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Fossatun Country Hotel, Guesthouse & Camping Pods

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Fossatuni, 311, Borgarnes, Borgarbyggd Iceland
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#2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Borgarnes
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In Fossatun you will find places for hiking, walking, incredible scenery and nature both in the bright summer days and dark winter nights illuminated by the Northern Lights. 12 Hotel rooms with private bathroom, 4 rooms in guesthouse with shared facilities and Camping pods.
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Free parking
Free internet
Hot tub
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
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Seating area
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Microwave
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mountain View
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English

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Fossatuni, 311, Borgarnes, Borgarbyggd Iceland
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Keflavik Intl Airport53 miSee all flights
Reykjavik Domestic Airport34 miSee all flights
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Magnús Pálsson wrote a review Aug 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland2 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely cabins in beautiful environment. My family rented a couple of pods this summer, and we decided to stay an additional night because the kids loved staying there. We told them we'd stay in dwarf houses while we'd be on our adventure. When loading our stuff back into the car before checking out, my 4-year-old asked me when we could come back. I have a feeling we'll have more stopovers in the future. One of the best things is also that the place is very family friendly. There was no partying or anything like that. When you get up on the small hill next to the Troll waterfall there is a stunning view where you can see the landmark mountains Skessuhorn, Snæfellsjökull and Baula as you look across the horizon. The restaurant has some nice food and tasty burgers, made from local ingredients. Just remember to state your preference if you want the cooking time to be any thing less than well done.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Andrea D wrote a review Aug 2020
Milan, Italy268 contributions50 helpful votes
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In the middle of the nature, this pods are very comfortable and clean. With hot tubes, kitchen and a spectacular view on the falls, this is a place to try. There is a restaurant too, with a view on the falls.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Emily B wrote a review Feb 2020
Doncaster, United Kingdom14 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 nights, £80...BARGAIN! This is like something out of a movie! The pods are lovely & warm. They are very cosy to escape the -12 temperature outside! The kitchens were well-equipped however got very busy from about 7pm onwards so I advise eating early! Same in the morning, either eat really early or really late! There is one kitchen in a hut that was always quiet but it didn’t appear to be heated so that’s probably why! The toilets/showers were a short walk from the pod but were clean. Hot tubs were a nice touch to watch the stars/northern lights if you’re lucky, however the deck gets a bit slippery! The staff we saw were friendly & welcoming, and they had already put our bed linen into our rooms (we had to make the beds but this is expected for a camping site). It is not too far to the closest town, about 20mins, where there is shops for food so you don’t have to eat in restaurants and spend too much money! It is in a good location to go to lots of sights. Recommend a 4x4 car as it can get very snowy in winter! Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Timara M wrote a review Dec 2019
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Didn’t even bother staying. We waited 20 minutes before someone came to check us in (we were greated rudely and talked down to) when we got checked in we were not told that the shower was locked and you could only have a shower in the evening?!? and that there is only 1 for 12 pods roughly. We got into our “heated” pod (which was freezing on arrival it was also -9° outside) we had to make our own bed which we paid ( 2 sets for 1 bed?) 2600isk for ripped bedding that looked like it had been eaten by moths or bugs. Went to the kitchen to make food and there was a mouldy chopping board, dirty knifes and forks. Not to mention the rusty pots and pans. The fridge was filled with 2 month out of date milk, cheese, mouldy vegetables plus opened meat which was not wrapped. The advert shows all good reviews but these do not compare when actually in the pods. It says it’s in a town but the nearest shops were almost 50 minutes away. The driveway in was dangerously covered in snow and ice (no salt or effort of a path to any of the pods and all paths to showers and toilets also covered by ice). Due to lack of care, cleanliness and attention to detail we have had to find alternative accommodation which has cost a fortune but was better than staying there for even a night.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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NJDxx wrote a review Nov 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom115 contributions11 helpful votes
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We stayed at Fossatún Camping Pods for 2 nights this November and were very impressed! We had two pods which were priced around £80 per pod, booked via booking.com for cheapest deal. The pods themselves are very well heated, small and quite basic. There is a bed space, table & chairs, and somewhere to put bags so you don’t need too much more. Note: toilets and showers are in a separate block, near the hot tubs. Note: bedding is at an additional charge. There is parking space available next to all of the pods, and a larger parking space by the main building. We payed for breakfast for both mornings, in my opinion, this was not worth the money. For 2x breakfast and 1x bedding, it was 4100 ISK which we considered expensive for the quality for breakfast. There was 2x cold meats, cheese, yoghurt, basic pastries, cereal and drinks available for breakfast - probably cheaper to go to a supermarket to buy your own, and use the kitchen facilities (most people did this). The staff are friendly, it’s a homely feel, and there is a restaurant available for evening food - must book prior. Restaurant is not too pricey. - Great spot for Northern Lights sightings - Must have a car - Great hot tubs available for use from 6pm onwards - Clean bathroom and kitchen facilities - Clean sleeping areas - Great social environment - 1hr 15mins from Reykjavík - 2hr + to Golden Circle
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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$40 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IcelandWest RegionBorgarbyggdBorgarnes
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fossatun Country Hotel, Guesthouse & Camping Pods
Which popular attractions are close to Fossatun Country Hotel, Guesthouse & Camping Pods?
Nearby attractions include Troll Waterfalls (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fossatun Country Hotel, Guesthouse & Camping Pods?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Fossatun Country Hotel, Guesthouse & Camping Pods?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Fossatun Country Hotel, Guesthouse & Camping Pods?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Fossatun Country Hotel, Guesthouse & Camping Pods?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Fossatun Country Hotel, Guesthouse & Camping Pods have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Fossatun Country Hotel, Guesthouse & Camping Pods accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.