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What you should know about Mosfellsbaer

The quaint town of Mosfellsbær, just a short trip away from Reykjavik, is a natural wonder on the east coast of Iceland. Referred to as “the green city” among locals, Mosfellsbær has an abundance of naturally occurring geothermal springs, which are used to heat the whole region. Of course, they’re also used for bathing pleasure, and are a key part of Mosfellsbær’s diverse landscape. Explore the rugged, varied terrain of this area—including lakes, rivers, geysers, and hills—that’s sure to surprise and excite you.

Hotels in Mosfellsbær


There are several Mosfellsbær hotels to choose from to suit different tastes and needs. As well as great locations in the town itself, you’ll also find a few scenic hotels to the north, such as the charming Fitjar Guesthouse. This discount Mosfellsbær hotel offers comfortable accommodation in the midst of the Icelandic countryside, with extra perks including a self-service launderette and a private garden. Take a look at the Hotel Laxnes in town for something more central. With great features including a snug lounge area and a hot tub and spa facilities, this hotel in Mosfellsbær offers all the comforts you need for a relaxing Icelandic vacation.

Things to see in Mosfellsbær


Before venturing to Iceland’s fantastic landscape, stop off at a few gems in the center of Mosfellsbær first. The Gljúfrasteinn-Laxness Museum is a must-see for anyone wanting to find out more about Iceland’s only Nobel laureate, Halldór Laxness. This author’s peaceful house, surrounded by fields and streams, has remained completely unchanged since his passing, giving you a unique insight into his life and works. Prepare for the cold northern climate at the Álafoss Wool Store, offering a wide range of sweaters, hats, gloves, and socks in authentic, cozy Álafoss Lopi yarn. Here you can also find fantastic gifts and products from the country’s top designers. However, to experience the region’s ever-popular hot springs, travel west to Reykjadalur. The walk to the geothermal source takes 1 or 2 hours, but you can also make a splash in the river that carries warm water down from the top of the hill.

Good for couples


Couples can enjoy a relaxing vacation together in this one-of-a-kind environment. Travel in Mosfellsbær and uncover the town’s cultural sites, or take a stroll around the countryside to discover the diverse, natural beauty that the country is known for. Take a dip in the hot springs, or simply chill out with a spa treatment in a great luxury Mosfellsbær hotel. Families will also love the laidback lifestyle in this peaceful town. There’s plenty of space for parents to stretch their legs a little, and plenty of countryside, rivers, and lakes for kids to explore.

How to get to Mosfellsbær


It takes just under 20 minutes on average to travel from the nearby Reykjavik Airport to Mosfellsbær. There are also regular bus services running from the city of Reykjavik to the town and elsewhere. Bus route 15 goes all the way from Vesturbaer on the western point to Mosfellsbær, with buses running regularly during the week at 15 and 30-minute intervals. However, hiring a car is recommended for heading off the beaten track. It takes only 10 minutes to travel to the city by car, and a little less than 5 minutes to access the hot springs.

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