General information


Adaptors are available at the front desk, either to buy or borrow during your stay.

Temperature regulation

All our rooms come equipped with classic Icelandic heating systems. Out hot water radiator systems are available to regulate the heat in your room. To adjust the temperature simply turn the radiator knob up or down and/or open or close windows. The optimal setting for heat in your room is between 2 and 3. Once you set the heat, allow a little time to pass for the radiator to reach the selected temperature. Air conditioning is practically unheard of in Iceland, but should you be in need of some cooling down on an unusually warm summer day our front desk staff will gladly provide you with an electric fan.

Geothermal energy, a much cleaner alternative to fossil fuels, is used to heat more than ninety percent of Iceland’s buildings and swimming pools. If you need any assistance or have questions about the heating system, please contact our front desk for assistance.


Keflavik International Airport is about 50 km from the hotel. The journey generally takes between 40-60 minutes by car or bus. Our front desk can arrange an airport transfer upon request, be it by taxi or by bus. For more information on schedules and pricing please contact our 24-hour front desk.


On arrival, rooms are generally available from 15:00 (early check-ins are subject to availability and may come at an extra charge). On your departure day, rooms need to be checked out of no later than 12:00. If you would like to extend your stay or request a late check-out, feel free to contact the front desk. Please note that late check-out requests are evaluated on a day-to-day basis and are never guaranteed. Additionally, should you fail to evacuate the room by 12:30 without contacting our staff, you may be subject to additional charges. Check-outs may be conducted at any time thanks to our 24-hour front desk.

Baby Cot

Baby cots are available on request at no extra charge. Please contact our 24-hour front desk for further details.


We can provide you with a bathrobe (at a cost?). Please contact our 24-hour front desk for further details.

Bathroom Toiletries

Your bathroom has the following guest amenities: Shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, large and small towels, a facial cloth, and a hairdryer. Other small items such as a toothbrush/toothpaste, shaving kit, make-up removal pads, cotton tiges, and more, can be obtained from the front desk for a nominal fee?.


At Hotel Óðinsvé we appreciate the value of a good night’s sleep. Our beds are designed for maximum comfort and our pillows and duvets are stuffed with down-feathers, perfect for the Icelandic winters! Additionally, 100% cotton bed linen and towels are chosen for comfort, quality and sustainability. Should you need them, we can also provide you with hypo-allergenic pillows and duvets as well as additional wool blankets. Moreover, if the midnight sun is keeping you awake, the front desk can provide you with sleeping masks and ear plugs.


Our generous continental breakfast buffet is served in the Snaps Restaurant from 07:00-10:00 daily. The price is 2.800 ISK per person. Children up to 12 years pay half price. Be advised that you do not need to book ahead of time, simply walk in and present your room key. Early breakfast packages can additionally be arranged at the front desk the preceding evening.

Business Service

We offer a complementary computer and printer, located in the corridor to the left of our front desk. Our staff can also assist you with any printing.

Car Rental

Please contact our front desk for further information and assistance regarding car rentals.

Comment Card

You will find a comment card in your room. Completed, they are an important way to help us maintain our high standard of guest service. We encourage you to fill it out and leave it in your room upon departure. We look forward to hearing your feedback and can assure you that we take all your comments into consideration.

Concierge Service

Our front desk team will do their best to assist you with all your requests. Whether a tour in Iceland, a restaurant table, recommendations, directions, flowers for your loved one, theatre or museum tickets, or simply mailing your correspondence, we will be more than happy to help. For more information on our concierge service, visit page ? of this directory.

Credit Cards

We accept the following credit cards: American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Maestro and Discovery. If you have any questions regarding payment methods, please contact our front desk staff.

Do not Disturb

In case you do not wish to be disturbed, please leave the “Do not Disturb” sign on the outside doorknob. If you want to be free from receiving telephone calls, please inform the front desk. Internal room-to-room calls can, unfortunately, not be prevented.

Dry Cleaning

Dry cleaning can be arranged externally on request. Prices can be obtained beforehand each time. A same day service is possible if service is requested latest at 09:00 in the morning. Contact Reception.


All in-room electrical outlets provided are 220 volts, please keep this in mind when using your appliances. In Iceland, most of the local electricity needs are met with renewable energy sources.


Our Housekeeping team is at your service between 08:00 and 16:00. Should you require an extra towel, pillow, bed linens, toilet paper etc., or extra cleaning to your room, please contact our front desk staff.


High speed internet connection is available in every room for unlimited use every day. The network name is: hotelodinsve_connect. To access the network, simply open your web browser and accept the terms & conditions. Be advised, the connection may have to be refreshed every 24 hours.

Iron/Ironing Board

An iron and ironing board are located in the closet in your room. We can assist you with an external ironing service between 10:00 and 14:00 if needed. Please contact the front desk for more information.

IT Support

Our front desk can assist with simple computer or internet related matters, should they fail to resolve the issue they will provide contact details to external services.


In your room is an electrical kettle to heat water for coffee or tea. Please ONLY use it with the electrical mount provided. Should you need more coffee of tea bags feel free to contact our front desk.

Laundry Service

Laundry service is available every day except on national holidays. Please leave your laundry in the laundry bag on your bed, for the housekeeping to collect or bring it to our front desk. For same-day service, please hand in the bag before 10:00.Laundry bags, as well as the price lists, are in your main wardrobe. For more information on laundry and pricing, please contact our front desk.

