Top 7 Hotels Near Vatnajokull National Park - Updated 2023

Virginia Maryann Dcruz
Virginia Maryann Dcruz 

Iceland with its unique landscape that is rugged and dotted with immense glaciers is a treat for those who want to experience the rare features of the planet. The island country also has several volcanoes and lava fields that are favorites among visitors, who often head to Vatnajokull National Park. The park has striking moss-covered fields of lava, and it also includes the Vatnajökull glacier, which is the largest in Europe. The park’s glacial rivers are full during the summer, while the Bárðarbunga and Grímsvötn volcanoes are ranked as extremely active. Vacationing in the area near Vatnajokull National Park is a treat as it allows visitors to experience some of the best scenery in the country. Keep reading to find out what the top hotels near Vatnajokull National Park have to offer to visitors in Iceland.

1. Fosshótel Vatnajökull (from USD 198)

In this hotel, guests can enjoy sweeping views of the Vatnajökull glacier, which is 20 km (12.4 mi) away, during the day and the northern lights at night. Guests at the hotel can also easily head to nearby attractions such as Skaftafell National Park, go on hiking trips, and tour the Jokulsarlon lagoon by boat. Additionally, it has top-quality service and guests can opt to include the cost of breakfast with their room. A restaurant is located on site, and there is a bar that serves a variety of drinks. There are free parking facilities and WiFi, as well.

Fosshótel Vatnajökull

Wifi Available

Address: Lindarbakki, Hótel Vatnajökull
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

2. Adventure Hotel Hof (from USD 173)

Guests who opt to stay in this hotel can easily find their way to nearby attractions. Less than 20 minutes or 20.7 km (12.9 mi) to Vatnajökull National Park, this hotel has several types of rooms, including units with six bedrooms, single rooms, and shared cabins. From the rooms, guests can enjoy stellar views of the surroundings. They can also make use of free parking and WiFi. A restaurant and bar are on site, and breakfast is available to start off the day.

Adventure Hotel Hof

8.4 User Rating

Address: Hof 1, Austurhus, Öræfi, Öræfi, Iceland, 785

3. Hotel Smyrlabjörg (from USD 210)

Occupying a prime location next to Ring Road, this hotel is run by staff that is part of one family. The hotel is on a farm, which means its décor has a country look and feel. The rooms provide stellar views of the mountains nearby or the ocean, and each has an attached bathroom. An on-site restaurant is available, and guests can have breakfast and lunch that is made from locally grown produce. Free WiFi access is provided in the hotel, and guests can park their vehicles for free. The hotel is about 1 hour or 90.6 km (56.3 mi) to Vatnajökull National Park.

Hotel Smyrlabjörg

Wifi Available

Address: Smyrlabjörg
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Bar Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Free parking Internet services

4. Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon (from USD 409)

This stylish hotel is the first choice for visitors who want to stay in luxury accommodations. It is located in Hnappavellir, and the hotel has an onsite restaurant and bar. Some of the suites have windows with sweeping views, seating areas, and bathtubs. Each of the rooms has an attached bathroom. A continental-style breakfast is also provided. The lagoons of Jökulsárlón and Fjallsárlón are located close to the hotel. What’s more, Vatnajökull National Park is 22 minutes or 28.3 km (17.6 mi) away.

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

Wifi Available

Address: Hnappavellir
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Sauna Terrace

5. Hotel Klaustur (from USD 210)

Located near the village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur, this hotel allows guests to easily access Skaftafell National Park, which has birch forests, ice caves, waterfalls, and more. Guests can also easily head to Vatnajokull glacier and Systravatn Lake. The rooms in the hotel each have a television with a flat-screen TV, and some have additional amenities, such as machines for making coffee or tea. A buffet-style breakfast and dinner are available at the on-site restaurant, and the hotel also has a bar. A pool, free parking, and WiFi access are also available. Vatnajokull National Park can be reached in 54 minutes or 70.3 km (43.7 mi).

Hotel Klaustur

Wifi Available

Address: Klausturvegur 6
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace

6. Hali Country Hotel (from USD 174)

Composed of several different rooms and apartments, this hotel is an ideal choice for guests traveling in a large group and for families. The hotel is located close to Jökulsárlón iceberg lagoon in Vatnajökull National Park, which can be reached in 54 min or 71.1 km (44.2 mi). Within the hotel, some apartments have a fully equipped kitchen and bathrooms with free toiletries. WiFi access is also provided for free, and guests can use the parking space. Other amenities include televisions with cable channels in each room. A bar, a restaurant, and a coffee shop are on site.

Hali Country Hotel

Address: Hali 2, Hali, Hali, Iceland, 781

7. Hotel Skaftafell (from USD 195)

Guests who are traveling with their families can book double or triple rooms in this hotel and enjoy a comfortable holiday. The hotel is located 8 minutes or 6 km (3.8 mi) away from Vatnajökull National Park. Guests staying here will have access to several amenities, such as a daily housekeeping service and televisions with cable channels in each room. There is also a front desk that remains open throughout the day, free parking, and free WiFi for guests’ convenience. A shop that sells souvenirs can be found on site along with a restaurant and bar.

Hotel Skaftafell

Address: Freysnesi, Skaftafell, Skaftafell, Iceland, 785

Vatnajokull National Park is a combination of fire and ice

Visitors heading to Vatnajokull National Park can look forward to spending time at the glaciers and volcanoes, which exist side by side. Staying in hotels allows everyone to easily access the best tours and discover how various elements of nature have combined to give the national park its otherworldly look and feel.

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