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Fosshotel Reykholt

Fosshotel Reykholt is a romantic country hotel in the legendary settings of Reykholt in Borgarfjörður. Reykholt is one of Iceland's major historic sites, once the home of historian and poet Snorri Sturluson. The area is full of captivating scenery; lava fields, waterfalls, craters, caves and mountains.

Fosshotel Reykholt has a restaurant and a bar, as well as a conference venue and a wellness centre, where you can relax every muscle of your body in an outdoor hot tub.

The hotel is ideal for guests that like to relax in the countryside, enjoy reading, writing and are interested in extending their knowledge of the Icelandic cultural heritage.

Fosshotel Reykholt is part of Islandshotel hf.

Fosshotel Reykholt

Reykholt

GPS Points N64° 39' 49.505" W21° 17' 14.596"
Telephone

435-1260

Fax

435-1206

Accommodation 53 Rooms / 118 Beds
Opening period All year
Service Public phone Laundry service Room service Prayer place Caveing Open year round Horse riding Accessible for the phisically impared Conference facilities Member of SAF, The Icelandic Travel Association Smoking not allowed Wheel chair accessible Public lavatory Place of interest Place of interest Walking path Pharmacy Dumpsters Hotel / guesthouse Petrole station Restaurant Tourist information center Swimming pool Sports hall Internet access Police Hot pot Shower Snowcat trips Golf course Grocery store Bakery Snowmobile rental Handy craft for sale Bike rental Sales kiosk Church Green house Library First aid Tourist shop Sauna Massage Health service Credit cards accepted Bar Musical performances
Categories Hotels , Restaurants

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History and Culture
0.85 km
Reykholt

Reykholt is one of Iceland's most notable historical sites. It houses a cultural centre and a church.

Reykhholt is most famous for being the home of Iceland's best-known author Snorri Sturluson during the years 1206-1241. An ancient geothermally-heated pool, Snorralaug, is named after him. It is one of the few things preserved whole from Iceland´s medieval period.

Snorrastofa is a cultural centre and institute for research in medieval studies. Snorrastofa offers historical exhibitions and guided tours and lectures. Music recitals are held in the church of Reykholt.

Visit Reykholts website www.snorrastofa.is

There is one hotel in Reykholt see more here.

Nature
17.50 km
Lava Waterfalls

Hraunfossar - Lava Falls - are beautiful and unusual natural phenomena. Clear, cold springs of subterranean water seep through the lava and run as tiny waterfalls and rapids into the Hvita River.

Hraunfossar have been protected since 1987.

There is a viewpoint at the car park offering an amazing view over the Lava Falls and Hvita River.

A coffee shop at the waterfalls is open during the summer months.

Nature
6.68 km
Deildartunguhver thermal spring

Deildartunguhver highest flow hot spring in Europe !
Deildartunguhver is Europe's most powerful hot spring. It provides 180 l/sec of 100°C hot water.
Most of the water used for central heating in the towns of Borgarnes and Akranes is taken from Deildartunguhver. The hot water pipeline to Akranes is 64 km long, the longest in Iceland and the water is about 78 - 80 degrees when it reaches Akranes. If you take a shower anywhere within a 65 km radius of the spring, you have already bathed in the hot water from this powerful spring!

Nature
17.53 km
Barnafoss, Children's Falls

The meaning of this waterfall translates into "Children's waterfall", but the signs here indicated that there was a saga describing why it got this name. The saga said that there were two children in the Hraunsás household who were supposed to stay home while the parents went to church for Christmas Mass. When the parents returned from mass, they discovered that the children had disappeared (possibly because the children got bored and decided to go out).

They then followed the children's tracks to this waterfall at the stone natural bridge where the tracks disappeared. The mother concluded that the children must have fallen into the river and drowned. Then, the mother had the arch destroyed in order to ensure no one else faces a similar fate. I've seen some accounts say it was by spell or curse, which induced the bridge's collapse by earthquake. In reality, natural bridges usually collapse over time, and given the powerful erosive forces from the rapidly moving river that undercut whatever was supporting the bridge, that could very well have been the fate of the natural arch here.

Nature
23.53 km
Húsafell

Husafell nature is characterized by dense woods, lava formations, crystal-clear mountain springs, hot water, magnificent ravines, glaciers, rushing glacial rivers and an extraordinary animal and birdlife.

Nature
17.88 km
Troll Waterfalls

The Troll Waterfalls of the Grimsa river. There is a clear formation in the form of a troll face in the cliff by the river bank.

Take the troll walk and learn about trolls, folk tales and places that connect to the nature and scenery at Fossatun.

An extraordinary view and good spot to see the Skessuhorn mountain peak. Excellent for witnessing jumping salmon in the summer.

West Iceland

Towns & Villages

The population centres in West Iceland are as varied as they are many. Ten places have over 50 residents and Akranes is the most densely populated with 6,500 inhabitants. 

All of the larger communities put ever-increasing emphasis on dynamic tourism where a wide selection of recreation and services are offered.   

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