Iceland is a beautiful country that offers visitors a large number of unique experiences.
From the amazing Northern Lights to beautiful views of volcanoes and glaciers, Iceland has one more thing to offer – hot springs.
Read on to find out about the 8 best hotels in Iceland with hot springs.
8 Best Hotels In Iceland With Hot Springs
You can never experience Iceland all the way if you do not spend a beautiful night watching the sky from a hot spring.
Here are the 8 best hotels in Iceland with hot springs.
1. The Greenhouse Hotel
The Greenhouse Hotel is a modern, almost futuristic accommodation located in the suburban area of Reykjavik.
With seven on-site restaurants, this four-star hotel really went above and beyond to make sure that every guest finds the perfect food for them.
Apart from the vast variety of food options, this hotel also offers designer stores and a local food market.
Now, let’s get to the best part. The Greenhouse Hotel has amazing outdoor hot springs located right next to the hotel. Heated by geothermal heat coming from the Earth’s interior, these hot springs are the perfect way to relax after a long day.
But before you head over to the hot springs, here is how to spend your day in the Greenhouse Hotel:
- Ride a bike in the scenic landscape
- Explore the surroundings on an ATV or a Snowmobile
- Visit a nearby cave (30 minutes away from the hotel)
- Play golf at the nine-hole golf course (5 minutes away from the hotel)
- Enjoy the landscape on a horseback
2. Frost and Fire Hotel
Frost and Fire Hotel is located on the banks of the Hvita River and is a unique destination for visitors looking for a memorable experience.
With breathtaking views of Mount Hekla and Funesfjoll Mountain, the on-site restaurant provides the ultimate experience.
Surrounded by geothermal activity, the Frost and Fire hotel also feature amazing outdoor bubbling hot springs, two hot tubs, and a sauna all of which are filled with water heated by magma in Earth’s interior.
Apart from enjoying Iceland’s iconic hot springs, there are a lot of things you can do while staying at Frost and Fire Hotel:
- Golf in Gufudalur
- Visit the surrounding geothermal gardens
- Visit Thingvellir national park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall as a part of The Golden Circle tour
- Hike along the thermal river
3. 360 Hotel & Thermal Baths
360 Hotel & Thermal Baths is a lavish hotel located in the Westfjords region of Iceland.
Although located in the country’s remote region, the hotel offers a unique experience with a combination of stunning views of the surrounding landscape, indoor swimming pools, and outdoor thermal baths.
The 360 Hotel & Thermal Baths offer a 90 degrees Fahrenheit outdoor thermal bath with a view of the nearby mountains and rivers.
The view is even more iconic during winter when everything is covered in deep snow.
When you are not in the thermal baths, you can:
- Explore the Katla Ice Cave
- Take a 3-hour Solheimajokull Glacier Hike
- Hike the Glacier Panorama Trail
- Explore The Valley of Thor
- See the Northern Lights
4. ION Adventure Hotel
ION Adventure Hotel is a modern-style hotel located in Nesjavellir surrounded by the majestic landscape of Iceland.
With stunning views of valleys, Mount Hengill, and glaciers, this hotel is just 11 miles away from the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park.
You can really enjoy the beauty of Iceland from your room.
Because the ION Adventure Hotel is situated on Mount Hengil (an active volcano), the hotel uses the geothermal water from the mountain for its stunning outdoor hot spring.
Seeing the aurora from the hot spring is an experience that will stay forever.
Other fun activities to do while staying in the ION Adventure Hotel include:
- Beginner-friendly horse riding tour
- Snorkel in the Thingvellir National Park
- Ride a snowmobile on Langjokull glacier
- Explore the inside of a volcano
Dalahotel is a family-owned hotel located in the charming village of Laugar, west Iceland.
Since it is located at the foot of a mountain, the hotel offers rooms with either view of the mountain or a view of massive fields with flowers.
What is unique about Dalahotel is the fact that it has an outdoor full-size swimming pool supplied with thermal water by a borehole.
The hot water is pulled out of the ground and distributed to the swimming pool and hot tubs.
Dalahotel offers fun activities such as:
- Walking tours
- Horseback riding
- Ping pong
6. Hótel Húsafell
Hotel Husafell is a hotel that gives off both rustic and modern vibes.
Surrounded by stunning mountain valleys, glaciers, and lava fields, this hotel is the perfect base to explore Iceland’s most beautiful natural attractions.
Hotel Husafell offers a guided tour to the nearby Canyon where guests can relax in naturally formed hot springs.
To reach the hot springs, you will need to hike an easy trail (64 steps in total). The hot springs are constructed of flagstone and volcano rocks.
Other fun activities to do while staying at Hotel Husafell:
- Lava caving
- Reykjavik sightseeing tour
- Golf on the nearby course
- Ice caving
- Krauma baths
7. Hotel Hjardarbol
Hotel Hjardarbol is a family-run hotel located in Selfoss, Iceland.
Because of its location, this hotel is the perfect starting point for exploring the golden circle and south coast. The rooms are cozy with views of the mountain or their garden.
Hotel Hjardarbol offers an outdoor pool (hot spring) filled with geothermal water. The temperature of the hot spring is constantly 105 degrees Fahrenheit all year round.
Other fun activities to do while staying at Hotel Hjardarbol:
- Play golf at the nearby courses
- Horseback riding tours just half a mile away from the hotel
- Hike the Hveragerdi hot spring river trail
8. Hotel Hvolsvollur
Hotel Hvolsvollur is a boutique-style property that offers a friendly atmosphere and comfortable accommodations.
Located in a small village, the hotel is surrounded by beautiful Icelandic scenery.
Also, many of the famous tourist attractions such as the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Hekla Volcano, and Myrdal Glacier are within a short drive from the hotel.
Hotel Hvolsvollur offers a hot spring for its guest. The hot spring is isolated with trees and fences to give privacy to the guests relaxing in the thermal water.
Fun activities to do while staying at Hotel Hvolsvollur include:
- Visit the Lava Centre (located 500 yards from the hotel)
- Horseriding in Smaratun
- Explore Thorsmork (a valley between two glaciers)
Iceland has an abundance of hot springs and many hotels are located on top of or near a source of geothermally heated groundwater.
There isn’t a better way to connect with nature than in a hot spring filled with water from Earth’s interior. Head over to Booking.com and find the perfect accommodation for your needs.
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