Hotel Skaftafell

Posted on January 13, 2019
CategoriesHotel, Sleep
Hotel Skaftafell

Hotel Skaftafell is a family run country hotel. The hotel was founded in the year 1989. Originally the hotel had 8 rooms but has since expanded with the increase in tourism.

Now it has 63 rooms, standard, triple, single and family rooms. All rooms at the hotel include TV, free Wi-Fi internet, bathrooms with shower and hairdryer.

There is a nice restaurant that uses local ingredients from Öræfi County to the utmost, and the service is both personal and professional. Breakfast buffet is served every morning and in the evening the restaurant opens for a la cart menu which is open for our guests and foot traffic.

On the 2nd floor is the bar with magnificent glacier view. Lunch at the hotel is only open for pre-booked groups but across the street is a minimarket with small store and a nice diner that serves lunch and dinner every day.

Hotel Skaftafell has a unique location at the foot of Öræfajökull glacier. It provides guests with stunning view over Iceland‘s highest peak, Hvannadalshnúkur and the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull. The Hotel is 5 km east of Skaftafell national park and about 3 and ½ hours drive from Reykjavík.

The glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón is only 40 minutes drive to the east from the hotel. In the surroundings of Hotel Skaftafell are several activities available, such as horseback riding, puffin tours, snowmobile tours, glacier hikes, flight sightseeing, and boat tours through icebergs.      

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