Staying at Hotel Klettur | Iceland

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. 

Hotel Klettur

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. 

with love jenn hanft

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19 Comments
  • Tian McCaw-Binns
    August 23, 2018

    Oh wow, I would love to visit Iceland!

  • Sharon Wu
    August 23, 2018

    I absolutely loved following along all your adventures in Iceland on Instagram stories! It really felt like I was living vicariously through you and Shirley (minus the freezing and constant wet hair from the rain heh). Hotel Klettur looks like a very cozy place to call home for a couple days. Glad you enjoyed your stay. I’ll definitely be keeping this hotel in mind if I ever find the courage to brave the cold and make my way out there! Thanks for sharing <3 I am looking forward to more Iceland photos!!! xo, sharon

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    • Jenn Hanft
      August 28, 2018

      Hehe so glad that you were able to follow along and enjoy everything without all the rain and cold LOL! Hotel Klettur is definitely a cozy hotel! Can’t wait to share more of my Iceland adventures soon! xx

  • Nicole
    August 24, 2018

    Wow, I’ve never been to Iceland before. Your photos look absolutely beautiful, glad you had a wonderful time!

    • Jenn Hanft
      August 28, 2018

      Aw thank you love! It’s definitely a must visit at least once 🙂

  • TianShanae
    August 24, 2018

    Your photo are beautiful! I have never been to Iceland before but i would love to visit.

    • Jenn Hanft
      August 28, 2018

      Thank you love! Def visit someday 🙂 it’s worth it.

  • Deborah
    August 24, 2018

    Wow this looks like a comfy place to stay! I’ve always wanted to go to Iceland!

    • Jenn Hanft
      August 28, 2018

      You should!! I’ll be posting a top things to do in Iceland post soon enough to share all the things to do/see!

  • Taylor Mobley
    August 24, 2018

    I love the aesthetic of this place – Iceland is on my bucket list.

    • Jenn Hanft
      August 28, 2018

      It’s a great place to visit. Stay tuned for my next post on things to do 🙂

  • Julia Comil
    August 24, 2018

    I have never been to Iceland but I dream to go there! It sounds so beautiful! This hotel sounds so great too!!

    • Jenn Hanft
      August 28, 2018

      It was a great hotel! Def visit if you ever plan to.

  • Tonya Tardiff
    August 24, 2018

    This sound like it was the most incredible trip! I know where I’m staying when I visit Iceland!

    • Jenn Hanft
      August 28, 2018

      Hehe hope you get the opportunity to visit someday!

  • Ifeoluwa
    August 26, 2018

    Iceland is on my bucket list! This hotel looks lovely

  • Rosemarie Danila
    September 19, 2018

    It was great place!!so beautiful and elegant but i can’t afford this place.I can afford this in my dream,and maybe someday I can go here..

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