The 7 x best hotels & guest houses in Iceland? Where to stay?

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The 7 x best hotels & guest houses in Iceland? Where to stay?

11 maart 2020 in Iceland0 reacties

Throughout your journey in Iceland you will need a place to stay. Therefore, we made it easier for you by making a list of all the best hotels and guest houses in Iceland!

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  1. Hotel Selfoss & Spa

On the Ölfusá River in Selfoss you will find Hotel Selfoss & Spa. As the name suggests, you can relax in the spa and wellness center, as well as in the sauna or hot tub. Massages are available upon request.

In addition, you can watch a movie in the hotel's cinema or enjoy a drink by the fireplace in the bar. The in-house Riverside restaurant, with floor-to-ceiling windows and river views, serves traditional specialties and creative dishes. More info and prices via this link.

  1. Hotel Laki

The high-quality, family-run Hotel Laki is located on a hill from where you have a wonderful view of the landscape. It is 6 km from Kirkjubæjarklaustur and a 1-hour drive from Skaftafell National Park.

You won't get bored, believe us. Fishing at Lake Vikuflod, jeep tours and trips to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier can be arranged at the hotel. More info and prices via this link.

  1. Dimmuborgir Guesthouse

Located on a farm next to Lake Mývatn, Dimmuborgir Guesthouse is the ideal base to explore the area.

The Dimmuborgir volcanic rock formations are 2 km away and the Route 1 ring road can be reached in around 5 minutes by car. The friendly staff can help you to arrange activities with local tour operators. That way you don't have to worry about anything! More info and prices via this link.

  1. Hotel Gullfoss

You will be warmly welcomed in the beautiful Hotel Gullfoss! This highland hotel also has a restaurant where you can taste traditional Icelandic lamb and fish dishes. It is located on the Hvítá River, just 3 km from the Gullfoss waterfall.

The accommodation is 2 km from the Kjölur route connecting North and South Iceland and 90 minutes from the center of Reykjavík. Certainly worth a visit! More info and prices via this link.

  1. Fosshotel Hellnar

Located on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, the award-winning Fosshotel Hellnar is beautifully integrated in the nature, as if it were part of it. The hotel is certified by Green Globe and is committed to sustainability.

In the area you can go hiking, horseback riding and excursions to the glacier Snæfellsjökull. Highly recommended for adventurers! In the lounge of the library you can relax and enjoy your day. More info and prices via this link.

  1. Ensku Husin Guesthouse

The traditional Icelandic guesthouse Ensku Husin is just 6 km from the village of Borgarnes and Hamar Golf Course. Cross-country skiing and day trips can also be enjoyed in the area.

You can relax in the furnished garden of the accommodation, or you can visit the bar. Experience the taste of the fresh, local produce from the owner's farm during the dinners. More info and prices via this link.

  1. Hotel Varmahlíd

Hotel Varmahlíd is located in Northern Iceland, close to the Ring Road. Varmahlíd's restaurant serves Icelandic à la carte dishes based on ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. A picnic basket can be put together on request. Handy!

The staff at the Varmahlíd Hotel can arrange various activities for you, such as horseback riding and river rafting. Furthermore, the hiking trails of Reykjarhóll Hill are just a 5-minute walk away. More info and prices via this link.

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