Rooms with private bathroom in a separate building and in three and four-person cottages. Located on the historical sites of  Njála’s. Saga in the charming countryside of South Iceland, it’s close to many of the best-known natural treasures of the region and has wonderful views over glacier Eyjafjallajökull. Camping area. Restaurant. Hot tubs. 18-hole golf course. Bike rental. Fishing licenses. Open all year. 

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  • Private bathroom
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Cottage
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot tub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Meeting / Conference room
  • Northern lights service

In the area

  • The Icelandic Saga Center in Hvolsvöllur 11 km
  • Keldur at Rangárvellir, old turf farm 28 km
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall 33 km
  • Eyjafjallajökull Glacier and Volcano
  • Port of Landeyjahöfn, departures to Westman Islands 42 km
  • Skógar Folk Museum 60 km
  • Skógafoss Waterfall 60 km
  • Landmannalaugar 118 km


Hotel Eyjafjallajökull: 16 double / twin en-suite rooms and two single en-suite rooms, in a special wing close to the restaurant/service building.

Cottages three sizes:

  • Five 4-person C-category cottages (40 m2 / 430 ft2) with two bedrooms, living room, bathroom, microwave and television. There is a sofa bed in the living room.
  • Ten 3-person, B-category cottages (20 m2/ 215 ft2) with one little bed-room (sleeps three people), bathroom and living room (bed in the living room).
  • Nine 3-person A-category cabins (15 m2 / 161 ft2) with sleeping and cooking facilities in the same room (two beds and one bunk). Bathroom.

Camping grounds: Hellishólar has a camping area with good facilities for camper vans and tent trailers, with electricity, hygiene facilities, bathhouse, washing machine and dryer.


The restaurant at Hellishólar sits up to 180 people and is open from morning to evening during the summer months. There is also a bar, Hellishólabarinn (open until 23 on weeknights and until 01 on weekends during summer).

Service and recreation

Playground for children. Bathhouse with showers and hot tubs. Bike and ATV rental, 2-hour guided bike tours around the countryside available. The hotel has an excellent 18-hole golf course, Þverárvöllur. Trout fishing in Hellishólavatn lake and salmon fishing in Þverá river. Horse riding in Smáratún (3 km / 2 mi). Daily coach tours to Þórsmörk from Hvolsvöllur (11 km / 7 mi) and to Landmannalaugar from Hella (23 km / 14 mi). A 25-minute-drive to Landeyjahöfn where daily ferry trips to Vestmannaeyjar run. The nearest village is Hvolsvöllur (11 km / 7 mi), which has a geothermal pool, supermarkets and various tourism services.

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. We offer an optional wake-up call if we spot the Auroras and we also have a lovely hot tub, from which you have a great view of the magical display.

Cascading streams and tranquillity in Fljótshlíð

Hellishólar is on the lowlands ahead of the foot of the slopes in an area that takes its name from the hillside, Fljótshlíð. It is a charming area to tour, the nature is unparalleled and the view to Eyjafjallajökull is spectacular. In the vicinity of the hotel, on the slopes and plateaus above, are extensive hiking trails suitable for both young and old. On a short drive alongside the hill there is a lot to enjoy, and it is tempting to get out of the car and listen to the murmur of the cascading streams in a sheltered spot where nature greets you with peace and tranquillity.

Saga Trails and the medieval world

The most famous Icelandic Saga, Njál’s Saga, is set here in Fljótshlíð and its surroundings. At the Njál’s Saga Centre you can learn all about this famous medieval history, the world of Icelandic Sagas and Norse mythology with an audio guide available in various languages. There is also a tourism information centre there, where you can get maps and detailed information about the key historical sites.

Nature experience on day tours from Hellishólar

Hellishólar is a convenient location for day tours around the region, whether you are travelling towards Eyjafjallajökull, the foot at Hekla or just enjoying staying in the countryside. Seljalandsfoss (33 km / 21 mi) and Skógafoss (60 km / 37 mi) are amongst the most famous waterfalls in Iceland, and at Skógar, right by the famous waterfall, is a good district museum. Within Fljótshlíð is Þórsmörk, a unique natural treasure between three glaciers and an extremely popular destination for hikers and nature lovers (scheduled tours from Hvolsvöllur). The Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) rise from the sea off the coast, and it takes just 35 minutes to get there by ferry from Landeyjahöfn (42 km / 26 mi).



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