The eastern part of Iceland is indeed a magical place full of wild nature. There are many places that have no comparison anywhere in the continent such us Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajökull, Jökulsárlón which is the longest lake in Iceland. Lagarfljót, as well as numerous fjords, fishing villages and places like Húsavík. This village is great for whale and dolphin watching. Or Akureyri, the so called capital of the north. Coming to this region and find a great Iceland hotel here is not as hard as it seems.
Eastern Iceland also includes the island of Grímsey, which within the limits of the Arctic Circle. Now, to calmly enjoy all of these beautiful places and landscape, you need to check the best accommodations in the area; Lets’ have a look at 10 best East Iceland hotels:
- FossHotel Vatnajokull
It is in Hofn, which is a tiny fishing Ville in the southeast coast of Iceland. It is actually a great spot to use as “base” to make day tours to touristic areas nearby. The village itself has a beautiful scenery as it lays by the mountains.
The Hotel opens from the 1st of April through the 31st of October and it offers WIFI, free parking as well as 66 modern and renovated rooms.
- Hotel Edda Hofn
Close to the Vatnajokull glacier, it lays by the bay and offers several activities you surely will love! Such us ice climbing, snowmobiling and Jacuzzi pools…etc. This hotel offers 36 newly furbished rooms with private bathroom.
- Blabjorg Guesthouse
Passing by Husavik, you will find the Borgarfjordur and this guesthouse too. We included this in our East Iceland hotels list as its location is grea! it is close to Lindarbakki Natural Park. In Lindarbakki you can visit some typical turf houses, they were common in Iceland due to the hard climate.
The blabjorg Guesthouse is a cosy accommodation, where many of its rooms have a beautiful view to the sea. You can also enjoy their Spa and wellness center which also has a Sauna for you to relax!
- Icelandair Hotel Herad
Icelandair hotel at Egilsstaðir, could not have better reviews. Great stuff, great location and services. It offers 60 rooms with 24h hours room service, free WIFI on common areas as well as restaurants and free parking. Could not ask for more from any Iceland hotels, right?
- Hotel Skaftafell
Skaftafell is a National park in the east of Iceland. It is truly a gem of this region. This Hotel is simple with a basic offer but it is just 10 mminutes away from the access to the biggest glacier in Europe! You can even delight yourself with the amazing glacier scenery that surrounds the hotel.
- Fosshotel Eastfjords
If you happen to be visiting the Eastfjords, this could be a great option for your stay. This hotel has three buildings and one of it holds a museum of old French settlements in Iceland. You can ask for a room with views to the Fjord…absolutely stunning!
- Hali Country Hotel
Back to Hofn, this hotel is close to the Jökulsárlón glacier lake. This is the largest lake in Iceland. It opens all year long and offer rooms with private bathroom.
- Hótel Valaskjálf
It is located by the Lagarfljót river. Several activities can be done in the area such as trekking and hiking. You can enjoy an excursion to the mountains where beautiful waterfalls will meet you along the way. The hotel has bar, restaurant, clean and simple rooms and solarium.
- Blafell Hotel
Heading to Breiðdalsvík? Then check the Blafell hotel. It is quite easy to reach from the Ring road (N1) it offers great views of the valley and to the coast. You can also enjoy its sauna and their take away lunch service! So if you are heading to an excursion, be sure to request yours.
10 Best Eastern Iceland Hotels List
- Skarðás Country Cabins
Skarðás Country Cabins offers 2 bedroom cottages with a private terrace with garden furniture and barbecue facilities. Free WiFi is available on site. The cabins are in the nature and 6 kilometers away of Egilsstaðir. They are geothermally heated so you can book them any time of the year!
Now that you have all the information on where to stay with this helpfull Eastern Iceland hotels, just come and enjoy what this region has to offer.