Egilsstadir, Iceland

Icelandair Hotel Herad

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Located in East Iceland in Egilsstadir town, overlooking the Lagarfljot river
  • Recent renovation in 2013
  • There’s a happy hour every day from 5-7pm, and the restaurant is known for its reindeer steak and Sunday brunch
  • Nearby are Hallormsstadur, Oddskard ski fields and Bjolfur mountain


Map & Directions

Reykjavik is nearly an eight hour drive, or an hour’s flight. The hotel is a 5-minute drive from Egilsstadir airport. Parking on site is free.

Rooms & Rates

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In East Iceland, eight hours’ drive from Reykjavik, lies the town of Egilsstadir and the Icelandair Hotel Herad. The property overlooks the Lagarfljot river and is within easy driving distance of Hallormsstadur, Iceland’s biggest forest, the port of Seydisfjordur, and the ski slopes of Stafdalur and Oddskard.

Egilsstadir itself is a quiet town but there is a supermarket, off licence, café, hairdressers and petrol station a short stroll from the hotel. Further afield, Bjolfur mountain is a favourite with local hikers, with amazing views from the top, and there’s a natural hot springs pool in Laugarfell, which is 40°C all year round and is 1-hour away by car. Egilsstadir is a good stopover point on the way to Akureyri in the north (just over three hours’ by car), and is a 1-hour flight from Reykjavik.

Back at the hotel, there’s a daily happy hour in the restaurant and bar from 5-7pm, and it’s a good place to watch the sun set over the river, or enjoy an Icelandic beer on the balcony under the midnight sun in summer. In the morning, a buffet breakfast is served with porridge, granola, yoghurt, waffles, fruit, cheese, ham, bread and jam. There’s an impressive Sunday brunch on offer, and the evening menu revolves around local fare. Try the reindeer steak or Icelandic lamb.

There are 60 bedrooms, after the hotel finished renovations in 2013. All have wooden flooring, are a good size and functional. Wi-Fi is available (fees apply), and the best overlook the river at the back of the property. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed


  • 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 check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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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