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Hotel Skaftafell

3-star hotel in Skaftafell with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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8.4.Very good.
  • Very friendly staff. Great location. Would love to stay here again

    May 15, 2021

  • We spent only a night at the hotel on our trip around Iceland. The staff is very friendly…

    Jul 13, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 63 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Conference center
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Vatnajökull National Park - 1 min walk
  • Vatnajokull - 1 min walk
  • Skaftafell Camping - 23 min walk
  • Hvannadalshnukur - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Skeidararsandur - 9.2 mi / 14.8 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Twin Room
  • Triple Room

What’s around


  • In a national park
  • Vatnajökull National Park - 1 min walk
  • Vatnajokull - 1 min walk
  • Skaftafell Camping - 23 min walk
  • Hvannadalshnukur - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Skeidararsandur - 9.2 mi / 14.8 km
  • Ingolfshofdi - 12.9 mi / 20.8 km
  • Graenalon - 19.8 mi / 31.9 km
  • Fjallsárlón - 26.2 mi / 42.2 km

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 63 rooms


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 50
  • Conference space size (meters) - 5
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Icelandic
  • Spanish

In the room

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Be entertained

  • TV

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Fosshotel Hotel Skaftafell
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Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for ISK 6500 per night


This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Hotel Skaftafell does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Glacier Goodies (3.5 mi).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like hiking, horseback riding, and mountain climbing. Additional recreation onsite includes helicopter/airplane tours.
8.4.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice rooms. Breakfast buffet is great. Walking distance to one of the glaciers. And ery close to beautiful waking and hiking paths.

    2 night romance trip, Jun 5, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Location was close to many water falls and hikes we wanted to do.

    1 night romance trip, Mar 4, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location wonderful, friendly staff!

    Gary, 2 night trip with friends, Jan 29, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice comfortable stay

    Really enjoyed my stay here. Staff were helpful and polite. Room and bathroom were clean and comfortable. Room had hairdryer, shower gel and shampoo, towels, TV and most importantly, kettle with tea and coffee! They have wake up call for Northern lights but I wasn't fortunate enough to see it. There is a great view of mountains at the back of the hotel, and also a 20 min trail behind the hotel leading up to great views of the glacier and mountains. Breakfast was included and was the usual ham, cheese, salad, fruits, bread, cereal. I appreciated that they had 2 hot items consisting of bacon and scrambled eggs, a lot of the hotels I stayed in Iceland didn't have hot options, so thumbs up. There is petrol station, restaurant and convenience store right opposite which is handy.

    Alan, 1 night trip, Jan 25, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    It all about the glacier!

    Good hotel, decent enough breakfast. The 15 min walk to the glacier behind this hotel is the big win with this hotel- the glacier is stunning!

    David, 1 night trip with friends, Jan 25, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent location. Staff very friendly. Path to glacier was amazing took 15-20 mins each way. Once you get to end of path stay left and go up small mountain and you will get a breathtaking view of glacier. It was easy and amazing. We had dinner at the cafe in the gas station due to its good reviews. Food was reasonable priced for Iceland and lamb burger was great! Its not a modern hotel but has everything you need. I am glad we stayed here due to path to glacier. Room was clean and bed was comfortable. Breakfast was good selection as well. We enjoyed our stay.

    AHP, 1 night romance trip, Nov 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loved the whole property with an awesome view of the glacier, nice room, great breakfast and loved the diner menu items.

    Nikki, 1 night trip with friends, Nov 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Friendly staff, spacious and comfortable room, close to the tour operators

    1 night trip with friends, Oct 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Unreal location, very deceiving looking hotel, but it provides everything you want. Restaurant is quite expensive , however the meals are worth the money.

    Cam, 1 night romance trip, Oct 17, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Skaftafell Hotel

    Single bed option only. Basic, simple and clean hotel on the road. Great restaurant at the hotel. expensive but very good.

    Josef, 1 night trip with friends, Oct 16, 2019

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