Hotel | This cosy, popular hotel is neighbour to one of Europe’s largest glaciers. At this hotel you can enjoy a swim in amazing surroundings thanks to the hotel’s well-proportioned windows which show off the nearby glacier.
Stay right next to the glacier
When you stay at Fosshotel Vatnajökull you are not just close to the Vatnajökull glacier – you are practically next to it. Many of the hotel’s common spaces and rooms have panoramic windows with views of the ancient tongue of the glacier which slopes down from the mountain.
A good place to enjoy the view is the hotel restaurant, which focuses on ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. Particularly Norway lobster, which is caught in a nearby fjord. With the food and view, it is impossible not to feel at one with Icelandic nature when you stay here. Apart for when you are actually out in the natural surroundings, of course.
You will naturally spend your days here visiting the many sights and attractions in the vicinity. A guided glacier tour along Vatnajökull should of course be top priority. After that, you can take a boat tour out onto the glacial lagoon of Jökulsarlon or enjoy a guided walking tour around the Skaftafell National Park; both of these destinations are at a perfect distance for a day trip from the hotel. A nice touch at this hotel is that all the rooms are soundproofed, which makes them perfect for relaxing after the day’s hardships.
The hotel is situated in a beautiful location close to the glacier, yet still only 2km from Iceland’s Ring Road 1. The nearest town is called Höfn and can be reached in 15 minutes by car.
Useful information about the hotel
• Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
• Free parking.
• Adapted accessible rooms are available.
• The rooms are soundproofed.
• Breakfast is optional.
Warm rooms in a barren landscape
The rooms at Vatnajökull are furnished in a very cosy and fresh style. The hotel has opted to depart from the minimalist Scandinavian style with instead a more colourful and varied design that matches the shifting colours of the Icelandic wilderness outside the window.
All rooms have
• Free Wi-Fi.
• Private bathroom with shower.
• Desk and telephone.
• Hair dryer.