Northern Light Inn – We arrived at the Inn early afternoon under a heavy overcast sky and during a ferocious storm. Upon first sighting the Inn nestled in a dark and moss covered lava field, with the backdrop of a very large geothermal power station, my first thoughts were less than complimentary. But, as is said, do not judge a book…… Having previously read reviews about the Inn I was prepared to reserve judgment until I had sampled the interior. I was not to be disappointed. The door was opened for us upon arrival and we were quickly registered and in our room, which was spacious and warm if somewhat sterile in appearance. However, the bed was comfortable, the bathroom both clean and functional. The restaurant which we visited for dinner on each of the 3 nights of our stay looked out onto the power station. Now you may not consider this a picturesque outlook but in the gathering dusk and darkness of night with the steam plumes lit up it provided an other worldly ethereal backdrop to what were excellent dinners. The menu choices varied each night, with on one occasion a specials menu headed by a local lamb dish, and of course the ubiquitous “Catch of the Day”! Prices were of an Icelandic standard but the quality of the food could just about substantiate this. The highlight of each evening was relaxing on the sofa in front of the open fire and finishing off a few glasses of what you fancy. Indeed we availed ourselves of the comfy chairs in the lounge and bar areas on several occasions, looking out at the rain flying horizontally across our vision. We were able to visit the Blue Lagoon and Grindavik, on both occasions being transported by courtesy of the Northern Light Inn. We also did the Golden Circle tour, being picked up from the Inn and transferring to a coach in Reykjavik. This was a long day, 07:45 departure returning at 18:30 but well worth it to see some of Iceland’s more famous landmarks. Finally, if you are looking for a place to relax and unwind you will be hard placed to find anywhere better, although I think the remoteness helped to re-enforce the sit back and relax attitude.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Northern Light Inn - a wonderful place to see the Aurora Borealis, discover Iceland, and enjoy your getaway vacation. 32 geo-thermally heated rooms, delicious food, a panoramic restaurant, cozy fireplace, free wifi, and family hospitality await you. We're 20 minutes from Keflavik International Airport KEF, 45 from Reykjavik, 3 hours from London, and less than 6 from New York. We offer complimentary scheduled International Airport transfers and free shuttles to the Blue Lagoon - NLI is the only hotel nearby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Northern Light Hotel Grindavik
- Northern Light Grindavik
- Northern Light Inn Iceland/Grindavik