Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Southern Iceland
At a Glance
Great location close to Europe's largest glacier
All common areas have huge windows to make the most of the views
Interconnecting rooms are ideal for families
Sauna with views over the lava fields to relax in after a day sightseeing
Best time to Visit
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Nordic climate - May, June and July are the driest months of the year. Mid-June to August is high season, but most highland tours don’t operate until July because of snow. At other times, many tourist facilities outside Reykjavík are closed. From September through March, the night is dark enough to see the Aurora Borealis.
Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon is located between Skaftafell waterfall and Jokusarlon Glacier Lagoon in southern Iceland. Contemporary in style, this hotel makes a great base to explore the natural wonders in this part of the country.
Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon is a contemporary hotel in southern Iceland, in an ideal location between two of Iceland's most impressive sights - Skaftafell waterfall and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. The scenery here is stunning and this hotel makes for the perfect stopover to explore the eastern reaches of the south.
All rooms have huge windows to make the most of the views: either to the lava fields of the south or the mountains and Northern Lights to the north. A sauna makes a great addition to the hotel and enables you to relax after a busy day exploring this magical region. The remote location means light pollution is low, giving you a great chance of seeing the Northern Lights on a clear night.
A comfortable and contemporary hotel, Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon makes a suitable base for both families and couples. Thanks to its fantastic location, this is the ideal property from which to discover the incredible landmarks of the area and explore all that south-east Iceland has to offer.
The 104 rooms at Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon comprise standard, deluxe and triple rooms, as well as four suites for extra space. Deluxe rooms feature a window seat to make the most of the stunning views as well as a coffee maker. All rooms feature showers, with the suites offering both walk-in shower and bathtub.
Children are welcome at Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon however there are no specific childcare facilities.
Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon has two restaurant areas with a delicious combination of Western and Icelandic cuisine. The restaurant on the first floor offers amazing views out over the lava fields from the floor to celiling windows.
The location of Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon enables a short transfer to some of the area's standout sights. Skaftafell National Park is well worth a visit for the waterfall tumbling over the basalt colums, while the Glacier Lagoon and 'Diamond Beach' to the east offers a glimpse of nature at its most stunning.
Bathing in the Blue Lagoon
One of the world's most unique spas, Iceland's Blue Lagoon is an outdoor, geo-thermally heated spa providing an amazing experience that cannot be missed when visiting Iceland.
Blue Dragon ice cave by helicopter
Take to the skies and fly over Vatnajokull National Park in a helicopter towards the Skeidararjokull glacier, where, as part of a small group tour, you'll have the chance to explore the stunning Blue Dragon ice cave, one of the region's most remote.
Buggy and ice cave adventure
Discover the dramatic scenery of southern Iceland on an exhilarating tour with your private guide. Begin with a hike across a glacier, followed by a visit into an ice cave, before driving a buggy across one of the south coast's black sand beaches.
Giljabod canyon baths
Explore the beauty of western Iceland with a gentle hike through Husafell canyon, passing by incredible scenery before reaching the Giljabod pools, hidden in the canyon, to enjoy a relaxing soak in the geothermally-heated water.
If adventure is high on your holiday checklist, hiking on one of Iceland's monumental glaciers is a must. An immense wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses await discovery!
Langjokull is Iceland's second biggest glacier with several enormous ice filled volcanic craters, encircled by imposing volcanoes. Exploring by snowmobile is an adrenaline-fuelled way to experience the breathtaking landscape of this region of Iceland.
Horse riding in Iceland
Known for their distinctive trot, Icelandic horses offer a unique horse riding experience. A completely pure breed, introduced to the island during the Viking settlement, these horses are perfect for both beginners and advanced riders alike.
Jökulsárlón by hovercraft
Discover the beauty of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon from a unique perspective, on board a hovercraft floating across the icy water. As you travel on this small group tour, admire the incredible icebergs and look out for seals lounging on the water's edge.
Jökulsárlón private tour
Visit the breathtaking Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and witness bright blue icebergs floating across the lagoon's glassy surface, with the Vatnajökull glacier towering in the background. A magnificent sight, this makes for a truly unforgettable experience.
Kayaking on Heinaberg glacier lagoon
Try kayaking like never before as you glide across the surface of Heinaberg glacier lagoon in east Iceland. Kayak through the mirror-like waters, and depending on the time of year, you may be paddling between incredible ice formations.
Private Superjeep Tour to Thorsmork
Explore volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers and more on this amazing volcano safari super jeep tour to the dramatic landscapes of Thorsmork. Your expert private guide will take you to places very few people get to experience up close and personal.
Snorkelling between Tectonic Plates
Snorkel the crystal-clear waters of Iceland's Silfra fissure and discover the secret underwater canyon located between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.
Snowmobiling on Eyjafjallajökull
Perhaps Iceland's most famous volcano, Eyjafjallajökull makes for a thrilling snowmobile experience. Join your private guide as you ride across the surface of the glacier and take in the incredible views of Iceland's south coast.
South Shore safari
On this amazing guided jeep safari you will see the South Shore’s most treasured natural sights, including impressive waterfalls, epic landscapes, as well as its black lava sand beaches and dunes.
Superjeep tour to Landmannalaugar
Experience the spectacular landscapes of Iceland's highlands with a private guide at the wheel of a superjeep - don’t forget to bring along your bathing suit and towel for a dip in one of the area's geothermal pools.
The Golden Circle
Iceland's ruggedly beautiful and tectonically active landscape offers some amazing natural attractions, known as the "Golden Circle". These include the Gullfoss waterfall, Strokkur Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.
Visit the Westman Islands
Head away from mainland Iceland to discover the fascinating Westman Islands, located just off the country's south coast. Take the ferry to Heimaey, the only inhabited island in the archipelago, and explore its dramatic landscape with your private guide.
Westman Islands and lunch on Elliðaey
Fly from the mainland to the Westman Islands to explore this beautiful archipelago. Visit the only inhabited island, Heimaey, before sailing to one of the smaller islands, Elliðaey, for a truly unique lunch.
Iceland in Summer
Reykjavik, Snaefellsnes, Southern Iceland & Jokulsarlon
from £8200 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights
- Discover the highlights and off-the-beaten-track sights of Iceland
- The summer months offer endless days to explore the country and evenings spent under the Midnight Sun
- Explore some of Iceland's most iconic landmarks, from the explosive geysers to dramatic black sand beaches
Iceland in Winter
Reykjavik, Southern Iceland & Jokulsarlon
from £6000 pp inc flights & transfers for 5 nights
- The winter months in Iceland are ideal for spotting the colourful Northern Lights
- Discover Iceland's highlights, from impressive waterfalls to dramatic black sand beaches
- Enjoy adrenaline-fuelled experiences such as snowmobiling and hiking across glaciers
Location & directions
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Southern Iceland
Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon is located at Hnappavellir. The location is perfect for nature lovers, as it is right between Skaftafell and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, two of Iceland´s most spectacular natural attractions.
How to get there
Icelandair fly direct from Gatwick and Heathrow to Reykjavik, with a flight time of approximately three hours. Guests can take a short one-hour flight from Reykjavik to Hofn, followed by a 1-hour 20-minute transfer. Alternatively, Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon is around a 4-hour 30-minute drive from Reykjavik.
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