Best Hotels Near Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Iceland

Written by William Lee

Jokulsarlon is one of the biggest attractions in the South of Iceland. Visitors come from all over the world to lay eyes on the incredible glacial lagoon. This leads to the question, what are the best hotels to stay in so that you can see this iconic glacier lagoon?

best hotels near jokulsarlon

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

Why We Chose This Hotel

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon is perfect for visitors wanting to explore Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. It’s close to the lagoon, making it easy for tourists to go on glacier tours, boat trips on the lagoon, or visit the nearby Diamond Beach. The hotel also offers amazing views of Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, giving guests beautiful scenery right from their rooms. Bathrooms in the hotels are heated, a luxury not seen in most hotels. The staff at Fosshotel are great too, and will even do house calls for the Northern Lights if you’re visiting outside of the summer months. Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon also has a great in house restaurant, with a menu full of fresh fish and a variety of incredible dishes. Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon is actually one of my favorite hotels I’ve ever stayed at, and is a testament to how nice 4 star properties can be. 

How Far Away Is It From Jökulsárlón?

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon is only 16.6 miles away from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, making it one of the closest places to stay for travelers eager to see this famous Icelandic attraction.

best hotels near jokulsarlon

Fosshotel Vatnajökull

Why We Chose This Hotel

Fosshotel Vatnajökull is about 3.1 miles from Höfn Airport and has great views of the Vatnajökull glacier. It’s a good choice for tourists who want to explore the southeastern part of Iceland. Guests can enjoy comfortable rooms with modern amenities like satellite TV and private bathrooms. The hotel is close to Höfn, which has great local restaurants known for their langoustine (small lobster) dishes. Hofn is actually one of the biggest villages in Iceland (an impressive 2000 people live there). During my stay in Iceland, we spent time in Hofn and swam with the locals in an outdoor pool. It may have been 20 degrees outside, but the experience is one of my favorite travel experiences I have ever had.

How Far Away Is It From Jökulsárlón?

Fosshotel Vatnajökull is 41.7 miles away from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Even though it’s a bit farther from the lagoon, it offers a nice mix of easy access to both natural wonders and the charming town of Höfn.

best hotels near jokulsarlon

Berjaya Iceland Hotels

Why We Chose This Hotel

Berjaya Iceland Hotels in Höfn is very popular with couples. Höfn is known as a gateway to Vatnajökull National Park, making this hotel a great choice for tourists planning to explore the park’s attractions, like glacier tours and hiking trails. Höfn also has interesting places to visit, such as the Hornafjördur Art Museum and the Huldusteinn stone museum, which features a collection of Iceland’s diverse rocks and stones. The hotel is also very close to the popular Vestrahorn area, famous for its volcanic backdrop. Recognize it? Well, that’s because it’s the setting for many famous movies.

How Far Away Is It From Jökulsárlón?

Berjaya Iceland Hotels in Höfn is 50 miles from Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Despite the distance, the hotel’s location in the scenic town of Höfn makes it a good option for those wanting to explore both the natural and cultural attractions of southeastern Iceland.

What Is the Closest Town to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon?

The closest town to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is Höfn. Here are some key details:

  1. Höfn is located approximately 50 miles east of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.
  2. It takes about 1 hour to drive from Höfn to Jökulsárlón.
  3. Höfn is often used as a base for tourists visiting Jökulsárlón, as it’s the nearest town with a range of accommodations and amenities.
  4. Höfn is known for its excellent seafood, particularly langoustine (small lobster), which is a local specialty.
  5. For visitors planning to explore the area around Jökulsárlón, including Vatnajökull National Park, staying in Höfn provides a good balance of proximity to attractions and access to urban amenities.

All three hotels are great for exploring southeastern Iceland, including attractions like Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Vatnajökull National Park, and the surrounding landscapes. They offer comfortable places to stay in areas known for their natural beauty, making them great choices for tourists looking to experience Iceland’s stunning glaciers and coastal scenery.

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