About 4th Floor Hotel
The 4th Floor Hotel in Reykjavík is a recently improved hotel with eighteen rooms and one Luxury suite. Simple and interesting, with a décor influenced by the best in modern trends in a soothing color scheme of white, black and brown. The rooms have an air of modern minimalism touched off by a fresh zebra patterned bed coverings, to create an atmosphere of comfort for winding off the stress after a hectic day.
The hotel stands at the corner of the streets Laugavegur and Snorrabraut and is well located with the city's main bus station is just around the corner, and the center of Reykjavik, with the Reykjavík pond and Parliament building, an easy 600 m walk away. In the city center you will find boutiques, artist's shops, museums, cafes and restaurants, offering the cuisine of different world kitchens as well as Icelandic dishes, many of which are of a very high international standard.
To reach the city center you can either go down the main shopping street of Laugavegur, whose miscellaneous shops stretch to right where the hotel is located, and on your way back walk up the Skólavörðustígur - with its many artists galleries and the pointy Hallgrímskirkja church towering at its end - or you can amble the paved walkway along the seashore, turning left from where Snorrabraut meets the sea. This route features a wide mountain view towards the hallmark mountain Esjan, Skarðsheiði. You will also see the sculpture Sólfar, a ship-formed artwork inspired by old runes. The walkway also leads north, away from the center, to the art museum of Sigurjon Olafsson, about 2 km walk, with outdoor sculptures and stunning views.
The Reykjavik area has two large shopping malls offering the best in international brands. One of those, Kringlan, is 2,3 kilometers away from the hotel. Among other must-sees is the Pearl - a space ship like construction perchedon a nearby hilltop - and the many public swimming pools, with hot tubs filled with warm geothermal water giving its light odor of sulphur which is totally harmless.
4th Floor Hotel has six single, two double and one triple standard rooms, nine deluxe double rooms and one Luxury suite. All rooms come with luxury beds, wash basins, television, high-speed internet connection and blackout curtains. The deluxe rooms have additionally a bathroom with shower, and the luxury suite has a big walk-in shower and flat screen television. All rooms offer a view of the surroundings, enhanced by the fact that the hotel occupies the fourth floor of the building as the name implies. Wireless internet can also be accessed anywhere in the hotel, and there is a internet connected computer for guests to use. Breakfast is served in the dining room, and is not included in the room price. The hotel offers special tour and adventure packages, varied according to the season.
Outside Reykjavík the Land of Ice and Fire lures the visitor. Just 15 minutes drive from the hotel takes you into the rural area with many hiking trails. The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa and Krísuvík geothermal area in Reykjanes are good for a half-day trip. For a one-day trip, the golden circle of Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs and Thingvellir, the seat of Europe's oldest parliament where the rift between the continental plates drifting apart can be clearly seen, is a classic choice. Further still from Reykjavík the tourist is greeted by a landscape of green grass, nice looking farms with white-plastic wrapped hay bales, then barren sands, bristly rivers and spraying waterfalls, mountains, shining glaciers and the occasional volcano (idle most of the time) flanked by burned lava fields. One quickly marks the curious absence of woods which gives a very wide vista anywhere, but the sighting of an elf or a troll is solely for the specially talented in that field. The nights are light as day in the summer, and northern lights show in the winter if one is lucky, the weather is ever changing, all of which gives the visitor an unforgettable experience.
If Iceland and its cool capital Reykjavík tempts you, contact the 4th Floor Hotel at telephone number +354 511 3030 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.