Hotel Eyjafjallajökull: 16 double / twin en-suite rooms and two single en-suite rooms, in a separate 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 also a sofa bed in the living room.
- Ten 3-person, B-category cottages (20 m2/ 215 ft2) with one small bedroom (sleeps three people), bathroom and living room (sgl 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 port where the ferry to Vestmannaeyjar operates with daily sailings. 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 maximize 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 located in the lowlands at the foot of the slopes, an area that takes its name from the hillside, Fljótshlíð. It is a charming area to go explore, the nature is unparalleled and the view to Eyjafjallajökull is spectacular. There are extensive hiking trails suitable for both young and old in the vicinity of the hotel, both on the nearby slopes and the plateaus above. You can take a short drive along the hillside to enjoy the beautiful nature adorned with cascading streams in sheltered spots where nature greets you with peace and tranquility.
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 in nearby Hvolsvöllur village 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 center 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 foothills of Hekla or just enjoying staying in the countryside. Seljalandsfoss (33 km / 21 mi) and Skógafoss (60 km / 37 mi) are among the most famous waterfalls in Iceland, and at Skógar village, right by the waterfall, there is a great cultural heritage museum including a turf farm. Within Fljótshlíð is Þórsmörk which is a unique natural treasure, an oasis of birch wood nestled 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 port (42 km / 26 mi).