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Fosshotel Vatnajokull

3.0 out of 5.0

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Nice view and nice view. Best spot for viewing northern lights. I will come back again.

a bit far (12 km) from Hofn. Nice room, very clean

Our original plan was to book a place at Hofn, but we ended up booking at the Fosshotel. It was a lovely stay - close to town and also to other attractions in the area. The view from the hotel is lovely, the staff was nice and rooms very comfy and clean. Enjoyed it!

we stayed at the fosshotel on Hofn during our trip around the ring road this past end of september. We loved our stay, the staff was very friendly, room was very comfortable and clean, couldn't have asked for anything better. we were able to rest, have a delicious breakfast from the buffet in the morning and continue our journey around this beautiful country.

Quiet hotel near glaciers. Room small but comfortable.

Very nice, clean, modern, good food, great view from lobby and restaurant.

The Fosshotel Vatnajokull is a very nice hotel in a very scenic area near Hofn. It's about 7 miles northwest of Hofn on the ring road. We arrived at 8 PM, about an hour after we Jokullsarlon. We checked in and the process was quick and painless (seemed to be standard with all our Iceland hotels BTW). We brought our stuff up to our room and immediately went to the dining area to see if they would seat us for dinner because we were too tired to drive the rest of the way to Hofn for dinner as we originally planned. Dinner was very good as we had the fish trio for starters, lamb and salted cod for mains. They had a beer that was made with glacier water that was very good too. Our room was spacious enough for our purposes. The bathrooms didn't have washcloths though so bring your own. Breakfast the next morning was plentiful and had lots of options including a waffle maker. The view of the mountains in the daytime was also very nice. Parking and wifi were free. We would stay again.

The location of the hotel is within driving distance of lots of interesting stuff, although the hotel is not directly adjacent to anything. It is a good central location from which you can drive an hour in either direction to find some good hiking (Skaftafell) or food (Hofn). The view is good, and the view of the northern lights would probably have been great (it was cloudy during my time there). But the best part was the staff, who were incredible. I would highly recommend this hotel as a base for exploring the southeastern region of Iceland.

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94% of guests recommend this hotel

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