Located in the South-Eastern part of Iceland, a place famous for its scenery of the biggest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull, and right opposite lava fields, Hotel Klaustur opened its doors in 1993.
Our emphasis has always been to provide a warm welcome for our guests, from family travellers to celebrity movie directors and photographers pursuing the magical views of local nature. The hotel was renovated in 2018 and re-opened recently with a unique brand identity – a fusion of modern Icelandic culture and historical heritage of the country.
Our hotel acquired the name of its village – Kirkjubaejarklaustur, or “Klaustur” as it is usually referred to by locals, a small village located on the famous Ring Road between the two of Iceland’s most famous glaciers, Vatnajokull and Myrdalsjokull. Several tourist attractions are situated near the town, including Vatnajokull National Park, the canyon Fjadrargljufur, the Laki craters, the Church floor, the Dwarf Rocks and the Glacier Lagoon. Furthermore, while driving to Klaustur, you can enjoy scenic views of waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss and the black beach Reynisfjara.
To learn more about these attractions, please view section “Attractions” here on our website. At that time the sea level was higher, and so waves are thought to have caused the peculiar look of the rocks. According to Icelandic folklore, the cliffs are home to both dwarves and elves, resulting in the site’s name. Today Dverghamrar are a protected national monument and they are located only about 10 kilometres from our hotel.