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Hotel Skaftafell

3-star hotel in Skaftafell with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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Skaftafelli 2, Skaftafell, 785, Iceland
  • We chose this hotel because it was at the base of a glacier and close to Glacier Lagoon.…

    Sep 29, 2021

  • Great location if your goal is to stay near nature. If you want luxury, this is not your…

    Sep 16, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 63 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Conference center
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Vatnajökull National Park - 31 min walk
  • Vatnajokull - 31 min walk
  • Skaftafell Camping - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • Fjallsárlón - 26.2 mi / 42.2 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Twin Room
  • Triple Room

What’s around


  • In a national park
  • Vatnajökull National Park - 31 min walk
  • Vatnajokull - 31 min walk
  • Skaftafell Camping - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • Fjallsárlón - 26.2 mi / 42.2 km
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Skaftafelli 2, Skaftafell, 785, Iceland

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 63 rooms


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 50
  • Conference space size (meters) - 5
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage


  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Icelandic
  • Spanish

In the room

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Be entertained

  • TV

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Children and extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for ISK 6500 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash.

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*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Hotel Skaftafell does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Glacier Goodies (3.5 mi).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like hiking, horseback riding, and mountain climbing. Additional recreation onsite includes helicopter/airplane tours.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay by national park

    This hotel is pricey (like all of Iceland, I suppose!), but it is very comfortable and in a great location for visiting the national park, doing a glacier hike, or seeing the glacier lagoons and Diamond Beach. Breakfast is hearty/tasty, too! Room was clean and spacious.

    2 night family trip, Sep 4, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Just adequate

    Booked late so had a triple room. Beds were comfortable but crowded. Not any storage space. Shower is VERY small and it was hard to pick up anything that was dropped without opening the shower door. Meals were decent albeit I felt overpriced for the quality. I was overcharged on the room for a meal I did not have. After 6 days my credit has not showed on CC. Hotel is in a great location with glacier access via trails just behind it. Great rooftop bar with glacier views

    William, 2 night trip, Aug 31, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good


    Remodeled look fresh. Food was good

    kyong a, 1 night trip with friends, Aug 7, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location- enjoyed short hike to glacier right behind hotel.

    1 night family trip, Jul 24, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great service with great amenities

    We really appreciated everything this hotel had to offer. They have happy hour on a beautiful outdoor deck with a view of the glaciers. The reception woman told us, they have a stunning back yard and she was right. We took the hike out to the glaciers and lagoon with icebergs on the hotel’s property. It was as nice as the national park. We used their laundry service. Breakfast was really good and we also ate dinner there. The food was really good a d cooked well. We would stay here again.

    Brenda, 2 night trip, Jul 21, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very quiet and pleasant.

    1 night trip with friends, Jul 17, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Nothing special, but does the trick!

    We didn’t realize when booking that we were essentially going to be in a small dorm room with separate twin beds, but that was likely an oversight on our part. We were a week into our trip and desperately needed to do laundry. The staff took care of that for us, even with special requests…like a few items that needed to hang dry. Note that there isn’t much extra space in the room, so don’t expect to bring much luggage in (we just had backpacks so not an issue for us). There’s only one window so the room blacked out fairly well. Fine for a quick stop for a night.

    brooke, 1 night trip, Jul 9, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best Hiking Trail Ever!

    A nice hotel with larger rooms there is also an excellent restaurant and bar on-site. Check in was fast and easy and the staff was very helpful. You're going to spend more than you would at a guesthouse but it provides an excellent location to explore the area. There are plenty of places to sit and enjoy the view of the glaciers as well. The hotel has arguably the best hiking trail directly behind it with incredible views of the mountains and glacier.

    Matt, 1 night trip, Jul 5, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    The staff was friendly, courteous, and accommodating. The hike to the glacier out back was amazing. The breakfast selections were very good. Dinner menu was small but meals were delicious

    2 night trip with friends, Jul 2, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staying at a hotel right at a glacier is awesome! It is a very short walk to the glacier. Plus a couple of incredible waterfalls nearby as well. Beautiful hotel, great dinner and breakfast at the restaurant. They also got our laundry done quickly - in just 2 hours after our arrival!

    1 night romance trip, Jul 1, 2021

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