40 double / twin en-suite rooms with a TV, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, coffee and tea. Easy wheelchair access.
The hotel restaurant sits 80 people and is open for dinner service from 18:30 – 21:30 every day of the week. Locally sourced ingredients are emphasized. The menu consists of varied, Icelandic courses like smoked lamb served with horseradish sauce and homemade bread, trout (smoked or fresh), fillet of lamb, and Erla’s famous skyr cake. Wines from all over the world. The bar is open from 12:00 to 22:00 (longer opening hours during the weekend), and stocks a wide range of Icelandic beer and liquor.
Service and recreation
In summer, you can join one of many daily, guided tours that depart from Geirland to known and interesting attractions in the area. Join the daylong highland tours to Lakagígar, Langisjór, Eldgjá and Landmannalaugar, or a tour to national park Skaftafell and Jökulsárlón. There are many beautiful hiking trails close by and you can get a map at reception, where staff is more than happy to help you find an ideal route. Cave exploring. Fishing. A nine-hole golf course by Efri-Vík (7 km / 4.5 mi). The nearest village is Kirkjubæjarklaustur, where you’ll find a swimming pool and a supermarket. Geirland is also a sheep and horse farm.
Glimmering waterfalls, green hills and rejuvenating mountain air
Geirland is located in Síða county and the unique and comforting landscape, with its moors, valleys and waterfalls that tumble down stable and majestic cliffs, welcomes every traveller. You don’t have to travel far to find peace and quiet on beautiful hikes in this nature’s paradise. You can get a hiking map at reception, or buy a booklet that describes nine routes close by.
Landbrotshólar, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Skaftafell and Jökulsárlón
There are many interesting attractions close to Geirland, many of which are true jewels of nature. Visit pseudo-craters Landbrotshólar that cover an area of about 50 km2 (12,355 acres), the magnificent tuff canyons Fjaðrárgljúfur that are just west of village Kirkjubæjarklaustur, or cliffs Dverghamarar that are a noteworthy natural formation made from columnar basalt. Drive 70 km (43.5 mi) east from Geirland along route no 1 (the ‘Ring Road’) to reach Skaftafell National Park, that’s a part of the larger Vatnajökull National Park. Skaftafell is one of the most popular and beautiful attractions in South Iceland. Drive a further 60 km (37 mi) to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, where the ocean and icebergs come together in a sight to remember.
Lakagígar and Eldgjá
One of the best-known natural attractions in the local highlands is Lakagígar (66 km / 41 mi from Geirland). They produced one of the biggest lava flows in a single eruption in historic times (in 1783), Skaftáreldahraun. The burning hot lava missed Síða, but covers a large area in the region and reminds us of why Iceland is known as the country of fire and ice. Just north of Lakagígar is a unique reservation, Eldgjá, a 70-km-long (43.5 mi) crater row that last erupted in 934 AD. Lakagígar and Eldgjá are within the boundaries of Vatnajökull National Park, and park staff at Kirkjubæjarklaustur can tell you all there is to know about tours, drives, access and conduct in the fragile, yet powerful, nature.
Host: Davíð, Erla og Gísli