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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 in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Free private parking available at the hotel

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Number of guests
2 twin beds
3 twin beds
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  • Piotr
    Spain Spain
    Wonderful place! The restaurant, while a bit expensive, served us wonderful food, perfect after a day of exploring. On top of that, 15 min walk behind the hotel allows you to see two glaciers and wonderful views. The best part was definitely...
  • Laura
    United States of America United States of America
    Location was very good and close to several glaciers. The staff were very nice and helpful. Breakfast was exceptional in its choices.
  • Anna
    United States of America United States of America
    It was easy to book and it was on our way so it was conveniently located for our stop.

Hotel area info

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine

Amenities of Hotel Skaftafell
Great facilities! Review score, 8.1

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • 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 available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage 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
  • Smoke-free property
  • 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 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM


From 1:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

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

FAQs about Hotel Skaftafell

  • Hotel Skaftafell has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Hotel Skaftafell is 3.7 miles from the center of Skaftafell. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

    • Hiking
    • Happy hour

  • Room options at Hotel Skaftafell include:

    • Twin
    • Triple

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

  • Check-in at Hotel Skaftafell is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at Hotel Skaftafell may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.