Fosshotel Reykholt is a romantic country hotel in the legendary setting of Reykholt in Borgarfjörður. Once the home of historian and poet Snorri Sturluson, Reykholt is one of Iceland’s major historic sites. Bounteous in captivating scenery the area is full of lava fields, waterfalls, mountains, craters, and caves.
In June 2015, the stunning “Into the Glacier” venture in Langjökull Glacier opened. About a 45-minute drive from the hotel, it is the largest man-made ice structure in the world. The site houses exhibitions, restaurants, and even a chapel. Fosshotel Reykholt a perfect base for your journey “Into the Glacier.”
Fosshotel Reykholt has a restaurant, bar and a conference venue. The hotel is ideal for guests that enjoy the tranquility of the countryside, like reading, writing and are interested in exploring Iceland‘s cultural heritage. The hotel has a number of wellness rooms, where guests can try aroma and daylight therapy. The relaxation room has a massage bench and a night sky ceiling. Other facilities at Fosshotel include a guest TV lounge with a DVD player.
Fosshotel knows the value of a good night’s sleep. The cozy rooms have great beds and are fully equipped with three-star facilities. All rooms at Reykholt Fosshotel have a desk and a private bathroom. Some include a bathtub and a seating area.
- Air conditioning
- Daily housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Shower only
- Hair dryer (on request)
- Rainfall showerhead
- Free WiFi
Traditional Icelandic cuisine and international dishes made from fresh, local ingredients are served in Fosshotel Reykholt’s restaurant.
Located in Reykholt, this hotel is 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from Deildartunguhver Hot Springs and within 12 mi (20 km) of Barnafoss and Hraunfossar. Vidgelmir Lava Tube and Ullarselid -The Wool Hut are also within 20 mi (32 km).
On the map: Reykholt is a village in the valley of the river Reykjadalsá, called Reykholtsdalur. It is part of Borgarfjörður, Western Region.
In Reykholt is Snorrastofa, a center for medieval studies, named after historian, poet, and politician Snorri Sturluson, who once lived here. As well as being a powerful chieftain in his time, Snorri is most famous as the author of Heimskringla, an account of the Norwegian kings from the 10th century to the 12th and Snorra-Edda, the most important work we have about both the ancient Nordic poetry forms and imagery as well as on Nordic mythology. Snorri is also believed to have written one of the greatest and most beloved Icelandic sagas, Egils saga.
There is a lot of geothermal activity in the area of Reykholt, one of the country’s oldest structures, Snorralaug geothermal pool, named after Snorri is found here. Notable hot springs nearby are Skrifla, Dynkur and Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring.