Located near the tip of West Iceland’s Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Fosshotel Hellnar is a peaceful property with 39 modern, simple but stylish ensuite rooms with TV, WiFi and either a mountain or ocean view. An on-site restaurant serves up delectable Icelandic Cuisine, the library lounge offers a chance for rest and reflection, and the visitor centre for the Snaefellsjokull National Park is right next door! Hellnar Hotel is eco-friendly and a Green Globe-certified property committed to environmental sustainability and preserving the beautiful Icelandic surroundings.
Contemporary guestrooms are spacious, comfortable, and feature breathtaking views of either the mountains or the ocean.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Premium TV channels
- Daily housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Shower only
- Flat-panel TV
- Free WiFi
- Free cribs/infant beds
Continental breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.
Hotel Hellnar Restaurant
The on-site restaurant is renowned for delicious Icelandic cuisine, cooked with international flare using local, organic ingredients – whether you’re enjoying fresh fish or lamb for dinner, or grazing the breakfast buffet. There’s a wonderful view of the ocean from the restaurant balcony, while the complete absence of artificial light pollution bodes well for northern lights viewing if you are staying here during winter.
On the map: Hellnar is almost in the far end of Snaefellsnes peninsula, around 190 kilometres from Reykjavik city. For centuries, Hellnar was among the largest fishing villages beneath the Snaefellsjokull ice cap with the oldest record of seafaring there being from 1560.
During summer, head to the seaside cliffs at Hellnar to enjoy a lunch stop at Fjoruhusid, a tiny cafe located on the water. Their signature dish is a creamy seafood soup that is brimming with fish and scallops drawn fresh from the ocean directly off the peninsula. The cliffs between Hellnar and Arnarstapi village are a Natural Reserve and the 2.5 kilometer hiking trail linking the two settlements offers magnificent scenery including Gatklettur, a majestic arch extending into the sea. The peculiar Badstofa caves are known for their unique light refraction and colorful interior. The Hellnar church was built in 1945 on a picturesque site on top of a hill. With the mountainous landscapes and Snaefellsjokull glacier as a backdrop, the Hellnar church gives travelers a great opportunity to capture some wonderful photos of the charming Icelandic landscape. Hellnar is the perfect base from which to explore the natural wonders of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula