Hotels in West Iceland

Hotels in West Iceland

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Why stay in a hotel in West Iceland?

West Iceland is a region of incredible natural beauty, with a wide range of attractions to explore. From the glaciers and waterfalls of Borgarfjordur to the unique landscapes of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, there is no shortage of things to see and do. For visitors looking to experience all that this region has to offer, staying in a hotel is an excellent option.

Staying in a hotel in West Iceland offers a convenient experience for visitors. With on-site restaurants and bars, guests can enjoy delicious meals and drinks without having to venture out. This allows visitors to focus on exploring the natural beauty and cultural attractions of the region without worrying about logistics.

Overall, staying in a hotel in West Iceland is an excellent choice for visitors looking to explore this beautiful and diverse region. With a range of options to choose from, there is sure to be a hotel that suits every traveler's needs and budget.

Frequently asked questions

What part of West Iceland should I stay in?

Choosing where to stay in West Iceland largely depends on what you want to see and do during your trip.
If you're looking to experience the natural beauty of West Iceland, then staying in one of the outlying districts such as Borgarfjordur, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, or around the bay of Breidafjordur may be a better option. Each of these districts has its own unique attractions, from waterfalls and glaciers to historical sites and wildlife reserves.

What is the best hotel in West Iceland?

The best hotel in West Iceland is Dala Hotel, a family-run hotel that offers a comfortable countryside stay with excellent amenities such as a swimming pool, hot tubs, sauna, restaurant, and game room. The hotel is conveniently located, making it an ideal stopover between areas, and offers gorgeous views of the mountains and Gudrunarlaug, the hotel's natural geothermal hot spring.

What are popular attractions in West Iceland?

West Iceland is home to many popular attractions, including:
The Snaefellsjokull National Park is a beautiful national park on the Snaefellsnes peninsula, known for its diverse landscapes, including glaciers, lava fields, and coastal cliffs.
The Glymur waterfall is the second-highest waterfall in Iceland, located in the Borgarfjordur district. It is a beautiful hike to reach the waterfall, with stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.
The Deildartunguhver hot spring, the highest-flowing hot spring in Europe, is located in the Borgarfjordur district. It produces over 180 liters of boiling water per second.
The Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls are two beautiful waterfalls located close to each other in the Borgarfjordur region. Hraunfossar is a series of small waterfalls that flow out of a lava field, while Barnafoss is a narrow, powerful waterfall known for its turquoise waters.
The Settlement Center is a museum in Borgarnes that tells the story of Iceland's settlement and early history. It features interactive exhibits and multimedia displays.

What is there to do in West Iceland?

West Iceland offers a wide range of activities and experiences for visitors to enjoy.
Take the challenge of seeing the second-tallest waterfall in Iceland with this adventurous 6-hour hiking tour to Glymur waterfall from Reykjavik.
Go on a West Iceland sightseeing tour with a visit to the Ice Tunnel and explore the diverse sites of West Iceland and the magical ice tunnel into Langjokull glacier.
Take this brilliant 10-hour West Iceland sightseeing tour with golfing to visit some popular Icelandic attractions and experience golfing in Iceland. The tour conveniently starts from Reykjavik.
On top of that, you can explore the wide range of Snaefellsnes tours available and explore this beautiful region, known for its diverse natural wonders.

Which hotel in western Iceland has a great view and good location?

The west coast of Iceland is the perfect place to spend time in a good hotel with a beautiful view. You can stay in Borgarnes near the fjord, in Stykkisholmur in the port itself, in Grundarfjordur near the famous Kirkjufell mountain or in one of the fishing villages of Hellnar, Arnarstapi or Budir which are located right by the ocean.
Hotel Snaefellsnes is perfect for couples and families looking for an authentic place to stay in one of Iceland’s most beautiful regions. The hotel has clean, warm, and modern rooms. There is also a cozy lounge and a pleasant outdoor area, which in winter is a great spot for marveling over the aurora borealis.
Fosshotel Hellnar, located right beneath Snaefellsjokull Glacier, is a charming country hotel. It is a minimalist but well-equipped hotel with scenic views and a restaurant where guests can relax and sample classic Icelandic dishes.
Hotel Budir is one of the most beautiful countryside hotels in Iceland. With elegant rooms, a renowned restaurant serving exquisite cuisine, and breathtaking views of glaciers, lava fields, and the sea, Hotel Budir provides a world-class location for a romantic getaway or a memorable stay.

Where should I book a hotel in West Iceland if I want to stay close to a public swimming pool?

Public pools are available in Borgarnes, Grundarfjordur, Stykkisholmur, Olafsvik, and near the Ytri Tunga beach, where you can see the seal colony.
Fosshotel Stykkisholmur is a lovely hotel close to the center of Stykkisholmur. It has comfortable, modern rooms with a great on-site restaurant and cocktail bar.
Conveniently located in the center of the village of Olafsvik, North Star Hotel Snaefellsnes has clean and modern rooms, stunning surroundings, and great facilities for a comfortable and convenient stay.

Is it good to stay in West Iceland if I'm planning to go to the north?

Yes, booking a hotel in western Iceland is a convenient idea, especially when you are going to explore the Snaefellsnes peninsula and want to visit attractions near the Hvalfjordur fjord. It's also a good option for people returning from Akureyri who have an extra day to explore before returning to Reykjavik for the last night. Besides, hotels in western Iceland are places appreciated by guests for comfortable rooms, location, and views.

Can I find a comfortable spa with naturally heated water near hotels in western Iceland?

All over Iceland, guests can enjoy the spa or bathing areas created in beautiful places. In western Iceland, you will find the Krauma spa with hot water from Deildartunguhver hot spring mixed with cold water from the Langjokull glacier. Krauma is a newly opened place that is a great choice for anyone who loves the idea of relaxing in a geothermal spring. Make sure to book admission tickets to Krauma Spa in advance to secure your spot.

Should I stay at a hotel in the west of Iceland if I want to see the northern lights in the winter?

The northern lights are visible in Iceland from September to mid-April. By booking a hotel in western Iceland, away from the light pollution of Reykjavik, you increase your chances of admiring it, especially when you have a rented car and can go out in nature for aurora hunting. Because the aurora is a natural phenomenon, it can appear and disappear without warning. If you choose a country hotel, with a little luck you could even see it from the terrace or your window.

What amenities are available at most hotels in West Iceland?

Good hotels in western Iceland offer comfortable rooms with private or shared bathrooms in an economy option, bed linen, towels, free toiletries, and a hairdryer. Also, in some places, you will find a coffee/tea set, a wardrobe with a mirror, and a desk. Free parking and free WiFi are standard facilities at most hotels, as is a local breakfast buffet.
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