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Hali

Hali Country Hotel in South East Iceland offers comfortable accommodation at a reasonable price. Hali is a well known cultural place as one of Iceland's most famour writers was born here, Þórbergur Þórðarson (1888 - 1974).

Hali Country Hotel is located 13 km east of Jökulsárlón, Glacier Lagoon, 73 km from Skatafell National park, and it is 70 km to town Höfn.

At Hali Country Hotel are double, twin and triple rooms, alltogether 33 rooms in 3 houses accommodating up to 74 guests.

There are 5 rooms with in-room sink sharing bathroom facilities, kitchen and living room and 23 spacious rooms with private bathroom with shower. In addition there are 2 apartments and another 12 rooms with private bathrooms will be opened in July 2016.

There is a fully licenced restaurant in Þórbergur centre with seating for 100 guests. It is open all year around 8:00-21:00.

Þórbergur centre in Hali is a cultural herritage centre dedicated to the writer Þórbergur Þórðarson. There is a museum with a uniqie expedition telling the stories of this area, Suðursveit, and Þórbergur Þórðarson's life and works.

Marked hiking trails connected to the museum

Hali Country Hotel is open all year around

Hali

Suðursveit

GPS Points N64° 7' 45.152" W16° 0' 54.788"
Website www.hali.is
Opening period All year
Service Smoking not allowed Place of interest Walking path Bird watching Hotel / guesthouse Restaurant Credit cards accepted Bar

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