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Vikurbraut 20, Hofn,

Recent guest reviews

I had to dock a point for being the most expensive hotel during my Ring Road trip, but otherwise I enjoyed my stay. I also didn’t realize there is no elevator until at check in. Luckily they had someone bring my luggage up to my room. This was also the only hotel during my weeklong visit to Iceland that offered me a wake up call if the Northern Lights were active. I didn’t receive a call, but my Aurora app showed chance of activity around 3am and so I set up my camera from my hotel room window and got some nice photos! The room was small and simple, but it was clean. Breakfast was decent and tasty. Weather was extra windy and rainy in Hofn and so I don’t know how I would have felt if my room was in a different building. Luckily my room was in the main building and so I think I would stay again and would recommend it to others. If the weather was better, the hotel does offer beautiful views of the glaciers.

Great food options, comfortable stay. We were in Bldg 4 and the room was plenty big enough. Comfortable bed; no amenities except a kettle. Breakfast buffet was best of 6 hotels on our tour. Langoustines for dinner are a specialty. Recommended.

The rooms were decorated with a modern style and were clean. However they were a little cramped and there was not much space to put your suitcase and walk around. However for one night it was ok. The breakfast selection was decent but there could have been a few more pastries.

During our round trip through Iceland we stayed for one night in this hotel. The building/ room itself has been renovated and everything was clean. They handed us out a 15% voucher on their food menue in their own restaurant, which was nice. But we ate at the Pakkhus Restaurant, because a local recommended us this place. Our room was small but nice with a confortable bed and it was a quite and good night for us. The badroom was ok - I am not a big fan of shower curtains, but for one night I can live with it. The breakfast in the morning was included in the roomprice. They had a buffet with a good choice of different things. The fresh fruit and the oatmeal was very good. Unfortunately the bread was very dry and we could only eat it toasted. I asked the waitor for a cappucchino and he told me that they don‘t have it. I aked, if he can get one from the restaurant downstairs and offered to pay for it. But he refused to get me one, becuase the restaurant is closed. He didn‘t seem to be in a hurry, so I really don‘t understand, why he wasn‘t acting in a customer oriented & friendly way. During our stay in the icland air hotel in vik they made everything possible as you can read in my previous trip advisor review. It‘s a pitty that here this wasn‘t the case. After this bad experience we were looking in town for a decent coffee but weren‘t lucky, so no coffee for me this morning.

Normally I do not like to write bad reviews but I am still upset about my experience at Hotel Hofn. This hotel charged me the most of all the hotels I stayed in during my 3 week road trip.The room I was given was the worst and unacceptable as a hotel room. Before my arrival, my credit card had already been charged $224. for the 9 ft X 12 ft room. Next to the narrow bed was a wobbly metal night stand that looked more like a stool and there was no light fixture. As I got up at night in the dark to find the night switch at the door, I slammed my head into the corner of the TV hanging on a bracket from the wall. This resulted in a big bruise above my eye.The hotel should know that having no light fixture next to the bed is unsafe and is unacceptable.. Other aspects such as not having an elevator also don't warrant the price of my room. At breakfast I was hesitant to eat the grey looking scrambled eggs, one of the 3 warm dishes. Breakfast seemed basic to me compared to what other hotels offered. This hotel caters mostly to bus tours and does not care much about the independent traveler. If someone had been at the reception at my departure, I would have voiced my opinion then. I do want to point out that the receptionist was very friendly at my arrival and Johan at the night reception was helpful by giving me ice for my bruise and walked me up the stairs since I was still very unsteady my feet.. Other than the Hotel Hofn experience, I had a wonderful time in Iceland and found the people to be friendly and the hospitality wonderful.

Our room was tiny; with a suitcase open on the floor there was no space to walk. OK for one night but no longer. It's situated on a good spot for the ring road, but is overpriced for the size of the bedroom. It has one excellent and unexpected benefit, which was the breakfast, probably the best we had in Iceland. Lots of variety and constantly replenished. You can eat dinner there or walk about 15 minutes into town for the other restaurants. Quite a windy walk when we were there. You can walk back along the sea which is pleasant, but even colder.

This hotel is very basic - but then there aren’t a whole lot of luxury hotels in Iceland, especially in a small town in a remote area. It would likely be deemed a 2 star hotel by U.S. standards but it was neat & clean and fine for a single night. The key is that it is located right along the water and you have spectacular sites of the glaciers in the morning! Worth it to stay here just for that view.

Not worth the money charged. The staff was rude and the shower did not work in our room. It would be better to take a guesthouse in this quaint town rather than a full service hotel which needs drastic improvement in servicing it's customers.

We stayed 2 nights at the hotel. Our room was rather small and basic but functional. We were not in the main building but it was a very short walk. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Their dinners and breakfasts were really good and this helped make our stay more enjoyable. Its location right on the water made for some pretty sunsets, no matter how late they were.

We booked Hotel Hofn based on location and a good rate we were able to get. The generic name and the so-so reviews didn't promise much, but we were actually pleasantly surprised! The location is great, at the edge of town near a small park with great views of the bay and of no less than 5 glaciers on the other side (if visibility is favorable). Our triple room was small (a problem in Iceland) but it was actually very nice and comfortable with everything we needed for a one night stay. Breakfast was ample and excellent. Service was very friendly. Multiple food options nearby (Hofn seem to be kind of a culinary center). I would definitely recommend this place.

Vikurbraut 20 Hofn

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Hotel Höfn places you next to Vatnajokull and within a 5-minute walk of Hofn Glacier Museum. This 68-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge.


The 68 rooms are heated and have an array of amenities, including electric kettles, phones, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and 37-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Höfn enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and laundry facilities. Free parking is available if you drive. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with luggage storage, tours or tickets, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this golf hotel include a TV in a common area and a garden.

Room options

Superior Double Room, Mountain View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

63.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 672 reviews

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