Hótel Laxárbakki

Hótel Laxárbakki

Hotel Laxárbakki is situated on the bank of Laxá River, along the Ring Road, only 12 km from Akranes and 20 km from Borgarnes. Accommodation in rooms with private and shared bathroom and in a cottage. Kitchen facilities for all guests and access to a washing machine. Hot tub. The hotel restaurant is open from morning into the evening. Diverse activity options in the area and the location is only a short drive away from many tourist attractions and points of interest in Southwest Iceland.

Open all year.

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  • Shared bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Cottage
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sauna / Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Meals on request
  • Cooking facilities
  • TV in rooms
  • Golf course nearby
  • Laundry facilities/service
  • Walking / Hiking trails
  • Meeting / Conference room
  • Fishing/Hunting
  • Clean and Safe

In the area

  • Akranes  12 km / 7 mi
  • War and peace museum at Hlaðir  13 km / 8 mi
  • Bjarteyjarsandur - Farm visit  18 km / 11 mi
  • Borgarnes  20 km / 12 mi
  • The Settlement center in Borgarnes  20 km / 12 mi
  • Glymur waterfall  29 km / 18 mi
  • The wool centre at Hvanneyri  32 km / 19 mi
  • The Agricultural museum of Iceland at Hvanneyri  32 km / 19 mi
  • Deildartunguhver / Krauma  53 km / 32
  • Bifröst  54 km / 33 mi
  • Reykholt  57 km / 35 mi
  • Hraunfossar waterfalls  76 km / 47 mi
  • Húsafell  7 8 km / 48 mi


Accommodation for up to 50 people in rooms with/without private bathroom and in a cottage. Washing machine in the largest rooms and rooms that share a bathroom have access to a washing machine in shared bathroom.

    • 12 well-equipped rooms with private bathroom and cooking facilities.
    • 8 rooms with shared bathrooms, common kitchen and a sitting room. 
    • 1 cottage with one bedroom and a sofabed in living room. 

Guests have free access to hot tub, sauna and internet.


Laxárbakki has a restaurant for up to 100 seated guests. Breakfast, lunch, dinner plus coffee and homebaked bread and cakes. 

Service and recreation

Laxárbakki is a small family-run hotel run by Brynjar Sigurðarson and Hekla Gunnarsdóttir. Guests are warmly welcomed and the hosts make sure everyone has a pleasant stay. The area offers a lot of activity options, varied birdlife, historic sites, interesting museums and exciting hiking trails. Swimming pools in Akranes, Borgarnes and in Hlaðir. Golf courses in Akranes and Borgarnes. Nearest towns with shops and services for tourists: Akranes (12 km) and Borgarnes (20 km).

The bird lover‘s Paradise

Laxárbakki is situated by Laxá River in an area that was declared a nature reserve in 1994 and later the only certified important marsh (Ramsarsvæði) in Iceland adjacent to sea. The area sees many species of birds on their way to and from nesting grounds in Greenland and Canada. Many shorebirds live in the marsh and Laxá is a popular salmon river. 

Many hiking trails

The area offers many interesting hiking trails, both easy and more challenging. Easy hike to Laxfoss Waterfall 1500 metres from the hotel.  Little further you will find other waterfalls worth checking out. Other more challenging hiking trails like the hike to Glymur Waterfall, Síldarmannagötur trail and paths from Háihnúkur Mountain or Geirmundartindur peak in Akrafjall Mountain. Avid hikers can set their course on Heiðarhorn peak on Skarðsheiði Mountain (1,053 m).

Hosts:   Brynjar og Hekla.


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