Icelandair Hotel Hamar

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Why We Love It

  • Excellent location for Northern Lights' sightings; staff will give you a wake-up call to see them
  • Two outdoor natural-spring hot tubs, with mountain views
  • There's an on-site 18-hole golf course
  • An hour’s drive from Reykjavik & a good spot on the way to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Map & Directions

It’s a 90-minute drive from Reykhavik Kaflavik Nas Airport and an hour’s drive from Reykjavik city. On-site parking is free. For those not driving, there is a bus from the airport to Reykjavik, where you will pick up the bus to Borganes (which is three miles from the hotel). A taxi from Borganes will cost around £12. You can expect the full journey to take just under three hours and cost £40-£50. 

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Travellers hunting for the Northern Lights in Iceland should head out of Reykjavik and to the countryside. Icelandair Hotel Hamar staff will provide a well-timed wake-up call on request to maximise your chance of seeing them.

Just outside of Borgarnes, an hour’s drive from Reykjavik city centre, the hotel is in a good spot for visitors to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. This area of western Iceland is known for its black-sand beaches, traditional fishing villages and the lava caves in the national park. Whale-watching trips leave from Grundarfjörõur (an hour’s drive) and there are hiking trails nearby.

The hotel itself is in a fairly isolated location (you’ll need to drive to shops and restaurants), but there is an 18-hole golf course on site and a restaurant serving local fare, featuring home-grown vegetables. Try the cod with cauliflower puree, pak choy, miso and sesame, or a double-smoked leg of lamb with beetroot glaze. A continental breakfast is served here in the morning and there’s a daily happy hour from 5-7pm. You can also unwind in one of two outdoor hot tubs, fed by natural springs. 

The bedrooms are an adequate size, with king-size beds, and modern, minimal décor. The hotel is set across one level, and all rooms have access to a patio – those at the back of the building have picturesque golf course- and snow-capped-mountain views. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower


  • Public car park (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: One child aged 12 and under stay free of charge, on request, when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding. Breakfast is free for children aged 5 and under, 50% of the adult's price for children aged 6 to 12.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: City tax not included in the total price: 100 ISK per room, per night payable at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 8am-6pm AET

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