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Fosshotel Vatnajökull

Panoramic view of Vatnajökull glacier

Fosshotel Vatnajökull is a charismatic and attractive hotel in the southeast of Iceland with a spectacular panoramic view of the majestic glacier Vatnajökull. Inspired by the breathtaking location, the hotel has been designed to ensure that your stay will be as relaxing as possible. It has a great restaurant, bar and a conference venue.

Click here for conference and meeting information at Fosshótel Vatnajökull.

Part of Islandshotel.

Fosshotel Vatnajökull

Lindarbakki

GPS Points N64° 21' 35.082" W15° 15' 8.352"
Telephone

+354 478-2555

Fax

562-4001

Opening period All year
Categories Hotels , Restaurants

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