Fosshótel Barón
Fosshótel Barón
Fosshotel Baron Bar
Fosshotel Baron Bar
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Fosshotel Barón Breakfast Area
Breakfast Area
Fosshotel Barón Breakfast Area
Breakfast Area
Fosshotel Barón
Deluxe Double or Twin Room
Fosshotel Barón Lounge
Lounge
Fosshotel Barón Standard Double or Twin Room
Standard Double or Twin Room
Fosshótel Barón
Fosshótel Barón
Fosshótel Barón
Fosshótel Barón
Fosshotel Baron Bar
Fosshotel Baron Bar
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Fosshotel Baron

A historic hotel which stands prominently in the heart of Reykjavík, near the seafront and a short walk from Reykjavík's harbor.

A historic hotel which stands prominently in the heart of Reykjavík, near the seafront and a short walk from Reykjavík's harbor.

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Fosshotel Baron

Just steps away from the waterside, Fosshotel Baron is an excellent base for a stay in Reykjavík.

Reykjavík’s waterfront is a huge part of the city’s identity. Meaning “smokey bay” in Icelandic, Reykjavík was one of the first places Viking settlers landed on the rocky shores of Iceland. As a result, the marina is a spectacular place to explore as part of any stay in Iceland’s capital.

The hotel itself has connections to more recent history. Fosshotel Baron’s origin reaches back to the 19th century, as one part of the hotel sits within the first concrete building ever constructed in Reykjavík, built in 1898. The building was intended to be a dairy farm built by a French Baron and both the name of the street and the name of the hotel are derived from this background.

In this incredible location, the possibilities are truly endless. Enjoy a scenic walk by the seaside, visit the prestigious Harpa Concert Hall and try some of Reykjavík's great restaurants and cafés, all just a short distance from the hotel. Fosshotel Baron is an accessible and comfortable stay after a long day of seeing the best of Reykjavík’s marina.

Looking for a little extra to fill out your stay? With 7 Reykjavík locations, we are experts in what the city has to offer. Take a look at our recommendations for the top 10 things to do in Reykjavík before your trip to make the most of your time here.

Accommodation

Enjoy a getaway with local and historic charm.

Fosshotel Baron features 120 rooms in downtown Reykjavík, some of which are historically themed reflecting the history of the hotel. The variety of room categories and central location make it perfect for individual travellers, families, and groups alike.

Accommodation

Top 3 Things to Do in Reykjavík

The Northern Lights

One of the biggest draws to Iceland is the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, a striking natural phenomenon that causes the sky to light up with streaks of dancing colors. The best time to see the Northern Lights in Iceland is between September and April on a dark and cloudless night. You’ll want to escape from the light pollution of Reykjavik but tours can easily be arranged from the city.

The Golden Circle

A popular sightseeing route within easy reach of Reykjavík is Iceland’s Golden Circle, a tour of some of the best attractions in the southwest of the country. Famous sights such as the historical Þingvellir National Park, the awe-inspiring Geysir Geothermal Area and the mighty Gullfoss waterfall are all situated on this route - none are further than a two-hour drive from the capital.

Whale-watching

There’s no better place to book a whale-watching tour than Reykjavík; boats leave daily from the old harbor, just minutes from the center. The main types of whales that are usually spotted in Faxaflói Bay are minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, humpback whales and harbor porpoises - sightings of these majestic creatures are most likely during the summer months.

FAQ

  • Standard check in time is 3pm local hotel time and check-out time is 12pm local hotel time. 

  • You can contact the hotel and request an early check in and/or late check-out for additional charge. This is based on availability and possible to request via the welcome email guests receive shortly before arrival.

    If you arrive earlier, the reception will gladly store your baggage in the baggage area until your room is ready.

  • Public parking is available per additional charge, see more information here.

  • There is a range of tours and activities available in and around Reykjavík.

    Book here

  • Yes, dogs are allowed at the hotel. To request a dog friendly room when booking, it is important that you inform us in the comment box. To guarantee the room, you'll have to contact the hotel. 

    More about our furry friends. See our pet policy.

  • Bookings made on the website can be changed or cancelled via link in the booking confirmation email. 

  • Yes there is a charging station in front of the hotel.

  • Breakfast is served from 7am-10am. 

  • Yes, the Bar is open from 12pm-10pm every day and Happy Hour is every day from 4pm-6pm. 

     

  • To request housekeeping services, please inform the front desk upon check-in or the day prior to the desired service. Additionally, feel free to request fresh towels, linens, and other amenities, as necessary.

  • At Íslandshotel we are committed to both sustainability and the privacy of our guests. As part of that commitment our housekeeping team will only enter your room to clean and change towels upon request, effectively reducing the amount of water and chemicals used. However, if you prefer daily cleaning or require a restock of amenities, we're happy to accommodate your needs.

    To request housekeeping services, please inform the front desk upon check-in or on the day prior to the desired service. Additionally, feel free to request fresh towels, linens, and other amenities, as necessary.

    We hope that this endeavor allows us to provide you with a more personalized and comfortable stay, while also contributing to a more sustainable future.

    At Íslandshótel, we prioritize the comfort and peace of mind of our guests. In certain situations, our staff may need to enter rooms, even if a 'do not disturb' sign is displayed. This is typically for essential maintenance, safety checks, security procedures, or other valid reasons. To ensure a respectful and minimally disruptive experience, our team will always knock on the door and announce their presence before entering. We understand the importance of privacy and strive to maintain a welcoming environment for all.

    If you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to contact our friendly staff.

    Learn more about our sustainable practices and our Green Key Certificate here.

  • The Government of Iceland approved 15. December 2023 that a lodging tax would take effect 1. January 2024. This tax was abolished for the period 1. April 2020 to 31. December 2023 due to the corona virus pandemic. 

    In short: 

    The lodging tax takes effect 1. January 2024. 

    The lodging tax will be ISK 600 plus 11% VAT.

    The lodging tax is per room, per night.

    The lodging tax is charged on arrival.