About us

A family of hotels, located in the vicinity of Vatnajökull, Iceland

National Park hotels is a collaboration between Hotel Klaustur and Hotel Jokull, two wonderful hotels located just near Vatnajokull. We offer you great offers on accommodation and tours that you might want to see in the Vatnajokull area.

Hotel Klaustur

Hótel Klaustur

Located on the way from Reykjavik to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Hótel Klaustur is a modern hotel, perfect for a cozy stay during your dream vacation. We offer a quality restaurant and bar serving modern Icelandic cuisine, and you may enjoy perks of the hotel´s convenient location – right next to Eldhraun Lava fields and Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon.

Hótel Jökull

Hótel Jökull is a family-run hotel, located in the vicinity of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. The scenery around the hotel is spectacular and many of the rooms have wonderful mountain views. It is well-positioned, right by Iceland’s ring road nr. 1. It is located 8 kilometres from Höfn í Hornafirði and 453 kilometres from Reykjavík.

Hotel Jökull
Hotel Jökull

Hótel Jökull

Hótel Jökull is a family-run hotel, located in the vicinity of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. The scenery around the hotel is spectacular and many of the rooms have wonderful mountain views. It is well-positioned, right by Iceland’s ring road nr. 1. It is located 8 kilometres from Höfn í Hornafirði and 453 kilometres from Reykjavík.

Activities

Our Collaborators

Glacier adventure

Glacier Adventure is a family-run company. The company revolves around Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. All of our tours are operated on and under the glacier and surrounding mountains.

Fjallsárlón

The majestic Fjallsárlón is an iceberg lagoon at the south end of the glacier Vatnajökull. On the lagoon, you can see floating icebergs that calve from the edge of the glacier. We offer unique guided iceberg boat tours on the lagoon that gives you the opportunity to learn about and get in touch with Icelandic natural forces.

Fjallsárlón

The majestic Fjallsárlón is an iceberg lagoon at the south end of the glacier Vatnajökull. On the lagoon, you can see floating icebergs that calve from the edge of the glacier. We offer unique guided iceberg boat tours on the lagoon that gives you the opportunity to learn about and get in touch with Icelandic natural forces.

Höfn – local guide

Höfn – Local Guide is a locally-owned family business that operates in the field of Slow-Adventure Tourism and Wellbeing tourism. The focus is on nourishing experience through moderate movement in beautiful nature, peaceful environment and personal communication with the locals.

From Coast to Mountains

Travel Service In Southeast Iceland

From Coast to Mountains

Travel service in Southeast Iceland

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Experience Vatnajökull surroundings

what to see

The Surroundings

Fjaðrárgljúfur

Fjaðrárgljúfur is a 100 meter deep and 2 km long canyon. You can walk along the canyon and enjoy the waterfalls and the beautiful bedrocks. This site is a must-see for photography lovers and those chasing waterfalls in southeast Iceland!

Eldgjá

Eldgjá is a volcano and a canyon where the northern part is. It’s a part of the Vatnajökull National Park. Situated in the highlands you need a 4WD to go there. The eruption of Eldgjá in 939 produced the largest flood basalt of all time.  The canyon is around 40 km long.

Laki or Lakagigar

In the highlands between the Vatnajökull Glacier and Mýrdalsjökull glacier is a volcanic fissure called Laki or Lakagigar.  The eruption in 1783 produced one of the world’s largest mixed eruptions in recorded history. Situated in the highlands you need a 4WD to go there. The craters are about 25 km long and are today regarded as a globally unique phenomenon and were declared a protected natural monument in 1971.

Dverghamrar

A short stopover is recommended at Dverghamrar (direct translation would be Dwarf rocks). Dverghamrar is a peculiar, beautiful formation of columnar basalt. The cliffs are hexagonal basalt columns, with cube-joined basalt on top. According to Icelandic folklore, the cliffs are home to both dwarfs and elves, resulting in the site’s name.

Skaftafell

Every hiker’s dream is Skaftafell. Surrounded by the largest mountains in Iceland, black sand, glaciers, and the Icelandic birch forest of Skaftafell, it offers various trails and routes.  It was once a major farm but now a cornerstone in the Vatnajökull National Park. It’s accessible all year round.

Ingólfshöfði

The story says that Ingolfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland, originally landed in cape Ingólfshöfði. It is known for many types of birds that choose to breed there, such as puffins and skua. A local family company offers guided tours to the cape.

Fjallsárlón

Fjallsárlón is one of the many lagoons that the glacier has formed in the past centuries. At Fjallsárlón is a small visitor center and if you like, you can take a tour with a local company that offers you boat tours between the floating icebergs that calve from the edge of the glacier.

