Hotel Varmahlid is a beautiful place to stay in the rural landscapes of North Iceland, located on Route 1. Its spacious rooms, a wealth of facilities, and an excellent location make it a top choice for those exploring this region in-depth and for Ring Road travelers.
Location & Nearby
Hotel Varmahlid’s location in the rural landscapes of North Iceland makes it a top destination for those looking to get off the beaten track. Though situated on the Ring Road, there are no settlements for miles around, meaning few other travelers stay in the area. The largest town of the north, Akureyri, is an hour away, which will be your main port of call for services such as groceries, tour operators, and travel information.
Despite its more remote location, there is plenty to see in the surrounding area. Just ten minutes up the road is Glaumbaer, a fascinating historic site where you can find rare, authentic turf houses. Drive for 40 minutes north, meanwhile, and you’ll discover the hamlet of Hofsos, which boasts a spectacular cliffside infinity pool and some striking basalt columns.
Those happy to go a bit further afield will find that they can reach the Vatnsnes Peninsula, renowned for its seal colonies and the rock monolith of Hvitserkur, and Godafoss Waterfall, famous for its history and beauty, by traveling for around 90 minutes in opposite directions.
Facilities & Amenities
The spacious double/twin rooms of Hotel Varmahlid are decorated with beautiful art depicting the Skagafjordur region and boast a bright, airy ambiance. Aside from their comfy beds, they each have a flat-screen TV, a desk, storage space, and an en suite bathroom complete with a shower and toiletries. All guests have access to free parking and free Wifi.
Single and triple rooms can also be arranged.
On top of this, the hotel boasts a beautiful restaurant that can seat up to 80; both breakfast and dinner can be organized here. Furthermore, business travelers will be pleased to know that a conference room with a large projector screen is perfect for company events.
Why Choose Hotel Varmahlid?
Those traveling to north Iceland or circumnavigating Iceland’s Ring Road, particularly those eager to stay immersed in nature rather than an urban setting, will have all their needs and desires met by the beautiful Hotel Varmahlid. Check availability by choosing a date.