Available in one category only, the 35 spacious and light-filled rooms have minimalist Scandinavian décor, soft gray hues, contemporary furnishings, and large windows opening onto a terrace overlooking the surrounding lava fields. Modern amenities include a flat screen TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, sofa bed, and en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers.
You’ll be 10 minutes from the Blue Lagoon, the geothermal spa resort located on the UNESCO-protected Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland’s south-west. Attractions within easy distance include Mount Þorbjörn, Reykjanes Nature Reserve, the Gunnuhver mud pools, and the towns of Grindavík, Sandgerdi, Vogar, Hafnir, and Gardur. You’ll also be a 45-minute drive from Reykjavik and only 20 minutes from Keflavik airport.
Food and drink
While there is no restaurant or bar, drinks and snacks are available from the self-service bistro. You’ll also have access to the dining spots at the Blue Lagoon resort, including the Blue Café for coffees and smoothies, the Moss Restaurant for refined Icelandic dishes, and the Lava Restaurant for gourmet cuisine. Both restaurants have lagoon views and reservations are recommended.
Silica Hotel welcomes children, although family facilities are limited. All rooms feature a sofa bed for children up to 12 years old. The minimum age for using the Blue Lagoon is two years old due to the water’s elevated mineral content.
Facilities and activities
Open daily from 9am to 10pm, the hotel’s private Silica Lagoon offers in-water massages and two types of bench treatments. For an additional cost, you can upgrade to a Blue Lagoon pass and enjoy the facilities and optional treatments at the Retreat Spa. There’s also a swimming pool, fitness room, and complimentary parking.
The hotel is on one floor, making it very accessible. All doors are electric and there are wheelchair accessible rooms with larger bathrooms. Guests with disabilities have full access to the treatment and massage area in the private Silica Lagoon. Those arriving without a wheelchair can borrow one from reception.
Environmental and social responsibility
Silica Hotel relies solely on sustainable geothermal energy from the numerous power plants around the Reykjanes Peninsula. The nearby Blue Lagoon has been awarded Blue Flag status for the past ten years.