern and spacious bed and breakfast within easy reach of central Kópavogur, the Smáralind mall and the Blue Mountains.

Things to do in Kópavogur

While Reykjavík is Iceland’s most famous city, where culture and jaw- dropping nature seamlessly combine with cool Nordic vibes, modern design and a hip nightlife, Kópavogur is a happening little hotspot that boasts its own attractions and landmarks. Check out the dome-shaped church and the Salurinn concert hall, both signs of Iceland’s love of modern minimalist architecture. Kópavogur’s Natural History Museum is a must-see for science buffs who want to discover Iceland’s geological and zoological history. For some retail therapy hit the Smáralind, a huge mall that boasts over 100 stores, restaurants and a movie theater and is Iceland’s biggest shopping center, entertainment is guaranteed! Head to the slopes and within 25 minutes you could be skiing down the popular Blue Mountains of Bláfjöll, Reykjavík’s major winter skiing destination.  In summer, you can enjoy the endless days and on clear nights in winter, the mesmerizing Northern Lights deliver a powerful performance– it’s a sensational spectacle that’s not to be missed!

Good for lovers of the outdoors

Slightly away from the bustling city life of Reykjavík, Kópavogur, Iceland’s second largest town is en route to Iceland’s key landmarks and entertainment. Close to the most remarkable outdoor pursuits and natural wonders of the world, and home to Iceland’s Viking culture and history, cool shopping and dining, Kópavogur is the perfect gateway for all travelers who want to explore the area’s wide-ranging attractions and activities. A luxury hotel in Kópavogur would be the perfect place to lay your head before venturing out on Icelandic adventures exploring the Bláfjöll Mountains, the underwater revelations of the Silfra, going shopping in Smáralind, or even just heading into the capital to enjoy the Nordic cool lifestyle.

How to get to Kópavogur

Kópavogur is an easy 37-minute journey from Keflavík International Airport. There are many travel options to reach Reykjavík but not a huge choice when traveling to your hotel in Kópavogur, so jumping in a cab is the only real public transportation option. Alternatively, renting a car from the many rental firms is highly recommended, particularly for easy access to the outdoor adventures of Hafnarfjörđur (reachable within 6 minutes) and the snowy mountains of Bláfjöll, that’s just 17 miles away. Within 7 minutes you could be enjoying the fun, culture, shopping, drinking, dining and dancing of the capital.

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