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Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

Ideal for lovers of the great outdoors, this contemporary hotel is located in the remote Icelandic countryside between Skaftafell wilderness area and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon — and within driving distance of Diamond Beach’s black sands and iceberg formations.

Behind the dark wood-panelled façade, guests are met with 104 sleek and spacious rooms, all of which feature modern Nordic decor, yellow and blue hues, tea and coffee-making facilities, en suite bathrooms, and large windows for views of the lava fields, mountains, or — if you're travelling at the right time of year — the northern lights. Elsewhere, you’ll find an all-day restaurant for regional cuisine with fresh and local ingredients, a stylish bar, and an ocean-facing outdoor terrace for summer drinks.

The hotel also offers a sauna, a northern lights wake-up call service (during winter), and helpful staff who can book sightseeing tours and advise on the nearby natural landscapes to explore.

Our rating: Medium

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Rooms

Available in three categories, the spacious rooms feature modern Nordic decor, yellow and blue hues, and large windows for views of the mountains, lava fields, and the northern lights on clear winter nights. The Double/Twin room has a TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, and en suite bathroom. The Deluxe room has similar amenities but also features a window seat. The larger Suite offers the most living space and has a bathroom with a walk-in shower and bathtub. 

Location

The scenery surrounding the hotel is ideal for walkers and hikers who want to explore snow-capped hills, grass plains, valleys, and waterfalls. You can explore the vast Vatnajökull National Park or visit Skaftafell wilderness area and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, both of which are approximately 20 minutes away by car. Diamond Beach’s black sands are also within driving distance. 

Food and Drink

Pulling focus mostly on Icelandic cuisine using fresh and local ingredients, the hotel’s spacious restaurant serves a buffet breakfast, lunch and an à la carte dinner. Reservations are recommended. There’s also a lobby bar where guests can relax with cocktails, wine, and Icelandic beer. The outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean is a peaceful spot for summer drinks. 

Facilities and Activities

The hotel has a sauna that opens in the morning and evening. A laundry service is also available. Guests can request a northern lights wake-up call during the winter season.

Our opinion

For those who want to explore some of Iceland’s natural attractions, this contemporary hotel is a stylish choice. We love the spacious rooms, all with large windows, ideal for enjoying the scenery.

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