Hotels in East Iceland

Hotels in East Iceland

Book a hotel in East Iceland and immerse in its rugged beauty. Enjoy close proximity to towering mountains, wild reindeer, and the enchanting Eastfjords.

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Why stay in a hotel in East Iceland?

When exploring East Iceland, staying in a hotel provides the perfect base for your adventures. With its breathtaking landscapes and serene tranquility, East Iceland offers a unique experience away from the crowds.

Hotels in East Iceland provide comfortable accommodations amidst the stunning natural surroundings. From charming locations with views of the fjords to picturesque towns by the riverside, there are options to suit every preference. Enjoy well-appointed rooms, friendly service, and modern amenities to ensure a relaxing stay.

East Iceland itself is a haven of natural wonders. Immerse yourself in the beauty of narrow fjords, towering cliffs, and remote fishing villages. The region boasts beautiful lakes, appealing forests, and traditional farms, inviting you to explore its diverse landscapes. Encounter wildlife such as roaming reindeer, migratory birds, seals, and even whales and dolphins along the coast.

Beyond nature, East Iceland offers cultural treasures. Discover the historical and literary heritage of Skriduklaustur, once a monastery and later the home of renowned Icelandic author Gunnar Gunnarsson. Experience local festivals that showcase the vibrant arts and music scene. Try catching a glimpse of the mysterious Lagarfljotsormurinn, a legendary monster said to reside in the Lagarfljot river.

Whether you seek outdoor adventures, tranquility, or a glimpse into the culture of Iceland, staying in a hotel in East Iceland allows you to immerse yourself in the region's beauty.

Book your stay now and embark on a remarkable journey through this hidden gem of Iceland.

Frequently asked questions

What part of East Iceland should I stay in?

The choice of where to stay in East Iceland depends on your preferences and the specific attractions you wish to explore.

Egilsstadir: Considered the capital of East Iceland, Egilsstadir offers a range of services, accommodations, and amenities. This is a good choice if you prefer a central location with easy access to various attractions.

Seydisfjordur: This picturesque town, with its colorful buildings and stunning fjord views, is an attractive option. It offers a unique cultural experience and serves as a starting point for exploring the surrounding area.

Faskrudsfjordur: Known for its French heritage and cultural connection, Faskrudsfjordur offers a distinct atmosphere. If you're interested in history and want to explore the French influence in East Iceland, this village is worth considering.

What is the best hotel in East Iceland?

The best hotel in East Iceland is Hotel 1001 Nott, rated 4.9 out of 5 stars by over 150 travelers. The hotel offers a fantastic getaway surrounded by woodland, with modern rooms featuring mountain or lake views. Guests can enjoy outdoor hot tubs with stunning vistas and easy access to the town of Egilsstadir. With its convenient location near Lake Lagarfljot, the largest forest in Iceland (Hallormsstadaskogar), and attractions like Hengifoss waterfall and Seydisfjordur, this welcoming hotel is an ideal choice for nature lovers and those exploring the Eastfjords.

What is the best hotel in Eskifjordur?

The best hotel in Eskifjordur is the appropriately named Hotel Eskifjordur, which has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from over 50 reviews. This charming hotel offers stunning views, outdoor adventure opportunities, and easy access to the East Fjords. With modern rooms, essential amenities, and complimentary breakfast, it provides a comfortable and convenient stay for travelers exploring the natural beauty of Iceland.

What is the best hotel in Faskrudsfjordur?

The best hotel in Faskrudsfjordur is Fosshotel Eastfjords, a historic 3-star hotel with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from over 400 reviews. With its classic historic architectural style, French Museum nearby, and L'Abri restaurant serving French and Scandinavian cuisine with a view, this vintage-style hotel provides a memorable and charming experience in the heart of the Eastfjords.

What's the best hotel in Seydisfjordur?

The best hotel in Seydisfjordur is Hotel Aldan, which has a rating of 4.5 stars out 5, from over 250 reviews. This hotel offers a range of rooms and apartments spread across three buildings, catering to all types of travelers exploring the remote beauty of East Iceland. With its great location, close proximity to popular attractions, and amenities, including a restaurant serving Nordic cuisine, Hotel Aldan provides a perfect choice for a memorable stay in the beautiful fjord town of Seydisfjordur.

