Scan Magazine | Hotel of the Month | Iceland
Hotel of the Month, Iceland
A peaceful base for explorers Iceland is like nowhere else with its volcanoes, glaciers and lava fields. The dramatic and saga-like landscape is great for exploring by foot, horse or Jeep. Icelandic Health Hotel on the southwest coast is the perfect base to rest in between those unforgettable adventures.
was built by the US army in the 1940s and operated as a significant NATO military base. The hotel building dates back to this time when it was an exclusive place for officers and generals.
By Malin Norman | Photos: Icelandic Health Hotel
it is a relaxing and serene experience, with tours to many of the most treasured destinations such as Reykjanes Geopark, the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon – ideal for those who want to explore what Iceland has to offer.
Keflavík is situated in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland, with a population of around 8,000 people. Whilst small, it has plenty to offer such as museums, cinemas, restaurants, bars and cafés and is also known for its musical heritage, sometimes even referred to as ‘The Beatle Town’.
Located in a quiet suburb of Keflavík and with a short drive to the international airport, Icelandic Health Hotel is ideal for short overnight stays but also for visitors looking to stay longer. With its quiet setting
“It’s very peaceful and quiet here with the North Atlantic just outside the window,” says marketing manager Katrin Sandholt. “And even though the hotel is close to the airport, you’re not really bothered by the airplanes.” Keflavík International Airport
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Today, Icelandic Health Hotel consists of two floors with a total of 42 rooms with hardwood floors, and queen or king-size beds. Every room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, a DVD player and free Wi-Fi, and bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub and shower. Facilities at the hotel also include a dining hall, an infrared sauna and an outdoor hot tub, as well as a meeting space for around 50 people. Right outside is a playground with plenty of space for the little ones to roam around. Sandholt stresses the importance of maintaining a high level of personal service and staff assist guests