Hotel Á

Hotel Á

A small bed and breakfast with rustic charm located next to the glacial river Hvíta in the beautiful Borgarfjörður district. Impressive views of the river and towards majestic glaciers towering in the distant interior. West Iceland’s most popular tourist attractions and the sites of some of the most remarkable Icelandic Sagas are nearby. Open all year.

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  • Shared bathroom (Cat.I)
  • Shared bathroom with hand basin (Cat.II)
  • Private bathroom (Cat.III)
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Free Wi-Fi in some areas
  • Restaurant
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Open vouchers

In the area

  • Húsafell 10 km 
  • Reykholt 15 km
  • Langjökull Glacier 21 km
  • Swimming pool 22 km (Kleppjárnsreykir)
  • Surtshellir cave 24 km
  • Borgarnes 56 km


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.


The accommodation at Hotel Á is available on request. Please fill out the booking request form to make a booking.

 Room type
 Summer 2016
1 May - 30 Sept 
 Winter 2016 - 2017 
1 Oct - 30 Apr
 Single room with shared bathroom| Category I  €95 per room
 Single room with shared bathroom and hand basin| Category II  €95 per room
 Single room with private bathroom | Category III  €150 per room  €110 per room
 Double or twin room with shared bathroom| Category I  €142 per room  €112 per room
 Double or twin room with shared bathroom and hand basin | Category II    €156 per room  €130 per room
 Double or twin room with private bathroom | Category III   €202 per room  €154 per room
 Family room for 3 persons with private bathroom | Category III   €303 per room  €231 per room
 Family room for 4 persons with private bathroom | Category III   €404 per room  €308 per room

Prices are per night.


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