On June 1st, 2012, Icelandair Hotel Akureyri officially added 37 new guest rooms, as part of a planned expansion. This brings the hotel capacity to 100 rooms. Icelandair Hotel Akureyri is a part of the Icelandair Hotel Group and is located in right in the center of the small north Iceland city of Akureyri, often called Iceland’s northern capital. Among the new rooms is a suite on the 5th floor with a beautiful views and large sitting area.
Icelandair Hotel Akureyri is a new hotel, having opened its doors in June 2011 with 63 guest rooms. With the rise of tourism to Iceland – and to north Iceland specifically - the management at Icelandair Hotels decided to proceed with the planned expansion, which was completed on time. The hotel, which used to be a university, is centrally located in the small, but quaint and beautiful city of Akureyri. In fact most of the city’s attractions are within easy walking distance. These attractions include a modern swimming and spa complex (open year round), museums, restaurants, a beautiful church and much more. The hotel itself offers stunning views for its guests; either east over Akureyri, the fjord, or to west towards the two local mountains, Súlur and Hlidarfjall – which is also the most popular ski destination in Iceland.