In the center of the golden circle, Laugarvatn hostel is great for a day of exploring or you can relax and get pampered at the Fontana geothermal steam baths.
Laugarvatn is a village with 300 inhabitants and is located midway between Þingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir, 100 km from Reykjavík. The Hostel is located in 3 houses, all of them have well equipped guest kitchens and a living room with TV. Two of the houses have hot tubs available for the guests and the third one is next to an outdoor swimming pool. One of the buildings has rooms with en-suite facilities.
In the village you will find, in addition to a great swimming pool, a post office, grocery store and a restaurant. The Hostel does not accept cards but there is an ATM next doors to the main building and the reception. Just outside Laugarvatn there is a golf course and possibilites for angling in waters and rivers and the area is great for hiking. The Hostel has an Econoliner for 13 passengers and groups can book pick-up, e.g. from Keflavík airport, or tours to Landmannalaugar and the Highlands.
Opening times (over the year): The hostel is open February 1st - November 30th
Opening times (over the day): The reception is open 8:00-20:00 during the summer (May 15 - September 15) and 9:00-18:00 during the winter (September 16 - May 14)
Selfoss 40 km (ca. 30 min) - Gaulverjaskóli 54 km (ca. 40 min) - Árnes 46 km (ca. 35 min)
Distance from Reykjavík:
93 km (ca. 1 hour 5 min)