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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

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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.

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Insider's View

Fosshotel Glacier lagoon is situated in the perfect area for travellers looking to get off the beaten track. Located between Skaftafell and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, the Fosshotel is surrounded by pure natural beauty that should not be missed.

North facing rooms have an excellent view of the Northern Lights, while south facing rooms look out across the lava fields to the ocean beyond.

Request a mountain side room for a chance to spot the Northern Lights.

The floor to ceiling windows and outdoor terrace provide undisturbed views of the surrounding coastline and mountains.

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Description

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.

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Accommodation

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.

Childcare

Children are welcome at Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon however there are no specific childcare facilities.

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.

Activities

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.

Experiences

  • 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.

  • Glacier hiking

    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!

  • Glacier snowmobiling

    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 Super Jeep 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.

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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