Hello beautiful souls! It’s been quite a long while since my last go around, but if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll know that I went off to Iceland! In case you’ve missed it, I included all my adventures in my story highlights labeled Iceland, Iceland 2, and Iceland 3!
To kick off my Iceland Wanderlust With Jenn series, I want to dive into my stay at Hotel Klettur – a hotel based in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The word “klettur” means “large boulder” or “cliff” in Icelandic. The hotel’s name stems from the large boulder that can be found in the ground floor of the hotel protruding from the wall in the game room. The overall appearance is inspired due to the rock formations that is commonly found in Iceland’s nature.
Icelandic folklore says that elves typically inhabit large boulders so they cannot be removed from roads. To the people, elves were considered small divinities who possessed the ability to be very helpful and exchange favors to those who remained nice to them, but often took revenge on those who crossed them. This could possibly be why the hotel was built around the boulder to keep from disturbing any elves that may live inside.
I had the opportunity to stay at Hotel Klettur for two nights. The location was in a great spot close to the heart of the city so it made traveling very easy. Shirley and I had a car rental which we can easily find parking outside of the hotel or use the underground garage – free of charge.
The interior of the hotel was very lovely and welcoming. I checked into a single room that had a great view of the city. There was tons of natural light pouring into the room. The room contained a queen sized bed, two chairs and a table with a water boiler and coffee/tea. There was a desk in the corner with a desk lamp and a mini fridge. The room contained a tall closet as well as a spacious bathroom with a stand-up shower.
I discovered that access to electricity was given when you inserted your hotel key in a slot – so that was something new to learn. Outlets of course used a euro plug so I had to get a converter. Check with the front desk because they have converters to lend during your stay! Unfortunately at the time, the US to Euro converter was already “rented” out.
With our stay at Hotel Klettur, complimentary breakfast is included. There were several stations to choose from and it was very interesting to be able to try what a standard Icelandic breakfast entails. I definitely enjoyed the toasted bread with some peanut butter or Icelandic butter. The Icelandic ham wasn’t too shabby. I thoroughly enjoyed their sour cream with a drizzle of honey and pinches of brown sugar. Plus, they had a coffee machine! So a cappuccino was my favorite go-to.
Overall, I had a wonderful stay at Hotel Klettur! I’d definitely recommend it if you ever plan on visiting Reykjavik, Iceland.