Fagrahlid Guesthouse is a fantastic choice of accommodation near the South Coast sightseeing route, surrounded by rural landscapes, mountains, and glaciers. Families, groups of friends, and couples exploring Iceland’s nature will find the perfect apartment here, particularly considering its hot tub.
Location & Nearby
Located just four miles (seven kilometers) to the east of Hvolsvollur, Fagrahlid Guesthouse has an enviable position in the southwest of Iceland. It is between the South Coast and Golden Circle sightseeing routes, making both trails easy to explore.
The closest site of the former is Seljalandsfoss waterfall, just 19 miles (29 kilometers) away. You can walk into the cavern behind this breathtaking feature for excellent views in summer. Continuing from here, you’ll be able to reach other sites such as the mighty Skogafoss waterfall, the glacier tongue of Solheimajokull, the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, and the rock arch and puffin nesting site of Dyrholaey.
Those with some ambition can also reach more far-off sites along this route in a day, most notably the Skaftafell Nature Reserve and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. The former is a spectacular place surrounded by three ice caps and filled with forests, lava landscapes, and waterways. The latter is a vast lake with thousands of icebergs and a resident seal population.
You can also reach each of the three major sites of the Golden Circle easily.
The Geysir Geothermal Area is a fantastic place to marvel over the volcanic forces that define the country, and you can watch the geyser Strokkur erupt every five to ten minutes. It is 60 miles (97 kilometers) away. Gullfoss, meanwhile, is a mighty waterfall with a fascinating history you can learn about on-site and only six miles (ten kilometers) further. Thingvellir National Park is a valley between two tectonic plates with magnificent nature, is 65 miles (104 kilometers) east.
For amenities such as groceries, gas, and tour information, you will find everything you need at Hvolsvollur. The capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, is 71 miles (114) kilometers away.
Facilities & Amenities
Fagrahlid Guesthouse is a beautiful accommodation, offering a range of apartments. You can choose between a studio and a two-bedroom flat. The studio has a double bed and a bunk bed, making it perfect for small families, whereas the two-bedroom suite has a double room and a room with two bunk beds, ideal for larger ones.
All the apartments have private bathrooms, kitchenettes, and washing machines. The lounge areas have televisions and are great for relaxing at the end of a long day, and the dining areas provide a pleasant place to enjoy dinner. From the windows, you’ll be blessed with incredible glacier views.
A beautiful breakfast spread is available each morning, and you are welcome to use the barbecue facilities in good weather. You will also have access to free parking and free Wifi.
The guesthouse has a lovely outdoor terrace and a hot tub for your enjoyment. These are particularly great for looking out for the aurora borealis in winter.
Why Choose Fagrahlid Guesthouse?
Travelers seeking accommodation between the South Coast and Golden Circle sightseeing routes will find few better choices than the Fagrahlid Guesthouse. Check availability by choosing a date.