Hotels & Accommodation in Hvolsvollur

Hotels & Accommodation in Hvolsvollur

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Why stay in Hvolsvollur?

Hvolsvollur is a charming town located in the south of Iceland, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, including the famous Eyjafjallajokull glacier and the Hekla volcano. While it may be a small town, Hvolsvollur offers visitors a variety of excellent accommodation options to suit all budgets and preferences.

Whether you're looking for a cozy guesthouse, a country hotel, or a cottage out in nature, you will find the perfect accommodation in Hvolsvollur. Many of the town's hotels and guesthouses offer comfortable rooms, delicious local cuisine, and stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Overall, Hvolsvollur offers visitors an excellent selection of accommodation options, ensuring that everyone can find the perfect place to stay during their visit to this picturesque town in Iceland.

Frequently asked questions

Where in Hvolsvollur is best to stay?

The best place to stay in Hvolsvollur is by and around the intersection where the Ring Road leads into the town. In that area you can find a supermarket, a gas station and multiple options for food.

What is the best hotel in Hvolsvollur?

One of the best hotels in Hvolsvollur is Midgard Base Camp, which has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars with over 310 reviews. Midgard Base Camp is located on the edge of town and offers comfortable, modern, hotel-meets-hostel-style accommodation and outstanding cuisine.
Another great hotel is the Hotel Selja. This comfortable accommodation has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars with over 110 reviews and is located just outside town, close to the Ring Road route in South Iceland. You can expect friendly service and a relaxing vacation from this hotel.

What popular attractions are close to Hvolsvollur?

Hvolsvollur is located in the south of Iceland, close to many popular attractions, including the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, the Golden Circle, and the black sand beaches of Vik. It is also a great base for exploring the hiking trails and natural wonders of the nearby Thorsmork Nature Reserve and Landmannalaugar area. Additionally, the LAVA Centre, a museum dedicated to Iceland's volcanic activity and earthquakes, is just a short drive away in the town of Hvolsvollur.

Can I book a cheap hotel in Hvolsvollur?

A rather affordable hotel near Hvolsvollur we'd recommend is Hotel Fljotshlid which is located on a traditional Icelandic horse stable and has great views of Eyjafjallajokull volcano. It has a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from over 200 reviews.
Keep in mind that the price of a hotel room can vary depending on the time of year you're visiting Iceland. During the off-season from September to November and from January to April, prices for accommodations can drop significantly.

What is there to do in Hvolsvollur?

You can visit the Saga Center to learn about the Sagas of the Icelanders and life during the Viking period. For those looking for adventure, you can take a horseback riding tour in the beautiful Icelandic countryside like the Private 5-Hour Thorsmork and Eyjafjallajokull Sightseeing Tour.
If you want to enjoy the beautiful nature surrounding the town, take a dip in the Seljavallalaug swimming pool - an outdoor pool amidst the mountains that is located just a short drive from Hvolsvollur.

When is the best time to visit Hvolsvollur?

The best time to visit Hvolsvollur depends on your interests. Summer months offer long daylight hours and mild weather, making it ideal for hiking and outdoor activities. Winter months offer the chance to see the northern lights, but the weather can be challenging.

What accommodations in Hvolsvollur are convenient for couples?

All hotels in Hvolsvollur have facilities that will make your stay as comfortable as possible. Whether you are coming to Iceland on a quiet romantic getaway or an up-tempo adventure along south Iceland, you should be able to find the perfect place to stay in Hvolsvollur. Couples coming to Iceland often enjoy cottages for extra privacy, such as Uxahryggur or Smaratun Eco Lodges. These properties are conveniently located near the main road, making travel super easy.

Is there a pool or free hot springs in Hvolsvollur open for travellers?

Yes, there is a public swimming pool in Hvolsvollur that is open to everyone. The famous Seljavallalaug pool is a 40-minute drive east, not far from the majestic Skogafoss waterfall.

Do the hotels in Hvolsvollur have a restaurant, free WiFi and free parking?

Free WiFi is standard in hotels, as is free parking, which you do not need to book in advance. If the hotel does not have an on-site restaurant, there are plenty of good places to eat in the town.

Should I book a hotel in Hvolsvollur if I want to go on a guided tour to Landmannalaugar?

Whether planning a guided trip to Landmannalaugar or a solo 4x4 tour, staying at Hvolsvollur is certainly a convenient option. From there, it is only a 15-minute drive to Hella, from where you can exit the Ring Road and turn onto the road leading to Landmannalaugar.

How can I get to Hvolsvollur and explore the surrounding areas?

Hvolsvollur is well connected by the Ring Road (Route 1), and renting a car is a popular option for exploring the region. Organized tours are also available, taking you to nearby attractions and natural wonders, such as this 8-hour private SuperJeep tour to Thorsmork.
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