Jökulsárlón

One of the best know places in Iceland is Jökulsárlón.  Like other glacier lagoons in the area, it starts to develop because of the melting of glaciers.  It has increased fourfold over the past 50 years.  Jökulsárlón has been used as a location in many movies, music videos, and advertisements.  At the lagoon, you can choose between many companies that offer great services for tours on the lagoon, by motorboats and kayaks. By spending some time there, it is likely you can see seals lying at one of the floating icebergs.

Heinaberg

Heinaberg is a hidden pearl that is a part of Vatnajökull National Park. There you find a glacial lagoon where you can go kayaking between the icebergs and many hiking trails.  In the area live many reindeer and if you are lucky, you might see some of them.

Hoffell

Hoffell is another area that is characterized by an outlet glacier that has formed a glacial lagoon in the past decades. In Hoffell you find naturally heated hot tubs and a small visitor center at the farm, both run by the family at the farm. Hoffell has been part of the Vatnajökull National Park since 2008.

Lónsöræfi/Stafafell

Lónsöræfi/Stafafell is a wilderness area characterized by varied colorful geological formations.  To get there we recommend contacting the local guides that offer tours on one of the super jeeps. A day tour is recommended but you can easily spend a few days in this remote and rough landscape.

about us

National park Hotels

Vatnajökull National Park

National Park Hotels stands for a family of hotels, located in the vicinity of the biggest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull. Vatnajokull is at the core of the famous Vatnajokull National Park, which is now listed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. To be listed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites, the respective area needs to be “considered of outstanding value to humanity”, either for culture or nature. Vatnajökull National Park is listed due to the dynamic relation between volcanos and glaciers in the area.

The surroundings

Currently, we have two hotels under the brand name of National Park Hotel: Hotel Klaustur, located in the South region of the Vatnajokull National Park, and Hotel Jokull, situated in the South-East region of the Park. In the neighborhood of the two hotels and in the area between them you find many of the most spectacular jewels of nature in Iceland, such as Fjadrargljufur, Eldgja, Laki, Dverghamrar, Skaftafell, Ingolfshofdi, Fjallsarlon, Jokusarlon, Heinaberg, Hoffell, and Stafafell.

Great travelling location

The distance between these two hotels is about 200 kilometers, which makes it perfect for a traveller to spend a full day adventuring between them and enjoy some magnificent landscape sceneries and leisure activities on offer by companies in the area and which you find listed on our website.

Slow travel

National Park Hotels emphasize to their guests the philosophy of “Slow Travel” which rests on the idea that a trip is meant to educate and have an emotional impact, in the present moment and for the future, and simultaneously, be sustainable for local communities and the environment. Therefore, we promote to our guests, not only our treasures of nature, but also our local food, history, cultures, music, and art.

National Park Hotels

Sustainability Policy

We respect nature

As National Park hotels are located at the edge of Vatnajokull National Park, respect for nature is of great importance. Owners acknowledge their responsibility and their proximity to fragile and protected nature; therefore, they seek to prevent pollution and limit the negative environmental impact of their operations.

 

We try to educate you

We emphasize educating our visitors in a way that enables them to act in an environmentally friendly way while staying at our hotels and as they continue their journey in Iceland.

Minimize carbon footprint

National Park Hotels strive to minimize their carbon footprint and aim for carbon neutrality which will be achieved with efficient use of energy, fuel, and resources along with the planting of trees around the hotels to offset all emissions which can’t be reduced. Among the actions emphasized by National Park Hotels when it comes to sustainability are the following:

Recycle

To recycle all waste produced at the hotels and that visitors have easy access to recycling facilities.

Avoid disposable products

To avoid the use of disposable products and choose environmentally certified or organic products whenever possible.

Choose Local

To choose Icelandic products and services and seek to choose local when possible.

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Environmentally certified cleaning products

To use environmentally certified cleaning products for rooms and common areas in out hotels.

Use resources efficiently

To use resources and energy in an efficient and responsible way.

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Visible Policy

To have our sustainability policy visible to our visitors and employees.

Locations

Get Directions

KEF airport to Hótel Klaustur

298 km / 3 hours 39 min drive

Hótel Klaustur to Hótel Jökull

193 km / 2 hours 15 min drive

Hótel Jökull to KEF airport

489 km / 5 hour 53 min drive

Phone

Hótel Klaustur: (+354) 487 4900
Hótel Jökull: (+354) 478 1400

Address

Hótel Klaustur: Klausturvegur 6, 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustri
Hótel Jökull: Nesjum, 781 Höfn í Hornafirði

Phone

Hótel Klaustur: (+354) 487 4900
Hótel Jökull: (+354) 478 1400

Address

Hótel Klaustur: Klausturvegur 6, 880 Kirkjubæjarklaustri
Hótel Jökull: Nesjum, 781 Höfn í Hornafirði

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