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Hotel Holt is an intimate 42-room 4-star hotel located on a quiet street in central Reykjavik that emphasizes service and satisfaction for the guests. The Hotel houses Iceland's largest privately owned art collection, which can be seen throughout the hotel.

With a warm, welcoming atmosphere and spacious rooms, offering the comfort of home. The staff will help you with any requests you may have, whether it's about the room or about activities around town. The hotel offers rooms with views of Hallgrímskirkja Church and Mount Esja, which can be seen from many rooms and suites at Hotel Holt. Our hotel is located within walking distance of downtown Reykjavik and has easy access to all major attractions in Iceland's capital city.

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Geirlaug Porvaldsdóttir

Geirlaug Þorvaldsdóttir has been the sole owner of Hotel Holt since 2004.  She is the daughter of the founders of Hotel Holt, Þorvaldur Guðmundsson and Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir.


Geirlaug worked at Hotel Loftleiðir (now Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura) and in the lobby of Hotel Holt when she was younger, while finishing her studies.


She taught foreign languages at the Menntaskólinn í Hamrahlíð upper secondary school for over 30 years.


She graduated from the acting department of the National Theater of Iceland in 1972 and worked there for a number of years. She also worked in TV and radio programming and for The Reykjavik Art Festival for several years.


Geirlaug has always been active in the community. She was a member of the  board for The Icelandic Association of University Women for many years, 14 years of which as chairwoman. She has also been a board member for The Federation of Women’s Societies in Reykjavik, The Home Economics School in Reykjavik and The Mothers Fund of Reykjavik.


Geirlaug’s children are Þorvaldur Kristjánsson, a national horse-breeding advisor of Iceland, and Ingibjörg Kristjánsdóttir, who is finishing a graduate degree in cardiology.

Daniela Renis

Hotel Manager


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