Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

Location: Southern & Eastern Iceland | Iceland

Price guide: $$$$$ Less than $100 per person per night

If you’re looking for a luxury hotel which combines an urban, cosmopolitan style with a stunning location in the Icelandic countryside, Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon is perfect. As the name suggests, it offers easy access to the famous Glacier Lagoon, among other natural wonders such as the Svartifoss waterfall and Vatnajokull National Park. Back at the hotel, delicious modern Icelandic cuisine and luxurious accommodation awaits.
Perfect forA stylish stay in the Icelandic countryside.
In the knowExperience a true taste of Iceland - a sleek contemporary design, fantastic Icelandic cuisine and natural wonders on the doorstep.

Recommended for...

  • Setting & Views
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Walking & Trekking
  • Off the Beaten Track

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

The hotel’s striking design is matched by, and reflects, the beauty of its surroundings. The hotel has a modern style, but this is achieved with the use of organic materials – such as the dark wood panelling which surrounds the outer walls – and a colour scheme which reflects the landscape outside.

Rooms at Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

The luxurious rooms and suites exhibit a contemporary, minimalist style, with modern furnishings and a tasteful, less-is-more vibe. The sleek, urban style is offset by the views over the pristine wilderness through your window, and the volcanic greys and glacial blues of the rooms’ colour schemes are an homage to the incredible landscapes of rural Iceland.

Food & drink

The restaurant at Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon serves up modern Icelandic cuisine with an ever-changing menu which shifts according to the availability of fresh, seasonal ingredients. The delicious food can be enjoyed overlooking the ocean, and it’s no surprise to learn that fresh seafood is high on the agenda here, with a particularly good line in hearty soups and bisques, with other highlights including the locally-reared grilled lamb with seasonal vegetables.


The cosy lounge bar is just the place to relax and warm up after a day’s exploration in the great outdoors, with a roaring fireplace and a wide selection of drinks.

Activities at Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

The hotel takes its name from the world-famous Glacier Lagoon, a short drive away, which has featured in several Hollywood movies (including two James Bond films), thanks to its incredible otherworldly landscapes. It’s also a living testament to climate change – the lagoon, with huge icebergs rising dramatically from the surface of the water, has increased in size fourfold in recent decades. Other natural highlights in the vicinity of the hotel include Vatnajokull National Park, home to the striking Svartifoss waterfall.

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Hotel location

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon is approximately a 4.5-hour drive through scenic countryside from Keflavik airport near Reykjavik.

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