Location & Nearby
The hotel is situated in a quiet location, surrounded by beautiful scenery, in the South of Iceland. It is around 24 kilometers (15 miles) from the nearest town, Hella. Hella offers plenty of recreational activities including salmon fishing, horseback riding, dog-sledding, and sightseeing tours.
The town also has a geothermally heated swimming pool with hot tubs and waterslides. If you’d prefer to get closer to nature, the Secret Lagoon is around 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Hotel Eyjafjallajokull.
The Secret Lagoon is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. It is naturally heated with warm water which comes from hot springs.
The Vestmannaeyjar islands (or Westman islands as they’re also known) can be easily reached from the hotel. The ferry to take you there is around 34 kilometers (21 miles) away. Visit the islands for the chance to see some puffins. They nest between May and September in cliffs and crags.
There are also some of the best whale-watching opportunities in Iceland on the island. Fin, minke, and humpback whales can often be seen in summer while orcas can be seen all year round.
If you don’t fancy venturing far, there are hiking trails to explore from the hotel’s door.
Facilities & Amenities
Hotel Eyjafjallajokull is located on the Hellisholar site which also includes cottages, a guesthouse, and a campsite. Hellisholar was built in 1952 and started life as a traditional Icelandic farm. It was converted to accommodation in 2000 and has been used as such ever since.
Hotel Eyjafjallajokull offers twin rooms and single rooms. Both room types have their own private bathroom with a shower. Bathrobes are also provided. With bright and modern décor, all of the rooms have a flat-screen TV and desk.
Free wi-fi is available throughout the hotel so you can catch up on some work or scroll on your social media channels.
There is a bar on-site which hosts karaoke nights and offers entertainment in the evenings. There is also a restaurant which serves evening meals.
Outside there is a garden as well as a terrace. You can relax here when the weather is fine and you may even catch a glimpse of the northern lights if you’re lucky. There is also a children’s playground on-site to keep the kids entertained.
Bicycles are available to rent on-site.
There is free parking at the hotel, so you can park your rental car here.
On the Hellisholar site, there is a nine-hole golf course, a fishing lake, and a salmon fishing lake.
Why Choose Hotel Eyjafjallajokull?
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in South Iceland that is surrounded by stunning natural features then Hotel Eyjafjallajokull is a lovely place to stay. Perfect for activity breaks, this hotel is ideally located for hiking, swimming, and much more.
Check availability by choosing a date and book your stay at this bright and cheerful hotel.