Hotels & Accommodation in Thorlakshofn

Hotels & Accommodation in Thorlakshofn

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Why stay in Thorlakshofn?

Thorlakshofn, a small but vibrant fishing village located on the south coast of Iceland, is an ideal destination for travelers seeking an authentic taste of Icelandic coastal life. Known for its picturesque harbor, black sand beaches, and close proximity to the Golden Circle, this charming destination is perfect for travelers seeking a serene retreat.

In Thorlakshofn, guests can enjoy various outdoor activities such as hiking, birdwatching, and visiting nearby geothermal pools. The village offers a variety of hotels and accommodations to suit the needs and preferences of every visitor, ranging from comfortable hotels to cozy cottages. Guests can expect a welcoming and home-like atmosphere, personalized service, and helpful advice from knowledgeable hosts who are always eager to share their insights about the local area and its attractions.

No matter the choice of accommodation, visitors to Thorlakshofn will find themselves surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Iceland's south coast. The friendly atmosphere and diverse accommodation options in Thorlakshofn guarantee a memorable and enjoyable stay for all who visit this charming Icelandic village.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best hotel in Thorlakshofn?

The best hotel in Thorlakshofn is the Black Beach Guesthouse, rated 4.6 out of 5 by over 70 visitors. A room costs around 111 USD a night and comes with the additional benefit of a 10% discount for the exciting 1 hour ATV black beach tour, which lets you explore the volcanic beach on the South Coast of Iceland.

The guesthouse is 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 for the convenience of the guests.

Are accommodations in Thorlakshofn good for families?

Most accommodations in Thorlakshofn cater to families and offer a welcoming environment for guests of all ages. A great option for your stay is the large Nupar Cabin, which has been rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by over 50 guests. The cabin offers a cozy and homey environment that is great for families. You can enjoy the surrounding nature, play outdoor games on the grassy fields and then unwind in the private hot tub.

What attractions are close to Thorlakshofn?

Just outside of town, visitors can take the opportunity to visit the historic Strandarkirkja church at Selvogur or the nearby towns of Hveragerdi and Selfoss. It's also a good starting point for a trip around the Golden Circle.

We recommend taking time to explore the Raufarholshellir lava tunnel, for which we recommend this 1 hour guided caving tour, where you can walk through a path traveled by a stream of lava over 5,200 years ago.

Another great option is hiking the Reykjadalur Valley, or 'the Valley of Steam' where you can witness geothermal hot springs and lakes. We recommend taking this 4 hour relaxing hiking tour of Reykjadalur where you can experience bathing in the naturally warm water.

What can I do in Thorlakshofn?

While in Thorlakshofn you might want to pay the town's church, Thorlakskirkja, a visit. This church was built in a very unique style. Another activity for the more outdoorsy traveler is bird spotting. Thorlakshofn has a rich birdlife on its shores, including arctic terns, skuas, and blackbacks. You may also enjoy playing a round of golf on Thorlakshofn's great golf course!

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.

How do I get to my hotel in 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 to get to Thorlakshofn from Reykjavik or take a rental car.

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.

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.
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