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Laugarvatn

Dalbraut 10
GPS: 64° 13,086'N, 20° 43,982'W
 
Tel:  (+354) 899-5409 / 486-1215
laugarvatn@hostel.is

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Hostel Details

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.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:

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)

Nearest Hostels:

 

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)

Facilities
  Family rooms available   
Internet access
  
  Garden
  Suitable for wheelchair users
  Café/Bar
  Green Hostel
  Hostel open 24h
  Meals available
  Playground
  Sheets for hire
  Male only
  Sports
  Self-catering kitchen
  Female only
  Rates include local tax
  Groups welcome
  Individual traveller welcome
  Cycle store at Hostel
  Common room(s)
  Luggage Store
  BBQ
  Sauna
  Non smoking room/area
 
  Laundry facilities
  Basic store available at or near the hostel
 



Bed Capacity


Beds per room: Beds per room:: 1 Beds per room:: 2 Beds per room:: 3 Beds per room:: 4 Beds per room:: 5 Beds per room:: 6+ Total
beds
Number of rooms: 1 16 4 19 3 1 142
Directions



Directions


Bus:    
There are daily bus connections to Laugarvatn from Reykjavík and Selfoss. The bus stops just outside the Hostel.
Parking:
At or near hostel
Location:
Laugarvatn is situated on road no. 37 appr. 50 km. from road no 1.
Attractions

Þingvellir

Þingvellir National Park is the most important place in Icelandic history and has been a national park since 1928. It's situated on the banks of lake Þingvallavatn which is the largest lake in Iceland (84 km²). The historical Icelandic parliament (Alþingi) was founded here in the year 930. It was the biggest annual event for Icelandic farmers. They came together for two weeks every summer to meet each other and to follow the parliament sessions. At this site, Icelanders voted to become Christians in the year 1000.Þingvellir is a large lava field, situated right on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the European and North American plates are moving apart.

Geysir

Geysir is a hot spring area in the valley Haukadalur, named after the famous hot spring Geysir. Eruptions of Geysir itself are unpredictable, but the hot spring Strokkur erupts every 5 to 10 minutes.

Gullfoss

Gullfoss is a famous and very impressive waterfall in the river Hvítá but the name means Golden Waterfall. The water falls into a gorge, which is 70 m deep. The waterfall itself is 32 m high and 250 m wide, falling in two cascades.There's an exhibition on the nature reserve of river Hvítá situated in an information center called Sigríðarstofa

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