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Originally built in 1966 and substantially renovated over the decades, this contemporary hotel in the small fishing town of Höfn is a stylish base from which to explore south-east Iceland and enjoy nature at its best. Not only will you have the geothermal attractions of Vatnajökull National Park on your doorstep, but you’ll also be within easy distance of an art museum, nature reserve, and marina. Available in three categories, the sleek and minimalist rooms feature soothing neutral and grey hues, comfortable beds with high quality linens, flat screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and tea and coffee-making facilities. There are also spacious seating areas, desks with overhead lights, and en suite bathrooms with showers and toiletries by organic Icelandic brand, Sóley Organics. Elsewhere, you’ll find a restaurant that pulls focus on Icelandic cuisine using fresh and seasonal raw ingredients and serves buffet breakfasts and à la carte dinners. The hotel also hosts a daily happy hour from 4pm to 6pm.

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Rooms

Available in three categories, the sleek and minimalist rooms feature soothing neutral and grey hues, comfortable beds with high quality linens, flat screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, spacious seating areas, and desks. En suite bathrooms have a shower and toiletries by organic Icelandic brand, Sóley Organics. Most rooms offer views of the Vatnajökull glacier and the sea. 

Location

You’ll be staying in Höfn, the small fishing town on Iceland’s south-east coast that’s most famous for its langoustine. Nearby attractions include Vatnajökull National Park for its ice caves, glaciers, and hiking trails, and the Jökulsárlón Glaciar Lagoon for its huge icebergs. There’s also an art museum, nature reserve, and marina within easy distance of the hotel.

Food and Drink

Pulling focus on Icelandic cuisine using fresh and seasonal raw ingredients, Ósinn Restaurant serves buffet breakfasts and à la carte dinners. The menu includes local langoustine as well meat dishes, pasta, salads, pizza, and vegetarian options. There is also a daily happy hour from 4pm to 6pm.

Families

The restaurant offers a children’s menu that includes fish and chips, pizza, tagliatelle with butter and parmesan sauce, and a scoop of ice cream.

Facilities and Activities

The hotel has a 24-hour reception desk as well as a laundry and ironing service. You can request a wake-up call for when the northern lights are visible during the winter.

Accessibility

While there is no elevator, staff are happy to help carry your luggage.

Our opinion

We love the peaceful setting of this contemporary hotel in the south-east fishing town of Höfn, known as the langoustine capital of Iceland. The panoramic views of the Vatnajökull glacier are a real highlight.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.