Where Hotel Á stands today there once used to be a farm. In the former barn there are 14 double rooms and one family room (double bed and 2 single beds), all with private entrance and bathroom, on the ground and first floors. Also 4 double rooms with shared bathroom and kitchenette in a separate building. Free Wi-Fi is available in the reception and restaurant, not in the rooms.
Good on-site restaurant in a converted cowshed offering a varied breakfast buffet, hot soup at lunchtime and coffee and pastries in the afternoon. A three-course daily menu is on offer in the evenings and includes fish, meat and vegetarian dishes.
Nearby services and leisure activities
A small corner shop is located at Húsafell (10 km) where the usual necessities are available during summer. Húsafell also has a geothermal swimming pool, restaurant, a playground and a 9-hole golf course. There is another swimming pool at Kleppjarnsreykir (22 km) but the closest town is Borgarnes (56 km) which has variety of shops and services. At the Settlement Centre in Borgarnes the settlement of Norsemen in Iceland some 1,100 years ago comes to life.
Impressive nature and outdoor activities
The landscape around Hotel Á is both beautiful and varied, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Hraunfossar (‘Lava falls’), one of Iceland´s most picturesque waterfalls is nearby and another impressive waterfall, Barnafossar, can be found in the same river further upstream. Húsafell, a popular resort amongst locals and foreign visitors alike, lies a further 6 km inland and offers delightful walking trails and a variety of leisure activities for travellers of all ages.
Glacier and caving adventures
Langjökull Glacier, Iceland’s second largest glacier is about a 30 min. drive from Hotel Á. Tours onto the glacier in specially equipped super jeeps are on offer throughout the summer months. Iceland´s longest lava cave, Surtshellir (1,310 m) is some 24 km away. Another cave, Víðgelmir, the largest cave in Iceland and one of the largest lava caves in the world, is also close by. It is protected by law but guided tours are offered from Fljótstunga farm during summer.
Sightseeing in West Iceland
Borgarfjörður is a large district with numerous places of interest. Reykholt (15 km) is one of Iceland´s most historic sites and features a special exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Snorri Sturluson, one of Iceland´s most famous writers. Deildartunguhver, Europe´s largest hot spring (volume per sec.) is a short drive from Reykholt. In Norðurárdalur Valley the combination of lava, rocks and hills create a remarkable landscape around one of Iceland’s most reknowned salmon rivers.