The South-East coast of Iceland remains one of the most popular routes for visitors to the country. Offering sights such as the waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, the famous black beaches at Reynisfjara, the incredible basalt rock pillars at Dyrhólaey, Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, the vast vistas of Skaftafell National Park and of course Vatnajökull glacier.
A self-drive trip from Reykjavik to the Glacial Lagoon takes around five or six hours if you make stops on the way, which are of course, essential with the amount of sights on offer. To break the journey up we can offer stays in some other superb hotels on the way.
At the beginning of 2016, the Fosshótel chain opened this brand new four-star hotel called Fosshótel Glacial Lagoon. It's located just off the route one ring road some 29 kilometres from the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and 27 kilometres from the picturesque Svartifoss in Skaftafell National Park.
This contemporary building reflects the hues of the surrounding nature, in grey stone and clad in wood and is constructed in accordance with ecological policies. The interiors are beautifully chic with dark walls and cool sixties' style lighting lending it a kind of James Bond flair.
The hotel offers 104 rooms with beautiful views. They are all done in a modern, minimalistic style with extra hip touches such as the much coveted tartan woolen blankets from the Geysir stores. The large windows offering views of the sea almost look like a framed painting of the landscape. The bathrooms are spacious and of course, internet is free.
- 104 rooms - Standard room, Double Deluxe room, Triple room and Suite
- All rooms have shower, TV, desk, kettle and refrigerator
- All rooms have air-conditioning & heating
- Free Wi-Fi
Available Board Basis
4 hours and 56 minutes
Places of Interest
Reynisdrangar in Vik - basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall framed by a black sand beach. The glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón and the diamond beach with black volcanic sand beach with icebergs, Vartifoss waterfall, Falljökull glacier at Skaftafellis.
Distance to Town
Approx. 1 hour and 22 minutes
Distance to Coast
Approx. 10 minutes