Hotel Eyjafjallajökull: 16 double / twin en-suite rooms and two single en-suite rooms, in a special wing close to the restaurant/service building.
Guesthouse: 15 rooms on three floors — single, double and three-person rooms and a family room where there is sleeping space for up to five people. All rooms have washbasins. Shared bathrooms on each floor.
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.
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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