Hotel Skógafoss

Hotel Skógafoss

Bed and breakfast with a warm and cosy atmosphere located in a picturesque area next to one of Iceland's best known waterfalls, Skógafoss and near the famous Eyjafjallajökull Volcano. The convenient location next to the ring road (route 1) is ideal for sightseeing in central South Iceland and hiking in the remarkable mountainous landscape shaped through the ages by fire and ice. Open all year.

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  • Private bathroom
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Walking / Hiking trails

In the area

  • Þorvaldseyri Visitor Centre 10 km
  • Seljavallalaug hot spring pool 10 km
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall 28 km
  • Vík 30 km
  • Landeyjahöfn harbour 41 km
  • Hvolsvöllur 49 km
  • Þórsmörk 50 km


Hotel Skógafoss has 17 double rooms, 1 triple room and 2 family rooms (one double bed and a bunkbed). All have private/en-suite bathrooms. One of the larger rooms is wheelchair accessible. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms. 


The restaurant, which is also open for non-resident guests,  offers breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as light meals throughout the day. The veranda offers a fantastic view of the waterfall to the north as well as views towards the west and south. 

Leisure activities and services

Skógar is a popular visitor destination and a large variety of tours is available on-site or nearby, including snowmobile -, glacier - and horse riding tours. One of the country‘s main heritage museums, Skógasafn, is within walking distance. The area offers many walking trails. The nearest town is Hvolsvöllur (49 km) which has a shop, swimming pool and golf course.

The sound of water in peaceful nature

Skógafoss, one of Iceland´s best known waterfalls, is just a few minutes‘ walk from the hotel. It is 60 m high and 25 m wide and is protected by law. A walk up the 183 stair steps beside the waterfall makes for quite an experience; the view from the top out to sea is spectacular, especially under the midnight sun. The mountain pass which continues north from the waterfall between the glaciers is called Fimmvörðuháls, a very popular hiking trail (22 km) ending in the lush valley of Þórsmörk in Iceland’s interior. Just a short walk along this path brings on the remarkable tranquility so characteristic of Iceland‘s nature.

Sightseeing around Eyjafjallajökull Volcano

There are many excellent walking and hiking trails in the dramatic landscape south of Eyjafjallajökull, both along the beach and up into the mountains. At the Þorvaldseyri Visitor Centre (10 km) an exhibition and documentary brings back the famous volcanic eruption of 2010. Seljavallalaug, a natural hot spring pool tucked away in a spectacular valley setting is some 10 km away. The beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall is 28 km further west and Þórsmörk, a remarkable jewel of nature sheltered between glaciers, is 50 km away. Landeyjahöfn harbour from where the ferry to Vestmannaeyjar (‘the Westman Islands‘) departs is 41 km away.

Up close with a glacier and nature's sculptures

A 10 min drive east of Hotel Skógafoss lies Sólheimajökull Glacier, a spectacular outlet glacier marked by a chaotic crevassed surface. Guided glacier walks for all abilities up to the glacier and a little way onto it are on offer during summer. The village of Vík is 30 km away. Some significant landmarks can be seen along the vast black sands on the way to Vík, such as Cape Dyrhólaey, Reynisfjara beach and Reynisdrangar basalt formations.

Eyja Þóra and Jóhann


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