Hotel Eldhestar is a cosy countryside hotel with a luxurious atmosphere. It features 37 spacious rooms, a warm, light-filled restaurant and traditional hot tubs to relax in at the end of the day.
The hotel’s interior is inspired by the colours and materials found in Icelandic nature, genuine craftsmanship and age-old traditions. It was built in accordance with ecological guidelines and is the first lodging in Iceland to be awarded the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.
Our hotel is situated in the heart of Iceland’s south-western countryside on Road Nr.1, about a 30 minutes’ drive from Reykjavik. This unique location between volcanic mountains, rivers and the ocean allows our guests to experience diverse nature and gorgeous scenery. The area around the volcano Hengill with its beautiful valleys and hot springs inspired our name, but Eldhestar means Volcano Horses.
Whether you are on a romantic trip with your partner or traveling by yourself, with the whole family or in a group of friends, our cosy little hotel in stunning nature is the ideal home base for your activities in South Iceland. The most popular highlights are all easily within driving distance and the exciting geothermal area at our doorstep offers plenty of activity options for everyone. We are happy to help you plan your outings or help you celebrate your family functions, dinner events, and other milestones.
Hotel Eldhestar was built with ecological technology and is the first lodging in Iceland to receive the Nordic Swan. The Swan certification ensures the highest standards in terms of quality, environment, and health. Among other regulations, certified operations are subject to certain guidelines regarding energy and water consumption, waste management and use of chemicals. Here at Eldhestar, we are committed to those standards and thrive for continuous improvement and re-evaluation of our practices.