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Sompting, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights on our first visit to Iceland, the location is mostly isolated but is very close to the blue lagoon in which the hotel offer a free shuttle service to every hour. It is situated in the perfect place to see the northern lights, there is an upstairs gallery with a balcony... More 

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NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sineadjay, Thank you for your nice words and for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Northern Light Inn More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stayed here for the last night of our Iceland trip thinking that it would be nicer to be in the countryside than in Reykjavik. What a big mistake. Although we knew it would be close to the power station we hadn't realised quite how close it was. In view of the position and outlook we are surprised by the... More 

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NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Dear Leo55, We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us and that your expectation were not met. We do our best to inform our guests about our location by variety of pictures on our website. There are several options for dining in the nearby, if you don´t like the option at Max´s Restaurant... More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The hotel is right by the power plant, and if the wind is in the direction it was when we stayed you see lots of steam, and get a sulphur smell. The room was ok but a bit dated. The breakfast was nothing special. For the price I would stay somewhere else, unless you have to have the hotel nearest... More 

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Thank CHR1515
NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Dear cistampe, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Northern Light Inn. We are sad that your stay with us did not meet your expectations. As shown on our website, www.nli.is, we inform our guests of our location and that we are close to the power plant that is the reason of the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My wife and I recently flew to Iceland for the first part of our honeymoon and our only regret was that we did not stay at his hotel for our entire 4 day stay. We used it for access to the blue lagoon but it was also well positioned for day trips to Reykjavik and our self drive of the... More 

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NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Dear MTDCisco, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Northern Light Inn. We are glad that you did enjoy your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Northern Light Inn More 

Skien, Norway
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120 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Booked this hotel for two reasons: proximity to Blue Lagoon and our hope to witness aurora borealis/nothern lights/nordlys. Like everybody else, we waited and waited... I suppose April is a bit too late for this spectacular display of lights in the sky. But anyway, this hotel did not disappoint us. Very clean environment, friendly Icelandic staff, free airport transfer, option... More 

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NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Dear joclaves, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Northern Light Inn and thank you for the nice words. We are glad that you did enjoy your stay and we hope to have the pleasure of having you stay with us again in the future. Regards, Northern Light Inn More 

Newport Center, Vermont
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44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stayed in this hotel as our last destination in Iceland, with it offering great proximity to both the Blue Lagoon and the airport. The rooms here are very generous, the largest we had while in Iceland. The apparent size is enhanced by cathedral-type shed ceilings, giving a large-volume feel. There is what I think is a king-size bed and... More 

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NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Dear HSRSteve, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Northern Light Inn. We are glad that you did enjoy your stay with us. We are currently doing some restructuring of the hotel, improving our facilities. We hope to have the pleasure of having you stay with us again in the future. Kind regards,... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Can't praise the staff highly enough, always willing to help and the pick up and drop off service to and from the airport and the Blue Lagoon is great. Food at Max's very good but the menu didn't really change over the 4 nights we stayed here. For a bit of variety I would highly recommend Lava restaurant at the... More 

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NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ian B, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Northern Light Inn. We are glad that you did enjoy your stay with us and hope to have the pleasure to having you stay with us again in the future. Regards, Northern Light Inn More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great location for the Blue Lagoon with free shuttle bus every hour. We were told we could take the coloured bath towels to the lagoon as long as we brought them back which saved us having to pay €5 to hire them. The hotel is in a remote location and the power plant is close by but I liked the... More 

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NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Dear Hetthepet, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us at Northern Light Inn. We thank you for your nice words and are glad that you did enjoy your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Northern Light Inn More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights at the end of March. Excellent service from the staff, nothing was too much trouble. Loved the free shuttle to and from both the airport and the blue lagoon. Hotel was warm and had a cosy feel. Food was delicious and service was fantastic. Yes, you are in the middle of nowhere and we didn't realise... More 

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NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mandy W, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Northern Light Inn. We are glad that you did enjoy your stay with us and we hope to have the pleasure of having you stay with us again in the future. Kind regards, Northern Light Inn More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This was the last hotel of 4 over a week in iceland and from the moment we saw it it was a disappointment compared to the other 3. We knew there was a power plant nearby but didn't realise how close (appear to be in the same grounds) and yes it was a problem. We got out of the car... More 

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NLI-Iceland, Manager at Northern Light Inn, responded to this review

Dear AS185, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of you stay at Northern Light Inn. We are very sad to hear that your stay with us did not meet your expectations. We do highly value your comments and would like to inform you that we are currently increasing our entrance to the hotel as well as... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Babysitting
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Northern Light Inn - just 1 minute before the Blue Lagoon - is a wonderful place to see the Aurora Borealis, discover Iceland, and enjoy your getaway vacation. 32 geo-thermally heated rooms, free wifi, Cognac Lounge with 24/7 honesty bar, a grand cozy fireplace, and family hospitality await you. Delicious foods from the fjords and fields of Iceland are served in Max's restaurant: ocean fresh fish, free range lamb, geo-thermal vegetables, home baked breads and cakes. 24/7 complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and home made cookies are always available in the lobby for guests, and make-your-own Icelandic waffles every day. We offer free scheduled International Airport transfers from 06:00 (05:00 from the hotel) until 21:00, and complimentary regular shuttles to the Blue Lagoon. The Northern Light inn and Max's Restaurant are 20 minutes from Keflavik International Airport KEF, 45 from Reykjavik, 3 hours from London, and less than 6 from New York. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Northern Light Inn

Address: Northern Lights Road 1, Grindavik 240, Iceland
Location: Iceland > Southern Peninsula > Grindavik
Price Range: $233 - $365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Northern Light Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Northern Light Hotel Grindavik
Northern Light Grindavik
Northern Light Inn Iceland/Grindavik
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