Hotels & Accommodation in Laugarvatn

Hotels & Accommodation in Laugarvatn

Check the wide array of hotels and guesthouses available in lovely Laugarvatn. Enjoy the beautiful mountain view and relax in the famous geothermal pool by the lake.

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Why stay in Laugarvatn?

Laugarvatn offers travelers a comfortable and convenient base for exploring the beauty of this small town in the southwestern part of Iceland. Located on the famous Golden Circle route, Laugarvatn is a popular destination for those seeking a relaxing and scenic getaway. Accommodation options in Laugarvatn range from cozy guesthouses to luxurious hotels, all offering guests stunning views of the surrounding mountains and lake.

Laugarvatn is also known for its geothermal hot springs, providing a unique and rejuvenating experience for visitors. Take a dip in the warm waters of Laugarvatn Fontana Spa, which offers multiple hot pools and saunas right by the beautiful lake it's named after. The town is also home to some great restaurants and cafes, offering a taste of Icelandic cuisine and hospitality. You can also try some delicious Icelandic rye bread that's baked by burying it in the hot geothermally active ground.

Staying in Laugarvatn allows visitors to explore the Golden Circle's iconic sites, including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir geothermal area, while enjoying the comforts and convenience of a nearby hotel or accommodation. Overall, staying in Laugarvatn is a great choice for those seeking a relaxing, scenic, and authentic Icelandic experience.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best hotel in Laugarvatn?

The best hotel in Laugarvatn is the historic Heradsskolinn Guesthouse which has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 313 travelers. Established in 1928 as a school that served as a guesthouse during the summers. A frequent guest during summers was Iceland's only Nobel laureate, novelist Halldór Laxness, who made use of the serene environment as inspiration for his writing. The building was designed by architect Guðjón Samúelsson who also designed the famous Hallgrimskirkja church in Reykjavik.

Aside from its historical significance, the interior was re-designed to modern standards in 2003. The hotel offers a wide range of rooms, from dormitory rooms for budget travelers to Double Deluxe rooms for travelers who crave more comfort. Conveniently located next to Laugarvatn Fontana where visitors can end their day of exploring southern Iceland by relaxing in a sauna or geothermal pool.

What are the best cottages near Laugarvatn?

The natural beauty of Laugarvatn and its surrounding area make it a great place to stay in a traditional cottage. We recommend Austurey Cottages, which are located just a short distance from Laugarvatn, offering unobstructed views of the volcanoes Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull. It has a rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from over 140 reviews.

What popular attractions are close to hotels in Laugarvatn?

Laugarvatn is a small village of around 200 people by the lake of the same name. It is best known for being a detour on the famous Golden Circle. Laugarvatn is very close to the three main attractions of this popular route, which are the historic Thingvellir National Park, the always active Geysir geothermal area, and the breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall.

What part of Laugarvatn should I stay in?

The best part of Laugarvatn to stay in is by Route 37 that goes through the village, there you can find a supermarket and a gas station for your convenience. There's also just a short walk to the scenic lake from which the settlement draws its name.

How far is Laugarvatn from Reykjavik?

Laugarvatn is located in southern Iceland and it is around 56 miles (93 kilometers) from Reykjavik. It takes about one hour to reach the village from the capital city.

What can I see and do in Laugarvatn?

Laugarvatn is a popular summer destination, surrounded by hills, lava fields, lush countryside, and a small forest, so it's the perfect place to stay to explore Icelandic nature. It also has a geothermal spa called Laugarvatn Fontana, where you can relax in the swimming pool and enjoy the three steam rooms. Make sure to book tickets to Fontana in advance to ensure your spot. You can also visit the beautiful and shallow Lake Laugarvatn, where boats and watersport gear can be rented in summer.

How wide is the offer of hotels in Laugarvatn?

Laugarvatn has a boarding school that functions as a popular hotel in the summer. There are also a number of guesthouses and cottages in the area. Laugarvatn offers basic services such as a gas station, shops and restaurants, and is a highly popular destination throughout the year.

Is it necessary to rent a car when staying in Laugarvatn?

While it's not necessary to rent a car when staying in Laugarvatn, it can be helpful for exploring the surrounding area and nearby attractions.

Can I see the northern lights while staying at Laugarvatn?

Yes, if you're staying at Laugarvatn during the winter, the low light pollution of this small village offers a great opportunity for viewing the aurora borealis during the evenings.
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