Frost and Fire Hotel
The Frost and Fire Hotel is perched right by the River Varma in a setting that appears straight out of a fairy tale. The boutique hotel is on the northern edge of Hveragerdi right by the Ring Road. Guests can enjoy the natural geothermal pools and hot tubs on-site as well as a spectacular river view.
Location & Nearby
The hotel is located 29 miles (47 kilometers) southeast of Reykjavik in the small South Iceland town of Hveragerdi; it's 0.6 miles (one kilometer) from the center along the River Varma. While there isn’t much to do in Hveragerdi, they do have a free museum, the LA Art Museum, which showcases modern art by Icelandic artists. The Frost and Fire Hotels lies in the hills of Reykjadalu Valley surrounded by geothermal plumes, which makes for an otherworldly sight. These natural hot springs feed the water in the hotel’s pool and hot tubs. You can also hike further up to the Grensdalur Volcano in the north. Grensdalur is a small volcanic system that is the oldest in the Hengill area with many fumaroles, hot springs, and geysers. If you are not interested in hiking, you can take a swing at the Gufudalsvollur Golf course or learn the in's and out's of geothermal energy at the Geothermal Energy Exhibition. The latter is only 11 miles (18 kilometers) away.
Facilities & Amenities
The most attractive part of the Frost and Fire Hotel is their outdoor pool and the two hot tubs. All of them are fed by the geothermal water of the area, suitable to swim year-round. The pool is 40 feet (12 meters) long, great for swimming laps. The hot tubs are perched by the riverside with a spectacular view whether in the winter snow or under the summer midnight sun. The hotel also boasts a Nordic-style sauna, complete with black stone and wooden benches for relaxing after a day’s adventures. The hotel rooms are also furnished in Nordic style, decorated with Icelandic artists’ work and hardwood floors. Some have views of the River Varma, Mount Reykjadalu, and the nearby hot springs and are more spacious than most. They have a budget double room, double room, double or twin room with river view, and a triple room with disability access. Rooms have 32-inch flat-screen TVs, bathrobes, and slippers, some also feature private outdoor entrances for easy outdoor facilities access. Breakfast is included with a continental-style buffet spread. But the highlight is the traditional rye bread known as hverabrauo which is cooked using geothermal heat. Guests are encouraged to try boiling their own eggs in the hot springs as well. If you're a foodie, their newly reopened Restaurant Reykr is a hot spot for fine dining. The restaurant only uses organic and locally sourced produce like smoked trout, free-range Icelandic hens, and geothermal greenhouse produce. The hotel offers a map that includes great trails for running, hiking, and biking in the surrounding geothermal hills. You might also consider Frost and Fire as a base for traveling in South Iceland since the hotel offers free parking. It is also possible to see the Northern Lights – until receoption closes, the hotel even offers a wake-up call service when they appear!
Why Choose the Frost and Fire Hotel?
The Frost and Fire Hotel is both a wellness choice for hot spring lovers and an escape in a fairy tale landscape. With its proximity to the Golden Circle, a night or two at the Frost and Fire is the perfect base to recharge along the way. Check their availability for your trip.