Location & Nearby
Hotel Laxa overlooks the stunning Lake Myvatn’s southern shore, just a five-minute drive from the Skutustadagigar pseudocraters. These wonderful feats of nature are fantastic places to hike and to witness firsthand how volcanic forces have shaped this dramatic area.
The other sites that make this region so popular are just a short drive away. The lava fortress of Dimmuborgir, for example, can be reached in 15 minutes. This site is a favourite of those who love folklore, as it is home to the Icelandic Yule Lads; those who enjoy Game of Thrones, as it was featured in scenes ‘North of the Wall’; and those who simply want to see bizarre and beautiful nature. The Myvatn Nature Baths, meanwhile, are only 20 minutes away.
In the same amount of time, you can reach Reykjahlid, a village where you will find gas and groceries.
Those staying at Hotel Laxa will be positioning themselves directly on the Diamond Circle, north Iceland’s most popular sightseeing route. The other major attractions could not be easier to reach; Godafoss waterfall and the whale-watching town of Husavik, for example, are just 30 and 50 minutes away respectively.
Facilities & Amenities
Hotel Laxa has 80 rooms for up to three guests, with two single beds that can be combined into a double if required, and an extra bed available upon request. Each has a flat-screen TV, an en suite bathroom, access to fast Wifi, and other amenities such as a hairdryer and coffee facilities. They come in two variations, the only difference being that the slightly more expensive rooms have wonderful views over Lake Myvatn; the others still provide a beautiful perspective over lava fields, the countryside and many mountains.
As the hotel opens each summer, as does the lovely Eldey Restaurant, which makes creative dishes with locally sourced ingredients, and the Bar Bistro, where you can wind down with a drink at the end of the day.
Why Choose Hotel Laxa?
Hotel Laxa should be a top choice of accommodation for any summer travellers to north Iceland looking to stay in the countryside, central to the region’s many spectacular attractions. Check availability to see if it is free for your holiday.