Strategically located along road No. 1 (the Ring Road) in Iceland’s southern coastal town of Vik, Hotel Kria is an ideal base from which to explore. Named after the thousands of arctic terns (in Icelandic – kría) that make their way to Vík from the Antarctic every summer, the hotel features a natural theme with stone, wood, glass, metal and leather. Built in 2018, this modern hotel features clean and contemporary architecture and a cozy atmosphere.
Hotel Kria offers an inviting lounge and a game room with pool table, darts, table tennis and decks of playing cards. Helpful staff members are available at all hours and can help arrange day tours, luggage storage and overnight laundry service.
Housed within Hotel Kria is the Drangar Restaurant, featuring traditional Icelandic cuisine with a modern twist and a focus on seasonal ingredients. Walls of glass show off the surrounding mountains and stunning sunsets. Additional meal amenities include a cocktail bar and an included continental buffet breakfast (cereal, bread, fruits, toast, egg, bacon, skyr and pastries) available each morning. The bar offers a daily happy hour and craft cocktails with optional Icelandic-made spirits.
Hotel Kria offers easy access to some of the region’s top visitor sites and explorations. The staff is ready to help guests access the nearby black beach with its untamed waves and thousands of puffins living cliffside. Also nearby are volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, lava fields, lagoons and other fabled landscapes.
Hotel Kria offers 72 rooms (each 204 sq ft) and one Suite (376 sq ft), all non-smoking. Mountain View rooms offer just that, along the rear of the building. Standard Double rooms look out the front of the building. Beds can be configured for either one double or two twins in every room. The Suite features one king-sized bed, its own lounge and views to the front of the hotel.
All rooms come equipped with a private bathroom with a shower, while the suite features both a walk-in shower and a bathtub. All bathrooms have toiletries, towels and a hair dryer. Also common to all accommodations are: telephone, desk, free WiFi, TV, kettle for coffee and tea, blackout curtains and sound-proofed walls. A crib and/or an extra bed may be arranged (subject to availability).