Hotels & Accommodation in Thorlakshofn

Hotels & Accommodation in Thorlakshofn

Find your place to stay on the southwest coast of Iceland. Choose from a selection of hotels and guesthouses in the port town of Thorlakshofn

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What is the best hotel in Thorlakshofn?

The best hotel in Thorlakshofn is the Black Beach Guesthouse, rated 4.6 out of 5 by 60 visitors. It's located right by the town's harbor and is close to conveniences such as a supermarket and a gas station. There are also cafés and restaurants nearby to the convenience of the guests.

The guesthouse offers three different room types, ranging from a Standard Single room to a Family Room that can accommodate four people.

What part of Thorlakshofn should I stay in?

The best part of Thorlakshofn to stay in, is near the harbor, for which the town is best known. There you can find a supermarket, gas stations, restaurants and cafés, as well as beautiful ocean views.

What attractions are in or near Thorlakshofn?

While in Thorlakshofn you might want to pay the town's church, Thorlakskirkja, a visit. This church was built in a unique style, its predecessor of the same name, that was razed in 1770.

Another activity for the more outdoorsy traveler is bird-spotting. Thorlakshofn has a rich birdlife on its shores, including arctic terns, skuas and blackbacks.

However, if you're looking for a more relaxing activity, the public swimming pool has hot baths, steam baths and a newly opened waterslide. The pool is a good place to soak and recharge after a long day of exploring.

Just outside of town, visitors can take the opportunity to visit the historic Strandarkirkja church at Selvogur or explore the Raufarholshellir lava tunnel.

How do I get to Thorlakshofn from Reykjavik?

Thorlakshofn is only a 30-mile drive (50 kilometers) from Reykjavik which starts on Route 1. Thorlakshofn is located on the southwest coast of Iceland. You can also use Iceland's public bus transit system BSÍ to get Thorlakshofn from the BSÍ bus terminal in downtown Reykjavik.

Does a ferry go between Thorlakshofn and the Westman Islands?

Under normal circumstances, the ferry goes between the Westman Islands and Landeyjahofn, a harbor on Iceland's south coast. However, if Landeyjahofn is inaccessible due to weather or harbor conditions, the ferry goes to the harbor in Thorlakshofn instead.