Lost & Found

All items found in checked out rooms are stored at reception for two months, after which we give the items away to charity. The front desk staff will advise you through e-mail of any items found in your room during your stay, with a question of how and if you would like to have the items returned to you. All shipping costs will be paid by the guest.

Luggage Storage

We are happy to store your luggage (free of charge) while you wait for your room or after you check out. Please contact our front desk for further information.

Medical Service

If you have an emergency, call 112, the local emergency service. If in doubt call the front desk (dial 9 on your room phone). The front desk can provide you with gauze and band-aids if needed. Please note that according to Icelandic law, the hotel can NOT provide guests with any sort of pharmaceutical grade medication.

Meeting Room

We have a small meeting room at our ground floor. For reservation and rates, please contact our front desk.


The minibar is refilled daily. All consumption will be charged to your room. Please advise your use of the minibar at the front desk upon check-out. Should you need any additional beverages, the front desk can provide you with them for a fee.

Personal Hygiene

Available at our front desk, we offer shaving kits, dental kits, sewing kits and more upon request. Please contact our front desk for further information.


The nearest pharmacy is located at Laugavegur 16, a 3-minute walk from the hotel. Please ask the front desk for opening hours and directions.


There are two pillows for each guest in our rooms. If you have need an extra one, please contact the front desk.

Public Transport

Please contact the front desk for information on public transport in the city.


We have a safe at the front desk for guests to use, free of charge. Please contact our front desk staff for assistance.

Shoe shiner

In front of the reception desk, you will find a shoe-shiner that is available to use for all our guests.

Shopping in Reykjavík

To enjoy a shopping-tour of Reykjavík please contact front desk. Our team will provide you with all information about the most popular shopping streets as well as shopping malls.


Please contact our front desk if you would like a pair of slippers.


Smoking is NOT allowed in the hotel or on the balconies, but only in designated areas outside the hotel. You will be fined €250 if we find evidence of smoking in the room upon check-out.


Please contact our front desk for a personal taxi, or call (0)561-0000 from the phone in your room.


All our rooms come with a telephone, which is free of charge for you to use when dialling local telephone numbers. Please note that international calls are not permitted.

Telephone Numbers

Outside line: Dial 0

Reception: Dial 9

Room to room: Dial room number

Emergency: Dial 0 and then 112

Snaps Restaurant: dial 0 and then 511-6677

Taxi: Dial 0 and then 561-0000

Television and Channels

Your room is equipped with a flat screen TV. A television channel guide is on page 7 in this directory.

Wake up Calls

Do not miss your early start to the day. Please contact the front desk to place your wake-up call and we will call up to your room at the requested time.


The quality of drinking water in Iceland is exceptionally high, thanks to a wealth of fresh water that stream down from the mountains and glaciers. In fact, it is perfectly safe and highly recommended to drink the water straight from the source. However, because of the geothermal energy used to heat our water, you may pick up on a distinct sulphuric smell coming from the hot water. Do not be alarmed! This is perfectly normal and not harmful in any way. Additionally, should your room come with a bathtub, to redirect the flow from the shower head to the faucet, you may need to pull downwards on the spout located underneath the tap.

I enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Odinsve. It is centrally located and my room was comfortable with plenty of space to store my belongings. The staff were very helpful. Breakfast was OK, but I wish they had a greater variety of items.
Enrico F.
My wife and I enjoyed a long weekend staying at Hotel Odinsve. We had a room on the 4th floor with awesome view over Reykjavik. The room was clean, comfortable, bed soft. We had a small balcony which was great. The hotel is located in the city center, walking distance to some great restaurants and bars and sights to see. We found parking close by fairly easily, had to circle around once. The service at the hotel was excellent, the staff in the reception were welcoming. We only had breakfast at the hotel once and it was fine, could do with more options. Overall great experience and would recommend anyone to stay at Hotel Odinsve.
Robert D.
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. It was a wonderful introduction to the city. But the best part was the location. Put you within walking distance of all the tourist attractions and food. The room was fine (very clean) but the bathroom could use an update.
Markus H.
Very clean, great location, friendly staff. Paid for breakfast on the first morning, felt it was over priced for what was offered so we ate out the rest of the week. Can be noisy at night so if your a light-sleeper, you should consider other options
John Doe
The location of the apartments that Hotel Odinsve rents could not be better! Lots of space for a family, two bedrooms and a kitchen. There had been an overbooking, so the front desk offered us breakfast in place of the larger apartment we were supposed to have. Breakfast is at Snaps nearby and was a great selection buffet. We were glad to have the breakfast included.
Carrie K.
Great location - I was worried we would feel far off of Laugavegur but it’s only 3 min walk and the best part is that the hotel neighborhood is full of cute shops and restaurants too. The staff was very nice and even gave us an upgrade to an awesome two-story room that felt like a cabin. The price was way better than staying on the main drag. Breakfast is not included - so consider that in your booking.
Kristy P.
We had 3 rooms for 4 nights & this hotel was ideal. Rooms were comfortable & nicely decorated (although no WiFi & could do with a few pegs / hooks). Snaps is a nice bar downstairs & we had a very nice lunch (great French onion soup) there as well as enjoying the cocktails. The booking process was good & the staff were helpful throughout
Kellan H.