Hotel Skaftafell

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Desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Hotel Skaftafell

Hotel Skaftafell

3 out of 5

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Skaftafelli 2, Skaftafell, 785

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationVatnajokull5 min drive
  • Popular LocationSkaftafell Camping6 min drive
  • AirportFagurholsmyri (FAG)18 min drive
  • Popular LocationFjallsárlón34 min drive

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About this area


Located in Skaftafell, Hotel Skaftafell is in a national park. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Vatnajökull National Park and Skaftafell Camping. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like horse riding, mountain climbing, and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Vatnajokull - 5 min drive
  • Vatnajökull National Park - 5 min drive
  • Skaftafell Camping - 6 min drive
  • Fjallsárlón - 34 min drive


  • Glacier Goodies — 6 min drive

About this property

Hotel Skaftafell

3-star hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a conference center. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, conference space and a 24-hour front desk are onsite. All 63 rooms offer free WiFi, TVs, and showers.
Hotel Skaftafell offers 63 accommodations with blackout drapes/curtains. This Skaftafell hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

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

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Helicopter/airplane tours


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Icelandic
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Conference center (50 square feet of space)


  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV


  • Desk

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for ISK 6500 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: ISK 6500 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Fosshotel Hotel Skaftafell
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Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 237 out of 620 reviews
5 - Excellent 38%
Rating 4 - Good. 242 out of 620 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 101 out of 620 reviews
3 - Okay 16%
Rating 2 - Poor. 31 out of 620 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 9 out of 620 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was a beautiful hotel situated in a beautiful area! We loved that there was access to a path to hike to the glacier right behind the hotel. We also visited a few waterfalls in the area. We loved our stay! And, breakfast was great!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Perfect location, easy to find, close to the tours meeting ponit
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Skaftafell. The property was very neat and clean, the staff was very helpful and welcoming. We ate at the restaurant and the food was delicious. The very best thing about it was that they arranged to wake us up to see the aurora borealis. That was pretty fabulous. Would definitely recommend staying there!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I don’t even know where to start! The staff is just incredibly nice and helpful. Everything from checkin to questions after were answered quickly and just made you feel at home from the get go. I really wish we had more time to take advantage of the property and the trails located on it as it is fantastic. Also… THE FOOD!!! I mean chefs kiss it was amazing! Dinner was DELICIOUS… I don’t like fish but I savored every bite of that Artic Char, friends also had really good lamb. Breakfast was also just as good and the bar at night was a really nice feature to hang out at, at night. Would absolutely come back and would recommend to ANYONE! Book this place, even for one night!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We were able to stay in the new hotel addition. It was clean, furnished nicely and we had a beautiful view.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021