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This eco-friendly hotel, 30 minutes’ drive from Reykjavik, is surrounded by nature in the town of Ölfus. It offers free use of an outdoor wooden hot tub and arranges Icelandic horse riding tours on site. Quality beds, along with a TV, desk and seating area are provided in all Hótel Eldhestar rooms. Décor is inspired from Iceland’s nature. Each room has a private entrance with direct access to the surrounding fields. Guests can relax in the communal fireplace lounge, in the bar or on the sun terrace during nice weather. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Eldhestar also has a restaurant with a daily special. The Blue Lagoon with its hot springs and spa, as well as Reykjavik Airport, are both 40 minutes’ drive from the hotel.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

Hótel Eldhestar has been welcoming guests since Nov 8, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.7)

Breakfast Info


Free private parking available at the hotel

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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
5 twin beds
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Guest reviews


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  • Langdon
    I loved the casual atmosphere. It was safe clean and quiet. The room door opened to the outside which was a treat and made ease of access to the Aurora Borealis! Breakfast was so so great.
  • Danielle
    Although we are not “ horsey “ people, we enjoyed the good vibes of all the enthusiastic riders in the hotel. The decor on the theme of horses was also very pleasant.
  • Astrella
    hot tubs, breakfast is included, spacious room, and i personally love the horse name in each room with its story, beautiful. staff is really friendly and helpful, she even let us use the phone to sort out our rental car problem, thanks so much
  • Carla
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very helpful staff. Very large room with easy access. Place for luggage..Town was a very short driving distance if you wished to ho
  • Myriah
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Perfect spot after a long night of travel to Iceland and a first day of adventuring. The staff were extremely nice and welcoming
  • Oleg
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    everything was perfect! no need to add anything else
  • Brianna
    There are hot tubs included. Heated flooring in the rooms and hallways. Amazing breakfast. Free parking.
  • Barrie
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Beautiful location. Complimentary excellent breakfast. Exceptionally helpful staff
  • Melanie
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Comfortable room, amazing breakfast, and the front desk employee made my son a late night snack because we got in late. We didn’t book a ride, but were still able to visit the horses in the barn.
  • Aleta
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    great hotel, super nice staff, very clean and comfortable.

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  • Hi what time is the restaurant open in the evenings, we would be arriving around 7.30pm

    Dear guest, our hotel restaurant is open every day from 18:00 til 21:00. We look forward to welcome you at Eldhestar. Best regards, Helena Lind
    Answered on 26 September 2021
  • We are driving in a 2 WD vehicle. Is it possible to drive to your place using the car we will have? 2) We would like to visit Hveragerdi Springs walk..

    We are located close to the road number 1 so you can definitely reach us, all year around, with a 2WD car. The Reykjadalur Valley, is about 7 minutes..
    Answered on 3 May 2022
  • Hi, are there hairdryers in the rooms?

    Hello, there are hairdryes in most of the rooms. If you don't find one in your room, do not hesitate to ask for one at the front desk.
    Answered on 16 January 2022
  • How far is this from the airport ?

    From Keflavík international airport we are about 1 hour 20 minutes drive. From Reykjavík domestic airport we are about 45 minutes drive.
    Answered on 13 August 2021
  • Hi, the rooms with private bathrooms or shared bathrooms?

    Dear guest, All our Hotel rooms are with private bathrooms. Best regards, Steinun Kristín
    Answered on 10 August 2022
  • Hi I’m planning to visit in early December. If the wether is in good condition, is it possible to see northern light right outside from the hotel?

    Yes, it is possible to see the Northern Lights outside if the weather is good
    Answered on 7 October 2022
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Hótel Eldhestar
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Restaurant
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Horseback riding
    Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Packed lunches
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Safe
  • Smoke-free property
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Spa facilities
  • Open-air bath
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Icelandic

House rules

Hótel Eldhestar takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM


From 7:00 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.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash Hótel Eldhestar accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Although all rates are quoted in EUR, please note that charges will be made in ISK according to the exchange rate on the day that the charge is made.

If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform Hotel Eldhestar in advance.

It is recommended to pre-book the horseback riding tours during summer months.

The opening hours for the restaurant varies between September 15 - May 15. Please pre-book your food during this period.

Please note that during winter, snowstorms or heavy snowfall may prevent us from maintaining the hot tubs properly

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Please inform Hótel Eldhestar of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Hótel Eldhestar

  • Hótel Eldhestar is 1.1 miles from the center of Hveragerði. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Hótel Eldhestar on this page.

  • Hótel Eldhestar has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Hótel Eldhestar offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Spa facilities
    • Happy hour
    • Horseback riding
    • Open-air bath

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

  • Check-in at Hótel Eldhestar is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at Hótel Eldhestar can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Room options at Hótel Eldhestar include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Triple
    • Double
    • Family