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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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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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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 September 26, 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 May 3, 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 January 16, 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 August 13, 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 August 10, 2022
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Amenities of Hótel Eldhestar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
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

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3:00 PM - 10:00 PM


7:00 AM - 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 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.

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

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

  • Room options at Hótel Eldhestar include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Triple
    • Double
    • Family

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

  • Hótel Eldhestar is 1.1 miles from the center of Hveragerði.

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

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Hótel Eldhestar by:

    • Car 1h 30min

  • Guests staying at Hótel Eldhestar can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • 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