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Fosshotel Vatnajokull

3.0 out of 5.0

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You always have to take advantage of deals when you can when visiting Iceland because things can add up. Happy hour from 5-7 at the bar was a great start to our stay. Two for one drafts and wine. We had a delicious table d'hôtel meal (starter/main/dessert) which was pricey but we saved money by doubling up on the wine from the bar and getting it ourselves. Very smart, modern and comfortable rooms. There is literally nothing around this location for like 30 kms in terms of food, bathroom products and the N1 gas station just sells gas by credit. No store or cash transactions. So come prepared and enjoy the quiet beautiful scenery.

We stayed one night here and were pleased with our choice. Our room was in the older part of the hotel and was ok but nothing to get excited about. It was priced accordingly so that was expected. It was though clean and comfortable. The best thing about this hotel is the location - absolutely spectacular views and because of its remoteness it is a beautiful spot to stay a night or two. We finished our day of travelling with a quiet drink in the lounge looking over the view of mountains and glaciers. The meal in the restaurant was excellent and the breakfast was good too.

This hotel is stunning. Surrounded by lava fields and mountains, Fosshotel offers seclusion mixed with high-end Scandinavian design. The dinner is amazing (recommend the lamb, of course) and they offer 2-for-1 drinks during Happy Hour. Though too cloudy during our visit, this location would be perfect for viewing the Aurora. It is also situated in reindeer country and close to the glacier lagoon.

We stayed here for a couple of nights while exploring the surrounding area, and it was perfectly tranquil. The only drawback is being limited to the very expensive hotel restaurant for evening meals, but breakfast is generous and the rooms comfortable. A perfect location for nearby drives and walks.

We stayed here for one night only (wished it was atleast 3 nights) and this place is fantastic. It was so close to glacier still the room was warm. It's very new hotel and full of all modern facilities. Loved this place. Had a nice view of aurora too in the midnight :)

Spent 2 nights here on a recent trip around the island and it can definitely say it was the nicest hotel we stayed in while in Iceland. The hotel was very modern and minimalist and very well appointed. I remember the cost being pretty steep, but sometimes when you spend 10 days hiking and climbing - you deserve to splurge every so often. The hotel was in a great isolated spot, the front looking onto the mountains and the back looking out into the vast emptiness - it was almost hypnotic. The beds were beyond comfortable and I remember not wanting to get out of it the next morning. The hotel has a restaurant that has a very pleasant breakfast with a few "North American" options and beans on toast for the travelers from the UK. I'd recommend this hotel to virtually anyone, it may cost in extra couple of bucks to stay there, but well worth it to feel truly alone for an evening.

we spent one night here this fall and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. our room was well appointed and quiet and ultra-modern ( we stayed in the new addition) breakfasts were well presented and filling. staff were very accommodating and informative.

After travelling for a few days in iceland without sight of the northern lights, we rewarded with a short but spectacular display of northern light just before dinner time. In fact we almost forgotten about dinner we thought we made reservation for 8.30pm. After checking it we were getting ready for dinner when our guide told us to go outside to see the northern lights which has appear beside the hotel. In all the excitement i think we didn't concentrate on our delicious set dinner. Our room towards the far left of the building is good, not very big but comfy and clean. Breakfast was quite typical of hotels in Iceland with a choice of cheese, cold cut and breads. I like the open air deck, with a hot coffee and cool breeze, it's nice to sit and enjoy the view as the morning sun comes out.

We originally booked a standard room but when we got to the hotel the refrigerator and one of the lights was broken, so we were upgraded to a deluxe room with a glacier view. That room was awesome! Very modern, with heated floors outside the shower area and nice fixtures. Dinner at the restaurant was delicious, and the free breakfast in the morning was filled with options and also quite good. Wifi was good in the lobby but not so great in the room we were in. The staff was friendly and helpful, and I loved the remote location-on a clear night you can see millions of stars, and if you're lucky, the aurora borealis right outside your window. It's about an hour drive east of Jokulsarlon, and highly recommended!

This is a beautiful hotel in the middle of all that Iceland has to offer. The rooms are very modern and have an amazing view right out to the night's sky. The rooms were clean and comfy. We also enjoyed dinner at the hotel restaurant - delicious food and very friendly staff.

Lindarbakki Hofn

Located in Vatnajokull, Fosshotel Vatnajokull is within a 15-minute drive of Hofn Glacier Museum and Silfurnes Golf Course. This 3-star hotel has 66 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Near the airport, the hotel is also within a 15-minute drive of Hornafjordur Art Museum and Hofn Swimming Pool.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat.


Fosshotel Vatnajokull's 66 rooms provide phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and satellite TV.

Property features

Fosshotel Vatnajokull features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. Free parking is available if you drive. This smoke-free hotel also has a TV in a common area.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3


Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 410 reviews