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Reykjavík, Iceland

The Reykjavík Edition

What’s the hotel in a nutshell?

Hotel brand The Edition, founded by Ian Schrager who is credited for co-creating the concept of the boutique hotel back in the 1980s, has finally arrived in the Nordics. Located in the old harbour, The Reykjavík Edition captures the unique, individualistic and cool spirit of Iceland, and brought to life by interior design studio Roman and Williams. While rooms are designed as cosy little sanctuaries to retreat to, the hotel’s restaurants and bars contribute to heating up the Icelandic capitals already hoppin’ nightlife scene even more.

What are the rooms like?

With its floor to ceiling windows, The Reykjavík Edition’s 258 rooms, 27 suites and a penthouse make the most of the views of the North Atlantic Ocean and the futuristic Harpa Concert Hall. In winter, the spectacular Northern Lights can be enjoyed without getting out of bed. The interiors are sophisticated and warm, and borrow heavily from the Nordic swatch book: ash wood, pale grey oak, faux fur rugs, artwork from local craftspeople and cool striped throws in the colours of the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights.

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What else?

Make no mistake – The Reykjavík Edition has come to entertain. The dynamic Lobby Bar is the ultimate spot to meet up with friends for a cocktail and snacks, while the intimate speakeasy Tölt, named after the unique fifth gait Icelandic horses, would be our go-to for a cosy nightcap. Cocktails at Tölt are mixed using mainly local ingredients and spirits. Mastered by the island’s first Michelin-star chef Gunnar Karl Gíslason, Tides serves modern Icelandic cuisine.

What’s the neighbourhood like?

Miðborg, known as Reykjavik 101 after the postal code of this area, is the heart and soul of the city. It is full of music, art and great food. As one of Reykjavík’s most popular neighbourhoods, its residents are given a special name. Nicknamed Miðbæjarrotta, Icelandic for ‘downtown rat’, the artists, creatives and bohemians who live in the area wear the epithet with pride. Some of the highlights of this area include the striking Hallgrimskirkja Church, the National Museum of Iceland, Nauthólsvík Beach, the Volcano House and Harpa Concert Hall.

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The Reykjavík Edition
Austurbakki 2
Reykjavík
Iceland

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Photography courtesy of The Reykjavík Edition

Urban

Rural

Trendy

Classic

Happening

Serene

Affordable

Lavish

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