Hotel Fljótshlíð and Smáratún

Hotel Fljótshlíð and Smáratún

A cosy hotel with a magnificent view of Eyjafjallajökull on the Saga Trail in the beautiful countryside of South Iceland. Within driving distance from many of the best known tourist destinations in this part of the country. Accommodation in rooms with en-suite or shared bathrooms, in summer houses and cottages. Camping area. Hot tubs. Restaurant in a renovated barn and cowshed. Emphasis on locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Open all year.  

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  • Shared bathroom (Cat.I)
  • Shared bathroom with hand basin (Cat.II)
  • Private bathroom, TV and restaurant on site (Cat.IV)
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Cottage
  • Working farm
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot tub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Meals available
  • Cooking facilities
  • Meeting / Conference room
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Glacier view

In the area

  • 9 hole golf course 1 km
  • Geothermal swimming pool in Hvolsvöllur 13 km
  • Icelandic Saga Center in Hvolsvöllur 13 km
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall 24 km
  • Eyjafjallajökull Glacier
  • Bakki Airport, flights to Westman Islands 38 km
  • Skógar Waterfall and folk museum 51 km
  • Þórsmörk 54 km


Hotel Fljótshlíð: 14 double / twin en-suite rooms with all basic amenities. Satellite TV in every room.

Smáratún Guesthouse: Single, double / twin or four-person rooms with made-up beds (also available as sleeping bag spaces). Shared bathrooms. Guests have access to shared cooking facilities and dining room. Guests are also welcome to make use of all services at the Hotel Fljótshlíð restaurant.

Smáratún summer houses: Two 6-person houses, D-category (two bedrooms and a sleeping loft), one 6-person house, D-category (two bedrooms), and one 4-person house, C-category (two bedrooms and a sleeping loft). All summer houses have a fully equipped kitchen, TV and DVD player. On the porch of each house is a hot tub, gas grill and garden furniture. The houses come with duvets and pillows. The houses are 48 m2 / 527 ft2 and 40 m2 / 431 ft2.

Smáratún cottages: Five 3 to 4-person cottages (15 m2 / 161 ft2) that each have double beds and two bunks or single beds, a bathroom with shower, small dining area and TV. Duvets and pillows provided. Guests have access to fully equipped shared kitchen facilities in the guesthouse dining area and a hot tub in a sheltered garden.


The restaurants in Hotel Fljótshlíð share the name ‘Hlaðan’ and are in renovated buildings that used to be a barn and cowshed on the farm. The larger dining room, where breakfast is served, sits up to 130 people and is well suited to meetings and gatherings. The hotel’s dinner hall sits up to 35 people. It is open daily during the summer from 18 – 20:30. There is a three-course menu of the day as well as á la carte courses. Meals need to be pre-ordered in winter. There is an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients; Icelandic chickens provide eggs, and all beef served at Smáratún is from the farm itself. The restaurant is licensed. Both dining rooms have earned wheelchair access certification from Access Iceland.

Service and recreation

Horse riding, goose hunting and trout fishing on the premises. The nearest golf course (18 holes) at Hellishólar, Þverárvöllur (3 km / 2 mi), and another 18-hole golf course, Strandarvöllur, is 7 km / 4 mi west of Hvolsvöllur (20 km / 12 mi). Kaffi Langbrók café and country tavern is 4 km / 2.5 mi. Daily coach tours to Þórsmörk from Hvolsvöllur (13 km / 8 mi) and to Landmannalaugar from Hella (25 km / 16 mi). It is a 25-minute-drive to Landeyjahöfn where ferry Herjólfur departs daily (35 minutes) to Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman Islands). The closest village is Hvolsvöllur (13 km / 8 mi), which has a geothermal pool, shops and various tourism services.

Unique natural beauty in the historical sites of Njál’s Saga

Hotel Fljótshlíð and Smáratún are in a central location in an area where nature lovers, outdoor types and history enthusiasts will have a lot to choose from. The area itself, Fljótshlíð, is an amazingly beautiful hiking area with spectacular views to Eyjafjallajökull and down to the coast. The area is also the setting of the most famous of Iceland’s Sagas, Njál’s Saga, and in Hvolsvöllur you can visit the Saga Centre dedicated to this remarkable work.

Þórsmörk, beautiful waterfalls, Vestmannaeyjar and Hekluslóðir

In from Fljótshlíð is Þórsmörk, an oasis and a magical world and natural wonder between three glaciers. It’s one of the best-known and most popular outdoor paradises for hikers and mountaineers. Among other well-known sites worth mentioning are Seljalandsfoss (24 km / 15 mi) and Skógafoss (51 km / 32 mi). A day trip to Vestmannaeyjar via ferry (35 minutes) is an unforgettable adventure, and between the villages of Hvolsvöllur and Hella lie routes up to the base of the most famous volcano in Iceland, Hekla.

Hosts: Guðný, Sigurður, Arndís, and Ívar


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

 Accommodation type
 Winter 2017-2018  
 1 Oct - 30 Apr
 Summer 2018 
 1 May - 30 Sept   
 Single room with shared bathroom | Category I   €107 per room  €125 per room
 Single room with shared bathroom and hand basin | Category III  €185 per room  €182-194 per room
 Single room with private bathroom and TV | Category IV  €159 per room  €212 per room
 Double or twin room with shared bathroom | Category I   €162 per room  €174 per room
 Double or twin room with shared bathroom and hand basin | Category III   €240 per room  €250 per room
 Double or twin room with private bathroom and TV | Category IV  €202 per room  €280 per room
 Family room for 3 persons | Category III  €360 per room  €375 per room
 Sleeping bag  €52 per person  €64 per person
 Cottage for 4 persons | Category C   €200  €156
 Cottage for 6 persons | Category D   €232  €227-265
      Bed linen   €25  €30
      Cleaning optional  Included

Prices are per night.

Guests are always required to rent bed linen when renting a cottage.

Guests are expected to clean the cottage upon departure (if not included or bought additionally).


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