Hotel Skaftafell

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Desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Hotel Skaftafell

Hotel Skaftafell

3.0 star property

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Skaftafelli 2, Skaftafell, 785

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSkaftafell Camping6 min drive
  • Popular LocationHvannadalshnukur8 min drive
  • Popular LocationSkeidararsandur10 min drive
  • AirportFagurholsmyri (FAG)18 min drive

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About this area


Located in Skaftafell, Hotel Skaftafell is in a national park. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Vatnajökull National Park and Skaftafell Camping. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like hiking/biking trails, mountain climbing, and horse riding.

What's nearby

  • Skaftafell Camping - 6 min drive
  • Hvannadalshnukur - 8 min drive
  • Skeidararsandur - 10 min drive
  • Ingolfshofdi - 18 min drive
  • Fjallsárlón - 34 min drive

About this property

Hotel Skaftafell

3-star hotel with free breakfast and conference center
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a conference center. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, conference space and a 24-hour front desk are onsite.
Hotel Skaftafell offers 63 accommodations with blackout drapes/curtains. This Skaftafell hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.


English, French, German, Icelandic, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Helicopter/airplane tours


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Business services

  • Conference center (50 square feet of space)


  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV


  • Desk

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for ISK 6500 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Rollaway bed fee: ISK 6500 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Fosshotel Hotel Skaftafell
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Fosshotel Skaftafell Hotel Skaftafell
Fosshotel Skaftafell Hotel
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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 281 out of 697 reviews
5 - Excellent 40%
Rating 4 - Good. 264 out of 697 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 110 out of 697 reviews
3 - Okay 16%
Rating 2 - Poor. 33 out of 697 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 9 out of 697 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Thanks for being flexible for serving breakfast earlier
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The front desk staff was excellent! Very personable and welcoming. Made sure our room was ready. Dinner was delicious, as well as breakfast. And the scenery was extraordinary!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
One of the few places near the glacier and it's location was perfect for glacier tours. The rooms were clean but dated, blackout shades present but did not filter completely so bring sleep masks. Staff was extremely nice - great hiking path just behind. Gas station across the street has reasonably priced good food. Breakfast included at the hotel and was wonderful.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very easy to find. The hotel is clean and the mountain view was breathtaking.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Extremely friendly and sweet staff. Delicious dinner. Beautiful hiking trail from property. Excellent breakfast!
Stayed 1 night in May 2022