18 bright and comfortable rooms, with a selection of single, double / twin and family options. All rooms have a private bathroom, private entrance, and access to a hot tub.
The dining area sits up to 50 people. Breakfast is served there, and guests can also order a three-course dinner in advance, served from 18:00 to 20:00. There is an emphasis on using local ingredients, including meat, fresh seafood and Icelandic vegetables. Free tea and coffee are available throughout the day. Guests can also buy packed lunches to take with them on day trips.
Service and recreation
There are Icelandic horses at the Norður-Nýibær farm and guests are welcome to come and meet them. There are many enjoyable hiking and cycling trails in the surroundings, and guests can also enjoy horse-drawn carriage tours of the area (6.5 km / 4 mi). The nearest town is Hella (17 km / 10.5 mi), which has a geothermal pool, shops, restaurants and various other tourist services.
Hidden history in South Iceland
Hotel VOS is very close to the sea (3 km / 1.86 mi), where the heavy waves of the Atlantic ocean crash onto the shores of Gljáin black sand beach. Guided tours are available, and you can even go sea-fishing. Ytri-Rangá / Hólsá is one of the greatest salmon fishing rivers in the country, and along it you can also find Ægisíðufoss waterfall (13 km / 8 mi). Djúpósstífla (7.4 km / 4.6 mi) is a dam where the rivers Ytri-Rangá, Þverá and Hólsá meet. Þykkvibær was kind of an island before the dam was made, and its creation in 1922 greatly changed the living conditions in the area.
Natural treasures and the trails of Njál’s Saga
Hotel VOS is centrally located in South Iceland, with many sightseeing possibilities in an area that is home to many of Iceland’s best-known natural attractions. Scheduled tours to Þórsmörk run daily from Hella (17 km / 10.5 mi). To the east, the historical trails of Njál’s Saga lead to the charming and beautiful countryside under Eyjafjallajökull glacier. In the village at Hvolsvöllur (27 km / 17 mi) is the Icelandic Saga Centre (Sögusetrið) where you can learn about the world of Icelandic Sagas and Norse mythology. It is 54 km / 34 mi to the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and from there it is 27 km / 17 mi to another famous waterfall, Skógafoss, located in the countryside at the foothills of Eyjafjallajökull. Right by the waterfall is the unique Skógar district museum.
Þingvellir, Gullfoss og Geysir, Vestmannaeyjar
From Hotel VOS, you can take a day trip to the Golden Circle, which includes Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterall (100 km / 60 mi). In Þjórsárdalur (80 km / 50 mi) at the foothills of Hekla, you can find lovely hiking trails and see the reconstruction of the Saga age farm at Stöng (90 km / 56 mi). From Landeyjahöfn (57 km / 35 mi) you can take a 35-minute ferry ride to Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman Islands), a group of islands off the south coast. There you can visit the Eldheimar, an exhibition focused on the 1973 Heimaey volcanic eruption.
Host: Gyða Árný og Hallgrímur.