Fosshotel Hekla exterior
Fosshotel Hekla exterior

Fosshotel Hekla

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This charming country hotel has closed and is not accepting reservations. Exciting hotel development project in the pipeline which we look forward to introduce in the near future.

Fosshotel Hekla

This charming country hotel has closed and is not accepting reservations. Exciting hotel development project in the pipeline which we look forward to introduce in the near future.

The hotel location is close to Mt. Hekla in South Iceland and some of Iceland´s most stunning sights. Volcanoes Eyjafjallajökull and Fimmvörðuháls are close by. Then there is the famed Golden Circle and the beautiful hiking trails around it. 

The highlands of Landmannalaugar, Kjölur and Sprengisandur are within an easy reach and - when the night is dark and the sky is clear - the area is ideal for spotting the spectacular Northern Lights. 

Interesting places and scenery near Fosshotel Hekla, South Iceland

Explore the Golden Circle

The Golden Circle is a popular 300km route which takes visitors on a tour of some of Iceland’s best attractions. Highlights include: Þingvellir National Park, where Iceland’s first Parliament congregated in 930AD, and the tectonic Silfra Fissure which offers icy glacial water for scuba diving and snorkelling; Haukadalur, a geothermal region where the geyser Strokkur fires scalding water 100 feet into the air every 10 minutes; and the thunderous Gullfloss Waterfall where the Hvítá River plunges into a deep crevice, thick with mist and rainbows.

Mountain Hekla

Climbing Hekla is relatively easy but it is an active volcano and, as you may suspect, it is not entirely safe. Climb only if the peak is clear of clouds. It begins along a well-marked walking track, which turns off the Landmannleið nr. F225, about 10 km east of route nr. 26. Follow the track steadily uphill and you gain the ridge, which forms the north-eastern flank of the mountain, and continue along this ridge southwest to the summit crater. Take plenty of water and food along on this hike and it could be very cold and windy on the top!

Gjáin in Þjórsárdalur

Gjáin is a beautiful oasis at the edge of the highlands. The waterfall in Gjáin is in the river Rauðá along with several other waterfalls, and the surrounding nature, fresh and green; lend this oasis great beauty and attraction. It is said that the river Þjórsá has excavated Gjáin when it flowed there in ancient times. At the bottom and on the walls of Gjáin there are beautiful lava formations, which are believed to have been formed when lava streams from one of the volcanic eruptions flowed through Gjáin.