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Icelandair Hotel Hamar

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is more of a motel with ground floor rooms. The ones on the right have a lovely view across the mountain. They have doors in the rooms that lead outside which is convenient. There are two hot tubs and a sauna. And it was nice to sit out there in the dark and wait for the lights. Although be warned they are fed from the natural hot springs and they are hot very hot. Approximately 38-39 degrees. The meal we had was nice and well presented and the staff nice It seemed to be quite secluded so you would need a car to get to it. Breakfast was nice. Not a lot of light pollution so on the right night the lights are very visible. We walked onto the golf course to get further away from the hotel lights.

We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed the place very much. Nice breakfast and restaurant. Quiet place outside Borgarnes in a golf area, view on the sea and hot tubs. The weather was however not god enough to see the northern lights (early november and lots of clouds and rain). The staff is very nice and wake you up (if you ask for) in case there are aurora during the night.

We stayed here for two nights on our driving tour. We drove north from Reykjavik, and visited Hraunfossar and Barnafoss on the first day. Our second day we drove to Snaefellsnes Peninsula and back. The rooms are sparse (in the Icelandic style) but modern, stylish and comfortable. This was a "Comfort" category hotel when booked with Nordic Visitor, and we were very happy with it. The views from our rooms and the dining areas are stunning, across a golf course and fjord to snow-capped mountains. There were hot-tubs out in front of our rooms, but it was so cold we didn't indulge. We later saw others out there briefly, wearing little but woolly hats! The breakfasts were excellent, and set us up for the day. Which is good, because Iceland's food/beverage costs are high. Their restaurant offers an evening meal, but it is pricey. I'm sure they'd get more people using the restaurant if they provided simpler or more casual menu choices. Because we were driving, and because it was light for almost 24 hours, it was very easy to pop in to Borganes for dinner, though there are not very many options there.

Stayed one night here last week during our driving tour of Snaefellsnes and the south. (Left Reykjavik early morning, drove around Snaefellsnes and stayed at this hotel on way back, then left next morning to head toward Selfoss.) For the money, this place ticks all the boxes -- clean, quiet, free parking, good shower (L'Occitane stuff), comfortable bed, and decent breakfast buffet, though you have to pay for it. They also offered a northern lights wake-up call, but we didn't get one -- I guess they weren't visible. Room décor is minimal but adequate, and our room happened to have a mountain view which lended itself to a nice sunrise picture the following morning. Didn't try the sauna or hot tub. Compared to other places we stayed this was very affordable and an excellent location right near a couple of gas stations.

This hotel is more a container than a hotel...not worse its money. Restaurant was closed when we arrived late in the evening and they send us to a bad fast food station on the road. Room was small but clean.

Stayed here in June for 2 nights while using the hotel as a base to explore Snafellsnes Peninsula. From the outside, the hotel looks stark, but inside was very warm and stylish. We had 2 rooms with patios with stunning mountain views. As the days were so long at this time of the year, after long day of sightseeing , we were still able to sit out, have a glass of wine and enjoy the view. Hotel has its own golf course, which we did not use, but our sons did at 3am (hahah) There is also a outside hot tub which we used each day and it is a nice touch and a great way to relax after the day out. Our room rate included breakfast and it was fabulous, with lots of choices (think cold cuts, cheeses, lox and a great, great bread) and wait stuff was extremely friendly and helpful. The room was furnished in the typical modern Scandinavian style and bathroom was supplied with L'Occitane products, which was a nice touch. Overall this was our favorite hotel while driving around the Iceland.

This hotel looks exceptionally bleak from the outside but is much nicer inside. The room was fairly small for a King Deluxe, but the bed was comfortable and the bathroom nice, good rainfall shower. It was all very clean. However the addition of dressing gowns and chairs on the private patio to admire the view of the mountains would have been so appreciated, and the towels were very thin and cheap. The restaurant was good, food was excellent but extremely pricey. It has amazing views of the mountain from this room but it is blocked by having small windows - your eyeline of the mountains is totally obscured by a chunky windowpane, such a wasted opportunity. It could have been stunning. Checkin/out was fine if a bit unfriendly

Our group enjoyed this Icelandic hotel.....all on ground level with views to the golf course. My room was lovely....complete with a sofa.....and a very comfy bed! Breakfast buffet was plentiful....complete with everything you could want. I especially enjoyed the herring, breads, yogurts.....meats and cheeses.

Icelandic design hotel with golf course, hot tubs, sauna. Easy drive from Reykjavik but still isolated enough that we had a great view of the Northern Lights. Rooms were simple but very comfortable. Restaurant was very good. Nice breakfast buffet.

The room is very tiny, I think that it is too expensive compared to other kind of guesthouse. The breakfast is really too expensive also for icelandic standard. The staff is very kind. Very nice is the hot tube to relax

Hamar Golf Course Borgarnes

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Golf course

Icelandair Hotel Hamar is located 3 mi (4.8 km) from Skallagrimsgardur and within a 10-minute drive of The Settlement Centre. This 54-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like a golf course and free in-room WiFi. Agricultural Museum of Iceland and Ullarselid -The Wool Hut are also within a 20-minute drive.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.


All of Icelandair Hotel Hamar's 54 heated rooms provide patios, sofa beds, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones and desks are also standard.

Property features

Renovated in 2017, Icelandair Hotel Hamar offers a golf course, 2 spa tubs, and a sauna. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this golf hotel include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a computer station.

Room options

King Deluxe Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

King Superior Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suites

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

King Guest Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 374 reviews