Hótel Fransiskus Stykkishólmi
Hotel Fransiskus Stykkisholmi is a lovely hotel in an interesting historic building close to the center of Stykkisholmur. It has comfortable, modern rooms and a beautiful outdoor terrace with sweeping views over the harbor. The hotel is a fantastic choice for anyone who wants to visit the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and the numerous attractions in the area. Check availability for your dates and book a stay.
Location & Nearby
The town of Stykkisholmur is in the west of Iceland, approximately one hour and 15 minutes from the Ring Road and just over 100 miles (160 km) from Reykjavik. It’s on the northern edge of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and is an excellent base for exploring the best attraction and sights in the area.
You can reach Kirkjufell mountain in just under 40 minutes by car from Hotel Fransiskus Stykkisholmi. The mountain is a great place to come if you’re an expert hiker — it’s a very difficult hike up the mountain, but it’s really stunning from the top. If you aren’t a confident walker, you can still get a good view of the mountain from Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall.
Snaefellsjokull National Park, one of only three in Iceland, is also one hour and 20 minutes from the hotel. You’ll also be within an easy drive of Djupalonssandur Black Beach and Hellnar. This is a small settlement on the south of Snaefellsnes known for its views over the Snaefellsjokull glacier. Other nearby sights include the Irskrabrunnur archaeological site, which has an ancient Irish well, and Grundarfjordur, a small village known for whale watching.
Stykkisholmur itself is a fishing port town and the biggest town in the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Here, you can visit Sugandisey Island Lighthouse, a swimming pool, and an interesting modern art museum, the Library of Water. The town also has a port that runs ferries over to Westfjords and Flatey Island, a remote place with interesting animal life.
Hotel Fransiskus Stykkisholmi is less than 1 mile from the center of Stykkisholmur. It’s in a convenient location that overlooks the beautiful harbor. Guests particularly enjoy the lovely views over Breidafjordur. During your stay at Hotel Fransiskus Stykkisholmi, you’ll be within easy walking distance of amenities like bars and restaurants, grocery stores, and gas stations.
Facilities & Amenities
Hotel Fransiskus Stykkisholmi is situated within a former monastery. It was built in the 1930s by a group of Catholic Franciscan nuns who came to the area to build a monastery, chapel, and hospital. It was recently converted into a hotel, but it still has its chapel, which guests can visit if they want to learn more about the building’s history.
Guests can choose from a double or twin room, a family room that sleeps up to five people, or a single room with a shared or private bathroom. All rooms are comfortably furnished and come with a TV and kettle and views of the harbor, the nearby mountains, or the town outside. You’ll also find a minimarket at the hotel for your convenience, as well as a bar and an outdoor terrace.
Why Choose Hotel Fransiskus Stykkisholmi?
Hotel Fransiskus Stykkisholmi is a modern and comfortable hotel in the heart of Stykkisholmur. It’s an excellent choice for travelers of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Check availability by choosing your preferred dates.