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Fosshotel Nupar

Panoramic views of Vatnajökull's lava fields

Fosshotel Núpar is a comfortable and perfectly located hotel in one of the most panoramic landscapes in Iceland. The hotel is surrounded by lava fields and has a spectacular view of Vatnajökull, Europe's biggest glacier. Fosshotel Núpar is just a short distance from many of Iceland's natural attractions such as the craters at Lakagígar, Mount Lómagnúpur, Skaftafell National Park and the unique glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón.

  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Open all year round
Fosshotel Nupar

Núpar

GPS Points N63° 55' 25.246" W17° 42' 21.862"
Telephone

+354 517-3060

Fax

562-4001

Accommodation 99 Rooms
Opening period All year
Service Open year round Accessible for the phisically impared Smoking not allowed Wheel chair accessible Restaurant Internet access Credit cards accepted Bar
Categories Hotels , Restaurants

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