Hafdals Hotel is a charming three-star hotel overlooking the magnificent bay of Eyjafjordur in North Iceland. Ring Road travelers and those eager to stay in Akureyri will find its beautiful rooms and plentiful amenities make it a fantastic base.
Location and Nearby
Hafdals Hotel is located just across the fjord from Akureyri, just three miles (six kilometers) from away, providing easy accessibility to traveler services and a secluded location away from the hustle and bustle.
In terms of these services, Akureyri has many shops, restaurants, bars, and tour operators which will be able to pick you up from your hotel or a nearby point for a range of nature tours. It also has cultural attractions such as a botanical garden, the spectacular church of Akureyrarkirkja, the concert hall of Hof, and a beautiful harbor. From this harbor, you can go whale watching on tours that usually boast 100 percent sighting rates and the chance to spot puffins in summer.
As Hafdals Hotel is to the east of Akureyri, it is conveniently closer to the sites of the incredible Diamond Circle sightseeing route, one of the country’s most tread tourist trails. The nearest feature is the historic waterfall of Godafoss, which is 20 miles (32 kilometers) away. The most famous part of the region, the Lake Myvatn Area, is 47 miles (76 kilometers) from the hotel, and here you can find gems such as the Dimmuborgir lava fortress and Namaskard geothermal area.
Even more distant sites of North Iceland are within easy driving distance of Hafdals. Driving 84 miles (135 kilometers) from the hotel will take you to Asbyrgi Canyon, a horseshoe-shaped feature with towering cliffs and flourishing woodlands. Meanwhile, the most powerful waterfall in Europe is 93 miles (149 kilometers) away, named Dettifoss. Hiking up and downriver from Dettifoss will introduce you to two similarly impressive waterfalls, Selfoss and Hafragilsfoss.
It is not just the Diamond Circle sites you can reach from this accommodation. Driving up Eyjafjordur will take you to places such as the Bjorbodin Beer Baths and the village of Siglufjordur, which are 25 miles (40 kilometers) and 52 miles (83 kilometers) away, respectively.
Facilities and Amenities
Hafdals Hotel’s large, spacious rooms boast spectacular mountain views and terraces overlooking the ocean. They thus provide a fantastic immersion into the natural landscapes and a chance of seeing the northern lights in winter. Furthermore, they have private bathrooms, desks, flat-screen televisions, seating areas, and access to amenities such as free WiFi, bed linens, towels, and toiletries.
The rooms come in twin and family varieties, with the latter accommodating two in beds and two on the sofa bed. They are also wheelchair accessible with grab rails in the bathroom.
You can enjoy a breakfast buffet each morning and have access to a parking space outside the entrance.
Why Choose Hafdals Hotel?
Hafdals Hotel should be a top choice of accommodation for the Ring Road and North Iceland travelers looking to stay near Akureyri without sacrificing a peaceful, natural escape. Check availability by choosing a date.