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Kirkjufell Hotel

Kirkjufell Hotel is a waterfront hotel situated in the small fishing village Grundarfjörður.

Kirkjufell mountain is only 2 km away from the hotel so it is the ideal place to get the perfect photo of the beautiful mountain Kirkjufell. It is situated in Grundarfjörður, the central point of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula West Iceland. Just a short distance from all the main attractions on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

As guests are staying at the Hotel they get the taste of being near the livelihoods of Icelandic people through out the century as the fishing has been the foundation of the well being of Icelandic nation as it is to day.

Rooms
There are 29 comfortable rooms all with private bathrooms. Each room has coffee and tea facilities as well as a television and hairdryer. Wireless internet is available throughout the hotel for guests.

Kirkjufell Hotel

Nesvegur 6

GPS Points N64° 55' 36.671" W23° 15' 24.588"
Telephone

+354 438-6893

Fax

438-6930

Opening period All year
Service Room service Open year round Accessible for the phisically impared Conference facilities Wheel chair accessible Walking path Hotel / guesthouse Restaurant Internet access Credit cards accepted Bar
Categories Hotels , Restaurants

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Kirkjufell mountain

Grundarfjörður's beautiful landmark is the most photographed mountain in Iceland. Its isolated position jutting out into the sea makes it a focal point for tourists and seamen alike.

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