Arnanes Country Hotel
The Arnanes Country Hotel is a fantastic place to stay in south-east Iceland, close to the town of Hofn. Its 22 rooms all have modern comforts, such as free Wifi; beautiful natural surroundings; and easy access to the sites of Vatnajokull National Park.
Location & Nearby
About five km from Hofn, the Arnanes Country Hotel is fantastically positioned for travellers circumnavigating Iceland’s Ring Road. It is situated on the cusps of both the Eastfjords and southern corner of Vatnajokull National Park, allowing guests to have a day exploring both.
It is not just Ring Road travellers, however, that will appreciate the location of the hotel; as it is just one km from Hofn airport, those who wish to visit these regions more exclusively can do so by arranging domestic flights.
The Eastfjords are renowned for their spectacular seascapes, enormous mountains, thriving wildlife and unique culture. Travelling east from Arnanes Country Hotel, its majestic landscapes will begin to unfold before you almost immediately, starting with the dramatic mountain of Vestrahorn, just ten minutes’ away.
Vatnajokull National Park, meanwhile, is famous for being home to Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Europe, the forces of which have shaped some incredible sites. The most notable of these is the mesmerising Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, a lake filled with glistening icebergs, that is less than an hour west. Its other most breathtaking area is the Skaftafell Nature Reserve, a wilderness of forest, ice caps and lava fields, which can be reached in just over an hour and a half.
Facilities & Amenities
Of the 22 double rooms at Arnanes Country Hotel, 18 have their own bathrooms and four share facilities. All can either be furnished with double or single beds, and some have space for three to bunk together. Regardless of your choice of room, you are guaranteed a cosy, rustic ambience with all modern facilities, such as wifi, hairdryers and flat-screen televisions.
Breakfast is offered to all guests each morning; this restaurant also opens for dinner in the evening, utilising locally sourced ingredients such as lobster from Hofn and wild herbs from the hotel’s garden. At the front desk, staff can help you with local tours, and horseback riding excursions are available on site.
As Arnanes Country Hotel is immersed in rural landscapes within view of Vatnajokull glacier, it is a fantastic place to stay for those looking to take hikes in the nature around their accommodation, as well as those hoping to spot the Northern Lights in winter.
Why Choose Arnanes Country Hotel?
Arnanes Country Hotel is best suited for Ring Road travellers looking for a beautifully located place to stay in between the South Coast and Eastfjords. Check availability to see if it is right for your holiday.