Basalt Hotel is a wonderfully positioned hotel in west Iceland, with modern, comfortable rooms that boast free WiFi. Those exploring this region will struggle to find a more welcoming choice of accommodation.
Location & Nearby
Basalt Hotel is immersed in the magnificent landscapes of remote West Iceland, close to many of the region’s most spectacular sites. The nearest is the little-known hot pool of Krosslaug, which is just over a mile (2 kilometers) away, and the quaint waterfall of Fitjarfoss is a short walk from here.
The nearest major settlements are Reykolt and Borgarnes, 24 and 25 miles (40 kilometers and 41 kilometers) away. The former is steeped in history, having once been home to Snorri Sturluson, a legendary writer, chieftain, and historian. You can learn all about his role in shaping the medieval era at the local museum.
The latter, meanwhile, is a spectacular coastal town best known for the Settlement Center. Here, you can find a wealth of amenities such as groceries and gas, as well as tourist information about the local area.
More natural attractions of west Iceland are only slightly further away. Just 35 miles (57 kilometers) from Basalt Hotel are the waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. Hraunfossar is tranquil, trickling through a birch forest, while Barnafoss charges down a barren gorge, forming quite a contrast. 45 miles (72 kilometers) away is Deildartunghver, the highest flowing hot spring in Europe, and its adjacent geothermal spa, the Vok Baths.
It is not just the attractions of the Borgarfjordur that are accessible to those staying at the hotel. The Golden Circle and Snaefellsnes Peninsula sightseeing routes are also easy to reach. The first site of the former is Thingvellir, a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is just 27 miles (44 kilometers) south. This route also includes the Geysir Geothermal Area and Gullfoss waterfall.
Meanwhile, the nearest destination of Snaefellsnes is the Gerduberg cliffs, where you can marvel over basalt columns. These are 53 miles (85 kilometers) away. This peninsula is also home to the Ytri Tunga seal-watching beach, the Londrangar sea-stacks, the mountain of Kirkjufell, and the glacier of Snaefellsjokull, among many other sites.
Facilities & Amenities
There are two choices of room at Basalt Hotel, both of which are spacious, modern, comfortable, and welcoming. Both can be fitted with two single beds or one double bed, although the superior rooms are slightly larger, accessible for wheelchair users, and can accommodate beds for two more. All lodgings have a flat-screen television, a kettle, a desk, and a private bathroom with all toiletries provided.
The hotel also boasts an on-site restaurant that utilizes local ingredients and a friendly bar. There is also a terrace to seek the northern lights in winter or bask under the midnight sun in summer. WiFi is free for all guests, and you can organize parking for an additional charge.
You can enjoy a continental breakfast here each morning.
Why Choose Basalt Hotel?
Basalt Hotel should be considered by all manner of travelers heading to the beautiful landscapes of west Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.