Hotels & Accommodation in Varmahlid

Hotels & Accommodation in Varmahlid

Find your place to stay in remote North Iceland, in the charming village of Varmahlid. Whether it's homely cottages or comfy hotels, you're sure to find what you need.

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Why stay in Varmahlid?

Varmahlid, a small village along the Ring Road, is a popular stop on the journey between Reykjavik and Akureyri. Surrounded by lush green valleys, mountains, and rivers, Varmahlid is a great base for exploring nearby attractions like the beautiful Reykjafoss waterfall, the Glaumbaer turf farm open-air museum, and the historic Vidimyri, one of the last turf churches in Iceland. There are also many activities available in the area, such as horseback riding or river rafting in the Hvita river!

Varmahlid offers a variety of accommodation types, such as a hotel, guesthouses, and cottages, which are sure to suit your needs. It's a great stop on your travels around the north of Iceland, where you can unwind in the calm atmosphere while enjoying the beautiful surrounding nature.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best hotel in Varmahlid?

The main option for a hotel stay in Varmahlid is Hotel Varmahlid, with a rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars from over 170 travelers. Located right by Huseyjarkvisl river, on Route 1, the hotel has an on-site restaurant and is close to a supermarket and a gas station. The hotel offers spacious rooms, ranging from a Standard Single to a Family Room, which can accommodate a family of four.

What is the best cottage in Varmahlid?

There are many different cottages to choose from in and around Varmahlid. One of the best options is the Hestasport Studio Cottage which has a 4.7 out of 5 star rating from over 150 guests. During your stay, you will have access to a fully equipped kitchenette and other amenities, as well as a cozy hot tub with views of the surrounding nature. This option hosts two people, but extra beds and cribs are available upon request.

What is the best guesthouse in Varmahlid?

The best guesthouse in Varmahlid is the Bakkaflot guesthouse, which has been rated 4.2 stars out of 5 by over 60 visitors. It has great amenities, including a private swimming pool and hot tubs available to guests. The night can cost around 140 USD and up, depending on room type and what time of year your trip is.

What are the advantages of booking a guesthouse in Varmahlid?

Guesthouses in Varmahlid are often run by private family owners and they offer smaller capacity and less extra facilities than hotels. However, they provide more personal services and a more cozy, relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere. Guesthouses are usually a bit cheaper than hotels too.

What is there to do in Varmahlid?

Varmahlid offers a wealth of historical and cultural sites, such as the open-air Glaumbaer Turf House Museum, the unique Vidimyrarkirkja Church, the beautiful Bolugil ravine, and Orlygsstadir, the historic site of the biggest battle in Iceland's history. Additionally, a 20-minute drive away, you will also find the '1238 Battle of Iceland Museum', where you can learn about the battle of Orlygsstadir and experience it through VR.

From Varmahlid, you can also go for a walk in Reykjarholl and enjoy the fantastic views from the viewfinder at the top of the hill.

If you're looking for other exciting options, we recommend trying out a 3-hour whitewater river rafting tour in Vestari Jokulsa glacial river.

What part of Varmahlid should I stay in?

The best part of Varmahlid to stay in is where Route 1 leads into the village, a short distance from Huseyjarkvisl river. There you can find a gas station, supermarket and a public swimming pool.

What services can I find in Varmahlid?

Despite its size, Varmahlid offers many services for visitors and locals. In fact, it is one of the most popular places to stop while traveling the Ring Road in North Iceland. In Varmahlid, you will find a service shop with petrol pumps, a grocery shop, restaurants, a tourist information center, and a swimming pool.

What amenities do accomodations in Varmahlid include?

Hotels and guesthouses in Varmahlid offer comfortable rooms with shared or private bathrooms, free WiFi, parking on site, and common areas such as a terrace or a veranda. Some guesthouses and cottages also feature a hot tub for guests and a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, fridge, and dishwasher.

What is the best hiking trail in and around Varmahlid?

The nearby Vatnsskard trail provides an opportunity to explore the region's unique landscapes and enjoy the outdoors.
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