Odinsve Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Odinstorg, Reykjavik, 101, Iceland
Hotel Odinsve
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Satisfaction Excellent
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 28% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Families77
  • Couples82
  • Solo83
  • Business75

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The entrance to Domo restaurant.The entrance to Domo restaurant.

Graffiti in Hljómalindarreitur/Hjartagarður.Graffiti in Hljómalindarreitur/Hjartagarður.

Inside Straumur museum of Norse mythology.Inside Straumur museum of Norse mythology.

The cliff and the small beach.The cliff and the small beach.

Forum Posts

Embassy photos

by lolaandnapoleon

I read that China had moved to a new embassy recently is the one in the picture the "new" Chinese embassy? Thanks.

Re: Embassy photos

by leics

Which picture do you mean?

Are you perhaps referring to the photo in a Rekjavik tip or on a Rekjavik VT page? If so, then you can ask the member who posted the tip (click the username and then the 'email me' under the small photo on their homepage).

You've posted your question in the Rekjavik travel forum, so it's quite possible the member who wrote the tip won't see it. Other members will, however, so if you can tell us on which tip/page you saw the photo I'm sure someone will be able to identify the building.

Re: Embassy photos

by lolaandnapoleon

Excellent points, thanks. I did think about e-mailing but opted not to for work-related reasons.

Here's the link:
Things To Do: Embassies in Reykjavík.

Re: Embassy photos

by leics

The member is logged-in right now, so I suggest you email her directly (if you can):


In case you can't, I'll email her to tell her about this thread an (hopefully) she'll reply.

Re: Embassy photos

by Regina1965

This photo of the Chinese embassy is of their current location. I know they were planning on buying at another location, down-town close to the ocean and Hlemmur bus station, but I haven't heard that they have actually moved there and their address is still listed at this location in Vídimelur on www.ja.is

Travel Tips for Reykjavík

General Info

by Redang

* Tourism Offices:
- Regional Information Center
Address: Aðalstræti 2
Location: 101 Reykjavík
Phone: (+354) 590 15 50
E-mail: info@visitreykjavik.is

- District Information Office
Address: Strandgata 6
Location: 220 Hafnarfjörður
Phone: (+354) 585 55 00
E-mail: info@hafnarfjordur.is
Sector: Reykjavik

* Some useful websites:
- www.visitreykjavik.is
- www.visiticeland.com/displayer.asp?cat_id=126 (Spanish/English)
- http://guides.travelchannel.com/reykjavik

The fishing industry - one of the main industries

by Regina1965

One of Iceland's main industries has always been the fishing industry seeing that we live on an island. The fish (along with the sheep) has kept Icelanders alive through the centuries. It counts for more than half of Iceland's exports with 26,3% of our foreign currency coming from the fishing industry.

Now heavy industry has reached the first place of Iceland's industries, 29,7%. Tourism is in the 3rd place with 500.000 tourists visiting Iceland each year. 16,9% of our foreign currency earning comes from tourism.

For two summers I worked in a fish processing factory cleaning, weighing and packing fish for export. I was 13 and 14 years old and sometimes we worked from 7-19. This was a popular job due to the long hours and more pay than in other jobs. Most of Iceland's inhabitants have worked in the fishing industry in some regard, especially people living in the country side by the sea-shore. In Reykjavík there are many fish processing facories and some days you can smell the fish in the air, when they are making fish-oil.

Before the crizis hit us there was not a news program without a least one news on the fishing industry.

The Interior Of Hallsgrimskirkja...

by coceng

These photos were taken by me inside Hallsgrimskirkja Church.
It is open daily :
9 am to 6 pm;
Winter, 10 am to 4 pm.
Admission FREE.
The interiors depict more gothic-feel atmosphere...
This was the first photo; It was closed by a glass door with nice decorations on it.
This is a photo of the church organ...from the inside, on top the church door.

Cats in Reykjavík.

by Regina1965

There are so many cats in Reykjavík, especially in the older parts of town, where there are fewer blocks-of-flats. Especially in 101 Reykjavík you will run into a lot of cats while walking in the city. Cats here are very friendly and I always stop to pet them - I adore cats :) They will respond to "kis kis" - "kisa" being the Icelandic word for a cat, another word is "köttur".

There are some wild cats here in Reykjavík, but they don't come near people.

For the longest time dogs were forbidden in Reykjavík, but now the city is filled with dogs. They are not allowed to roam free though like the cats, the only place they are allowed to play is on Geirsnef (see my "off the beaten path" tip).

Iceland has no army.

by Regina1965

Iceland has no army of its own. We are a nation of only 330.000 people, so it is impossible for us to have an army I think.

Iceland used to be defended by NATO until October 30th 2006, when the Americans decided to evacuate their base in Keflavík, after having stayed here for 55 years.

Iceland was occupied by the Brits during WW2 and after the war the Americans made a contract with the Icelandic nation and were in control of the old International airport, so every time we went abroad we had to pass through their base.

Iceland was a significant spot during the Cold War as we are in the middle of America and the former Soviet Union. After ther Cold War was over the American interest in Iceland wore off and eventually the left us to defend for ourselves.

Now NATO nations take turns in defending Iceland - after England hit us with the terrorist law in 2008 (our Landsbanki, National bank) we decline their help when it is their turn to defend us. As if we are in a position to decline anybody to defend us when we cannot even defend ourself.


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Address: Odinstorg, Reykjavik, 101, Iceland