Wedding Lodges in Iceland: Hotel Stracta

After a long awaited and anticipated return (thank you for your patience, by the way) we’re back to finish out our Top Iceland Wedding Hotel List of 2014, woohoo! In case you forgot about the ones that made the list already, feel free to go back: here, here, and here to see.

Finding a host hotel that matches your Iceland wedding style is important to establishing your overall wedding ambiance. Whether that means choosing an Iceland wedding hotel that is new, rustic, historic, glamping-chic or immersed in nature, you need to find the vibe that makes you most excited. Luckily the next hotel on our list would be an amazing option for you to consider!

One of the newest and most exciting hotels in Iceland right now is Hotel Stracta. You’ll find this marvelous hotel in Southern Iceland in the fabulous city of Hella, directly off of Route 1. The outside of the hotel boasts a very luxurious mansion like appearance, but don’t let that fool you… As soon as you step out of your car, you’ll still be instantly connected to nature! For example, the entrance way is filled with a lovely mix of moss and brick. Once you enter the front door of the hotel you will see a very natural Scandinavian design throughout the lounge sitting areas and you’ll feel right at home.

As you walk around the lobby space, you’ll find a well stocked bar ready to serve your every desire as you lounge on the lavish patio or within the cafe. In the bar space, you’ll find a sweet little sundries section that offers delicious desserts, juices, and sodas. Upstairs is the formal restaurant and dining area. The evening I stayed, I delighted in their traditional Icelandic Christmas dinner and it was delicious! Plenty of space to accommodate any group size large or small. Double doors open their way to a wonderful outdoor patio space. I instantly felt this would be a perfect spot to hold your Iceland wedding cocktail hour!

Now on to the amenities at Hotel Stracta… I’ll be honest and say that from the moment I arrived, I was crazy excited for their hot tubs and saunas! Seriously, I couldn’t get into my room fast enough to change! There are two hot tubs to choose from and they do offer protection from the wind as well so you’ll be able to enjoy no matter the weather outside. The saunas that you get to bask in, are the adorable cedar barrel kind and they are glorious after a long day of hiking!

Hotel Stracta can easily accommodate 100+ person wedding or a simple Iceland Elopement within all of their wonderful room types:

  • Standard Twin Room, Shared Bathroom (2 single beds)
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Double or Twin Room
  • Deluxe Suite (Private Hot Tub)
  • Studio Cottage (1 Bedroom, Kitchenette, and Sitting Area)
  • Studio Apartment (2 Bedrooms, Kitchenette, Sitting Area, and Private Hot Tub)

When I made my visit to Hotel Stracta, I was lucky enough to stay in one of their Studio Cottages and it was quite possibly one of the best hotel rooms I have stayed at in Iceland! Plenty of space, comfy bed and bedding, towel warmer, Soley bath products, and a great little kitchenette! I wish I would have had more than one night to spend here, frankly. Some of my favorite amenities of the hotel follow below:

Hotel Stracta Key Features

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Sundries Snack Shop
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge
  • Kickass Outside Patio and Deck
  • Hot Tubs
  • Sauna’s
  • Soley Bath Products
  • Gorgeous Terrace / Patio

Amazing attractions nearby this marvelous hotel include but not limited to: Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skogafoss Waterfall, Keldur Sod Farm, Golden Circle, horseback riding, and other countless natural wonders.  If you are looking to get married in Iceland at a sweet little countryside church there are two nearby Hotel Stracta for you to consider, Keldur and Oddi.  So whether you’re planning an adventurous Iceland wedding or an idyllic elopement, a happy honeymoon, or coming back to Iceland to celebrate many years of wedded bliss Hotel Stracta may be a perfect host hotel for you!

With a smile, Ann Peters (Iceland Wedding Photographer and Planner)

Hotel Stracta’s Contact Information:

  • Website: http://www.stractahotels.is
  • Address: Hotel Stracta: Rangárflatir 4 Hella, 850, Iceland
  • Phone: 1-?888-950-5062?
  • Hotel Stracta GPS Coordinates: N 63.832337; W -20.397388

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