Hotels & Accommodation in Snaefellsnes

Hotels & Accommodation in Snaefellsnes

Explore the beautiful peninsula of Snaefellsnes while staying in a comfortable hotel in a charming fishing village or a cozy cottage out in the countryside. Book now!

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Why stay in Snaefellsnes?

Snaefellsnes, the enchanting peninsula in West Iceland, is a great place to visit to witness its captivating natural beauty. Staying at hotels and accommodations in Snaefellsnes allows visitors to immerse themselves in the unique charm of this picturesque region.

Sometimes called "Iceland in Miniature," Snaefellsnes showcases a wealth of natural features, including the majestic Snaefellsjokull glacier, which towers over the landscape. The Snaefellsjokull National Park provides opportunities for hiking, glacier exploration, and awe-inspiring views. The peninsula also boasts stunning rock formations, such as the mighty Londrangar basalt stacks and the fascinating Raudfeldsgja gorge, inviting adventure seekers to explore their depths.

The cultural sites of Snaefellsnes are equally enticing. Charming fishing villages like Arnarstapi, Olafsvik, and Stykkisholmur offer a glimpse into Icelandic coastal life, while museums like the Maritime Museum and the shark museum at Bjarnarhofn provide insights into the region's history and traditions.

Staying in Snaefellsnes allows visitors to experience the tranquility and untouched beauty of Iceland's countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of larger settlements. Whether it's gazing at Kirkjufell, the most iconic mountain in Iceland, or enjoying the black volcanic sands of Djupalonssandur beach, Snaefellsnes offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

When it comes to hotels and accommodations, Snaefellsnes provides a range of options to suit different preferences and budgets. From cozy guesthouses and charming boutique hotels to modern resorts, visitors can find comfortable and convenient places to stay while exploring the peninsula's wonders. 

Book now on Iceland's largest travel marketplace and embark on an unforgettable adventure on the Snaefellsnes peninsula.

Frequently asked questions

What part of Snaefellsnes peninsula should I stay at?

When deciding where to stay in Snaefellsnes, it depends on your preferences and the attractions you wish to explore.

Grundarfjordur is a charming town located on the northern side of the peninsula and offers stunning views of Kirkjufell, the iconic mountain often referred to as the most photographed mountain in Iceland.

Stykkisholmur, situated on the northern coast, is a picturesque town known for its colorful houses and scenic harbor. It serves as a convenient base for exploring the nearby islands and enjoying boat tours.

These coastal villages, Hellnar and Arnarstapi, on the southern side of Snaefellsnes, offer breathtaking views of dramatic cliffs, sea stacks, and lava formations. They are perfect for nature lovers and those seeking tranquility.

Olafsvik, located on the northern coast, is a historic fishing village with a charming atmosphere. It provides easy access to attractions like the black sand beach at Djupalonssandur and the Snaefellsjokull National Park.

Consider your preferred activities, proximity to attractions, and the ambiance you desire when choosing where to stay in Snaefellsnes.

What is the best accommodation on Snaefellsnes peninsula?

The best accommodation in Snaefellsnes is the Midhraun – Lava Resort, given a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by more than 200 travelers. Midhraun Lava Resort is a collection of houses, apartments, and cottages that offers a range of accommodation options to suit different group sizes and budgets, all equipped with fully equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi, and breathtaking views of the surrounding nature. Whether you're a solo traveler or a group of up to fifteen, Midhraun Lava Resort provides the perfect base for exploring the diverse attractions of the Snaefellsnes peninsula.

What popular attractions are on Snaefellsnes peninsula?

Snaefellsnes is surrounded by several popular attractions that are within reach for visitors.

Snaefellsjokull National Park, located within Snaefellsnes itself, is home to the majestic Snaefellsjokull volcano. It offers breathtaking landscapes, lava fields, hiking trails, and the chance to explore the mystical glacier-capped volcano.

Kirkjufell, known as the most photographed mountain in Iceland, is a picturesque peak situated near the town of Grundarfjordur. Its unique shape and scenic surroundings make it a must-visit spot for nature and photography enthusiasts.

Djupalonssandur beach, found on the southern side of Snaefellsnes, is a black volcanic sand beach known for its stunning beauty and historical significance. It features the remains of a shipwreck and the "lifting stones," which were used by fishermen to test their strength.

Berserkjahraun lava field, located near the town of Bjarnarhofn, is steeped in folklore and offers a unique landscape for exploration. It is said to be connected to a Viking saga and provides an otherworldly experience.

Stykkisholmur, situated just outside of Snaefellsnes, is a charming town known for its colorful houses, historic buildings, and beautiful harbor. It serves as a gateway to the stunning Breidafjordur Bay and its countless islands.

These attractions, among others, offer a diverse range of natural wonders, cultural experiences, and historical sites near Snaefellsnes, making it an ideal base for exploration.

What is there to do on Snaefellsnes peninsula?

Join a cruise that ends with a feast of fresh scallops and roe on this magical 2-hour seafood boat cruise in Breidafjordur with a Transfer from Stykkisholmur.

Explore an 8,000-year-old lava cave by joining this unforgettable 50-minute tour of Vatnshellir cave.

