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The amazing location of Hotel Skaftafell provides guests with stunning views of Iceland's highest mountain, Hvannadalshnjukur and the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull.

All rooms at Hotel Skaftafell have a work desk, satellite TV and a private bathroom with a shower. WiFi internet access is available.

Staff can help arrange excursions to the beautiful surroundings with volcanoes, glaciers and a rich wildlife.

À la carte dishes, as well as a buffet breakfast, are available in the hotel restaurant. The hotel has a fully licensed bar on the 2nd floor with magnificent glacier views.

The glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón is only 40 minutes drive from Hotel Skaftafell. The hotel is located by the Route 1 road.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Hotel Skaftafell has been welcoming guests since 1 Oct 2009.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Breakfast info


Free private parking available at the hotel


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Room type
2 single beds
3 single beds
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Property questions and answers
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  • Do you have laundry facilities or laundry services available? Thanks in advance!
    Hello, Yes we can do laundry for you, it's 4.000 isk for washing and drying! With best regards, Hótel Skaftafell
    Answered on 29 October 2021
  • Is your restaurant open for dinner at the moment
    Hi, Unfortunately our restaurant is not open now but there is a restaurant across the street they serve hamburgers, sandwiches and that kind of things..
    Answered on 9 October 2020
  • We r three traveling . Do u have third bed
    Hello If you have not booked a triple room then we do not have a extra bed we are sorry, best regards, Berglind
    Answered on 3 May 2022
  • Hi, do you offer vegan options for breakfast and dinner?
    Dear guest, We do have a selection of vegan options for breakfast and dinner. Best regards, Hotel Skaftafell
    Answered on 6 December 2022
  • Hi - what time is the hotel restaurant open until please?
    Hello, thank you for showing interest in Hotel Skaftafell, our restaurant is open from 06:30pm until 09:00pm, best regards, Berglind
    Answered on 22 October 2022
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Hotel surroundings *
1 restaurant on site
  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
Facilities of Hotel Skaftafell
Great facilities! Review score, 8
Most popular facilities
Free parking
Non-smoking rooms
Free WiFi
Facilities for disabled guests
Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • View
  • Terrace
  • Electric kettle
  • Happy hour
  • Hiking
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Packed lunches
  • 24-hour front desk
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Icelandic

House rules

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From 16:00 to 23:00


From 01:00 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

Please note that charges will be made in EUR according to the exchange rate on the day that the charge is made.

Restaurant is closed from Fri 19 Feb 2021 until Tue 01 Jun 2021

Bar is closed from Fri 19 Feb 2021 until Tue 01 Jun 2021

FAQs about Hotel Skaftafell

  • Room options at Hotel Skaftafell include:

    • Twin
    • Triple

  • Check-in at Hotel Skaftafell is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Hotel Skaftafell is 3.7 miles from the centre of Skaftafell.

  • Hotel Skaftafell offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Happy hour

  • Yes, Hotel Skaftafell is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Hotel Skaftafell has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • The prices at Hotel Skaftafell may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Guests staying at Hotel Skaftafell can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental