Hotel Leirubakki is a lovely accommodation in South Iceland with excellent geothermal bathing and horseback riding facilities. Travelers looking for an ideal base to jumpstart their Highlands adventure will enjoy the location and amenities of Hotel Leirubakki.
Location & Nearby
Hotel Leirubakki nestles in the peaceful town of Hella in South Iceland, just 30 minutes away from the town center. Although this location takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city, essential resources like groceries and gas are still accessible.
Hella is a small town of around 1,000 inhabitants, 73 miles (117 kilometers) from Reykjavik. The area lies on the rich banks of Ytri-Ranga river, known as the feeding grounds of salmons.
While in town, don't miss out on salmon, lamb, and other Icelandic dishes when dining at restaurants like Arhus and Ranga.
Adventurers and hikers consider Hotel Leirubakki one of the best bases for touring the Highlands. The accommodation sits just outside this remote region of Iceland, where you can find some of the country's most remarkable mountains, geothermal areas, and valleys.
Mount Hekla, one of Iceland's most prominent and active volcanoes, is the nearest natural wonder to the hotel. The volcano is a visual treat to anyone staying in Leirubakki because its towering presence reaches a peak of 4,892 feet (1,491 meters).
Just 40 miles (65 kilometers) from the South Iceland hotel are Landmannalaugar and Fjallabak Nature Reserve, the trailhead of the world-famous Laugavegur hiking trail. Colorful rhyolite mountains, bubbling hot springs, and serene lakes dot this area, only accessible through hiking or a super jeep.
Facilities & Amenities
Besides the breathtaking natural surroundings, a convincing reason to stay at the Leirubakki hotel is its exceptional facilities and amenities.
This accommodation near Hekla features 14 spacious rooms, each with a double bed that can accommodate up to two persons. All the rooms also have a private bathroom with towels and toiletries to ensure optimum comfort and convenience.
One of the highlights of staying at Hotel Leirubakki is soaking in its hot tub or outdoor pool called Vikingalaugin.
A geothermal bath is an exciting activity that complements the cold weather in Iceland. It's also the perfect way to relax for guests who had a strenuous journey in the Highlands.
Another must-try in the area is horseback riding. Leirubakki manages a horse farm in the lush valley just near the hotel. For an added cost, you can choose an hour or a full day of riding a majestic Icelandic horse while exploring the beautiful nature of Iceland.
On the other hand, if you want a peaceful getaway, the hotel has a comfy lounge and restaurant overlooking Hekla mountain and other picturesque mountains. The restaurant serves Icelandic and Scandinavian cuisine, including continental breakfast for guests.
While staying at the lounge, take advantage of the free Wi-Fi to post photos of your Icelandic trip.
Why Choose Hotel Leirubakki?
Hotel Leirubakki offers a relaxing stay for travelers looking for a quick escape from the city or those longing for an adventure in the Highlands. Check availability now by choosing a date.