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Hotel Skaftafell

Star Rating
3 out of 5



4.0 / 5Good
464 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Skafkatell National Park
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    11 min drive
  • Airport
    Fagurholsmyri (FAG)
    20 min drive
  • Popular Location
    34 min drive

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  • Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Triple Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Twin Beds
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  • Single Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
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About this area


Hotel Skaftafell is located in Skaftafell. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Vatnajökull National Park and Skafkatell National Park. Our guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Skafkatell National Park - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Skeidararsandur - 11 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Fjallsárlón - 34 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon - 39 min drive
  • Popular Location
    The Thorbergur Center - 49 min drive


  • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant with a bar offering local cuisine.

About this property

Hotel Skaftafell

A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and laundry facilities are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk. All 63 rooms offer free WiFi, TVs, and showers.



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.62 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve a crib (infant bed) or a rollaway bed. Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Icelandic
  • Spanish


  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Shower


  • TV


  • Desk

Nearby things to do

Where to eat

  • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant with a bar offering local cuisine.
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

Recommend to those who plan to go for a glacier hike in the morning! The room is a bit small, but it’s very clean and warm.

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Glaciers, friendly staff, amazing location.

The glacier behind the hotel was absolutely beautiful. The staff was amazingly helpful and friendly, and the location was fantastic for such a remote area. I would definitely return.

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

Good location and very closed the national park, bed clean and a good breakfast

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

It’s a fine place to stay.

Nothing in the ‘neighborhood’ except a gas station but close to the Skaftafell National Park so easy drive after a day of hiking. Fun trail to another part of the glacier right behind the hotel. Breakfast was great.

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Great room and very clean. Not large but roomy enough for my husband and myself. Very comfortable beds. Nice breakfast in the morning and beautiful walk behind the hotel.

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

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