Come along on an excursion of the marine life on this whale-watching tour in Breidafjordur bay from the harbor in Olafsvik.

Go for an exciting winter adventure on this snowcat tour on Snaefellsjokull glacier.

Sail to the Westfjords and explore the many islands of Breidafjordur bay on this 2.5-hour Baldur ferry from Stykkisholmur to the Westfjords via Flatey island.

During summer, experience the very best of the midnight sun by taking this scenic 3-hour midnight sun kayaking tour by Mt. Kirkjufell.

Come and experience sea angling on this exciting 2-hour sea fishing boat tour on Breidafjordur Bay which starts from the harbor in Stykkisholmur.

If you’re a nature and bird lover, join this puffin watching tour on Breidafjordur bay from Stykkisholmur.

Go kayaking beside the most photographed mountain in Iceland on this guided 2-hour kayaking tour under Mt. Kirkjufell on Snaefellsnes.

Can I find accommodations with scenic views on Snaefellsnes peninsula?

Absolutely! Many accommodations in Snaefellsnes offer stunning views of the surrounding landscapes, including mountains, coastlines, and the Snaefellsjokull glacier.

Welcome Hotel by Snaefells Glacier National Park offers comfortable accommodation at the doorstep of Snaefellsjokull National Park, providing stunning views of the Snaefellsjokull glacier-peaked volcano and Breidafjordur. With easy access to nearby attractions such as Svodufoss and Kerlingarfoss waterfalls, Snaefellsjokull volcano, and Kirkjufell mountain, this hotel is the perfect choice for travelers looking to explore the diverse natural wonders of the Snaefellsnes peninsula.

Grundarfjordur HI Hostel is a cozy accommodation located in the heart of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, offering stunning views of Kirkjufell mountain and easy access to the peninsula's top attractions. Guests can enjoy comfortable private rooms, shared living areas, and amenities such as nearby restaurants and a swimming pool, making it an ideal choice for travelers seeking a homely stay with breathtaking surroundings.

Are there on-site restaurants available at accommodations on Snaefellsnes peninsula?

Yes, some accommodations in Snaefellsnes have onsite restaurants. These restaurants often serve a variety of local and international dishes, including fresh seafood, traditional Icelandic cuisine, and other culinary delights.

Arnarstapi Hotel in West Iceland's charming fishing village of Arnarstapi offers comfortable accommodation with easy access to amenities and the Snaefellsjokull National Park. The hotel boasts two on-site restaurants, the Snjofell Restaurant and the Arnarbaer Restaurant, where guests can enjoy high-quality dishes made from local ingredients, delicious seafood, and a variety of pizzas.

Hotel Budir, located on the Snaefellsnes peninsula, offers a magical countryside experience with luxurious rooms and an excellent on-site restaurant. Guests can enjoy breathtaking views of glaciers, lava fields, and the sea while indulging in exquisite seasonal dishes made with fresh ingredients sourced from nearby towns.

What amenities can I expect in hotels on Snaefellsnes peninsula?

Hotels in Snaefellsnes typically offer amenities such as comfortable rooms with private bathrooms, Wi-Fi access, on-site restaurants or dining options, parking facilities, and some may have spa or wellness facilities.

The Vogur Country Lodge is a luxurious and modern hotel located in the peaceful isolation of Iceland's countryside. With amenities such as an outdoor hot tub, sauna, esteemed restaurant, barbecue hut, playground, and library, guests can enjoy a comfortable and immersive experience surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and access to nearby attractions like the Snaefellsnes peninsula and the Westfjords.

The Stundarfridur Cottages offer beautiful log cabins with modern amenities, including kitchenettes, private bathrooms, high-speed WiFi, DVD players, and coffee-making facilities. Guests can enjoy a rustic and ambient atmosphere while being surrounded by the stunning landscapes of the Snaefellsnes peninsula.

What are the most unique hotels on Snaefellsnes peninsula?

Snaefellsnes peninsula is home to several unique hotels that provide a charming and personalized experience. These hotels often feature stylish decor, local artwork, and amenities that showcase the region's culture and natural beauty.

Snorrastadir offers a unique and authentic rural experience with its historic family-run farm and cozy cabins. Guests can immerse themselves in local culture while exploring the stunning landscapes of West Iceland and the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The accommodation provides a range of amenities, including geothermally heated hot tubs, charcoal grills, and free Wi-Fi, making it a comfortable and convenient base for travelers.

Hotel Fransiskus Stykkisholmi is a charming hotel located in a historic building near the center of Stykkisholmur. With comfortable rooms, a beautiful outdoor terrace, and stunning views of the harbor, it offers a delightful stay for visitors exploring the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Additionally, the hotel's conversion from a former monastery adds a touch of intriguing history, and guests can even visit the chapel to learn more about the building's past.

How far in advance should I book my accommodation on the Snaefellsnes peninsula?

It's advisable to book as early as possible, especially if you're planning to visit during the peak season (late spring to early autumn). Some popular accommodations can get booked out several months in advance.

How accessible is the Snaefellsnes peninsula from the main accommodations?

The Snaefellsnes peninsula is relatively compact, so most accommodations are within a reasonable driving distance of major attractions. However, keep in mind that public transportation is limited, so renting a car may be the most convenient way to explore the area.