Fosshotel Hellnar, The mother of country hotels, under the mysterious Snæfellsjökull Glacier, one of earth´s seven energy centers and the gateway to the center of the earth.
The gateway to the center of the earth
Fosshotel Hellnar is everything people look for in a charming country hotel. The hotel is located right beneath Snæfellsjokull Glacier, a national park made famous in the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth. The glacier is said to be one of the seven great energy centers of the earth and has been attributed various mysterious powers.
The Hellnar area is a true natural wonder, with Snæfellsjökull National Park, Djúpalónssandur and Dritvík close by. The area offers stunning lava arches and beautiful cliffed coasts where Orca whales are regularly spotted swimming in the ocean.
- 39 rooms
- Restaurant and bar
- Free WiFi
- Free parking
- Breakfast included
- Hiking paths
- Limited operation in the winter time
Your room in Fosshotel Hellnar
We know the value of a good night’s sleep. All our rooms offer great beds with either ocean or mountain view.
The following room categories are available at Hellnar:
- 17 standard room with mouintain view
- 11 standard rooms with ocean view
- 6 triple room with mountain view
- 1 triple room with ocean view
- 3 Superior rooms with mountain view
- 1 Superior rooms with ocean view
All rooms include:
Direction from Reykjavik
Take Road 1 to Borgarnes. On the way you’ll drive through the Hvalfjordur tunnel (toll gate). As you leave Borgarnes, take the second exit from the round-about onto Road 54. Stay on Road 54 until you come to the junction of Road 54 and Road 574. Make a left turn onto Road 574 (Utnesvegur). Stay on road 574 and drive for 19 km until you see the Hellnar sign. Make a left turn to Hellnar and drive down the hill, then make the first left turn, drive past the Snaefellsjokull National Park’s Visitor Centre and the church, and finally make a right turn into the driveway of Fosshotel Hellnar. On the way, there are two information signs with maps. 1. Just before you come to Borgarnes town (on road 1). 2. Outsite the gas-station “Vegamot” at the junction of road 54 and 56. In normal traffic, it takes about 2 hours and 25 minutes to drive from Reykjavik to Fosshotel Hellnar. From Borgarnes, it´s about 1 hour and 25 minutes. The distance between Reykjavik and Hellnar is around 190 km.
GPS Latitude: N64 45 7.00
GPS Longitude: W23 38 55.11