Hotel | This previously family-owned hotel has retained its small-scale spirit and charm. The hotel is situated some distance from the towns of southern Iceland (Selfoss is 15 minutes away) but is instead closer to nature and the many attractions on offer in the area, such as the popular Golden Circle.
A cosy place to stay, close to nature
At Fosshotel Hekla, guests do not have a view of a busy city packed with tourists, but instead see the wide expanse of southern Iceland, and the magnificent Hekla volcano which towers up on the horizon and gives the hotel its name. The Eyjafjallajökull and Fimmvörðuháls volcanoes are also in the vicinity. Therefore, Fosshotel Hekla feels more like a manor house in the country than a large hotel complex.
At Fosshotel Hekla, you are close to many of the activities and attractions that southern Iceland has to offer. Many horseback tours are arranged in the area, the Urridafoss Waterfall is only about 10km from the hotel, and you can reach the world-famous Golden Circle by car in just 45 minutes. The nearest town is Selfoss, it is about 15 minutes away.
The hotel’s emphasis on everything local and natural is reinforced in the hotel restaurant, which serves traditional Icelandic fare made from ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. The quality of both dinner and breakfast here is usually appreciated by guests.
Thanks to its distance from urban areas there is little lighting around the hotel – which means a better likelihood of seeing the northern lights if you are there at the right time of year. Maybe look for them from the hotel’s outdoor bubble pool. If it is too cold outside, you can warm yourself by the open fire in the hotel longue.
Useful information about the hotel
● Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
● Free parking.
● Outdoor pool.
● Breakfast buffet for an extra charge.
● Adapted accessible rooms.
Atmospheric rooms that match their surroundings
The rooms at Fosshotel Hekla offer everything you would expect a modern hotel room should offer, but in a more classical style that matches the hotel’s atmosphere and its charming rural surroundings. Expect earthy colours and a homely style.
All rooms have
● Free Wi-Fi.
● Private bathroom with shower.