Accommodation / Iceland

Hotel Glymur

Ideally located 45 minutes from Reykjavik, Hotel Glymur overlooks the stunning Whale fjord and at the end of the fjord, the Glymur waterfall (which is one of the highest waterfalls in Europe) can be seen.

Tranquil, remote and romantic are the words that have been used to describe this beautiful resort – simply drink in the scenery!

There are some great places of interest to visit in the area including the Akranes Museum Centre which displays a collection of old Icelandic houses, the Akranes Folk Museum holding a collection of historical exhibits and the Museum of Icelandic Minerals with its comprehensive displays of rocks, minerals, and fossils.

Hotel facilities

The hotel consists of 22 rooms, 2 suites and 6 creatively designed villas.

  • The restaurant serves a variety of local dishes such as lamb, fish and seafood specialities. Breakfasts are served buffet style - the freshly made walnut bread and chocolate croissants are not to be missed!
  • The outdoor hydro-massage hot tub (using the geothermal sources of water). This feature continues to be a guest favourite for soothing those muscles after a day's activity
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • A lounge and bar area which is perfect to relax in the evenings

Guest bedroom types

Double/twin rooms

The rooms all have a mezzanine level with the bed at the top, a small living area and bathroom on the lower level. All rooms have a great array of facilities including high-speed Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a coffee machine and a hairdryer.


The two suites are equipped with double/twin beds, massage bathtubs, flat screen TVs, electric beds with massage, an espresso machine and stereo equipment.


The six themed villas are each designed to create an enchanting atmosphere. Each one offers a luxurious retreat with a style and colour, which is dependent on whether the theme is elegance, creativity, romance, couture, family or nature. Guests enjoy the spectacular view overlooking Whale Fjord through large south facing windows. Each villa includes en-suite bedrooms, bathrooms and open plan kitchens and is equipped with hot tubs and outdoor furniture.

Image credit: Hotel Glymur
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