What popular attractions are in East Iceland?

Vok Baths is an incredible geothermal spa with a floating hot water pool on Lake Urridavatn. The spa also has on-site sauna, a tea bar and hot tubs. Book a ticket to Vok Baths to ensure your spot!

Petra's Stone and Mineral Collection is a vast personal collection of stones and minerals found and gathered in East Iceland, located in the village of Stodvarfjordur.

Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss: These beautiful waterfalls are located in East Iceland and are accessible via hiking trails. Hengifoss is the third tallest waterfall in Iceland and is known for its distinctive red rock layers, while Litlanesfoss is surrounded by towering basalt columns, creating a unique natural spectacle.

Hallormsstadaskogur, the largest forest in Iceland, is a haven for nature lovers. Visitors can enjoy hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, and birdwatching opportunities within this lush woodland.

Borgarfjordur eystri, situated in the northern part of East Iceland, is renowned for its picturesque landscapes and vibrant birdlife. Visitors can explore scenic hiking trails, visit the puffin colony at Hafnarhólmi, and enjoy the tranquility of this remote coastal village.

What is there to do in East Iceland?

East Iceland offers a wide range of activities and experiences for visitors to enjoy, so check out the wide selection of Eastfjords tours available. Below is just a selection of some of our favorites:

Explore the east Icelandic wilderness and experience its authentic charm on this horse-riding wilderness tour in the East.

Take a magical summer tour on this beautiful 10-hour East Iceland and highlands sightseeing tour, starting from Seydisfjordur.

Indulge in one of Iceland’s cleanest and most therapeutic geothermal hot spring waters with this Vök Baths Premium Ticket near Egilsstadir.

Go explore the wilderness of the East on this guided 4-hour Super Jeep reindeer safari.

Hop on board a speedboat and explore Iceland's eastern coast in search of the famous Atlantic puffin with this Exciting 1-Hour Private RIB Puffin Tour in East Iceland.

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Do hotels in East Iceland have on-site restaurants?

Yes, many hotels in East Iceland offer onsite restaurants for the convenience of their guests. These restaurants provide a variety of dining options, ranging from local Icelandic cuisine to international dishes.

Guests of Hotel Studlagil can enjoy excellent dining options at the on-site restaurant and relax with a drink at the hotel bar. The hotel offers contemporary and comfortable accommodations with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Conveniently located near the Studlagil canyon and just off the Ring Road, the hotel provides easy access to popular sights.

Hotel Aldan houses the Aldan restaurant, where guests can enjoy Nordic cuisine and drinks, making it a delightful choice for those seeking a comfortable stay with a focus on dining experiences. The hotel offers a range of rooms and apartments spread across three buildings, accommodating solo travelers, couples, and families, with its magical location overlooking the fjord and surrounded by mountains.

Are there any hotels with hot tubs in East Iceland?

Yes, there are hotels in East Iceland that offer outdoor hot tubs where you can relax and enjoy stunning views.

Hotel Hallormsstadur in East Iceland offers a luxurious stay immersed in the beauty of the largest forest in Iceland, Hallormstadasskogar. With modern amenities, including free Wi-Fi, en suite bathrooms, and a leisure center with a sauna and hot tub, guests can enjoy the comforts of contemporary living while surrounded by nature.

Are there hotels in East Iceland where I can see the northern lights?

Yes, East Iceland is a great place to witness the northern lights in winter and the midnight sun in summer. Some hotels offer outdoor spaces, such as balconies or terraces, where you can enjoy these natural phenomena when the conditions are right.

Lindarbrekka offers cozy cottages and apartments with outstanding fjord views, making it a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of East Iceland. Located in a remote area away from light pollution, it provides excellent potential for aurora borealis viewing. With well-equipped accommodations, friendly hosts, and convenient access to nearby attractions, Lindarbrekka is an ideal stopover on your Ring Road trip.