Hotels & Accommodation in Olafsvik

Hotels & Accommodation in Olafsvik

Find a hotel or guesthouse in Olafsvik while exploring the magical Snaefellsnes peninsula. Whether traveling alone or with a group, you are sure to find the ideal place for you!

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Why stay in Olafsvik?

Olafsvik, a picturesque fishing town on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland, offers visitors a delightful stay surrounded by stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Staying in Olafsvik provides easy access to the captivating Snaefellsjokull National Park, home to the famous glacier-topped volcano that inspired Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth."

During your stay in Olafsvik, you can explore the town's charming harbor, visit its historical sites, and take part in a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, birdwatching, and whale watching.

The area boasts a plethora of natural wonders, including basalt cliffs, black sand beaches, and stunning waterfalls, all within a short drive from the town. Olafsvik's serene atmosphere and friendly locals make it an ideal destination for travelers seeking an authentic Icelandic experience.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best hotel in Olafsvik?

The main option for a hotel in Olafsvik is the North Star Hotel, which has a rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars from over 150 visitors. It's located on the main street in Olafsvik, close to a grocery store, restaurants, bars, a swimming pool, and other amenities.

What is the best guesthouse in Olafsvik?

The best guesthouse in Olafsvik is Bikers Paradise, with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from over 70 travelers. Located close to the harbor, it's within walking distance of a few restaurants and cafés in the area. It is also a 15-minute walk from the Baejarfoss waterfall and a 10-minute walk from Pakkhusid museum.

What popular attractions are close to Olafsvik?

Olafsvik is an excellent base to explore the Snaefellsnes peninsula, and it is located right next to Snaefellsjokull National Park. In the surroundings, you can visit a wealth of incredible attractions such as the Songhellir cave, the Saxholl volcano, the magnificent Londrangar lava rocks, and the famous Mount Kirkjufell, which is featured in Game of Thrones as 'Arrowhead Mountain'.

You can also visit the tiny Arnarstapi village, where you'll find beautiful eroded cliffs and stone arches with thriving birdlife. From there, you can explore the nearby Snaefellsjokull glacier by joining a glacier hiking tour or a snowcat tour!

What part of Olafsvik should I stay in?

Olafsvik is best known for being a fishing village in a scenic location, which makes the area around the town's harbor the ideal place to stay in. Near the harbor, you can find conveniences such as a gas station and a supermarket, as well as restaurants and the Pakkhusid museum.

How much does a hotel cost in Olafsvik?

A night in a hotel in Olafsvik can cost around 230 USD or higher, depending on what time of year your trip is. There is always a bigger interest in the Snaefellsnes peninsula during the warmer months, which is why prices in the summer are higher than in winter. Snaefellsnes is a region known as 'Iceland in a nutshell', it’s possible to get a glimpse of the variety that Icelandic nature has to offer. This makes it a particularly attractive destination among travelers coming to the country so make sure to plan your trip and book in advance.

How far are hotels in Olafsvik from Snæfellsjökull National Park?

Hotels in Olafsvik are conveniently located within a 30-60 minute drive from different locations in Snæfellsjökull National Park, making it a great place to stay during your trip on the Snaefellsnes peninsula.

Do hotels in Olafsvik offer free parking and free WiFi?

Hotels in Olafsvik generally offer free WiFi. Parking is also free of charge, and you don't have to book your space in advance. In some places, parking is on the street, and there are no parking fees in such small towns in Iceland.

What should I see while I'm in Olafsvik?

Olafsvik is a small town primarily known for its fishing industry. Beautifully located by the ocean, with a thriving port, a stroll through the town is a worthwhile activity. Baejarfoss waterfall is a popular viewpoint, especially in winter when you can admire the northern lights. We suggest checking out the unique Olafskirkja church along with a visit to the small Pakkhusid museum.

We also recommend taking a whale-watching tour in Breidarfjordur bay, as it's one of the best locations to spot whales around Iceland.
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