A country hotel with the city at its doorstep. A cosy and well equipped guesthouse in a beautiful setting on the banks of Elliðavatn, a lake on the outskirts of one of the newest residential areas in the Capital Region. Kríunes is just a 15-minute drive from downtown Reykjavík. Rooms and suites with en-suite bathrooms. Meals available; trout fresh from the lake is the most popular dish. A fantastic option for people who want to go sightseeing around the city while staying in beautiful, peaceful surroundings.

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  • Private bathroom
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna / Spa
  • Restaurant
  • TV in rooms
  • Golf course nearby
  • Walking / Hiking trails
  • Northern lights service
  • Meeting / Conference room

In the area

  • Lake Elliðavatn
  • Heiðmörk conservation area
  • Reykjavík city centre 13 km


Beautiful, well equipped double / twin, family rooms and larger suites, all with en-suite bathrooms. There are TVs, hairdryers, and tea and coffee in all rooms. There’s a spacious and cosy lounge area as well as a hot tub and sauna.


There’s a restaurant at the hotel where guests can eat all their meals. The trout, caught fresh in Elliðavatn lake, is considered a delicacy.

Service and recreation

Recreational activities in the area include a putting green, fishing in the lake, and bike, boat and kayak rental. There are many car hire companies in the capital. Kríunes has good facilities for meetings, smaller conferences and parties. There are marked hiking trails nearby, for example in Heiðmörk forest, a protected recreational area popular among Reykjavík’s residents. Skiing area in the capital, Bláfjöll (26 km / 16 mi). Diverse birdlife by the lake and in Heiðmörk. It is an approximately 15-minute drive to downtown Reykjavík, and buses around the neighbourhood run from nearby the hotel. It is 5-6 km / 3-3.7 mi to the nearest geothermal swimming pools, in Salahverfi in Kópavogur and in Árbær in Reykjavík, but there are many other pools in Reykjavík and neighbouring municipalities. Golf courses include Grafarholtsvöllur and Korpuvöllur in Reykjavík and Mýrin and Leirdalsvöllur in Garðabær / Kópavogur.

Northern Lights at your doorstep!

Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northen Lights. On clear, crisp winter nights in Iceland, you can experience the Aurora dancing magically across the sky. Seeing the Northern Lights would be the cherry on top on top of your winter trip in Iceland. You can maximise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights by staying at a Northern Lights friendly accommodation. Being Northern Lights friendly means they offer some extra services in regards to the Northern Lights. With our friendly and personal service, we provide you with information about the best time to observe the Northern Lights. We also offer an optional wake-up call free of charge.

The buzz of the city and the serenity of the countryside

Kríunes is an ideal location for anyone who wants to combine the liveliness, culture, activities and attractions of the city with the tranquillity of Icelandic nature. The hotel stands on 2 hectares / 5 acres of land on a small peninsula that juts out into the western side of the lake, a short distance from the uppermost suburbs of Kópavogur, a municipality neighbouring Reykjavík. Despite its proximity to town, Kríunes is a peaceful location with beautiful views overlooking the lake to the east and the unspoiled nature in the nearby Heiðmörk. A popular recreational area and nature reserve, Heiðmörk has numerous marked trails that are a delight to explore, with moss and shrub covered lava fields making way to slopes and hollows strewn with fragrant heather.

Moors and mountains, Geysir, Gullfoss and Þingvellir National Park

From the hotel, it is a short distance to the city limit (8 km / 5 mi). Route no 1 (the ‘Ring Road’) runs from here to South Iceland. After just a few kilometres you will reach a new and very different landscape of moors, lava fields and mountains, a popular area for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. From Kríunes it’s about a 1.5-hour drive to the Geysir geothermal area and the renowned Gullfoss waterfall. It is also just a 40-minute drive to Þingvellir National Park, a must-see for any visitor to Iceland.

Hosts: Björn Ingi og Sara.


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