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Fosshotel Vatnajokull

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights in August 2016. The hotel is fairly isolated, but the drive to Hofn is only 10 minutes and the view on Vatnajokull Glacier is absolutely wonderful when the sky is clear. The area is windy, so difficult to go for an after-dinner stroll, not really pleasant when we were there. The hotel is brand new, rooms... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have travelled the world and never felt so ripped off as this. I must admit the hotel is clean. However, the hotel is cheap; the "deluxe" room is not deluxe and its barely large enough to turn around in; and the staff is bored. I'm truly embarrassed that I spent the money on this hotel. Embarrassed!

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Kanagawa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in Aug. 2016 to visit Vatnajokull glacier. The hotel looks very new and modern but once we checked in and moved to the room, which was on the 2nd floor (1st floor in Europe), we found there was no elevator. I needed to carry two bags. The room looked very modern but small. Foldable cabinet for bag... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start out by telling you we stayed in a suite that had a picture window view of the glaciers and a balcony. We stayed the night were we had great weather and the views were spectacular. The service was wonderful at the hotel. The room had very comfortable beds and a large bathroom. If you have the chance,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off here for 1 night on our road trip around Iceland in July 2016. The hotel is just off the main ring road not far from Hofn but feels isolated surrounded by big hills and distant waterfalls. Staff were friendly and helpful at check-in and we were allocated a good sized room for the 3 of us in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is close to Hofn, and that's why we chose it. I was worried about staying at an Icelandic hotel chain, especially since I've noted that fosshotel seems to build on to a lot of older hotels, or refurbish them, but the part of this hotel that we were housed in was very new and modern. The room was... More 

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Borne, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a pleasanr stay in this hotel, with a splendid view and very nice diner. Because its rather large its quite formal , although the service is good. We did a splendid tour on the glcier with glacier adventures and enjoyed the lake of jokulska very much!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Fosshótel Vatnajoküll for a night because we couldn't find a less expensive hotel in the neighbourhood. The hotel is very modern, with beautiful views. It is about 20km outside Höfn, so it is ready to go into town for dinner. The room we had was nice and clean, although one of the chairs was quite "wonky",... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent mixologist and great lobby to lounge and read in. No surprise rooms are small but with the great outdoors why would you stay in them. Breakfast and dinner were exceptional! Staff. Was willing to help at every moment. Try the drink of the day- and breathe in the quiet (except for a few sheep) on the outside deck!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although it was a beautiful setting with friendly staff, this hotel was very overpriced. We expected a much nicer place for the cost but instead had two twin beds pushed together and nothing better than the home stays/B&Bs around Iceland. Not worth the €€ at all and it is also isolated. Travelers are better off staying near Höfn and in... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fosshotel Vatnajokull is 3 star hotel. There is a restaurant & bar offering a panoramic view of Vatnajokull glacier. Other facilities include a TV-lounge, internet station in the lobby and free parking. All guestrooms and restaurant/bar facilities are non-smoking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fosshotel Vatnajokull

Address: Lindarbakki 781, Hofn 781, Iceland
Location: Iceland > East Region > Hofn
Price Range: $97 - $361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fosshotel Vatnajokull 3*
Number of rooms: 66
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